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iMac with Windows setup

AdamL288AdamL288 Posts: 49
Brain Burst
edited August 2013 in Support
Hi all,

I'm having a bit of an issue regarding setting up my new Rift. For Unity development and Mac demos, I use my MacBook Pro which has a built in HDMI slot. However as most of the demos are Windows only, I have set up a Windows partition on my iMac using boot camp. I've tried this on my MacBook but due to memory limitations it's a bit slow and tends to lag the games.

So I'm wondering, what's the setup for the Rift on an iMac? There's no HDMI port, so my current setup involves the DVI on the back of the box, connected using the DVI/VGA adapter to the end of a VGA/mini DV port in my mac. I'm running windows 7. However no matter how I try to set up the displays, I'm getting no output on my Rift. The light on the box does turn on though.

Anyone else with this setup who can help me out?



  • Hi Adam
    I'm using iMac with Windows 7 too.
    I'm using a mini-display to HDMI adapter which hasn't given me any issues, mine is a cheap generic one I picked up from Dick Smith in Australia (great if you live in Oz).

    Otherwise I expect Amazon and a dozen others stock something similar...

  • AdamL288AdamL288 Posts: 49
    Brain Burst
    Thanks for the advice! I'm going to pick one up after work today - will let you know how it goes :)
  • whoisonlinewhoisonline Posts: 415
    AdamL288 wrote:
    Thanks for the advice! I'm going to pick one up after work today - will let you know how it goes :)
    How did it go?

    I'm wait for .. i wonder how that will go with the rift :-)
  • AdamL288AdamL288 Posts: 49
    Brain Burst
    Hi, thanks for the reminder, I totally forgot to report back to this thread! The fix worked perfectly, many thanks :D
  • AdamsImmersiveAdamsImmersive Posts: 166
    Hiro Protagonist
    I'm running OS X rather than Windows on my Mac, but I can say that a cheap-o MiniDisplayPort-to-HDML adapter plugged directly into my Thunderbolt port woks perfectly with the Rift. (Even with an HDMI splitter in between to mirror the Rift to a third display without performance loss.)
    Mac OS XUnity
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