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Status on 0.6.0.0 Runtime for OS X and related files?

evolvingtech
Level 2
I notice that Runtime, SDK and Unity Integration files have all been refreshed for ver. 0.6 (from 0.5.0.1). Thanks. The Oculus documentation references equivalent files for OS X, but no such files exist on the download page https://developer.oculus.com/downloads/. Any expectation on when this will be available on OS X?
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Tojiro
Level 4
Oculus has stopped development for OSX and Linux. https://www.oculus.com/blog/powering-the-rift/

pmarreck
Level 2
Well... That is shitty. I ordered before they announced that, and here's me setting up my brand new Oculus VR and wondering where the hell the OS X dev files are... :evil:

Even the DK2 landing page still says OS X is targeted: https://www.oculus.com/en-us/dk2/

MrKaktus
Level 3
You should be angry at Apple for their lack of support.
Good VR requires changes in both drivers, and windows management/compositing system.
As you can see AMD and Nvidia are on board as well as Microsoft.
Where is Apple integration ?

cybereality
Level 15
I'm sorry that Mac support was "paused" and for the fact that it still says it works on the product page (I'm trying to get that fixed now). You may still be able to use the older 0.5.0.1 SDK/runtime but it may not work for a long time.

pmarreck
Level 2
After reading the new minimum requirements, and with the understanding that I probably have one of the few Macs in existence (Mac Pro) that can handle it... it makes sense. Damn it.

I don't think Apple's support is the problem. I think it's that most Macs these days (except one of mine, which is a newish Mac Pro) are laptops, using mobile graphics hardware, which is insufficient.

pmarreck
Level 2
@mrkaktus I don't want to get into a discussion on this but OS X actually has an excellent and long-standing graphics compositor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quartz_(graphics_layer)

Meantime I can just dual-boot to Windows for now, which is annoying (mainly because Windows is annoying)

AndyCap
Level 2
Hi Guys,

I just ordered a rift which is arriving today, the last time I checked it supported OS X. Now It looks like this has been dropped!

Where can I access the last working SDK for OS X?

Many thanks

Andy


Edit: Don't worry I have found it. Is OS X support going to re-apear at some point?

Ohyeahitsjosh
Level 2
Edit: Don't worry I have found it. Is OS X support going to re-apear at some point?


Can you link me to it? I can't seem to find it.

Edit: Nevermind, I found it too.

cybereality
Level 15
Mac support may return at some point. However, I don't know when that will happen.