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Any way to play with the Oculus Rift S with no Guardian?

uKER
Level 5

For seated games, not needing the Guardian, I'd expect to be able to play in the dark.

However, in trying to do so, I get constant alerts that the play area was not detected and I need to run the Guardian wizard. Ironically, there is the option to skip it, but after doing so the error message just pops right back up.

Any suggestions?

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Richooal
Level 12
I don't have the Rift S, but as I understand it, the inside out tracking on the Rift S uses the onboard cameras to track your position relative to your room and objects/furniture in it. The cameras need light to work properly. I think the alerts are saying that the cameras can't see the "play area" around you.

If you really need a dark room you can apparently use IR lighting..........
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/buufz9/rift_s_and_quest_like_to_play_in_the_dark_my/

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