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.

 

Step-by-Step Guide

 

  • Download Oculus Software.
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setup and download revive

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.revive setup and download guideIn 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.

 

If you don’t see your issue above, then check out this page or ask the developer here.

 

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
BlazeRush Working €9.99
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
Bullet Train Working Free Yes
Channel Island Suite Working Free
Chronos Working €49.99
Coco Working Index controllers recognised Free
Damaged Core Working $29.99
Dance Central Working Used 1.7.3.5 $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
Dear Angelica Working Free
Defector Working Revive 1.8.0.6 $19.99
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
Dragon Front Working Yes
Dreadhalls Working HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store €9.99
Dream n°1 Working Free Yes
Drop Dead Working Multiplayer unplayable $19.99 Yes
Dungeon Chess Working $9.99 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
Esper 2 Working €9.99
EVE: Valkyrie Working HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store €39.99
Face Your Fears 2 Working $19.99
Farlands Working Free
Feral Rites Working €29.99
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… $14.99
Giant Cop Unplayable HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store 24.99$
Henry Working Free
Herobound Working €9.99
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
Hulu Working Free 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
Landfall Working €29.99
Lone echo Working €39.99 Yes
Lost Not Working Not working controllers not recognised Free
Lucky’s Tale Working Free
Magnetique Working Free Yes
Medium Working Use the beta version of Revive $29.99 Yes
Minecraft VR Unplayable Exits shortly after showing the 360-degree environment Free
Mission:ISS Working Free Yes
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
Ocean Rift Working €9.99
Oculus 360 Photos Unplayable Free
Oculus Avatars Working Free Yes
Oculus Dreamdeck Working Free
Oculus Touch Basics Working Free Yes
Oculus Video Unplayable Free
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
Quill beta Working $29.99 Yes
Rockband VR Working Microphone does not work, see issue issue #554 $49.99 Yes
Raccoon Lagoon Working revive 1.7.3.5 $14.99 Yes
Radial-G Racing Revolved Untested HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store €24.99
République VR Working $9.99
Ripcoil Working $9.99 Yes
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
Showdown Working Free
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
Toybox Working Free 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 1.8.0.6 $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
vTime Working Free
VRIDEO Working HTC Vive Version Available on Steam Store Free
Wilson’s Heart Working $39.99
Witchblood Working $7.99
Woofbert VR Working 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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