You can turn your Meta Quest 2 (previously Oculus Quest 2) into “an almost-native Steam VR headset” that ought to likewise enhance your VR efficiency thanks to an open-source tool.
This free- to-download program is readily available on GitHub and was produced by ItsKaitlyn03 late in 2015 (through UploadVR). This software application engineer is an active member of the Oculus neighborhood and was the very same individual who found the Oculus code that referenced the Air Bridge a month earlier.
Their tool is called OculusKiller and it efficiently “kills” the Oculus Dash function of the Oculus PC app and auto-launchesSteam VR If you just even play PC VR games from Steam – titles like Half-Life Alyx – then OculusKiller will make it way easier to pack up these games rapidly.
What’s more, ItsKaitlyn03 discovered that eliminating Oculus Dash will conserve you around “200 MB of memory + GPU” which it consumes even when it’s not in usage. This ought to imply that your PC’s VR efficiency gets a great little increase after setting up Oculus Killer.
Though, be cautioned: this tool can have its faults.
For beginners, it’s a bit too excellent. With Oculus Dash eliminated you will not have the ability to leave an Oculus video game if you boot it up. As such, we ‘d advise leaving OculusKiller well alone if you invest your time hopping in between Oculus and Steam VR games on PC – unless you want to utilize another external program – like Revive – that is.
On top of that, this program might have a couple of bugs. As it was launched back in December 2021 some issues might have been settled by now, however be cautioned that it may not work 100% of the time.
How to set up OculusKiller for your Quest 2
If you wish to download and set up OculusKiller on your own and enhance your Quest 2’s Steam VR efficiency, here’s how you do it.
- Download OculusKiller from GitHub This open-source tool is easily readily available from its developer ItsKaitlyn03. You’ll likewise require to have the Oculus PC app set up, too.
- Open up File Explorer, and go to C: Program File sOculus Supportoculus-dashdashbin; a simple way to do this is to copy and paste that string into the Address Bar and after that hit Enter on your keyboard. The folder you’re required to is the house of crucial files that enable the Oculus PC app to run appropriately, however we’re going to require to alter some around.
- Open up Task Manager and begin OVR Service once again Find it much like you did prior to however this time right-click and hit Start rather ofStop
Now you can slip on your Quest 2 headset and effortlessly slip into terrific SteamVR games like Half-Life Alyx and No Man’sSky
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