How To: Play Oculus Rift Games On HTC Vive

If you don’t have a VR headset yet, you may be wondering which to get. There seem to be ample support for both, but which one is the best?  Now, you don’t have worry, the answer thanks to some dedicated developers is now easy.  Get the HTC Vive.  Why?  Because the HTC Vive has the best versatility between the two.  You can play either sitting or standing (stationary) or within a specific set of bounds (room scale).  Now, you can also play Oculus Rift only games on the HTC Vive and here’s how.

First, if you haven’t already install SteamVR.  You’ve more than likely already done this, but it’s worth mentioning just in case.

Next, install the Oculus Rift Setup software:  http://www.oculus.com/setup

Finally, install the latest version of Revive: https://github.com/LibreVR/Revive/releases

Once both of those steps are done, launch SteamVR and you’ll have a new button at the bottom of the Steam overlay called “Revive”.

Now that you have revive installed, there are several free games that you can play from Oculus.  At the time of this publication they include:

And a few others.  Personally, I suggest Farlands, it’s a very cool Viva Pinata meets discovery game.  Enjoy the new set of games in your HTC Vive library.

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