12-28-2018 06:57 PM
12-28-2018 06:57 PM
Shame on me for thinking joining the Windows Insider Preview Program would be beneficial for using cutting edge technology....but after rejoining the Windows Insider Program with my MSI Laptop, I'm unable to use my expensive WINDOWS MIXED REALITY Odyssey headset with SteamVR in any capacity.
After googling and perusing dozens of forums, I've learned that these software-destroying updates and shoddy support have been persisting since February 2018.
What's the point of joining an Insider program if it obliterates support for fledgling products like VR/AR software? Guess we should be using antiquated versions of Windows to develop VR content....
To exacerbate issues further, there isn't a way to peacefully leave the Insider Program.... The only option WITHOUT wiping my entire C drive is to WAIT for Microsoft to release a "stable" build in the undisclosed future. What. On. Earth.
Destroy support for your own fledgling products that rely on the community for development....thus preventing developers from DEVELOPING....and be sure to remove any escape ropes for folks who were stupid enough to invest in a WMR headset and install an Insider Preview Build.... MERRY CHRISTMAS!
01-13-2019 02:02 PM
01-13-2019 02:07 PM - edited 01-13-2019 02:10 PM
You may be pleased to know that as of last week's major update, I've been able to get Steam VR to "occasionally" work by toggling Steam VR's "beta" mode (right click on Steam VR in Steam and it's under "Properties"). I got Steam VR Home to boot and Google Earth VR.
Everything in the Windows Cliff House and Windows App Store works flawlessly (Arizona Sunshine)...and yet they have the gall to add a "Steam VR" advertisement to the latest WMR build! It doesn't work yet, guys!
Still too frustrating to recommend on a Windows Insider machine as of 1/13/19!
(Also disclaimer, none of these issues happen on my Desktop Windows 10 PC which IS NOT an Insider Preview Build computer)
01-13-2019 02:29 PM
01-13-2019 02:40 PM
Appreciate the heads up! I'll keep my eyes peeled.
Likewise. My laptop (the problem computer) is packing a 970GTXM, 8 core 3.3, 16 ram...running all apps off of an SSD >:( I, too, have had a drop in performance in the Cliff House since the update that added the Steam VR ads.
Hoping somebody hears our cries sooner than later
01-13-2019 06:08 PM
01-13-2019 06:34 PM
ah! Great idea rolling back Windows. I'm unable to do so on my laptop...so I'll have to tough this update period out :\
02-03-2019 02:52 PM
But wait! It gets worse!
As of today, my Odyssey is displaying everything INVERTED. Completely upside down from the start.
I attempted to reinstall Windows Mixed Reality Home....and hit an error telling me to check my WINDOWS UPDATE!
I have been unable to get off the Windows Insider Program on this computer for seven weeks. Unreal.