Do you play virtual reality (VR) games on Steam? If you do, then it’s essential to have a headset that can give you a fully immersive experience. There are several VR headsets to choose from, but we argue that the PlayStation VR is the one to get. And despite its name, you can definitely use the PSVR on PC.
PlayStation VR Features
- Mirroring mode
- 3D audio processing
- 90Hz to a 120Hz refresh rate
- OLED display
- Cinematic mode
- 4K and HDR support
- 100-degree field of view
- 1920xRGBx1080 panel resolution
- Six-axis motion sensing system
- Supports multiple ports
Operating System: 64-Bit Microsoft Windows 7 OS or later
RAM: At least 8GB
Graphics Card: At least NVIDIA GTX 980 or its AMD equivalent
Storage type: PCIe NVMe Solid-state drive (SSD)
How to Get PlayStation VR on Your PC?
Step 1: Go to the website of Trinus Virtual Reality.
Step 2: Scroll down and locate the section about the Trinus PSVR.
Step 3: Click ‘Download Trinus PSVR.’
Step 4: Right-click on the downloaded installer file and choose ‘Run as administrator’.
Step 5: Go through the Trinus PSVR installation process.
Step 6: Get an HDMI cable and connect one end to the PSVR’s PS4 port.
Step 7: Connect the opposite cable end to your PC.
Step 8: Grab a USB cable and connect one end to the PSVR again.
Step 9: Plug the other end of the USB cable to the USB 3.0 port of your computer.
Step 10: Hook up the headset to the PSVR processing unit.
Step 11: Turn on the device by plugging in the power cable to an outlet.
Step 12: Turn the PSVR headset on by using the remote.
Step 13: Wait for your computer to recognize the device.
Step 14: Go to your PC and check ‘Settings’.
Step 15: From ‘Settings’, go the ‘System’ tab and then to ‘Display’.
Step 16: Click ‘Extend’ found under ‘Multiple Displays’ selection.
Step 17: Choose ‘1920 by 1080’ resolution.
Step 18: Launch Trinus PSVR.
Step 19: Wait for it to detect the Steam library.
Step 20: Go to the Main tab.
Step 21: Click the menu beside ‘PSVR Display’ and choose ‘DISPLAY1’.
Step 22: Find ‘PSVR Mode’ and click the menu next to it.
Step 23: Choose ‘VR’.
Step 24: Bind a preferred key after selecting ‘Assign’ so that you can easily change the headset’s view.
Step 25: Check the box for ‘Use Mouse Wheel’ in order to use it for in-game zooming.
Step 26: Place the PS headset on a leveled area.
Step 27: Click ‘Start’ to calibrate the headset.
Step 28: Launch the Steam app by right-clicking the app icon and choosing ‘Run as administrator’.
Step 29: Click the VR icon.
Step 30: Go through the calibration process for the room’s center and floor areas and indicate your height.
Step 31: Wait for the SteamVR Home page to appear.
Step 32: Press the Windows Key along with the Shift key and the Right arrow to position the window to your PSVR headset.
You can now use your PSVR headset to play Playstation VR games on Steam.
1) Why isn’t the my PSVR performing well in terms of head-tracking?
The Trinus PSVR software allows you to use the PlayStation headset on your PC. But the problem is that its head-tracking feature is far from polished. Some users have tried to fix this issue by using a webcam with the app, but there was no significant difference. Simply put, there is no available fix for now.
2) Can I view the VR display from any distance?
Using the PSVR for an extended amount of time can be bad for your eyesight. Thus, we recommend that you take a break from time to time. On a related note, you should be able to wear your eyeglasses while also using the PSVR since it’s designed with that issue in mind.
3) How can I use the 3D audio feature?
Despite its name, you don’t need to get any special headphones to make use of the 3D audio. In fact, you can opt to use your own wired headset instead of the one included in the PSVR package. It will work as long as it features the standard 3.5mm plug.