The latest release of VorpX, the VR injection driver that lets you play your favourite non VR games in VR, is here and it brings support for the consumer edition (CV1) Oculus Rift.
It’s hard to believe VorpX, the injection driver which adds virtual reality support to gamed with none, saw its first release way back in September 2013 for the Oculus Rift DK1. An impressive piece of software back then has evolved to a formidable and feature rich application today, enabling VR modes for some 150+ games.
Now, version 16.1 of VorpX is with us, and hits a major milestone in its development as it brings support for the first commercially available consumer grade VR headset, the Oculus Rift CV1, which was launched (less that gloriously) on March 28th. The new version now supports 150 games with full stereoscopic 3D support.
What’s more, this latest release brings with it a community feature to help people get the most from VorpX; shareable profiles. Any custom profiles for any game can be shared, which means less manual tweaking for VorpX users going forward.
VorpX author Ralf Ostertag has stated that support for the Valve engineered HTC Vive VR system – which launched on April 5th (also with issues) is also “planned”, although no hint of a timeline just yet.
If you already own VorpX, the latest version should download and install automatically. If you don’t, you can grab a copy over at our affiliate page here, supporting Road to VR in the process.
Please bear in mind the following notes from the author should you run into troubles updating VorpX:
Important note for vorpX owners:
vorpX will only auto update if you have the Oculus runtime 0.8 running. vorpX 0.9.1 cannot start otherwise and initiate the auto update! If you already installed runtime 1.3, please try this:
Workaround 1: Use your web installer to install 16.1.1 manually
Workaround 2: Use the runtime switcher linked here to allow 0.8 run side by side with 1.3:
If the runtime switcher does not help and you don’t have your web installer anymore, please contact support |at| vorpx com.