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Rift S and Rift 1.38 PTC Release Notes

OculusSupport
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Home:

  • You can now rename your Homes! In the details page for any of your own Homes, there is now an edit icon next to the Home name that will bring up a VR keyboard. Express yourself with a brand new Home name that will be reflected in recommendations, gateways, and friends' Places lists.
  • We've made it easier to manage items. You can now easily relocate items directly from the inventory menu to move or reposition them. We've also reduced download sizes for faster item delivery.
  • We've polished up the presentation of Homes in our menus to be much faster and more intuitive.

Rift S:

  • Updated audio driver to improve Rift S audio quality.
  • Updated firmware to reduce occurrence of display issues.

If you're using
Oculus Rift S and experiencing black screen and/or cable enumeration issues,
please try opting into the latest PTC (
https://support.oculus.com/200468603765391/)
build of the Oculus software. We've included updates that should help.


As always, if you encounter any issues with this software release, please be sure to report them using the Help Center > Provide Feedback option within the Oculus desktop software. If you have any feature requests or suggestions to make the Oculus software even better, please head over to our UserVoice page to share your feedback. Thanks for your continued help!
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TomCgcmfc
Level 15
Ya, same here.  Just the odd flash and controllers without battery covers are not a deal breaker for me so far.  I'll pass on this PTC for now.
9 9900k, rtx3090, 32 Gb ram, 1tb ssd, 4tb hdd. xi hero wifi mb, 750w psu, Q2 w/Air Link, Vive Pro

tomalee
Level 2

abydosan said:

Update done. I went to Beat Saber the sound is better. Not a HQ Hi-Fi, just a mobile phone speaker fine. After one game I went to play Onward. During the start I got a blackscreen super fast. The loud sounds still make blackscreens.


Yeah this is definitely still an issue. It happens whenever the volume is high and a loud noise occurs. Happens in Pavlov if you throw a flashbang near you, for example.

ShocksVR
Level 9

tomalee said:


abydosan said:

Update done. I went to Beat Saber the sound is better. Not a HQ Hi-Fi, just a mobile phone speaker fine. After one game I went to play Onward. During the start I got a blackscreen super fast. The loud sounds still make blackscreens.


Yeah this is definitely still an issue. It happens whenever the volume is high and a loud noise occurs. Happens in Pavlov if you throw a flashbang near you, for example.


Those might still be STEAM issues.  STEAMVR Beta just released a new beta today with some S fixes, so it might be worth checking out.
i7-7700k, Zotac RTX 3080 AMP Holo (10G), Oculus Quest 2
Previous: Oculus GO, Oculus RIFT - 3 sensor Room-scale, Oculus Rift S

Doctori
Level 5
I'm not even being prompted for the update? How do I kick it off for the S ?

Doctori
Level 5
Or maybe I already have it? Was this released today? LOL

Doctori
Level 5
its deceiving. Sounded like an update, but this was in addition:
If you're using Oculus Rift S and experiencing black screen and/or cable enumeration issues, please try opting into the latest PTC (https://support.oculus.com/200468603765391/) build of the Oculus software. We've included updates that should help.

Is this the only update?

rickyleung90
Level 3
Sometimes when I adjust the headset while wearing it (for better vision clarity) it would crash and show a black screen. After a while I would be kicked back to the Home. Is this normal? Am I not supposed to touch the headset when using it?

LameDuckWarrior
Level 7


@RT2 If you all are worried about your return window then return the S and buy again when the issues are worked out.

Oculus support already stated last week they were looking into the issues and were working on a firmware update (which they released today).  It looks like the firmware still wasn't enough. So perhaps use the "Feedback" option and stay in contact with Oculus Support.

But if you can;t do that then be an adult and refund the S. My S works just fine (love it btw), but if I were having your guy's issues I would have refunded it long ago. . . . 


Exactly my experience.

I am super happy that they got the sound update out so fast and there is definitely an improvement. Is the sound now high end quality? No. Do I expect that from this form factor? No. It is however better balanced and all ranges are distinctable.

LameDuckWarrior
Level 7
My wonder is if people running GTX are having a different experience than those running RTX?

ErroneousKill
Level 3
Is anybody else having an issue where the colors seem washed out?  It's like if the rgb range was set to limited in Nvidia control panel but I made sure it is set to full on all my display ports