Quest Newbie: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Virtual Desktop
While most people purchase the Oculus Quest because they do not have a “VR Ready” PC to begin with, there are many Quest owners that actually have a computer powerful enough to run AAA titles like Half-Life: Alyx or The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. Oculus has offered a wired solution called Link that lets you play PCVR games on their headset — but there is another WIRELESS solution for those with the right network and setup. It’s called Virtual Desktop. Last Updated: 2021–02–26 to remove Sidequest requirements.
While not a requirement to use this article, it would probably be a good idea to read this article if you’re fairly new to the Quest platform.
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Now that we understand the variations of play, let’s start by seeing if Virtual Desktop is even an option for you.
Requirement 1: The Right PC
First things first. Virtual Desktop does not absolve you of having a top-notch VR-Ready PC.
Oculus themselves have a site set up to discuss what this means as it pertains to their Rift S VR line. Since your Oculus will sort of be a Rift S, this is a good place to start.
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Your VR Ready PC should meet or exceed the specifications of the PC featured there.
This article may also help you decide if your PC is ready.
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