Move naturally in virtual reality in any SteamVR game that supports trackpad/stick locomotion. More immersion, more comfort!
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Very Positive (355) - 87% of the 355 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 7, 2018

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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.
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About This Software

NOTE: While this app has all the features mentioned here, it is still in active development: adding new features, game profiles and fixing problems. So don't hesitate to ask in the community forums if you have any problem or feature request.

Move naturally in VR in any game that supports trackpad/stick locomotion. Walk in place to move your body in the virtual world! Currently supporting the following methods:

  • NaLo's 1:1 arm swinger (hands mode)
  • Walk in place with Vive trackers or extra controllers on the feet
  • Walk in place with PS Move and other devices on the feet
  • More methods will be added soon!

Natural Locomotion is an application that emulates the controller trackpad (to use in any game), to walk and run more naturally moving your arms or your feet. It includes a driver for SteamVR for this purpose.

Other "arm swinger" implementations are very "jumpy", very slow to respond, or are a complement on button actions. Natural Locomotion uses a novel system designed to walk and run continuously, and with very precise and intuitive control of speed and acceleration. You can start, stop or change speed very quickly without "move" or "brake" buttons, it just depends on the speed you move your arms.

It comes with presets for several popular games and apps. Just select one, check the game is configured as shown, and play. The profile manager allows you to make profiles for games not already included.

The demo version doesn't have any driver and it's just a photogrammetry scene to walk around, and a friendly robot that fools around, moving with this same locomotion system.

Software requirements:
  • Desktop view from VR. UI is shown with big buttons and big text.
  • A recent version of SteamVR (i.e. any except the temporary branch).
  • SteamVR games or apps that has full directed "smooth locomotion" with trackpad or joystick (i.e. one can choose both direction and speed with the thumb).
  • Supported hardware: HTC Vive (and Pro), Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality headsets. It's very likely it works with other hardware with workarounds (ask in the forum). However it does not work with NoLo controllers or 3dRudder.

Natural Locomotion doesn't provide comfort options by itself (FoV reduction, etc), that's dependent on each game. If you need it, make sure the games you want to play have the feature and is enabled. From our tests and from all comments after release, the 1:1 movement of Natural Locomotion avoids motion sickness, although we need a much bigger sample size to claim that for sure.

IMPORTANT for Oculus Rift users: The activation button for most Rift profiles is thumb rest (the little touchpad-like thing).

Profiles full list:

  • A-Tech Cybernetic VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Alien: Isolation (MotherVR mod) [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Apex Construct [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Arizona Sunshine [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Asgard's Wrath [ReVive]
  • Blade & Sorcery [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • BONEWORKS [Vive, Oculus]
  • Chiaro and the Elixir of Life [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Climbey [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • COMPOUND [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Contagion VR: Outbreak Demo [Vive, WMR, ReVive]
  • Contagion VR: Outbreak [Vive, WMR, ReVive]
  • Contractors VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Crooked Waters [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Dead Effect 2 VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Defector [ReVive]
  • Derail Valley [Vive]
  • Don't Knock Twice]
  • DOOM 3 BFG VR: Fully Possessed [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • DOOM VFR [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Dreadhalls [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Escape Legacy VR [Vive, Oculus, ReVive]
  • Fallout 4 VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Frankenstein: Beyond the Time [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • From Other Suns [ReVive]
  • GORN [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Half-Life: Alyx [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Heart of the Emberstone: Colliseum [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • In Death [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Island 359 [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Karnage Chronicles [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Kartong [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Minecraft (with Vivecraft) 1 [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Minecraft (with Vivecraft) [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • No Man's Sky [Oculus]
  • Onward [Vive, Oculus, ReVive]
  • OrbusVR [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Pavlov VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • PAYDAY 2 VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Primordian [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Protonwar Demo [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Protonwar [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Rec Room [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Robinson: The Journey [Vive, WMR, ReVive]
  • Sairento VR [Vive, Oculus, ReVive]
  • Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • STAND OUT [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Stormland [ReVive]
  • TestHMD (RoV) [Vive]
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • The Forest [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • The Solus Project [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • The Talos Principle VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • The Wizards [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Vader Immortal [ReVive]
  • Vanishing Realms [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Vengeful Rites Demo [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Vengeful Rites [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • VR Dungeon Knight [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • VRChat [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • WAR DUST [Vive, Oculus, WMR]
  • Westworld Awakening [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Windlands 2 [Vive, Oculus, ReVive]
  • Witching Tower [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • Zero Caliber VR [Vive, Oculus, WMR, ReVive]
  • ZomDay [Vive, Oculus]

This list will be growing a lot during the following weeks. You can also try to make your own profiles.

Some profiles are available in some headsets only (or not at all) due to technical limitations that will be fixed soon.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 6GB or similar (demo only)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 or similar (demo only)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 400 MB available space

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