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The HTC Vive can play Oculus Exclusive Content thanks to a new hack

The HTC Vive can play Oculus Exclusive Content thanks to a new hack

The HTC Vive can play Oculus Exclusive Content thanks to a new hack

The HTC Vive can play Oculus Exclusive Content thanks to a new hack

 

The HTC Vive can play Oculus Exclusive Content thanks to a new hack, allowing Lucky's Tale and Oculus Dreamdeck to be played on the HTC Vive. 

Right now this new hack is a proof of concept program that adds a compatibility layer that bridges the gap between the Oculus SDK and OpenVR, allowing Oculus Rift exclusive content to be played on the HTC Vive. 

This project is in early development, but it is working on Lucky's Tale and Oculus Dreamdeck and supports Windows 8 and Windows 10, with Windows 7 support coming later. 

 

  The HTC Vive can play Oculus Exclusive Content thanks to a new hack

 

The tool works by reimplementing functions from the Oculus Runtime and translating them into OpenVR calls that SteamVR/HTC Vive can understand using the new Revive DLLs.   

Games that are exclusive to the Oculus Rift has a code signing check that will prevent any applications from loading these new DLLs until the application is patched to do so automatically, meaning that Oculus Exclusive titles will need to be unofficially patched to support them. 

In the future, many say that your choice in VR headset will be similar to your choice in monitor, where all VR applications will work with all headsets, at least in theory. If this hack develops to allow all Oculus Exclusive titles to be used on the HTC Vive VR exclusivity will be effectively dead, though at this time it is unknown if that is possible, especially for games that will require Oculus Touch controllers.  

You can download the new Revive VR hack on Github

 

You can join the discussion on the HTC Vive being able to play Oculus Rift Exclusive games on the OC3D Forums.

 

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