Oculus  Setup

This is for the Rift and DK2. DK1 is no longer supported by Oculus. If you are looking for the Vive setup, go here.


1. Pre-Installation Checklist
- Up-to-date graphics drivers from NVIDIA or AMD.
- Latest Rift runtime from Oculus Setup website.
- Enable Unknown Sources in the Oculus Store by opening the Oculus Home Settings menu, navigating to the General tab, and toggling on "Unknown Sources" at the top of the list. 

2. Installation and First-Time Setup
Swift will attempt to detect installed Steam games on launch, however if a game is missing or is a non-Steam game, it can be added manually by clicking the "Add" button and navigating to the location of the game executable. See the Swift Steam troubleshooting guide. Once Swift is enabled, it doesn't need to be kept running for the game to run in VR.


3. Turn off SteamVR as it needlessly spins a CPU thread. In the presence of the Oculus runtime, Swift doesn't use SteamVR.



4. Launch Swift. Choose a DX9 or DX11 game, click on "Enable Swift", choose your setting and hit "Run".
First person shooters are best played in first person mode, while racing games are best in cinema with the screen size set to a large setting.


5. Use the hotkeys to adjust settings in game. For example, toggle between cinema and first person modes by pressing CTRL+SHFT+SPACEBAR.
Some games start "too big"--resize with CTRL+SHFT+ -.


6.  Enjoy mane of the games supported by Swift, including Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Dirt Rally, Dirt 3, Talos Principle, Max Payne 3, Half Life 2, Borderlands 2, Dota 2 (add -dx11 to cmdline in Steam), Antichamber, Metro Last Light, Sanctum 2, Portal 2,  Deus Ex Human Revolution, Serious Sam 3 just to name a few.

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