- With any VR headset, you'll need a powerful computer first. Check out our recommended specifications here.
- You'll want to make sure you have adequate space for your VR experience, here are a few different ways we've set up our headsets.
- Desktop users will want to make sure their VR headset and desktop monitor are both plugged directly into their dedicated GPU, not the motherboard.
For the Oculus Rift:
- Refer to the official Oculus Rift installation guide.
- After installing Oculus Home, go to Settings > General and enable Unknown Sources to run Prospect.
- Please note that the Oculus Rift DK2 is no longer supported.
For the HTC Vive:
- Refer to the official HTC Vive installation guide.
- We suggest wall-mounting your HTC Vive base stations for the best experience, although they can also be mounted on a tripod. Any standard tripod will suffice, though we've used this tripod with this tripod head (and optionally this pivot arm) in the past.
- HTC Vive Pro requires a top of the line PC, and would only be recommended for use with our highest end hardware specs or better.
- Make sure you are opted out of all beta programs in SteamVR, as these unofficial versions can potentially cause issues with Prospect. If you have noticed any issues with performance, such as buttons losing functionality:
- Close SteamVR
- Navigate to Steam library and right click SteamVR -> properties
- Open the betas tab
- Make sure you're not in beta
- Ensure non-beta is downloaded
- Launch SteamVR and verify the version
None- Opt out of all beta programs
- SteamVR has a setting to automatically adjust resolution based on detected hardware, which can cause unfavorable results. To manually set this at 100%:
- Navigate to Settings --> Video
- Check Manual Override
- Set resolution to 100%
- Also verify the box labeled "Enable Motion Smoothing" is unchecked
Application Resolution - Manual Override 100%
HTC VIVE PRO USERS: The Vive Pro connects to your computer using a DisplayPort cable rather than the HDMI cable used by the regular Vive. Check to make sure that your computer has the necessary ports to connect to the Vive Pro, as we have received feedback that the headset may not be detected when an adapter is used to connect the headset to your computer.
AMD Graphics Card Users
Some HTC Vive users with AMD graphics cards have reported an issue where only one eye is displayed in the headset when using Prospect. Typically, this issue can be resolved by updating your AMD graphics card drivers. If this does not resolve the problem, you can also try enabling "Direct Mode" which can be found in Settings -> Developer -> [Enable Direct Mode] in SteamVR.