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Release notes: Oculus Software Update

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You may have just seen an Oculus auto-update downloaded into your system ! As usual, no explanation was given, but for those who are curious, here it is!

Release Notes for Rift - Oculus App: https://product-guides.oculus.com/en-us/documentation/rift/latest/concepts/rug-5-ssrn-rift-system-release/#rug-ssrn-release-notes

 

Here's what's changed in the Rift ecosystem recently.

 

Release 1.14

  • Features:Improved first experience for experimental 360° tracking.
  • The Oculus app now fully supports setting up three sensors for experimental 360° tracking.
  • Connecting a third sensor now automatically prompts you to set up experimental 360° tracking.
  • Improved efficiency when updating the Oculus software on your computer.

Oculus Touch:

  • You'll now see where your Touch controllers are located as soon as you enter VR.
  • Many apps, games, and experiences that previously required the Xbox One Wireless Controller can now be played using Touch controllers. These apps will use the buttons and triggers on Touch, but won’t support Touch controller tracking during gameplay. You’ll see supported apps marked “Touch (as gamepad)” in the Oculus Store. Windows 8.1+ required.

Bug-fixes:

  • Fixed issue with sensor tracking setup, especially when setting up three sensors.
  • Fixed issue with app videos in the Oculus Store always starting at full volume.
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New Oculus software Update!

 

Release Notes for Rift - Oculus App: May 2017

Here's what's changed in the Rift ecosystem recently.

Release 1.15

  • Features:Improved 360° tracking and roomscale support.
  • We further improved sensor setup for multi-sensor configurations.
  • 360° tracking with three sensors is now fully supported for sitting, standing, and roomscale play modes.
  • 360° tracking with two sensors is still experimental. Learn more in our help center.
  • When possible, the Oculus app will now warn you when your Rift headset’s HDMI is not plugged into the most appropriate GPU – both during setup and under Settings > Devices.
  • You’ll now see a notification when antivirus software blocked the installation of an app.
  • Improved presentation of health and safety information.
  • The new user experience now includes a short video about Rift and Touch safety. After watching the video, you can choose to display health and safety reminders when entering VR.
  • You can watch the video at any time, under Settings > General in the Oculus app.
  • Bug-fixes:
  • You can once again enter your height with zero inches when setting the floor position in VR.

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