Hardware Setup

Running KeyVR requires following:

OS

Windows 7 / Windows 10

GPU

For highest performance, NVIDIA Quadro cards are recommended.

Minimum: any recent NVIDIA or AMD graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 1080 or AMD Vega 64)

HMD

Oculus Rift / Oculus Rift S

HTC Vive / HTC Vive Pro / HTC Vive Pro 2.0,

Varjo VR-1 / VR-2 / VR-2 Pro

Windows Mixed Reality headset (all)

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GPU

Making NVIDA the preferred graphics card for KeyVR

Some PC's have several graphics cards - most noticeably, laptops with an integrated Intel card and an NVIDIA GPU.
An NVIDIA GPU can be made the preferred graphics card for KeyVR as follows:

  • Right-click the Desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel

  • Select Manage 3D settings

  • Select the Program Settings tab

  • Select KeyVR from the drop-down

    • If KeyVR is not available in the drop-down, Click Add and point to the KeyVR.exe

  • Select your NVIDIA graphics card under Preferred graphics processor

  • Click Apply and restart KeyVR

Securing the FPS with AMD graphics cards

AMD graphics cards will by default match the FPS of the monitor, which may force the HMD to run at a lower FPS than desirable. To make the graphics card match the HMD's max FPS or exceed it:

  • Right-click on desktop and select the AMD Radeon Settings

  • Go to the "Gaming" Tab

     

  • Click "Add" in the upper right corner

     

  • Browse to the KeyVR installation folder and ad the KeyVR.exe - Usually located at in one of the following locations:

    • C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\KeyVR8\bin\KeyVR.exe

    • C:\Program Files\KeyVR8\bin\KeyVR.exe

  • After adding the applications Profile in the AMD Radon Settings, edit the KeyVR Profile

     

  • Set "Wait For vertical Refresh" to "Always Off"

     

  • Restart KeyVR and the HMD Application

 


HMD

HTC Vive

  • Install SteamVR.

  • Set up base stations and connect them and the HMD to the PC.

  • Run SteamVR, once SteamVR has detected the HMD, base stations and controllers you can launch KeyVR.

Oculus Rift

  • Install the Oculus Application.

  • Connect the HMD and sensors to the PC

  • Run the Oculus app, once the HMD, sensors and controllers appear under Devices, you can launch KeyVR

Note: You may need to enter the Oculus Settings and enable "unknown Sources", in order to run KeyVR.

  • Launch the Oculus application.

  • Go to the Settings menu.

  • Go to the General tab.

  • Enable Unknown Sources.

Varjo

  • Install SteamVR.

  • Set up base stations and connect them and the HMD to the PC.

  • Install Varjo Base.

  • Run Varjo Base and launch Run KeyVR.

Windows Mixed Reality

  • Install SteamVR + SteamVR Mixed Reality Portal

  • Connect the HMD to the PC and add the controllers by Bluetooth

  • Run SteamVR, once SteamVR has detected the HMD and controllers you can launch KeyVR.