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Feature request. Custom shortcuts in oculus home

elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
edited January 2017 in General
So this is one feature I guess most of us have asked for over the passed year or so and I've always assumed it was coming.

But having played around with changing shortcuts to games and the artwork I can honestly say there is zero reason why this isn't a standard feature in home.

I doubt there is a single person that would not like this feature. Hell I'd even go as far as to say that EVERYONE wants this feature.

It will be a good thing for oculus as it will keep people in the store front and oculus will get more sales because of it. But there are still things people want to launch that isn't in home. 

So cmon, @cybereality what's the official stand point on this?

Can we get this added?
Is it likely to be added at any point?
Is there a reason it doesn't already exist?

By all means let us create the detail for the apps and do the heavy lifting in regards to creating relevant images and such. But let's just have the feature.

As for everyone else, what say you?
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  • mambo1888mambo1888 Posts: 796
    Neo
    I was only thinking about this earlier today as I have been using your shortcut for Raw Data a lot, would be nice to have an official way of adding non oculus games to your library
  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    edited January 2017
    On a side note I'm gonna add a hell of a lot more, the lab for one is a must as I use that quite frequent and Google earth, just cos.

    It would be nice for people to see the name of the app I'm running instead of discover vr or what have ya.
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  • mambo1888mambo1888 Posts: 796
    Neo
    I was going to ask, if for instance I start Raw Data using your shortcut does that open the game in oculus vr mode, but if i was to open the steam vr shortcut and select a game say Final Approach that would be in the steam vr mode.
  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    Well, I had a play with the lab last night and it auto loads steam vr so it's all good. The trick is finding the right executable or loading it via steam id. I prefer the executable route though cos you get the correct load sequence and all the artwork.
    If official support doesn't pan out I'm going to build an app where you choose the game to replace, choose the game you want to load and artwork and have it do the work for you.
    It's just time more than anything  (and I'm extremely lazy lol)
    Also offer did format my pc last night so it's currently out of action while it downloads 2tb of steam games im never gonna play haha.
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  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    Just realised I never answered your question, if it has direct rift compatibility it loads that (if you use method 1) if it doesn't then it loads steam vr first but the game instantly.
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  • mambo1888mambo1888 Posts: 796
    Neo
    Cheers, works great just wasnt sure what version it would load.
  • Percy1983Percy1983 Posts: 1,410
    Wintermute
    I to would like this, if I could get at the few games I have on steam through Oculus home it would be nice.
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  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player

    well, with the absence of rallying support from other members (couch @Zenbane, cough @Techy111, and everyone else) looks like i'll have to do more leg work :/


    @Percy1983 what games are you referring to buddy? I might be inclined to sort something out

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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,244 Volunteer Moderator
    What do I need to do ? Cough
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  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    show love and support for this feature request, I mean Jesus Christ, you and zen comment on EVERYTHING else, yet this which would actually be a big improvement, your quiet on. tut tut
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  • DibelabbesDibelabbes Posts: 80
    Hiro Protagonist
    Signed. If Oculus stays true to their statement that you don't need to be on the Oculus store to make Oculus Rift compatible software than allowing users to manually add none store application is the logical conclusion of this.
  • SuperTuckSuperTuck Posts: 119
    Art3mis
    It would only make Home a better place to stay as the place to launch and use VR. Do it.
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,244 Volunteer Moderator
    elboffor said:
    show love and support for this feature request, I mean Jesus Christ, you and zen comment on EVERYTHING else, yet this which would actually be a big improvement, your quiet on. tut tut
    I hereby give my wholehearted approval, nay, I give my wholehearted demand for this feature to implemented forthwith !!!!
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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,244 Volunteer Moderator
    Sorry for the delay in responding to this worthy thread but the wife and 2 kids demanded attention and not in that order !!!! ;)
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    <\raisedEyebrow>hmmmm. 
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  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,244 Volunteer Moderator
    Raised eyebrow ? More like this ?


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  • kzintzikzintzi Posts: 1,068
    Wintermute
    yeah, this needs to be a thing :smile:

    Though you are more than slightly incoherent, I agree with you Madam,
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  • Archer1254Archer1254 Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    Yes highly needed. I accidentally deleted the X Rebirth VR Steam shortcut and no way to get it back in the Oculus library!
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