Revive setup is fairly easy and can be downloaded for free. I’ll walk you through the needed steps one by one, so you’ll be able to play Oculus Rift games on your HTC Vive or Valve Index in no time.
- Download Oculus Software.
Use the following link.
-> Open Oculus Software.
-> Click Run.
-> Click Let’s go.
-> Click Agree (to the text we all read because we have and we never skip it).
-> Click I understand (if you do understand; if you don’t, you should immediately close the program for your own sake).
-> Click Install now (Use whatever folder you want. It doesn’t really matter).
-> Click Next 2x.
-> Click Skip Setup 2x.
-> Profit.In short, make sure that you skip the first-time setup it offers. Install this one before starting with Revive download and setup.
- Download an Oculus Game
Download/Buy any game from the Oculus App for testing purposes. Once you purchase it, make sure that you download it and then go to library and click Finish Install and Install. By not doing that, you may risk with Revive not working for you.
- Download Revive.
Use the following link. It is very important that you use the latest version. New games are added frequently and bugs are also fixed, so use only the link that I showed above. It automatically redirects to the latest Revive build.
- Install Revive.
This one is pretty straight-forward. Nothing major is needed to be done. After downloading from the link above, just run the setup and then close it.
- Launch SteamVR.
By launching SteamVR, the Revive program will also launch automatically. That is, of course, if you didn’t change settings.
- Put on your Vive or Index headset.
When you are in VR, click on the system button and locate Revive app. After that, choose the game that you downloaded.
Now, if all was followed correctly, you should be good to go. That is it.
However, there may be some issues. Don’t worry, some issues are known and can be fixed.
Issues You Might Run Into
- Issue: Getting a message “Oculus Rift not found” or “Entitlement Error”
- Solution: Go to Oculus Home -> Settings -> Beta -> Restart Oculus. Alternatively, you can restart your computer.
- Issue: Still can’t launch Oculus Games.
- Solution: Turn off antivirus. There might be a possibility that you are not using a default Defender that is installed on Windows 10. If that is the case, your antivirus program might think it’s a malware. Turn it off and see if anything changes. If it does, just whitelist Revive on your antivirus block list.
- Issue: Your position is incorrect.
- Solution: In game, open your dashboard and find settings. Then, click “Reset Seated Position”.
- Issue: Controllers not working after starting the game.
- Solution: Update your Revive. This issue has usually been connected to a series of installation where you don’t install something with admin rights. By giving it admin right, this bug usually disappears. However, developer was aware of that issue and did a hotfix on it. That’s why it’s important to always run the latest version of Revive.
Compatible Games with Revive
Here are the games that are working correctly, and also remarks that help you squeeze out kinks that might occur.
|Name||Revive Status||ReviveXR Status||Remarks||Price||Touch|
|Arktika.1||Working||Disable Async Reprojection and enable Always-On Reprojection to get performance equivalent to the Oculus Rift.||$29.99||Yes|
|ADR1FT||Partially working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€19.99|
|Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€4.99|
|AFFECTED – The Manor PC||Working||$7.99||Yes|
|Aircar||Working||SteamVR version avalible||Free|
|AirMech: Command||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€39.99|
|AltspaceVR||Working||Injector x64 work / HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free|
|Anshar Wars 2||Working||AU$14.99|
|Asgard’s Wrath||Working||For performance issues, limit graphical settings to have a similar experience to Oculus Rift||$39.99|
|Bazaar||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€4.99|
|Boursin Sensorium Virtual Reality Experience||Working||?|
|Brass Tactics: Arena||Working||Tested on the closed beta version. Seems fully functional. Does stutter a bit with large numbers of units on my 4790k GTX980 System.||Free||Yes|
|Channel Island Suite||Working||Free|
|Coco||Working||Index controllers recognised||Free|
|Dance Central||Working||Used 220.127.116.11||$29.99|
|Darknet||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€9.99|
|Dead and Buried||Working||$39.99||Yes|
|Dead and Buried II||Working||$19.99||Yes|
|Dead Secret||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€14.99|
|Defense Grid 2||Unplayable||Severe main menu fov warping when moving the head. Starting any mission, image hyper zoomed, unplayable. Bringing up the menu during a mission, hyper zoom goes away- back to the crazy fov warping when moving the head, but resuming the mission causes hyper zoom again.||€29.99|
|Disney Movies VR||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free|
|Dreadhalls||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€9.99|
|Drop Dead||Working||Multiplayer unplayable||$19.99||Yes|
|Discovery VR||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on HTC Viveport Store||Free|
|Eagle Flight||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$39.99|
|Edge of Nowhere||Completable||Has a flickering problem on some objects, see issue #138.||€39.99|
|Enigma Sphere||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$19.99||Yes|
|EVE: Valkyrie||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€39.99|
|Face Your Fears 2||Working||$19.99|
|First Contact||Working||The demo/tutorial for Touch||Free||Yes|
|Fly to Kuma||Working||€14.99|
|From Other Suns||Working||$39.99||Yes|
|Fugl||Partially working||Screen flickering Issue…||$14.99|
|Giant Cop||Unplayable||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||24.99$|
|Heroes of the Seven Seas||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$6.99||Yes|
|Hitman GO: VR Edition||Working||€9.99|
|Hockey Player VR||Working||€4.99||Yes|
|I Expect You to Die||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$24.99||Yes|
|Immersive Combat||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on HTC Viveport Store||Free|
|Invasion!||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free|
|Introduction to Virtual Reality||Working||Free|
|iOMoon||Working||works with the Steam version – use patch, not injector / HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€14.99|
|Jaunt VR||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free|
|Journey of the Gods||working||Revive 1.7.3||$29.99|
|Lost||Not Working||Not working||controllers not recognised||Free|
|Medium||Working||Use the beta version of Revive||$29.99||Yes|
|Minecraft VR||Unplayable||Exits shortly after showing the 360-degree environment||Free|
|Mount Wingsuit||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$20||Yes|
|Mountain Goat Mountain||Working||Free|
|Moss||Unplayable||LowLevelFatalError on start|
|Nature Treks VR||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$9.99|
|NBA 2KVR Experience||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$14.99||Yes|
|Oculus 360 Photos||Unplayable||Free|
|Oculus Touch Basics||Working||Free||Yes|
|Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$29.99||Yes|
|Path of the Warrior||Working||$19.99||Yes|
|Please Don’t Touch Anything 3D||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€14.99|
|P.O.L.L.E.N.||Unplayable||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store|
|Pinball FX2 VR||Working||New tables cannot be purchased in game / HTC Vive Version Now Available on Steam Store||€14.99|
|Pistol Whip||Partially Working||Enemy’s bullet do not cause any damage / HTC Vive Version Now Available on Steam Store|
|Pool Nation FX Lite||Partially working||Scale too small, automatic camera changes: does not play well.|
|Pro Fishing Challenge VR||Working||Free||Yes|
|Prosense||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on HTC Viveport Store||Free|
|Proton Pulse Plus||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store as Proton Pulse||€9.99|
|Rockband VR||Working||Microphone does not work, see issue issue #554||$49.99||Yes|
|Raccoon Lagoon||Working||revive 18.104.22.168||$14.99||Yes|
|Radial-G Racing Revolved||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€24.99|
|Robinson: The Journey||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$39.99||No|
|Robo Recall||Working||Working since Revive version 1.0.6. Can also be played using Robo Revive||$29.99||Yes|
|Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe||Working||€9.99|
|Smashing the Battle||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store as Smashing The Battle VR||€19.99|
|Sparc||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||€19.99||Yes|
|SPHERES||Works well but crashes randomly after 3-5 mins.||Oculus from Oculus Store||$9.99||Yes|
|Stormland||Working (stormland fix)||$39.99|
|SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix||Not Working||HTC Vive Version Available on HTC Viveport Store||€18.99|
|Summer Funland||Not Working!||Supproted HTC Vive Version is available only at Steam Store||$19.99||Yes|
|Superhot VR||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$19.99||Yes|
|SwingStar||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store as SwingStar VR||€4.99|
|Technolust||Working||Available on Steam Store||€19.99|
|The Body VR||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free|
|The Climb||Working||Make sure you have Asynchronous Reprojection enabled.||€49.99||Yes|
|The Foo Show – Featuring Will Smith||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free|
|The Rose and I||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free|
|The Unspoken||Partially Working||Has performance issues, see issue #512||$29.99||Yes|
|THIS IS OUR FUTURE, The Nature Conservancy||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on HTC Viveport Store||Free|
|Thumper||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$19.99||Yes|
|Titan Slayer||Untested||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$12.99||Yes|
|Touring Karts||Working||Steam Version Release Day 9-9-2019||$19.99||Yes|
|Ultrawings||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$24.99||Yes|
|Viral Ex||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$9.99||Yes|
|Vader: Immortal||Working||Revive 22.214.171.124||$9.99|
|Viral Ex||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||$9.99||Yes|
|VRChat||Not Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free||Yes|
|VR Karts||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store as VR Karts SteamVR||€14.99|
|VR Sports Challenge||Working||$29.99||Yes|
|VR Tennis Online||Working||€24.99|
|VRIDEO||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store||Free|
|Xing the land beyound||Working||€19.99|
|Xbox Streaming App||Not Working||Free|
|ZR Zombie Riot||Working||HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store as Zombie Riot||$19.99||Yes|
The games list might be updated over time, so I suggest to see the official list on github page.
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