OSVR: Setup SteamVR

SteamVR has support for OSVR. I tested with an OSVR HDK2.

Install SteamVR:


I used the OSVR control panel to flash the HDK2 to the [latest firmware] (`hdk2svr-2.00.hex`).

The setup instructions can be found at the [SteamVR-OSVR] project.

[Kevin Godby] is the developer of the SteamVR-OSVR plugin.

[Russell Taylor] is the primary RenderManager developer.

The 7zip archive with the pre-built Windows drivers can be found in the [files] section.

Extract the archive.

Copy the `SteamVR-OSVR\lib\openvr\osvr` folder to `C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SteamVR\drivers` folder as a subfolder.

Initially, the SteamVR tutorial was up-side down. I found a solution on Reddit. [New SteamVR-OSVR driver available: fixes display orientation]

Close `SteamVR` and `Steam` before editing the `C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\config\steamvr.vrsettings` file.

   "driver_osvr" : {
      "scanoutOrigin" : "lower-right",
      "verbose" : true
   "steamvr" : {
      "mirrorViewGeometry" : "0 0 1080 600"

Be sure to relaunch the OSVR server before starting SteamVR.

Relaunch Steam, and the SteamVR tutorial.


[Main monitor on different GPU prevents VR applications detecting Vive]

Since I have dual graphics cards, I had to swap graphics cards slots to get SteamVR to recognize the headset in Direct Mode.

There’s a couple important logs for debugging `SteamVR` issues.

* `C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\logs\vrcompositor.txt`

* `C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\logs\vrserver.txt`