My headset does not work with SteamVR, OpenVR, or OpenXR applications

Varjo headsets are compatible with both OpenVR (SteamVR) and OpenXR. If your OpenVR or OpenXR application does not run, try the following:

  • By default, both the OpenVR and OpenXR runtimes are enabled for use with Varjo headsets. In some situations you may need to enable the runtimes manually (e.g., if you have previously used another OpenVR- or OpenXR-compatible headset on your computer). To enable the runtimes, navigate to the System tab in Varjo Base and choose Enable OpenVR or Enable OpenXR.
  • For OpenVR applications, make sure that you are using SteamVR™ Tracking for your headset.
  • Make sure that the Varjo add-on is enabled in SteamVR. In SteamVR, navigate to Settings > Startup / Shutdown > Manage add-ons > Varjo to see if the add-on is enabled.

Tip: SteamVR status window can be opened from Varjo Base if not already open. Navigate to System tab, Pair SteamVR device > Open. In the instructions window that opens, press Launch SteamVR. 


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