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Steam VR not launching in my headset (quest 2 )

Gabatron
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I have been using air link to play PC games with my quest 2 for a while now. I used to be able to simply click on steam VR while using desktop mode in air link then the application will launch and I'm good to go. But now I cannot. Once I'm in the air link and I select steam VR it does not launch the application in my headset directly, I can see steam VR home on my desktop and I can even see my controllers moving. But when I look into my headset all I see is the oculus home and no steam application is being projected into my headset. Steam VR even says it detects my headset and controllers but it won't launch into my headset. This is what my desktop looks like. The application is clearly viewable and working on my monitor but none of that is going on in my headset.This is what my desktop looks like. The application is clearly viewable and working on my monitor but none of that is going on in my headset.

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So I JUST got mine working after deleting and reinstalling steam and trying everything else. What fixed it was simple. Open steam on your PC, then find steam VR app in your library (you can search for it in the search bar)

Right click. Select properties. Select betas. Then in the drop down where it currently says "none" choose "beta- Steam VR Beta Update"

You can hit the X after that to close the pop up window and then let it finish downloading. I then restart steam after force closing in task manager and BOOM steam VR finally launches in air link for me

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Hiya there Gabatron! We understand how not being able use SteamVR can be a huge issue. No worries, we can help find an solution to this issue. For some clarity, could you provide us with tad more of information: 

 

  • Are you only having this issue with that app? 
  • Have you attempted any troubleshooting steps? (Restarting device, using a different USB cable, using a different computer, etc.)
  • How long have you been experiencing this issue?
  • Make sure you have the basic requirements for PCVR
  • Have you recently installed a new updated your PC? 

Once you have provided that info to us, we will be able to assist you further. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • "Are you only having this issue with that app?" | Steam VR is the only app I have trouble with, though since Steam does not work all games bound to it do not either. Steam games that give me the option to launch through Oculus mode do work. 
  • "Have you attempted any troubleshooting steps? (Restarting device, using a different USB cable, using a different computer, etc.)" | The troubleshooting I have attempted is: Restarting my quest, restarting my PC, and uninstalling and reinstalling SteamVR. I do not have access to a second VR-ready PC so I have not tried that and I use air link so I do not use cables. 
  • "How long have you been experiencing this issue?" | I have been independently trying to find a fix for a while so I am unsure of an exact time but my guess is 1-2 months. 
  • "Make sure you have the basic requirements for PCVR" | My computer meets the basic requirements for PCVR. 
  • "Have you recently installed a new updated your PC?" | My computer is running the latest windows 10 update. 

Hey there Gabatron! Thank you for reaching back out to us. We understand how this can get a bit complicated. We do recommend you reach out to their community page, so they can look into this further with you. Hope this was able to help. Let us know if you need anything else or if you are still having issues with this, We will do our best to assist you. 

If you're the author of a thread, remember to mark a reply as the Accepted Solution to help others find answers!

were you able to get this resolved?? I just got my quest 2 for christmas, and i have a lot of steam VR games, i cant get any steam vr game to launch in air link. I can play my rift games just fine, it's only steam, i'm having the same kind of issue you are.

I wanted to jump in and see if you've tried the Virtual Desktop app on Quest 2. It's an option that could work out for you to play your Steam PCVR games.

Genesis does what Nintendon't! Send me a DM if you have questions. I'm happy to help!

I have not tried Virtual Desktop yet. I am aware of the application but I would like to get the Quest Link option fixed as that does not cost money while Virtual Desktop does. I'm currently engaging with Steam Support, although they haven't seemed to give me any helping solutions yet. If I end up trying virtual desktop ill let you know the results. 

Thanks. 

I'm currently speaking to Steam Support about my problem as that was what MetaQuestSupport recommended me to do. I have not come to a solution. I will definitely let you know if my problem gets resolved. A mod responded to my post suggesting I try Virtual Desktop, it's an app that does exactly what Air Link does except it costs about $25 CAD so I think I will leave that to a last resort. But if you want, you can try that. 

So I JUST got mine working after deleting and reinstalling steam and trying everything else. What fixed it was simple. Open steam on your PC, then find steam VR app in your library (you can search for it in the search bar)

Right click. Select properties. Select betas. Then in the drop down where it currently says "none" choose "beta- Steam VR Beta Update"

You can hit the X after that to close the pop up window and then let it finish downloading. I then restart steam after force closing in task manager and BOOM steam VR finally launches in air link for me

Thank you very much for the suggestion. Unfortunately, this did not fix my problem. 

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