December 23, 2022 at 2:30 pm #8388
I have just installed my VR headset (Oculus Rift S) and SteamVR AFTER installing ‘Fuhrerbunker VR’ (I’d “moth-balled” my VR headset for a few years!!).
I open Oculus (the software) and then Steam (for SteamVR) and then I open ‘Fuhrerbunker VR’ – I get an image on my headset that says ‘Loading’ and then on the screen the opening page/screen for ‘Fuhrerbunker VR’ – I then click on the VR icon on the monitor screen – an image from the Fuhrerbunker Experience comes up on the monitor screen with a display at the bottom (of the monitor screen) that my headset and two hand controllers are ALL working … but no ‘Fuhrerbunker VR’ image on the headset.
Any suggestions as to what I’m doing wrong?
In Oculus (headset view) I see that I have ‘1943 Bomber Blitz – BBC’ and ‘Google Earth VR’ listed as available programmes – I would have thought that I should also see ‘Fuhrerbunkers VR’ there?December 23, 2022 at 9:26 pm #8389
Hi Mungee, thanks for purchasing FBVR and for your message.
FBVR was made as a hybrid experience. This means that you can experience it on your 2D screen (PC desktop) or with a VR headset.
To launch FBVR on your headset, follow these easy steps:
A) Make sure your VR hardware is properly connected to your PC.
B) Launch the Oculus software.
C) Launch FBVR on your Windows desktop. It’ll start with a menu on your 2D screen.
D) If your VR hardware is properly installed and if the Oculus software is running, you can now select the VR headset (the icon in the very left) to run FBVR on your headset. Once you clicked the icon, you can put up your VR headset.
That’s all. For navigating the experience and additional help, you may want to check out this video:
Let me know if you got everything to work or if you require more help.
TimDecember 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm #8392
I followed your instructions and still can’t get the VR headset (Oculus Rift S) to connect to Fuhrerbuker VR.
I attach screenshots of what I see on my screen – in my VR headset I see a sort of generic start-up screen (graph lines going out in 3-D and distant mountain silhouettes) – certainly nothing to do with Fuhrerbunker VR.
Perhaps a re-install?http://D:\Fuhrerbunker-VR_R203-Beta1\IMG_0303December 26, 2022 at 9:58 pm #8394
let’s find out what’s going on. I suggest we go through the process together so I can find out, at what point your problem occurs. First, I have two simple questions for you.
Let’s forget about your VR headset for a second. Can you launch FBVR on your Windows PC? Open the folder, where FBVR was extracted/installed to (usually this should be named “FBVR_R203-Beta1”) and click on “Fuhrerbunker_VR.exe”. This should launch the project and greet you with a screen (on your monitor, not on your headset) that looks like this:
If this works, please proceed to step two. If it doesn’t, get back to me.
If you’ve answered question A with “Yes”, exit FBVR again and launch your Oculus software and make sure your VR headset is properly connected to the PC.
Now, with your VR headset connected and the Oculus software launched, open “Fuhrerbunker_VR.exe” again (just like you launched it before in step 1).
It should greet you with the same screen, but this time the logo for the VR headset should be lit and can be selected. It should look like this:
Please check the two points above and let me know if these two steps can be reproduced on your system.December 28, 2022 at 10:15 am #8395
I followed your steps and got the following:
After opening “Fuhrerbunker” my VR headset shows an Oculus “background” with a mini-screen ( black and white pattern) showing “loading” with a “rotating wheel” (something in progress).
After clicking on the “VR headset” on my PC monitor screen, I get an opening screen ON MY PC MONITOR (presumably the start-screen for Fuhrerbunker) with 3 small icons, at the base of the monitor screen – these icons indicate that my headset is tracking and that my two hand controllers are tracking.
However, on my VR headset all I have is a screen showing an Oculus “background” with an overlay mini-screen (with black and white pattern on it) now with the words “now playing” shown on it (with the rotating wheel – something in progress – there).
I have taken a screenshot of the opening screen on the PC monitor but am unsure how to upload it here.December 29, 2022 at 12:57 am #8397
Hi Munge, you can upload screenshots to “Lightshot” (no registration required). Here:
Then just copy+paste a link to your screenshot here (like the ones I posted in my previous post). Please do that, so I can forward this to the developers.
We tested it here with an Oculus Rift and a Quest 2 (with Oculus Link) and it works as intended. When the VR headset icon is clicked in the main menu, the VR headset gets the image (in fullscreen) and it all just works.
If we don’t get it to work, we’ll get you a full refund. But please let’s not give up already, as we’re curious to find out what’s going on here.
There’s another VR experience in our catalog that uses the same method (hybrid display on either VR headset or PC monitor). This one here:
It’s free. If you find the time, maybe you can try if that one works on your system?
December 29, 2022 at 10:13 am #8399December 29, 2022 at 6:56 pm #8400
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Hi Mungee, thanks for the screenshots. That is indeed the starting location with the view to the ground, allegedly because the tracking doesn’t work.
I believe the problem is SteamVR in this constellation. Please quit everything that belongs to Steam and simply launch the latest version of the Oculus Rift S software. FBVR does not need anything from SteamVR and was not tested with it.
TimDecember 29, 2022 at 8:59 pm #8401
I’m battling to stop SteamVR automatically opening when I click on the “VR-Headset” option in FBVR – this happens after I’ve opened the Oculus software.
I’ve Googled this and the matter appears to come up a lot without any definitive answer (that I can understand) – I need SteamVR for my various flight sim’s and would not want to have to reinstall SteamVR every time I use FBVR.
Have the developers got a quick/easy fix for this?
If not, I’m afraid I’ll have to abandon using VR to work my way through the FB!
RegardsDecember 30, 2022 at 12:29 am #8402
I’ve looked into this myself and it seems that there’s no easy way to simply toggle Steam VR auto-start on/off.
Anyway, I’ve forwarded this thread to the devs and I’m sure that the Steam VR compatibility situation will be put on the beta list for the upcoming Beta 2. I’m sorry that there’s not much more I/we can do for you at this point.
TimDecember 30, 2022 at 7:04 am #8403
Thanks for your prompt attention and efforts, Tim – much appreciated.January 3, 2023 at 6:02 pm #8405
I’ve overcome the issue – rename the Steam VR folder (eg by adding “a” to its name) and thereby fool the system that there’s no Steam VR – launch FBVR with the headset software open (eg Oculus) and it works.
One obviously needs to rename the Steam VR folder back to its original name if one then needs Steam VR to play another game.January 3, 2023 at 8:29 pm #8406
Hi Mungee, that’s great to hear and also great to have the solution now here linked in the forum. Thanks for posting!
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