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Cannot connect to SteamVR

WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
Brain Burst
I can run Oculus fine with the exception of Dirt Rally, Project Cars, the Climb and Blaze Rush. But that is not this post.  I cannot get Oculus to connect with Steam.  I have followed the "4 simple steps" but cannot get through step 4.  When I click on SteamVR icon in the top right of Steam a box comes up stating "Hmmm that shouldn't have happened.  A key component of SteamVR isn't working properly.  All of the components in the lower box are "not ready."  When I right click  and try the room setup it says "Could not start openvr.tool.steamvr_room_setup. Application interface not available."

What am I doing wrong????

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  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,571 Valuable Player
    It sounds link there something very wrong with your pc with all these issues.

    I'm inherently lazy and never format unless i have to. But in your case I would strongly suggest it.
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  • arttekarttek Posts: 101
    Art3mis
    My thoughts exactly. You'll want to consider a clean start to see if all these issues are rectified. Sure it's not ideal, but it sounds like there's just too much going on with your system to pinpoint the cause. A little time invested here could make your experience a whole lot better.

    I bought a new rig specifically for VR, and having only Oculus home and SteamVR installed on it, with Win 10, I haven't had any issues with any of the games you've mentioned. 
  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    I have the Alienware Aurora R5 Intel core i7 GeForce GTX 1080 256GB and 2TB hard drive silver bought from BestBuy dedicated just to Rift and Windows 10.  Are you saying uninstall everything and reinstall everything???
  • benplacebenplace Posts: 763 Poster of the Week
    Rather than starting from scratch, try this.  Go here and install your latest chipset/USB drivers.  Reboot and see if it still happens. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/alienware-aurora-r5-desktop/drivers/advanced?ref=autocomplete
  • arttekarttek Posts: 101
    Art3mis
    Is there a lot of bloatware installed on that machine? What other apps are running? Have you disabled anti-virus to see if it affects anything? 

    Basically, check your taskbar and other processes to see if you can turn off anything that's running in the background that may be interfering with the oculus. Is your Nvidia Experience and drivers completely updated? 

    If none of those work, I'd suggest a format and install everything from the ground up (assuming you have the recovery disc with all the necessary drivers and Win 10). It's not just an uninstall, but like a fresh format and install of the OS, with all necessary drivers, and no other app besides Oculus and SteamVR. 

    Or could try sending your logs to Oculus support to see if they can figure anything out before you do all that.
  • SuperTuckSuperTuck Posts: 119
    Art3mis
    edited January 2017
    Oh I know what it is. I think I had the same issue. I had to go in and delete a single file for it to work.

    deleted C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\openvr\openvrpaths.vrpath

  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    benplace said:
    Rather than starting from scratch, try this.  Go here and install your latest chipset/USB drivers.  Reboot and see if it still happens. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/alienware-aurora-r5-desktop/drivers/advanced?ref=autocomplete
    updated 2 drivers. still no joy.  I can hear the audio, but no video.  The remote will work the game on the monitor but not in the headset
    I will try supertuck's method
    Where to I type that in?
  • SuperTuckSuperTuck Posts: 119
    Art3mis
    browse to the folder and make sure you have show hidden checked in file explorer
  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    I cannot find that folder.  I tried a the command prompt and it cannot find the path specified.  Sorry I am not a computer programmer
  • SuperTuckSuperTuck Posts: 119
    Art3mis
    edited January 2017
    appdata is a hidden folder. did you enable show hidden folders, then manually brows the path starting at your C drive. Don't use the command prompt.
  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    ok I found the openpathsvr.vrpath folder.  I should delete this?
  • Starion156Starion156 Posts: 15
    NerveGear
    It may seem like a silly question but do you have oculus software running when you are trying to setup steamvr?  I am sure I had the same problem but fixed it by running oculus first and then clicking on steam vr until that point steam was not seeing the rift.  There is a bug with Dirt Rally which means it does not show up in the VR section but if I run oculus first then when the game loads on steam it asks you to put the rift on.
  • SuperTuckSuperTuck Posts: 119
    Art3mis
    yeah you would delete openpathsvr.vrpath and then reboot steam and set it up
  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    ok will do.
    yes I had oculus open first.  
    will delete and reboot
  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    edited January 2017
    just deleted and rebooted.  same problems persist. tried to load blaze rush and it will not load in the headset but is on display and when I move my head it moves on the screen.

    steam show same thing, nothing connected.  when I go into the developer tab it has a tab to reboot  VIVe.  can I set this to rift?

    I just had to download a Source SDK update. for Steam, but it did nothing.

    DO I NEED TO BUY STEAM CONTROLLERS FIRST TO INITIALIZE THE SETUP???

  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    also all of my games I bought through the oculus store

  • TezreeTezree Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I have same issue, still no joy. all the above steps tried apart from the system wipe... Im also using an alienware computer which may be the common factor here. Did you get yours working?
  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    Nope. also Tezree do you only have 1 HDMI port?  I have the monitor running through a HDMI-USB conversion adapter.

  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    edited January 2017
    Get a "display port- HDMI" adapter. Get everything going through the graphics card.  Everything loads and works great now.  Wish someone would have told me that weeks ago.
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,160 Valuable Player
    edited January 2017
    Did you set up the Oculus App to allow third-party programs? In the Desktop App, go to Settings, General, and check the box to allow "Unknown Sources". If you don't do this, nothing will run in the Rift except for apps installed through Oculus Home.
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  • WOLVERINES96WOLVERINES96 Posts: 24
    Brain Burst
    Yeah I had already done that.  The problem was the USB-HDMI adapter that wasn't flowing through the graphics card.
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Sorry for not mentioning before. USB video adapters do not use the video card, and cause all sort of compatibility issues. Rift and all monitors must be plugged into the primary dedicated GPU. Thanks.
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  • tarens21tarens21 Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    edited January 2017
    Hello,
    yesterday I've Oculus Home and Steam including all games from drive C: uninstalled and re-installed on drive D. Since that, SteamVR can't find my Oculus ?! The error message indicates that a component can not be found (error 308). From C: there was no problem! Oculus Home incl. all games work perfectly normal. I've then again the glasses including the sensors and touch controllers re-set up, but SteamVR still does not work. Steam itself starts completely normal.In the settings of SteamVR gets also only the indication that the Vive is not connected. From the Rift there is nothing to be found. Has anyone ne idea why that can lie?


  • tarens21tarens21 Posts: 4
    NerveGear
    edited January 2017
    Ok, because I've found a solution. I have simply installed the Steam App back on C: then SteamVR is also installed on C: In the settings of Steam, there is then the possibility of further paths for the installation of games. Then I've created drive D and selected it as standard drive. Now SteamVR runs again normal and the Rift is recognized again. The games are now automatically installed on D.

    Perfect  ;)
  • itacusitacus Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    edited September 2018
    SuperTuck said:

    deleted C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\openvr\openvrpaths.vrpath
    browse to the folder and make sure you have show hidden checked in file explorer
    Great it worked for me , many thanks
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