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Steam with New VR Support Category for Oculus Rift Enabled Games

December 28th, 2013 · 1 Comment · 3D / AR / VR / HMD


It seems that Steam has added a category in their search that allows you to easily see what games are available in the platform that have support for the Oculus Rift 3D VR HMD and even though the category is called VR Support it essentially means Oculus Rift support for now. And while we may see other games supporting different VR platforms as they become available in the future, at the moment Steam has listed 14 titles in the VR Support category though the number of games is actually a bit different. You can see the list if you open the search on Steam and go to the advanced search where you have the option to select category and at the bottom of the category list you will see the new VR Support category.

We mentioned 14 titles available under the VR Support category, but the number is actually a bit different as the list includes Team Fortress 2 two times and it is also included in the Valve Complete pack where other Valve games with Oculus Rift support are only available. The game Strike Suit Zero is also available as a standalone in the list as well as in the form of a pack Strike Suit Zero Mega Bundle that includes some extra features. There is also the game Estranged: Act I that is not yet available, but should come out next month that is listed in the VR Support category.

For the full list of games currently listed in the VR Support category on Steam…

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DiRT 2 With a Patch Including Fixes for Nvidia 3D Vision Support

March 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Stereo 3D Games

The game DiRT2 just got an update that gets installed automatically over Steam or GFWL that offers some general improvements and fixes in the game performance and compatibility along with some fixes to improve NVIDIA 3D Vision support according to the release notes. Back in December I’ve written about the issues the game has when played in stereo 3D mode with 3D Vision, along with a custom convergence profiles. The issues were mostly with the shadows and when using AA, so these should be addressed in the patch, but I still haven’t personally tested if all problems are fixed. Nevertheless you should update the game to the latest version and you can report your results after that how it is handling in stereoscopic 3D mode with 3D Vision…

The game Dirt 2 is currently available for just $29 USD at Amazon…

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Aliens vs Predator Multiplayer Demo Fix for 3D Vision Users

February 5th, 2010 · 6 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


The Multiplayer Demo of scheduled for February 16th release game Aliens vs Predator has been released yesterday over Steam and a lot of people (including myself) tried to play it with 3D Vision. It turned out however that the 3D Vision drivers contain a profile for an older AvP game and load it and that results in totally messing up the image on the screen when you turn on the stereoscopic 3D mode. Turns out that the convergence level is the thing that totally messes up the image on the screen, but even after lowering the convergence with the help of CTRL + F5 key combination the game is not in a true stereo 3D mode…


So I had to figure a way out to fix that by preventing the wrong game profile to be loaded from the 3D Vision driver and this was not as easy as to just rename the AvP.exe file from the Steam directory as this prevents the game from actually being run. So the solution I’ve found is to rename the actual game executable from AvP.exe to AvPx.exe and then add a small launcher that is named AvP.exe that is just calling up the renamed actual game executable file and that did the trick. The 3D Vision drivers no longer detect the game and load the old profile so things look normal, although you might still want to play with settings in order to get best results in S3D mode. To make it easier I’ve packaged the launcher I’m using (Bart’s program launcher 1.2) into a small archive so that after renaming the the original Exe of the game you can just extract the files from the archive below and then just run the game with everything working fine with 3D Vision.

Download the archive with the launcher fix for the AvP Multiplayer Demo…

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