Virtual Desktop is an application developed for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and WMR headsets that lets you use your computer in VR. You can browse the web, watch movies, Netflix or even play games on a giant virtual screen.
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Mixed (19) - 68% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (774) - 69% of the 774 user reviews for this software are positive.
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Mar 31, 2016
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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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February 5

Update 1.10 - Timewarp Layers in Model environments, Monitor Orientation support

Timewarp Layers in Model Environments
Model environments such as the Home Theater and Home Cinema now support cylindrical and quad layers (with Rift) to render the desktop. This provides the maximum image quality even when Supersampling, MSAA and Environment Mip Mapping are disabled. The Environment Editor has a new option to enable it in user-created environments.

Monitor Orientation Support
All monitors, connected to any GPU should now render correctly in any orientation (Portrait, Landscape, etc.). Previously, some monitors appeared washed out, transparent or would cause the application to crash.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issue with fullscreen games appearing frozen after Fall Creators update
  • Fixed 360 video cube projection appearing black in the Mirror Window
  • Fixed Play with Virtual Desktop contextual command
  • Fixed multiple crashes
I've been working hard on fixing some bugs that have been around for a while but that I couldn't easily reproduce. The app should feel more stable with each update. Thanks again for reporting any issues you encounter!
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February 1

Update 1.9.5 - Bug Fixes

This update focuses on stability improvements and a few user requests.

Video Player
A new option called Allow Custom Orientation will let you position 360 videos with the Reset Orientation command (like it used to work in prior versions).

Automatic Reset Orientation
When the application launches, resumes from being paused or when returning from a game, the headset will recenter automatically.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed "Failed to Initialize VR Headset" error with some audio configurations
  • Fixed multiple shutdown issues
  • Fixed volume levels with Positional Audio
  • Fixed Anaglyph 3D in Model environments with fixed screens
  • Fixed cursor rendering issues with AMD GPUs

Let me know if you experience any other issues!
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Reviews

“These are the kinds of programs that change the way people look at technology. In this case, it’s a program that, for some people, might actually make virtual reality a enjoyable, even practical, replacement for their monitor.”
Kotaku

“It's an incredibly polished app that take minimal resources to provide a number of functions that feel like they should be a standardised part of the VR experience coming to consumer homes.”
Destructoid

“This is the first program you should buy for your Oculus Rift”
Polygon

About This Software

Virtual Desktop is an application developed for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets that lets you use your computer in VR. You can browse the web, watch movies, Netflix or even play games on a giant virtual screen.

Other features include:
  • Hardware accelerated 360 video playback
  • Ability to play/stream YouTube 360 videos
  • Browse and view 360 photos
  • MilkDrop support for music visualization
  • 3D Side-By-Side video support
  • Game launcher with voice commands
  • Multi-monitor
  • Environment Editor to create custom environments
  • Steam Workshop integration for environments
  • Dashboard integration so you can see/use your desktop in any VR game

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: i5-2500k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 640 or 980M or ATI HD 7000/Rx 200
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Disabling Aero can improve performance on Windows 7. If you are using a Windows 'N' edition, you will need to install the Media Feature Pack.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i5-2500k
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GTX 760 or 980M or ATI Rx 200
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 10 is highly recommended as it provides better performance. The Anniversary and Creators Update add 8K video and some H.265 support.
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