FS 2020 VR mode released on December 22nd. This is a free update to the game and works with all OpenXR-compliant headset. However, if you want to use a VR headset that is not a Windows Mixed Reality headset, you may get the error “No Headset Detected”. To solve this, you have to do the following:
If you are using a VR headset from a different brand:
(Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest 1 or 2 with Link)
- Opt-in to the Oculus Rift Public Test Channel to enable support. Open your Oculus Home PC software, go to Settings > Beta > Turn on Public Test Channel. Let it install & restart the software.
- Before using VR in Flight Simulator with an Oculus headset, the computer needs to know the location of the OpenXR runtime. Follow the steps below to set this location in the registry:
- Right-click on your Start menu and select Run.
- Type in “regedit” (without quotations) and hit Enter. This will launch the Registry Editor.
- Locate the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Khronos\OpenXR\1
- For ActiveRuntime change its value to the one that matches your platform. The default path is “C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-runtime\oculus_openxr_64.json”.
- Close the Registry Editor. You are now ready to enter VR with your Oculus headset.
Cas and Chary also made a helpful video guide on this (guide starts around 1:58).
(HTC VIVE Cosmos, Valve Index)
- SteamVR users please opt-in to the SteamVR Beta to enable support:
- HTC Vive Cosmos users can run the sim using SteamVR runtime.
Windows Mixed Reality Headsets (WMR)
(HP Reverb G2, Samsung Odyssey)
If you are using a Windows Mixed Reality headset, you don’t have to do anything. It should work!
Other VR Headsets
- If all doesn’t work with your headset, you have to make sure your headset supports OpenXR. If you’re not sure, check with your headset’s manufacturer.