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Vive Pro 2 setup - with original setup file vs steam vive console


Cubano

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I ve got one question that cant let me sleep well.

When I got my new Vive pro 2 one year ago , I used original setup file from the Vive website.  During setup vive software is being installed and steamVR.  It was like that through few months till Steam platform decided to create its own Vive console. 

There are two strange things. Normally when steamVR is installed through Vive software , then something strange happens in the steam platform because it gives information like SteamVR was not yet installed and suggests doing it. Then If you accept it , vive console (steam version) is being installed. And then some real problems occur.

If I turn on the the headset some errors appear , it looks that there are some conflict between Vive Software and SteamVR & Vive console from Steam. 

I ve just reinstalled whole Windows and I am ready to install Vive Pro 2 software. Please can you write step by step what should I install so not do create any coflict with steam? What should I install from steam platform and what I shouldnt download from there.  

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10 hours ago, C.T. said:

I usually do this rundown -> install Steam, SteamVR, then Vive Console for SteamVR. 
And when you want to use Vive Pro 2 -> Launch Vive console for SteamVR. 

All right , so you suggest not to use any setup file from VIVE official website, only download SteamVR and Vive console from Steam,  then connect HMD with linkbox to the computer , turn it on and done?

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks, finally everything installed how it should be done - so,  how you suggested -  I installed only SteamVR from steam and Vive console from steam. Then I connected VIVE PRO 2 to the computer and now there is no conflict, everything is working fine. 

Even my old problem with grey and black screen dissapeared.Great

 

My last question is:  when I used to do it by downloading the vive  software setup from Vive website, naturally ViVEPORT was installed. I bought some games from there.

Now I can see that there is no VIVEPORT in steam. So I thought : all right , I will download Viveport as a standalone software. But... when I start to install Viveport , there is an information that the file will install all the VIVE software , so of course I stopped the installation to avoid my old problem with all the conflicts. How can I get my games from viveport now? 

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On 1/30/2023 at 2:07 AM, Cubano said:

Thanks, finally everything installed how it should be done - so,  how you suggested -  I installed only SteamVR from steam and Vive console from steam. Then I connected VIVE PRO 2 to the computer and now there is no conflict, everything is working fine. 

Even my old problem with grey and black screen dissapeared.Great

 

My last question is:  when I used to do it by downloading the vive  software setup from Vive website, naturally ViVEPORT was installed. I bought some games from there.

Now I can see that there is no VIVEPORT in steam. So I thought : all right , I will download Viveport as a standalone software. But... when I start to install Viveport , there is an information that the file will install all the VIVE software , so of course I stopped the installation to avoid my old problem with all the conflicts. How can I get my games from viveport now? 

Which installer did you download?

https://www.vive.com/us/setup/viveport/

I download viveport with this and just skip the device setup part, then I got one pure viveport install with no conflict.

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On 2/1/2023 at 3:51 AM, Suprim Pink said:

Which installer did you download?

https://www.vive.com/us/setup/viveport/

I download viveport with this and just skip the device setup part, then I got one pure viveport install with no conflict.

It is no so easy how you think. Yes, this is the standalone installer from Vive website. But - if your vive pro 2 software comes only from steam- I mean SteamVR and Vive console for steam, this file wants doesnt see anything installed from Vive itself in the system and wants to install original Vive software   - you cant skip it, so for 100% it would download  second Vive console and there would be a conflict. 

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