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Steam VR fine but Vive platform won't work

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So I followed all the instructions set everything up. And played a couple games on steam VR. I only had minor issues with this like sometimes steam be home would freeze and not load, or if I press the system button it will open the menu and automatically select steam VR and close the menu instead of letting me look at it ( can post a recording of this if needed).

 

The biggest problem though is if I try to play ANY games on the vive application I just get stuck in a white room with nothing happening. Not sure why this is the case because I'm pretty sure I have everything setup correctly since steam games work perfect.

 

Any suggestions are appreciated. I really want to try some vive games.

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Just a list of things I have tried.

 

Rebooting

Updating firmware for all devices

Updating video drivers

Re installing steam vr

Re installing vive application and re downloading games

Letting the game try to load for 30+ mins

 

 

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I have the same problem. Not able to launch games from Vive. Tried everything I can think of, but did not bother with re downloading games.

The games also show up in steam but do nothing when clicked on.

I was able to play Star Trek BC.

Also smashed the hell out of my light shade (glass) hitting a beach ball at my VR home. 

Shame it was not a VR light shade but the real thing...   whoops!

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Delete all five of the Vive related programs from Control Panel, and reboot your computer, then try reinstalling again, please.

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I removed all Vive files with the add and remove menu.

Rebooted.

Reinstalled all Vive files at vive.com/setup.

Rebooted.

 

Still same result. If i launch Everest VR or Richie's Plank Experience it brings me immediately to a white room. Then nothing happens. It doesn't try to launch anything I don't see any loading. Just a white room.

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Also computer specs if that matters.

 

I-7 7700K

GTX 1080

32GB of RAM

2x SSDs in one virtual disk

4x HDD in two virtual disks

 

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Deleted programes and games then re installed just one game.

Press open and same result, nothing.

Game shows up in steam and tried to launch it from there and nothing.

I can play Star trek BC ok,  so set up is fine.

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Edit after another restart and still not working decided to download the plank game.

Then I noticed Grave VR was working.

So seems ok now... will test the plank game and then download others and post how I got on.

PS got to learn not to scream out load at 1:40 am (re Grave VR)

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wrote:

 

Also smashed the hell out of my light shade (glass) hitting a beach ball at my VR home. 

Shame it was not a VR light shade but the real thing...   whoops!

 

lol lol, I smashed a bulb above my head throwing a basket ball in the rec room.  Also knocked over a pint over a HDD :D

 

Curious are you launching the games from within the headset or the PC.  If I try and load them from the headset they do nothing, if I click open on the PC then the generally launch.  I also find after I have run it once it then appears in my steam library.

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I suggest trying this as well. Last weeks SteamVR update broke a lot of the cross-functionality between the SteamVR and Vive ecosystems; our engineers are currently sorting that out. Some applications just launch poorly in general. I've had issues with EverestVR that matched your symptoms. Many apps need to be the "active focus" to properly work inside the HMD, however, sometimes the launcher doesn't make the game window the active one so you have to manually select the game window to make it the active window. I have to do this with EverestVR every time or I am stuck in a white room.  Maybe that's related to your troubles? 

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First off everything seems to be working now.

 

I launch the games from PC to start with. If it starts I look into the headset to make sure its not just a white room (this way due to, was fed up keep taking the thing off all the time as was just getting white room all the time).  After that if I do not need a break I launch from headset. 

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