• Start the VR Tool service application
  • Go to Settings tab
    • Make sure that the VRG runtime is installed and updated
    • Make sure that the SteamVR driver is enabled
    • Make sure that the display mode is set to Direct Mode
  • Optional (if you are using room-scale Lighthouse/SteamVR tracking system)
    • Position the Lighthouse base stations around your tracking space, power them up, and make sure they are synchronized
  • Start SteamVR
  • Optional (to utilize the 3jFPS script for better FPS optimization)
    • Unzip the file and copy its contents to X-Plane installation folder
      • if installed through the X-Plane installer this will be by default in ‘c:\Users\”username”\Desktop\X-Plane 11\Resources\plugins\’
      • if installed through the Steam platform this will be by default in ‘c:\Program Files (x-86)\Steam\steampps\common\X-Plane 11\Resources\plugins\’
  • Find the XTAL icon in the Windows notification area and right click on it
  • Make sure that you have the correct Tracking option selected
    • if you are using the XTAL equipped with Lighthouse clipon/tracker, you will only see the ‘Lighthouse’ option
    • if you are using the XTAL without Lighthouse clipon/tracker, you will see the other standard tracking options
      • for example, use ‘Internal’ if you are using the XTAL internal IMU sensor without any additional room-scale tracking
  • Open the Settings…
    • Set the resolution to a value corresponding to the used GPU/CPU and your desired FPS
      • for the XTAL 3 and XTAL 8K headsets we recommend using the default 60%
      • for the XTAL 5K headset we recommend using higher value (80-100%)
      • make sure to restart SteamVR after changing these settings
      • you should test the resolution/FPS changes when the plane cockpit is loaded, as the main X-Plane menu will show overall higher FPS than what can be achieved in the full scenario

This page was last modified on June 19th, 2023 at 10:43

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