I can’t wait for people to start getting their SteamVR headsets on.
With the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive both shipping soon, the potential for a massive VR experience with headsets on sale is endless.
But while I’m still waiting on a decent-sized, inexpensive VR headset to arrive, I do have one thing to say about it: It’s a lot easier to just install SteamVR support right now than I thought it would be.
I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, and I’m glad I finally got it.
SteamVR is coming to the HTC and Oculus platforms, and as long as Valve keeps making great software, it’s going to happen.
But even before Valve started working on SteamVR, I thought the process was a little bit trickier than it is now.
When I first tried to install SteamOS, I had to use an external USB drive and wait for the USB drive to be recognized.
It took a few days for me to figure out how to get the SteamVR software on the external drive, but it’s still pretty easy to do right now.
To start, open up SteamVR.
Go to the “Manage Add-ons” section and click on “Add-ons.”
Click on “Vive” and then “VR.”
I have a Vive headset that’s not working right now, so I’ve got to manually install Vive support on my PC.
In the top right corner, you’ll see an icon for the “Virtual reality headset.”
In my case, I have an Oculus headset, which I use to navigate through VR games.
Next, I click on the “Add VR” tab.
At the top of the page, you can find an option to “Manually install Vive software.”
I click that and click “Install,” and I get a message saying, “SteamVR software is already installed on your computer.”
If you have an HTC Vive headset, you should see this message: “Steam VR software is installed on the device.”
You can check that out.
If you have a PC that’s Windows 10, you will be able to install VR right now with a simple right-click on Steam and “install SteamVR” from the main menu.
If you’re on Windows 8, you’re going to have to click “Start” to start SteamVR from the Start menu.
To install Steam VR, open the “Steam” menu in the top left of SteamVR and go to the menu option “Add game to library.”
At the bottom of the “Game” section, click “Add.”
I’ve selected the Oculus DK2 for this tutorial, and since it’s already installed, I don’t have to do anything.
Now, I’ll go ahead and install Steam in my PC, and we’ll see how easy it is.
Step 1: Install SteamOS Now that SteamVR has been installed, it looks like it’s ready to install.
If your SteamOS is not yet installed, you must manually install it first.
First, you have to go to “Add apps” and select “SteamOS.”
Go ahead and click the “Download Now” button, and the next screen will ask you for your computer’s serial number.
If it doesn’t show up in your Steam Library, you might have to download a different serial number, or restart your computer.
Next, click the button “Install SteamOS.”
On the “Install” screen, select “OS X” and click next.
You’ll be asked for the computer name, the name of the SteamOS install directory, and your user name and password.
You can click “Continue” to continue.
After that, you need to go back to the main “Add games” page and select your Oculus DK1.
In this tutorial I’ll use my PC’s serial identifier as the install location.
If yours doesn’t work, go ahead, and select a different one.
Now you need your Oculus SDK key.
Click the “Save” button on the left of the main page, and you’ll be prompted to enter your Oculus ID, or your Steam account’s login credentials.
If something doesn’t go right, you won’t be able on Steam to install the game.
I’m going to keep this simple and just install the Steam OS version of the game in the Oculus SDK.
Now that SteamOS has been added to your library, you are ready to start adding VR content.
I’ll be using my Oculus DK4, but you can go ahead with any VR headset that you have.
You have to select the headset that is the best fit for your head size and the distance from your eyes to your nose.
Here are my Oculus headsets: Oculus DK3 (standard size), Oculus DK5, Oculus DK7, and Oculus Rift (standard-sized).
Here’s the list of VR games that I’ll install.
Step 2: Add SteamVR to the Oculus