3. Vive Setup
3a - Pre-Installation Checklist
- Enable SteamVR in the Steam desktop client.
- Make sure the main devices are green lit and are running and recognized.
3b - Camera Setup
The Vive camera must be enabled for Camera Pass-Through to work, which is done by opening the Settings in SteamVR, then accessing the Camera tab and adjusting the settings to Enable Camera and Allow Camera for Room View. On some systems, the refresh rate need to be reduced for proper operation.
Sometimes the Vive camera hangs, which requires rebooting the headset to fix. To do this, right click on the green HMD icon in SteamVR and then click on Reboot.
3c - Installation & Launch
Use the Steam client to install Swift Desktop after it has been purchased. Swift Desktop is currently only available on Steam, and is located in the Software section of the Steam library. Launch Swift Desktop once installation is complete, and it should appear immediately in the headset along with an options menu. It is recommended to configure the Camera Pass-Through feature on the Options Tab.