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Oculus TrayTool - SuperSampling profiles, HMD disconnect fixes (hopefully)

ApollyonVRApollyonVR Posts: 329
edited April 13 in General
Oculus Tray Tool  
current version: 0.86.0 (BETA)

What is it?
In short; It’s a free application that helps you get the most out of your Rift. It is developed by me, ApollyonVR, with the support of the community for beta testing. Please note that this application is not an official piece software from Oculus, I am not affiliated with Oculus in any way. Any issues you
have with this application should be reported to me and not Oculus support. You can reach me here on the forums or by contacting me at [email protected]

Oculus Tray Tool (OTT) has many features that will hopefully help you get the very best VR experience. It has options that help you automatically switch audio and microphone to the Rift and back, handle the Oculus runtime service, voice commands, batch import Steam games (added to OTT by the awesome @headkaze over at, replace icons for your games and more.

It’s primary feature however, is the ability to create “Profiles” for you VR Games and apps.
Within these Profiles, you set how Asyncronous SpaceWarp (ASW) should act, increase the perceived resolution by using Supersampling and increase the CPU Priority of a given app to get the most juice out of your system for that specific application.
Once a Profile has been created for a game or app, OTT will detect when it is started and apply the
profile for it, without the need for taking your headset of.

If you want to have a peek at all the things OTT can do for you before installing the application, check the User Guide pdf. The latest version of this application will always be right below this intro, but the app also checks for available updates on startup.

Enjoy, have fun and please report any issues, suggestion or feature requests to me using the above mentioned methods. Oh, and feel free to buy me a coffee by using the PayPal button in-app. :-)

UPDATE 04/13
BETA 2 of version 0.86 can now be tested by all. This will be the public release, unless i recieve reports of something really broken.
Changelog version (Beta 2)

- Individual voice commands can now again be enabled/disabled
- The 'USB Selective Suspend' option is no longer tied to the selected power plan and now only affect Rift devices.
- Added option to restart the Oculus service when the computer wakes up from sleep. This helps with poor tracking after sleep.

UPDATE 03/31
Version 0.86 (BETA) is available for testing for anyone. Will put it on the auto-updater
once i fix all issues you fine folks are sure to find. As always, ping me with issues
you find or stuff you want in there, or perhaps just to say hi.

Get it here:

Changelog version 0.86.0 (BETA)

- Added option to mirror Oculus Home.
- Added Profile option to minimze the running game to the task bar (quite useful when you wanna take a peek at the virtual desktop and check Youtube for the walkthrough to Red Matter. Not that i needed that. At all..)
- Added option to set 2D FOV multiplier. See the User Guide for more info.
- Added Oculus Homeless, by EmuVR developer and Reddit user NeoZeroo. I expanded a bit on NeoZeroo's
  code and added an option to play some background music while using Homeless. Check out NeoZeroo's
  Reddit post and the OTT User Guide for more info.
- Oculus Tray Tool system tray icon now always visible.
- Opting to remove all settings during uninstall now also removes any "Start with Windows" settings,
  e.g from the "Run" key in the registry or the scheduled task if that was the selected option.
- Fixed as issue where the same game icon would appear for different games in the Library.
- Fixed an issue with the "Send Home to tray" options.
- Fixed an issue where the OTT tray icon right-click menu choices for audio switching did not work as expected.
- Fixed a problem where the audioswitcher would stop working due to a driver update or device unplugg/insert that
  would cause the device id's to change.
- Removed the Oculus Home icon in the system tray that was previously shown when Oculus Home was sent to the system tray by OTT.
  Home is now restored using the right-click menu of the Oculus Tray Tool system tray icon.

UPDATE 02/06
Broke the update checker, fixed that now so just re-download the 0.85.4 setup and you're ready for 0.86 when that comes =)

UPDATE 02/05
0.85.4 is here. Grab it from

As always, thank you to all the testers for helping out! If you find any issues or have
suggestions don't hesitate to ping me here on the forums or at [email protected]

Changelog version 0.85.4

- Added option to manually include apps that OTT is ignoring. See "Ignored Apps" in the User Guide for more info.
- Added Oculus install path as default Library path if no paths are returned from the Registry.
- Fixed an issue where multiple Library paths could be written as one, causing no apps to be found as that creates
  an invalid path. If OTT finds any incorrectly formated paths it will try to retrieve the paths again and notify
  the user in the Log window and ott.log. Any manually added paths must be manually re-added on the Advanced tab.
- Fixed an issue where not all games where visible in the list of games when replacing icons.
- Fixed an issue where profiles for Third-Party apps could not be edited from the Library.
- Fixed an issue that would cause profiles to not be detected on first launch if OTT was also set to launch Home on start.

UPDATE 2019-01-20
0.85.3 is here. Grab it from

Changelog version 0.85.3

- AudioSwitcher now accepts having no devices set as fallback.
- Fixed an exception thrown when trying to set "Start with with Windows".
- Tweaking how USB Suspend is being set/get.

UPDATE 2019-01-18
0.85.2 is now here. Get it at

I hope this version solves all reported issues. I will put it on the auto updater in a few days unless i get reports of any serious issues, so treat this as a "kinda-beta". As always, ping me if you find anything broken. MANY MANY thanks to the tireless beta testers such as @Slochy, Brian H, Ben, /u/scarystuff, @ATP-Flo, @71st_Mastiff, @Rosgillies, @Remmer_G and every other tester i forgot to mention. Thanks Guys!

Note: If you are using the AudioSwitcher you must reset it's settings. Click 'Configure' on the Tray Tool tab, then click the 'Reset' button and set up your options again. See the User Guide for more info.

Changelog version 0.85.2

- Fixed an issue that caused OTT to take a very long time to start.
- Fixed OTT preventing Windows shutdown if a profile was previously loaded.
- Fixed an issue that caused OTT to detect the same game launch twice.
- Fixed the Edit button for Voice Commands becoming disabled.
- Fixed an issue where OTT would throw an error when clicking the "Edit" button for Voice Commands twice in a row.
- Fixed list of available Voice Commands being blank if "Use Voice Commands" was not ticket.
- Fixed Third-Party/non-Home games (like Steam games) not showing up in the OTT Library or the Game list when creating a Profile.
- Fixed using "Hide app in Library and Profiles" from the Library view not actually hiding app in profiles Game list.
- Fixed manual update incorrectly throwing an error about internet connection not being available.
- Fixed and issue with Third-Party/non-Home games not being detected on start.
- Fixed a "minimize on start" issue.
- Added option to disable automatic update checking.
- Uninstaller now asks to delete all settings and databases.
- User Guide updated, please read it.

UPDATE 2018-12-20
0.85 is here, grab it from
NOTE: All running the beta; you may see an exception when the beta version checks for update.If so please download the public version manually
and that should fix things. This is only for those who have helped test the 0.85 beta.

Changelog version 0.85.0

- Previous version automatically uninstalled.
- User settings are now properly migrated between upgrades.
- Profiles window now only contains the profiles. All games without a profile are listed when creating a new profile.
- Oculus Tray Tool can now be run under a non-admin user account. Note that you still need to start it using "Run as Administrator"
- Speech recognition improved. Now using Microsoft Speech library which does not require user training, can handle lower-quality
  audio input and supports additional languages by installing language-packs from Microsoft.
- Switched to using pre-compiled .wav files for voice recognition callback.
- Audio Switcher improved.
- Creating Profiles for games that have not been installed using Oculus Home or Steam is now done by using the "Browse.." button
  found when clicking "Create New Profile" in the Profiles window.
- Tweaked game detection process. Might use a bit more CPU but instead more reliable.
- Added option to modify the executable path when creating/editing profiles. In rare cases the binary that is found
  in the Oculus manifest files is not correct, or is simply a form of quick-launch for the game. In such cases, this
  process will in turn spawn the main game proccess and then close, usually faster that OTT can detect it. With this
  option  you can browse for the actual game .exe, which will make OTT detect it more reliably.
- Better filtering of non-vr apps.
- Changed how the Icon replacement works. It is now accessed from it's own tab in the Game Library view.
- Added Steam Store browser, accessed from the Game Library view.
- The CPU ID Spoofer now works for AMD CPUs.
- Several code tweaks, buggfixes and changes to improve stability.

UPDATE 12/10
Beta-testing for 0.85 is currently in progress. Many brave souls have stepped up to fight the bugs so it should hopefully be out soon.
Will also update this first page with some more explanation on what OTT is as new users might find it a bit confusing.

UPDATE 10/23
Heads up! The new version is coming along nicely, albeit slowly due to the usual stuff that clogs up my life.
Working on a AudioSwitcher fix, improved voice recognition, improved game launch detection, general stablity improvemennts and more.
Anyone who is up for helping out testing these and other things are more than welcome to ping me in a PM here on the forums or drop
me a note at [email protected]

UPDATE 10/17
I'm aware that some users are experiencing issues with the AudioSwitcher. I have a fix in progress and will be sending that out as a beta for testing soon.
I am also doing a lot of tweaks to the code to make it faster and more reliable overall. So stay tuned for more!

UPDATE 09/25
One of thse issues i've had with OTT is the inability to run it under a normal user account. This is due to the OculusDebugTool needing more permissions, or actually, different permissions depending on the command issued. I think i may have finally solved this, thanks to @md59 pointing me in the right direction, and also doing the inital testing along with @MarkedOne. I'd like to get some more testing done on this, so anyone interested in testing the latest beta, just drop me a PM here on the forums or ping me at [email protected] Again, big thanks to @md59 and @MarkedOne for helping out with this!

UPDATE 09/05
Version 0.84.0 is here. Grab it from
Zip package for those who want that instead:
Wow.. That took a long time to get done. But now it's here, hope you guys find it useful. The new Steam Import feature is currently in Beta as it needs a bit more testing. As usual, please report any issues to me here on the forums or drop an email to [email protected] The Steam Import feature was implemented by the awesome @headkaze and i highly recommend checking out his site over at for more cool stuff. I changed the dropbox link to be a direct download as some browsers have issues with displaying the download button. Also linking directly to the .exe installation file instead of the .zip. This has to do with the new autoupdater, it was just cleaner to have that download the .exe instead of a .zip.

Changelog version 0.84.0

- Fixed an issue that could cause Windows to not shutdown/restart properly when OTT was running.
- Fixed an issue where multiple profiles with the same launchfile (DCS.exe for example) would cause OTT to hang on startup.
- Fixed an issue where the GUI could end up off screen. If a negative position is detected the GUI position
  will be adjusted to center screen.
- Fixed a first-run error about a missing database table which would cause OTT to hang on first launch.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the Oculus library paths to not be properly retrieved from the registry.
  Many thanks to @zissakos for the code.
- Added option to apply power plans either on OTT start/exit or Oculus Home start/exit.
- Improved the auto-updater. Big thanks to @headkaze for helping out with that one.
- @headkaze has also added his Steam import feature to OTT! Huge many thanks for his hard work on that one!
  Make sure to visit his site and check out his other cool stuff.
- Added 1.0 as SS value to Profiles
- Added 1.0 as SS value to Global
- Added options to delay setting CPU Priority and ASW. Seems like some update to Oculus now causes ASW settings
  to fail if applied too soon. So this change will let you tweak that per profile so ASW can be applied properly.
  Use the "ASW Status" overlay (Visual HUD dropdown) to check ASW status and see if it is applied properly.
- BETA Feature: Added @headkaze's Steam Import feature for bulkimporting Steam games. HUGE MANY thanks for all his
  hard work on this one. Make sure to visit him over at for more cool stuff.
  This feature might need a bit more testing, please report any issues to me using the forum or [email protected]

UPDATE 07/29
Progress on the new version is going, but it's going slow due to many factors. Stuff just keeps happening that needs my attention and there's not a whole lot i can do other than to just deal with it. But, a new beta has been sent out. It has new stuff. It has fixes. It will come along soon(-ish). Sorry for keeping you all waiting, i'm still here =)

UPDATE 03/13
Version 0.83.1 is here. Grab it from
Note: The download button is located in the right corner, and it might take a second or two for it to appear.
The message saying the file cannot be previewed is nothing wrong. It's a .zip file and the preview feature
of dropbox does not handle those kinds of file.

Changelog version 0.83.1

- Fixed an issue where Global ASW was not set when OTT started with the Oculus service down.
- Fixed an issue caused by apps with ' characters in their names.
- Fixed an issue where "Show Removed 3rd Party Apps" did not list anything, and after unchecking the box
  no apps where visible in the Library unless you moused over them.
- Fixed an issue with re-enabling removed 3rd party apps. This feature should now work again.
- Fixed AudioSwitcher not working as expected (hopefully).
- Increased visibility of newly created/edited profiles in the list.
- Hopefully improved the loading of the Profiles list a bit.
- Added option to manually set Library path if it cannot be retrieved from the registry.



  • z1rconiumz1rconium Posts: 2
    Interesting. Now if only Oculus would add ASW settings to the CLI, would be helpful as I have the feeling it is disabled in the steam version of DiRT rally, when I enable it in the debugtool it is fluid. 
  • maxpare79maxpare79 Posts: 1,764
    Project 2501
    edited January 2017
    @ApollyonVR Great work man but do you have a link to download your app?

    Also I don't have the following settings in my Registry???

    Fresco Registry Tweaks [Enabled] [Disabled] (greyed out if not running Fresco drivers)
      Enabled to set the below registry keys that might help with performance of the Inateck card.
      Disabled to revert back to default.
      Thanks to reddit user Nick3DvB for finding these.
      "U1U2LowPower"=dword:00000000 (default 00000001)
      "BulkInRingBuffers"=dword:00000256 (default 00000048)

    Mine is like that

    I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first :-) I7 [email protected], 16gb RAM/ Asus 1080 Strix Former DK2 Owner/Gear VR owner/CV1
  • YoLolo69YoLolo69 Posts: 1,106
    Ok, really great and useful. I can't find a link into your post to download your tool, I'm ready to test it, even if I don't have the Fresco card and drivers, the remaining options still pretty interesting :)

    “Dreams feel real while we are in them, it's only when we wake up that we realize something was strange.” - Dom Cobb

    "Be careful, if you are killed in real life you die in VR too." - TD_4242

    I7 3770K OC 4.6GHz, GTX1080 OC 10%, 16GB DDR3 2448  OC, Oculus Rift CV1

  • AwacsAwacs Posts: 11
    Same problems on my PC, Fresco Card + Fresco Drivers.

    Would be nice to test your tool.

  • ApollyonVRApollyonVR Posts: 329
    maxpare79, if the keys don't exists just create them as DWORD and assign them the specific values and reboot.

  • ApollyonVRApollyonVR Posts: 329
    Will fix a few more things in the tool and PM you guys a link to test it before i post a public link.
  • maxpare79maxpare79 Posts: 1,764
    Project 2501
    @ApollyonVR thx would love to test run it as well
    I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first :-) I7 [email protected], 16gb RAM/ Asus 1080 Strix Former DK2 Owner/Gear VR owner/CV1
  • SuperTuckSuperTuck Posts: 119
    Looking forward to it. The pixel density per app is genius.
  • ApollyonVRApollyonVR Posts: 329
    maxpare79, SuperTuck, i have PM'd you with a link. Thanks!
  • DibelabbesDibelabbes Posts: 79
    Hiro Protagonist
    Wow, this is awesome. Especially that you have implemented per application profiles. I would like to test it as well if possible (I had already applied the fixes from reddit).
  • 7shane77shane7 Posts: 2
    put me forward to test it as well please mate im having a nightmare with mine atm :(
  • dannemandanneman Posts: 10
    I would love to try out your tool as well! :-)
  • ThmoasThmoas Posts: 309
    Dude you can't tease us and then never post a link to download or any expections for when to expect it.
  • maxpare79maxpare79 Posts: 1,764
    Project 2501
    He wants a few people to try it first before receiving tons of bug reports from tons of different users...understandable, 
    I am a spacesim/flightsim/racesim enthusiast first :-) I7 [email protected], 16gb RAM/ Asus 1080 Strix Former DK2 Owner/Gear VR owner/CV1
  • ThmoasThmoas Posts: 309
    I accept that of course! If I'm one of the testers :D
  • ApollyonVRApollyonVR Posts: 329
    @Thmoas @danneman, i PM'ed you a link, let me know how it works for you.

  • l0b0l0b0 Posts: 9
    Nice work! Please send me link to OculusTrayTool
  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    edited January 2017
    He can only hack one pc at a time. Be patient guys, there's no point installing back doors on everyones pc's at once...

    Looks good though.
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  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,987
    nice job
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  • NayanakNayanak Posts: 2
    interested in testing this out myself aswell
  • SuperTuckSuperTuck Posts: 119
    Works good.
  • dannemandanneman Posts: 10
    edited January 2017
    This tool is awesome. I love it! So convient to have supersampling profiles, and a easy way to restart the Oculus Service to get rid of the infamous 4-sensor-laggy-hands glitch. You should share it on :-)
  • vermadasvermadas Posts: 13
    I would like to try this out also. Great work!
  • saqsaq Posts: 17
    I would love to have the oculus traytool!
  • Everlasting1Everlasting1 Posts: 1
    Add me to the test list! :)
  • iTsLiKeAnEgGiTsLiKeAnEgG Posts: 21
    Please send me a link as well! Application based profiles sounds great. 
  • OziOziOiOiOziOziOiOi Posts: 5
    So many inconveniences solved! Sign me up too, please.
  • MarcBushidoMarcBushido Posts: 6
    Hi I would love to try this out.  Would really appreciate a link!  Thanks
  • dougchismdougchism Posts: 125
    I would also like to try this out. 
    PC Specs: 
    Intel i7-7700K @4.2GHZ
    MSI Z270 VR-Ready M5 Gaming MB
    MSI 1080Ti Armor 11G OC
    G-Skill 32GB 3200Mhz DDR4
    Samsung 960 EVO 1TB
    Orico PA31-2P USB 3.1 Expansion Card
    Fractal Design R5 Silent Case
    3 ( soon to be 4 ) Sensor Roomscale Setup

  • ApollyonVRApollyonVR Posts: 329
    I've updated the original post with a download link. Thanks again to everyone who helped me test it!
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