Sideloading third-party video games onto your Meta Quest 2 headset (previously Oculus Quest 2) simply acquired far more easy due to a brand new SideQuest replace.
SideQuest was already one of many group’s favourite Quest 2 sideloading apps – permitting customers to seek out and obtain quite a few video games and experiences made by VR lovers that they gained’t discover on the official Quest retailer. There are utterly distinctive video games in addition to VR ports of well-liked titles together with Questcraft (a VR model of Minecraft).
You may also discover quite a few fan-created Quest properties out of your favourite popular culture properties. There’s an area designed to appear to be the Krusty Krab, one other like Rick and Morty’s storage, and a Pokemon Centre, amongst many, many others.
Due to the brand new SideQuest replace, putting in these properties and video games is precisely the identical as utilizing the common Quest retailer in VR. To begin this head over to the official SideQuest obtain web page and get the brand new Simple PC installer (opens in new tab) – which is at the moment in beta so chances are you’ll expertise the odd challenge.
When you’ve downloaded the brand new app, boot it up in your PC and it’ll take you thru the setup course of – which entails having to arrange your Quest 2 in developer mode and with the ability to join your headset to your PC with any USB-C cable.
The method can take a short time in the event you’ve by no means achieved it earlier than, however as soon as it is completed you’ll be capable of entry the SideQuest retailer and set up the whole lot it has to supply whereas in VR. Whereas some issues on SideQuest must be paid for, there’s a whole lot of well-liked free content material as properly.
For those who aren’t pleased with how your Quest 2 runs, you’ll be able to even use SideQuest to switch the settings. This consists of disabling the headset’s proximity sensor and forcing video games to run at greater framerates. Altering your Quest’s settings may trigger some points although, so watch out to not alter too many directly.
Growing the framerate may also enhance the pressure in your headset’s battery, and disabling the proximity sensor could lead on you to stumble upon issues. However in the event you’re on the lookout for extra management over your VR expertise then SideQuest’s new Quest 2 installer is certainly the instrument for you.