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Quest 2 controllers showing as gen 1 in Steam VR

Level 2

When I play games via steam VR (for example Payday 2), the controllers show up in the in game menu and the steam menu as the 1st Gen Oculus Touch Controllers, is there a way to make Steam Vr show the correct controllers. If I play VR games not via Steam Vr then the correct controllers show. This seems to happen whether I use Airlink or Virtual Desktop.




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Community Manager

Hello there! We see you're having some issues with the controllers not working properly while trying to stream, don't worry, we'll see what we can do to get this resolved as soon as possible.


Could you please try these steps here, they should fix the issue? Could you also check to see if your PC is compatible with your device?


Please let us know if those steps were beneficial, if you are still unable to resolve this issue, please let us know so that we can look into it further for you.


The controllers work, they just don't show as the correct controllers, ie they are showing as 1st Gen Oculus Touch Controllers. The solution above seems to be related to getting the controllers to work in the first place.

We understand that this is alarming and that you want to resolve it, and we will do our best to see what we can do to help. We'd like to look into this further for you, could you please PM us? Please select our name to get to our profile page, or click here. Next, click "Send a Message" to privately message us! Please remember, you must be signed into the community first to send us a private message.

Level 4

to be fair this is a steam problem not an oculus problem.  Mine have always shown as the touch controllers in steamVR and some games.  other games they will show as the quest 2 controllers. steam needs to update their graphical representation in the API.  it shouldnt affect functionality and never has for me so I doubt they consider this priority.  just wanted to provide some insight.

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