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PC Software Build 17.0 Release Notes

ShowbizDonkey
Retired Support
Update 5/15/2020: Hey everyone - thanks again for your patience during this rollout. The team just pushed out an update to those of you who have already received the v17 software update. This new build should resolve the blue screen crashes that some of you have reported. We have also pushed this same update to the PTC channel to those of you who have hit this issue on PTC but have not yet received the live version. Please do continue to let us know if you experience any problems with this new update using the Help Center > Provide Feedback option within the Oculus desktop software and by contacting customer support. Thank you!

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Social Reporting


  • We’ve made usability improvements to the in-VR reporting flow

Oculus Link

  • You can now control audio and mic settings for Oculus Link directly from your Quest.
  • During setup, the Oculus desktop app will now let you know if your USB cable meets the standards required to power Link.
  • General stability improvements

Fixes
  • Fixed an issue where some Rift users would join a party and couldn’t be heard by other party members. 
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Kelju
Protege
Downloading now. scared s***less.
As a horror fan. i find it funny that scariest thing in vr, is new oculus update 😄

Kareshi
Heroic Explorer
xsd13ddkvhar.pngWhat bothers me the most is that the only person to my knowledge that can get on an respond to us in some capacity is the same person who creates these posts here, if you check their profile, they get on here every day, so it's safe to say he/she reads and decides to ignore all of what we say, no comment about it, no reassuring, no this, no that, nothing. They decided to purposely ignore us, leave us in the dark, not say a damn thing and just post update after update, completely ignoring anything and everything we say here over and over.

Addust
Explorer
Now. Add. Wireless. Connection. EVERY SINGLE PORT on my HP pavillion has stopped connecting to my Oculus Quest as USB 3. DESPITE the fact they worked a while ago. At least do software work to make it USB 2 compatible, damnit! Just make it connect, I don't care about the "instabilities" you think will happen. And stop purposefully ignoring us. MAKE. THINGS. WORK, OCULUS!

Anonymous
Not applicable

Addust said:

Now. Add. Wireless. Connection. EVERY SINGLE PORT on my HP pavillion has stopped connecting to my Oculus Quest as USB 3. DESPITE the fact they worked a while ago. At least do software work to make it USB 2 compatible, damnit! Just make it connect, I don't care about the "instabilities" you think will happen. And stop purposefully ignoring us. MAKE. THINGS. WORK, OCULUS!


In the latest update link should work with a 2.0 cable from a recent UploadVR post.
Hopefully it'll perform well for you

Xarstealth
Protege
wow...updated to 17...rebooted..now bluescreen of death every time i open oculus app with usb connected,
same shit was happening in beta and reported to tons of ppl....fixed in beta (didnt try myself but other ppl says was fixed)
and now...official release makes 500€ device totally worthless...

Good job! continue to work only on quest to betatest it for the new headset

im downloading again app hoping for a mistake it will donwload 16.0 version..at lest after 20 mins installing and configuring it i can use my device for 4h....

Xarstealth
Protege
update...
Uninstalled oculus app, downloaded it again 5.15 gb (when i installed first time the 13.0 was 7.8 btw)
it starts to install app..and in the exact moment it finish...CRASHHHHHH with portcls error...

Better and better...headset was not plugged in, rebooted after crash and...cant access windows because portcls error appear while im writing password!!! GOOOOOOOOOOD JOB GUYS!!!! had to reboot in safe mode, uninstall app and reboot so i can still use my pc! 

i cant even make the oculus report because i cant have app installed now... you are fantastic guys!! 
now i have to wait what..1 month for another release with no guarantees it will be fixed? 2 months headset totally unusefull 

kojack
MVP
MVP



Addust said:

Now. Add. Wireless. Connection. EVERY SINGLE PORT on my HP pavillion has stopped connecting to my Oculus Quest as USB 3. DESPITE the fact they worked a while ago. At least do software work to make it USB 2 compatible, damnit! Just make it connect, I don't care about the "instabilities" you think will happen. And stop purposefully ignoring us. MAKE. THINGS. WORK, OCULUS!


In the latest update link should work with a 2.0 cable from a recent UploadVR post.
Hopefully it'll perform well for you


Damn, that actually works.
I just played PC Pistol Whip on my Quest using a $4 usb 2 charging cable (3m long) from aliexpress. A couple of sound stutters, but ran fine.



Author: Oculus Monitor,  Auto Oculus Touch,  Forum Dark Mode, Phantom Touch Remover,  X-Plane Fixer
Hardware: Threadripper 1950x, MSI Gaming Trio 2080TI, Asrock X399 Taich
Headsets: Wrap 1200VR, DK1, DK2, CV1, Rift-S, GearVR, Go, Quest, Quest 2, Reverb G2

nalex66
MVP
MVP
Yeah, I saw the USB2 thing on Reddit this morning... still waiting for new PTC patch notes to see the official announcement of this feature.

DK2, CV1, Go, Quest, Quest 2, Quest 3.


Try my game: Cyclops Island Demo

Eastcoast78
Protege
Anyone try to use there charging cable as a link cable now? Seen on a discord someone stating his pc is on 17 but his quest is still on 16 and his charging
 cable cable(the one supplied with the quest) is working as a link...kinda odd as im on pc 17 and 16 for the quest..dont work for me...also that would be kinda stupid for them to do that. no one would buy their 120 buck cable...lol..and i dont see any release notes...

nalex66
MVP
MVP
I've read that the charging cable will work, but that the quality will be lower than using USB3 with an official Link cable. This feature will help people with a lower-end setup or lower quality cable, but USB3 and a high quality cable will still provide the best experience.

DK2, CV1, Go, Quest, Quest 2, Quest 3.


Try my game: Cyclops Island Demo