How to Enable SteamVR for Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2)


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Steam has a pretty decent amount of games that are enabled for VR. You can filter their games by those that are VR enabled. In order to play them however you must first configure SteamVR on your system. Valve updated SteamVR to work with Oculus Driver 0.4.1 Beta or later.

Either watch the video or follow the instructions below. Got questions? ask in the comments below, and I'll answer soon.

  1. Ensure you're using the latest version of the Steam client (Go to Steam Menu > Check for Steam Client Updates)
  2. Opt into the Steam client beta:
    Steam menu > Settings > Account
    Beta participation click ‘CHANGE…’
    In the pop up window, select ‘Steam Beta Update,’ then click OK and restart Steam.
  3. Click Library > Tools
    Scroll to SteamVR, right-click and select ‘Properties’
    Click the ‘Betas’ tab. From the dropdown list, select ‘beta – SteamVR Beta Update.’ Click ‘Close’ at the bottom right of the window.
  4. Right-click on SteamVR again and select ‘Install Game’. Click ‘Next’ twice to install.
  5. Ensure your Oculus Rift DK2 is on and set to Extended Mode.
    In the Steam menu, select View > Virtual Reality Mode (BETA)
Enjoy your VR Steam games!