Running SteamVR compatible applications

  • Make sure that you don’t have any other SteamVR compatible headset (for example HTC Vive) connected to the computer
  • 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
  • Start SteamVR
  • If everything started correctly you should see the XTAL headset icon and icons of your base stations in SteamVR
  • Go through the standard SteamVR Room Setup to calibrate the play area
  • Start any SteamVR compatible software/application
  • Find the XTAL tray icon in the Windows notification area and right click on it to access detailed runtime settings
  • You can use the XTAL runtime settings menu to set rendering quality, adjust FOV and other image parameters, or setup motion cancellation
  • Motion cancellation setup
    • If you’ll be using XTAL headset on a motion platform, you can utilize secondary Lighthouse tracker for direct platform movement cancellation/compensation
    • Go to Tracking tab
    • Make sure that the tracker icon is visible in SteamVR
    • Check the ‘Motion cancellation’ checkbox in the Tracking tab
    • Select the correct ID for the motion cancellation tracker
      • If the movement of the headset doesn’t seem correct, try selecting different ‘Motion cancellation tracker ID’

This page was last modified on April 18th, 2023 at 10:56

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