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Elite Dangerous wont run from Oculus but DOES run through steamVR.

McJesus
Level 3
I REALLY want to run Elite dangerous through Oculus home. It's way more convenient. But unfortunately when I try to run Elite, it sits at this loading screen in VR while the game loads up in 2D on the desktop. When I load the game through Steam, Oculus home is started and Elite is run and the game functions in VR as it should. I have filed a ticket with Frontier to see if it's something they can help with but now I am asking on the Oculus forums to see if anyone here has experienced something similar.

Things i have tried: 
Uninstalling and reinstalling Elite Dangerous
Uninstalling and reinstalling Oculus software(all of it drivers and everything)
Ensured the "Unknown Sources" box is checked
Uninstalling and reinstalling graphics drivers(Nvidia versions: 398.82, 416.34, 417.01)

None of these things have helped.
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RattyUK
Level 10
Do you have the Oculus complimentary key from Frontier?  This gives you ED as a 'native' app in your Oculus library.
The key can be obtained from your Frontier account - just in case.
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FrontierSupport
Level 6
Thanks for making a ticket! Hopefully we'll be able to help out as soon as possible. 

In the meantime if you haven't already, please try temporarily turning off your antivirus and see whether this allows the game to launch successfully through OH. 

-Vulcan

onclebk
Level 3
Opposite problem... I never managed to run the game from SteamVR... Black screen and then everything stops... If anyone had the same problem ?

McJesus
Level 3
Hey RattyUK,
I think its native in oculus home as I installed it from within oculus home. However, I will double check and make sure the key is present. 

Vulcan from Frontier support, I have tried turning off antivirus (avast) it did not help. 

RattyUK
Level 10

McJesus said:

Hey RattyUK,
I think its native in oculus home as I installed it from within oculus home. However, I will double check and make sure the key is present. 

Vulcan from Frontier support, I have tried turning off antivirus (avast) it did not help. 

Thanks for the mention B)

If it runs OK through steam it is odd for it not to direct from Oculus (I launch ED through whichever environment I'm in at the time with no issues) which is why I asked the (possibly unneeded!) question.  I do remember having to get the Oculus key from Frontier as I'd bought the Steam version.  Hope you do get it sorted out 🙂
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McJesus
Level 3
Sadly the Oculus Key was indeed a part of my account but that didnt allow OH to run Elite within VR. It still thinks it should run 2d. I wonder if some kind of software/drivers arent being run when the game starts. With steam, I need to start the SteamVR application before I try to run the game. When I do, in steam, it runs fine. but you would think the same thing would happen, that the oculus software/drivers to be running when OH is running. Elite doesnt seem to know that it should run in VR when run from OH. I will continue to try things hopefully Oculus or Frontier will help out in some way.

RattyUK
Level 10
@McJesus  - do you have ED in your Library in Oculus?  See below:
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On the screenie you can see the (native) ED highlighted and below & to the right is the Steam version added to the library by running in VR.
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McJesus
Level 3
Yes, I made sure it was downloaded right from the Oculus store and I made sure to try and run it using "Start in VR" option.tglo2pux11kc.png
What comes up is this1rx51w3d32v1.png
Frontier has even asked me to try putting My graphics card in debug mode but alas that didnt work either. They have asked to "ensure that Desktop mode is not enabled for Elite Dangerous" but im not sure of an option that does this. Or at least I cant find where it is.

I tried running Arizona Sunshine just to be sure vr is indeed working and it is.

RattyUK
Level 10
That is strange indeed!  I don't know if dropping a ticket to Oculus support would be any more fruitful...  What is odd is that ED works through Steam for you!
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
PC info: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, MSI MPG X570 Edge, 16GB Tforce Pro Dark DDR4 3200, KFA2 RTX 2080 Super, Samsung 870 Pro M.2, 2x 240GB SSD, 3TB WD Green HDD & 4 TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, Antec Modular 750w PSU, custom watercooling loop. (Win 10 Pro & Opensuse Leap 15.1 Linux) 32" AOC 4K Monitor.
Rift S
Laptop: Aorus X5 V6-CF1 (I7-6820HK, GTX 1070, 2* 256GB M.2 NVME, 1TB 7200 HDD)