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How to install OpenXR

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WMR (WINDOWS MIXED REALITY) HEADSETS
 
No action needs to be taken if you are using a Windows Mixed Reality headset.
 
STEAM VR HEADSETS
 
No action needs to be taken if you are using a SteamVR headset.
 
HTC VIVE COSMOS USERS
 
HTC VIVE Cosmos users please opt-in to the VIVE Cosmos OpenXR Developer Preview to enable support: https://forum.vive.com/topic/9046-vive-cosmos-openxr-developer-preview/

 

OCULUS HEADSETS

Before using VR in Flight Simulator with an Oculus headset, the computer needs to know the location of the OpenXR runtime. Please follow the steps below to set this location in the registry:

  1. Right-click on your Start menu and select Run.
  2. Type in “regedit” (without quotations) and hit Enter. This will launch the Registry Editor.
  3. Locate the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Khronos\OpenXR\1
  4. For ActiveRuntime change its value to the one that matches your platform (note: default path is shown below):

C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-runtime\oculus_openxr_64.json

  1. Close the Registry Editor. You are now ready to enter VR with your Oculus headse

 

OTHER HEADSETS

Please contact your headset manufacturer to see if they support OpenXR with Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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