Glossary:Valve Index

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Valve Index
Valve Index cover
Predecessor
HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro
Valve Index on Wikipedia

For a list of games, see List of VR games.

Key points

Requires a workaround to play games that are designed for the Oculus Rift. See Revive.
Most HTC Vive hardware is intercompatible.
Pass-through camera

General information

Official website

Availability[edit]

Steam

Features[edit]

3D[edit]

Stereoscopic 3D.

Display[edit]

1440 x 1600 RGB LCD display. 80/90/120/144 Hz. Adjustable ~130° FOV.

Tracking[edit]

Uses 2x Lighthouse Base-Stations for room-scale tracking of headset and controllers.

Audio[edit]

Off-ear headphones and microphone integrated into the headset, optional 3.5mm plug.

Controllers[edit]

Valve Index Controllers[edit]

Valve Index Controllers
Valve Index Controllers

Essential improvements[edit]

Revive[edit]

Allows HTC Vive owners to play Oculus exclusive games. GitHub page with install instructions and downloads are here.

OpenVR Advanced Settings[edit]

OpenVR Advanced Settings adds additional settings into the SteamVR environment that allows you to change aspects of games and SteamVR to your liking and convenience.

ChaperoneTweak[edit]

ChaperoneTweak allows you to adjust the chaperone boundaries in SteamVR, as well as the available playspace. This is essential for getting your chaperone boundaries into the correct position and giving yourself the largest available playspace.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Dual core processor
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD RX480
Other 1x USB 3.0
DisplayPort 1.2
HDMI not supported.
Linux
Minimum
Operating system (OS) SteamOS
Processor (CPU) Dual core processor
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD RX480
Other 1x USB 3.0
DisplayPort 1.2
HDMI not supported.

References