Let's Talk: Shadow VR Early Access
Welcome to the Shadow VR Early Access section of the forum. Learn more about the App, how to use it and contribute to its development.
- 87 Topics
- 273 Replies
💼The Shadow VR Alpha TeamInterview
This is a place where all team members can introduce themselves. Please feel free to drop a line about yourself. We’d love to know who is working on this Alpha with us 😊 Here is a help to get your introduction started 🧬The Format: Name:Gamer Handle / Nickname: First Game ever played:Game with the most hours played:Has a Shadow since: I’m using VR to/for:I’m excited about a Shadow VR because:
Hello everyone (and a happy belated 🎃Halloween), This is Raphaël, your product manager for the Shadow App for Oculus Quest - aka Shadow VR (Alpha) -. It’s been a bit more than a week since the app was released in its Alpha state and I wanted to thank you all for trying it out. It’s given us some great insights so far, and it’s going to help us even more moving forward.I was happily surprised to see more than 1,200 of you fine folks downloaded the app in the first week. Cheers!Thanks to your help, we've already confirmed and identified root causes for common blockers such as: being stuck on “starting Shadow VR” landing on a zoomed-in 2D desktop environment But also other major issues like: the overall lack of fluidity of the head movement the update time when changing devices So thank you to all you stubborn people out there who keep trying to help us find these issues! :) We are also happy to see that most of your positive feedback mentions good hand tracking and latency, as w
Hi! After a successful first experience with ShadowVR (see my post on the #vr-discussion channel of the Shadow France Discord server), a few days ago, I failed to make it work this morning… The update progress was stuck.I recorded a 11-minute video to share my experience, hoping that it would help you understand what happened and know how to fix it: … and a second (shorter) one, after restarting ShadowVR: On my end, as I am a software developer and would love to provide you with more details, I think that it would be helpful to display some logs, to see what’s happening and display any errors that may have happened.
Disclaimer: This is a community workaround (not official). Please advance at your own risk. Since about 30th June, people using the Paris datacentre have been experiencing really high latency but only while using Virtual Desktop or the VR app and not while using the desktop or mobile app.If this is what you experience, try this simple fix!If you just get a high ping in general, this will likely have no effect. Step 1: On your Shadow, Open Settings (shortcut: win+x, n) then click "Network & Internet" Step 2: Click “Change adapter options” Step 3: Right click "Ethernet" and click "Properties" Step 4: Click "Configure…" Step 5: Find “Large Send Offload V2 (IPv4)” and change “Value” to “Disabled” The stream will break, so quit Shadow (Win+Alt+Q) and reconnect. Quit the Virtual Desktop Streamer app and re-open. Enjoy VR streaming without the insane latency! If this doesn’t work, try disabling “Large Send Offload V2 (IPv6) too. Many thanks to @Jamielamb#0279 on the Shadow Discord #vr
Hey everyone, have had my Shadow for a bit over a week now and getting my Oculus Quest 2 setup has been a nightmare! Finally got it running a game and the graphics were terrible!I haven't been able to port all my games over to download them. I'm still new to VR so I'm hoping it's because I'm still in my learning phase. But holy crap it's been frustrating!
On my Oculus Quest 2 I’m unable to start my VR stream. Was working just fine a few days ago. It starts off by saying “Starting VR Stream”, but for whatever reason it then goes to “Starting Desktop Stream”. And boots into the 2D desktop version were your device will not be detected. I’ve seen my shadow update and install the required environment drivers. I’ve also tried reinstalling the Shadow VR Alpha. I’m certain at this point there’s an issue on the backend of Shadow with their environment drivers. Other solutions I’ve read from support/staff suggest resetting the entire machine. But I believe this is due to the fact the environment drivers are buggy and developers can’t pin point the issue. I wouldn’t want to lose my ~1TB of data I have on my Shadow Client. Purchasing a third party app such as virtual desktop is a flawed solution. I want to use the native app that Shadow has created. This is very frustrated as a end user. No customer wants to spend hours on end troubleshooting. I’v
Starting Friday 29 October I can't switch to VR mode using the VR Alpha app for Quest 2. I noticed this happened after Shadow installed an update that day. I checked that I'm using the latest Shadow VR Alpha app from Sidequest (3.7.3 of 12 October). Anyone else experiencing this? Is there a workaround or should we wait for a fix?
As a VR enthusiast, and passionate gamer, I am curious about what the scope of ShadowVR is or might be. As it stands it appears to just be a direct competitor to Virtual Desktop, but with no gaming computer needed. Instead, just a monthly subscription. Which is awesome, but is that all, or will there be more? I have marked this as a discussion topic because I’m interested in hearing not only from Shadow Staff, but also from other VR enthusiasts. What if it had multiplayer. What if it used hand tracking and a keyboard overlay. What if it you had a physicalized game space to play 2D video games with your friend right next to you.What if...
Hi All, I’m relatively new to Shadow VR + Quest 2-- I've got my setup working well with a few things, like HL: Alyx and Google Earth. I've been trying to make Elite Dangerous work, but anything I try I get zero control response from the controllers. The only thing I can do is bring up the SteamVR menu and quit. It starts up with a regular menu, but I can’t select anything or do anything. I got it in game once by starting in 2d and switching to VR, but again, zero control response through the touch controllers. Also worth noting that I get similar (lack of) response using the ShadowVR app and Virtual Desktop, despite a few attempts at restarting and installing everything from scratch.
I have used the app before on my Oculus Quest 2, and it worked just fine the first time I used it, but now the Shadow VR app will not work. I press the start button and it gets stuck on “Starting VR Streaming”. I can run it in 2D and it runs ASAP, but I can’t run the VR streaming. I don’t have the money to get Virtual Desktop, and Oculus Air Link, and using a USB-A to USB-C doesn’t work. If you know a fix to this problem, please let me know.
Anyone else having problems with Steam VR not detecting Oculus Quest 2 headset after Steam updated their app last Friday? I belive Shadow`s software (Alpha) is not corresponding with Steam`s new software update. Any suggestions? Appreciate all the help as I currently can not access the VR stream but only the 2D desktop. Ps: I know many are using Virtual Desktop – but until now I have been very happy using Alpha. And not interested going through the hassle of using AirLink – as my experience so far is Alpha should do the job with out any “extra” (VD and AirLink). Thanks guys! Best regards, Kevin
Hi,I tested ShadowPC some time ago with Virtual Desktop, but unfortunately the lag was too much for me at this time.Today I saw that there is ShadowVR in alpha available. I now have upgraded to a Quest 2 and a new 5Ghz Router. Unfortunately my account tells me that I can only reactivate in December 21.Is there any way so that I can test ShadowVR earlier?Of course I’m not searching for a free ride - I’m willing to pay. I really like the idea of the cloud PC, but I don’t think I will wait this long and buy a new PC at home before …Thanks for any help.Steven
In the step 6 of the vr set up it says you have to disable password windows log. And in the walkthrough it is really straightforward it seems you just have to take off the checkmark. But on my system I don't seem to have the checkmark that says "users must enter a username and password to use this computer" do yall have any idea why? Ps when I try to start the vr it just brings me to the 2d desktop
Login to the community
Social LoginLogin with OpenIdConnect
Enter your username or e-mail address. We'll send you an e-mail with instructions to reset your password.