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Rift 1.37 PTC Release Notes

OculusSupport
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

Home:


  • Tutorial refresh: We've polished up the new user tutorial in Home to be more lightweight and dynamic, as well as offer rewards for completion. If you are not a new user and want to check it out, find it in your settings menu.
  • UI revamp: We've updated the user interface for a consistent look and feel, and to make navigation and browsing more intuitive.
  • Expressive Avatars Update: Avatars have been updated to simulate eye and mouth movement, making a simple conversation feel more dynamic. And with new outfits and customization options like eye color and lipstick, spending time with others in VR will feel more personal and authentic.

Dash:


  • Screenshot capture in VR: Capture screenshots from inside your headset by pressing the 'screenshot' button located on the menu on the right side of your Dash belt. There is a 5 second timer to set the pose and position of the screenshot. Images will be saved out to your C:\Users\*User*\Pictures\ directory. Happy screenshotting!
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dburne
Level 15


Jumping in to shed a little additional light on ASW 2.0 for you all. ASW 2.0 functionality is enabled for all Rift users at this time - it is not dependent on a specific software version. We called out four apps in our blog post that currently utilize ASW 2.0 (Oculus Medium, Robo Recall, Red Matter, and Oculus Home / Dash). It is ultimately up individual developers as to whether or not they flip the switch for their app, but we're encouraging more devs to utilize the tech every day. As to the question of "how do I know if it's working," the best way to know if a game is using ASW 2.0 is to have the game open and then hit the Oculus button to bring up Dash. If the game or app stays rendered behind Dash, it's utilizing ASW 2.0. If you get the big white / grey grid instead, it is not. You should see an overall smoother experience with less reprojection artifacts in ASW 2.0 apps. I hope this information is helpful!

Very good info to know, thanks much for the clarification !
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nrosko
Level 8


Jumping in to shed a little additional light on ASW 2.0 for you all. ASW 2.0 functionality is enabled for all Rift users at this time - it is not dependent on a specific software version. We called out four apps in our blog post that currently utilize ASW 2.0 (Oculus Medium, Robo Recall, Red Matter, and Oculus Home / Dash). It is ultimately up individual developers as to whether or not they flip the switch for their app, but we're encouraging more devs to utilize the tech every day. As to the question of "how do I know if it's working," the best way to know if a game is using ASW 2.0 is to have the game open and then hit the Oculus button to bring up Dash. If the game or app stays rendered behind Dash, it's utilizing ASW 2.0. If you get the big white / grey grid instead, it is not. You should see an overall smoother experience with less reprojection artifacts in ASW 2.0 apps. I hope this information is helpful!


I played Red Matter & there was still quite a lot of artifacts. Same in oculus home itself. How much of a reduction are we expected to see?  

YoLolo69
Level 10


... It is ultimately up individual developers as to whether or not they flip the switch for their app, but we're encouraging more devs to utilize the tech every day...

So ASW 2.0 require the game to use native Oculus SDK (vs SteamVR ones)? Please note this is absolutely not a reproach, I understand it need more info from the game (ZBuffer AFAIK). Just trying to be sure I understand well.


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FolkSong
Level 4
I just got a new patch and driver updates, even though I was already on 1.37 PTC. Any updates?

ShocksVR
Level 9
I got it too, I'm also on PTC.
I wonder if 1.37 went live on the official channel
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TomCgcmfc
Level 15

FolkSong said:

I just got a new patch and driver updates, even though I was already on 1.37 PTC. Any updates?


I got it too, I'm also on PTC.
I wonder if 1.37 went live on the official channel




Pretty sure it's still PTC since the title of this thread still says PTC.  This will normally be edited when final.

It's pretty common to get a few minor PTC updates before final.  Unless there is some major change on the 1.37 changelog you will not see or need to know all the details imho.  Too many details just provide more fodder for Oculus haters/Trolls, lol!



Jumping in to shed a little additional light on ASW 2.0 for you all. ASW 2.0 functionality is enabled for all Rift users at this time - it is not dependent on a specific software version. We called out four apps in our blog post that currently utilize ASW 2.0 (Oculus Medium, Robo Recall, Red Matter, and Oculus Home / Dash). It is ultimately up individual developers as to whether or not they flip the switch for their app, but we're encouraging more devs to utilize the tech every day. As to the question of "how do I know if it's working," the best way to know if a game is using ASW 2.0 is to have the game open and then hit the Oculus button to bring up Dash. If the game or app stays rendered behind Dash, it's utilizing ASW 2.0. If you get the big white / grey grid instead, it is not. You should see an overall smoother experience with less reprojection artifacts in ASW 2.0 apps. I hope this information is helpful!



Aside;  As far as ASW 2.0 goes;

From showbizdonkey's explanation on how to see if ASW 2.0 is implemented in an app, this seems to work well and it's very handy.  I think it would be usefull to document a current list of apps/games that are ASW 2.0 ready and update this occasionally. 

Interesting to see that some Oculus store games have this implemented (like robo, toybox, ultrawings, lucky tails, and google Earth VR, to name a few).  I personally do not see any difs with these.  Some like Moss, aircar, and Voxel Fly are not ASW 2.0 ready.  I only tried one Steam game so far (glider island) and it seems to be ASW 2.0 ready.  Also, an independent one (X-Plane 11, which struggles with 45fps in VR) seems to be ASW 2.0 ready but to be honest I do not see any improvement with it over ASW 1.0 (still lots of artifacts when flying fast/low) so I just disable it as per usual ctrl+num1.

Just my opinion but for people with decent PC specs  that are able to maintain 90fps ASW 2.0 is a non-event.  For those with low-spec PC's hopefully it will help.
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71st_Mastiff
Level 2
Oculus App taking 3 to 5 minutes to start up the application after turning on the computer.
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TomCgcmfc
Level 15


Oculus App taking 3 to 5 minutes to start up the application after turning on the computer.


Mine only takes about 10 seconds.

Maybe open your windows task manager and see if can find anything running in the background that is hogging resources.  Also some virus checkers do not play well with Oculus.  I just use Windows Defender no problems.

Otherwise, contact Oculus Support and see if they can help sort this out. Good luck.
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TomCgcmfc
Level 15
Got another 1.37ptc incremental update earlier today.  I have not noticed any diff's.  All still continues to work great for me.  Thanks Oculus.
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sford52
Level 7
I think I am also in the process of getting an update- here is what I see in my notifications:
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Is it typical to take 7+ hours?  Is there a way to see how far along the download is?
If I go to C:\Program Files\Oculus\Downloads\oculus-client I see a folder named 1556093924 which is time stamped about 7 hours ago but it is empty.  Note both staging and support are also empty and my oculus root is on C though my games are on a different drive.
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