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FYI, the Oculus Rift DK2 works perfectly with launch games & the Oculus Store

For anyone with a DK2 waiting patiently for their CV1 headset to arrive, the wait has suddenly become easier.

That’s because the Oculus Rift DK2 works perfectly with both the Oculus Store and this week’s launch games. Sure, the resolution on the DK2 isn’t quite as high as the CV1, but you’ll still have a blast playing Lucky’s Tale, Henry, EVEL Valarie, Esper 2, ADR1FT and more – without any issues, problems or performance issues.

So how does it work? As we explained in our launch day coverage here, first you’ll need to uninstall any existing drivers, then download the Oculus Setup file from here. As it installs, make a mental note of the instructions for setting up the CV1 (because presumably you’ll need to follow them when your headset eventually arrives), and click skip, instead of next, whenever you’re prompted to plug in a CV1 device. After installation as completed the Oculus Store will launch and you’re free to buy, download and play the Oculus Rift launch line-up.

We’re still working our way through the launch line-up, but here’s a quick list of the games/apps we’ve tested and confirmed to be fully working on the DK2:

  • ADR1FT
  • Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games
  • Blaze Rush
  • Colosse
  • Crystal Rift
  • Dreadhalls
  • Elite Dangerous
  • EVE: Valkyrie
  • Esper 2
  • Farlands
  • Henry
  • Invasion!
  • Jaunt VR
  • Lost
  • Lucky’s Tale
  • Oculus Dreamdeck
  • Oculus Video
  • Project CARS
  • Radial-G
  • The Body VR
  • Time Machine VR
  • Windlands

It’s great to see Oculus support the DK2 from launch. Not only does it make the wait for a CV1 headset easier, but it also means there are hundreds of thousands of VR gamer’s out there who can already play some amazing experiences today. Nevertheless, if you’ve discovered a game that doesn’t work, let us know in the comments below. Similarly, if there’s a game we haven’t played yet that works a charm add that to the comments too and we’ll update this article.

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  • Mayena

    Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games is working fine too, and Lucky’s tale is missing from your bottom list (it says Henry’s tale, maybe you’ve merged Lucky’s tale and Henry together 😉 Hope they will keep supporting DK2 for a long time.

    • Haha, so we did! Thanks for that, fixed the mistake and added Adventure Time.

  • Craig Winston

    I think it’s awesome that the people who supported Oculus aren’t left out out in the cold! I have my CV1 on order so it’s great I’m not being penalized for not having one in my hand yet.. which is not my fault.. right Oculus? 🙂

  • Craig Winston

    And oh yeah.. it doesn’t hurt that I’m already making purchases in the Rift Store despite not having my CV1 yet. Smart move Oculus.. thank you!

  • Mayena

    Invasion! also works fine, as well as Colosse and Jaunt VR. I’m guessing everything just works on DK2 since I’ve not come acros anything that didn’t.

  • Alex Baak

    project Cars runs only with SDK 8.0 and Crystal Rift need a Update to SDK 1.3 ! Fact !

    • Daniel Staiger

      Works fine for me, you need to first run the oculus all, make sure you allow unknown sources in settings, then run Steam VR and launch project cars from there. Works like a charm

      • graz

        Could you explain this a little more detailed? I’m having the same troubles. What do you mean by “first run oculus all” and allow unknown sources?

  • Alex Baak

    The Steam Versions of Project Cars ,Blaze Rush or Crystal Rift don´t support SDK 1.3 !

  • Alex Baak

    Unknown Support

    Windlands – Unknown support for 1.3 in the Steam version, but Oculus Home keys available for everyone who purchased before the 28th –

    Project CARS – Unknown at this point

    Subnautica – Unknown at this point

    Keep talking and Nobody Explodes – Unknown at this point

  • Dušan Tešo Tešanović

    Is it possible to watch my own movies with “Oculus video” is there any folder, where you can put video files ?

    • John Burrowes

      Yes you can watch your own videos. You’ll see that option to your left with other source options. Whatever videos are in your Video folder show up. Videos in the root first and then videos in any sub-folders.

      I haven’t watched much because the theatre freezes on my system. I’m using a DK2 so maybe that’s why.

  • Beaulier Thomas

    chronos works just as fine as the other games

  • Anon

    Click Start Download & while running Oculus “Run the Rift’s setup tool”, clicking next said:
    “Oculus setup requires a 64-bit version of either Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. to continue, please update Windows.”

    So I had to click Quit & I have Windows 10 Pro & a DK2?

  • anon

    How do you scroll (down or up) in Oculus Video (and whatever else)?? DK1 has no pad!