Move naturally in virtual reality in any SteamVR game that supports trackpad/stick locomotion. More immersion, more comfort!
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Walk, run and jump naturally using your arms or feet movements in any VR game that supports thumbstick locomotion

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



It comes with profiles 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.

Natural Locomotion helps to reduce motion sickness according to these 2 principles

  • Your hands/feet movements are transfered 1:1 to the locomotion speed and direction of the VR artificial locomotion.
  • Head movements while walking in place (even in hands mode) could reduce the sensitivity of the vestibular system (equilibrium) preventing sensory disociation.



    NOTE: 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.



    Slowly swing your hand controllers to walk or move them fast to run.



    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.

    Updates:
    • Buttonless activator based on gestures:
      https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/798810/view/2916608090291021223



    • Hands mode is now compatible with body trackers (Smartphones and trackers). Using a body tracker, the direction of the movement depends on where your hip is oriented which could make this locomotion method even more immersive and comfortable.



    Use motion sensor devices (see the list below) attached in your feet to register your feet movements and walk in the game. It supports two kind of movements: Walk-in-place and swinging feet while sitting on a chair or using a treadmill.

    Software requirements:

    • 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 (tested) headsets


    • HTC Vive / Pro / Cosmos / Cosmos Elite
    • Oculus Rift / Rift S / Quest (1 and 2, through Oculus Link or Virtual Desktop)
    • Windows Mixed Reality and HP Reverb G2
    • Valve Index
    • Pimax
    • HTC Vive Cosmos
    • Pico Neo 2 and Pico Neo 2 EYE

    Supported VR controllers:

    • HTC Vive wands
    • Oculus touch
    • Windows Mixed Reality (with trackpad)
    • Valve Index
    • HP Reverb G2
    • HTC Vive Cosmos
    • Pico Neo 2 6DoF controllers
    NOTE: You can use any lighthouse controller (Vive wands, Valve Index, etc) on any supported headset.

    Supported devices (for feet mode)




    Lighthouse devices (SteamVR dongle required)
    • HTC Vive trackers (Dongles included)
    • Any SteamVR controller converted to tracker
    NOTE: Each extra HTC Vive tracker/ controller require a SteamVR USB dongle. You can connect a lighthouse headset to USB and power only (Not video) to get it working as 2 usb SteamVR dongles.

    Bluetooth devices (Bluetooth connection required)
    • Original Nintendo Switch JoyCon
    • PS3 Move controllers (No camera required)
      NOTE: Some users have reported issues with recent versions of PSMove Service.

    Wi-Fi devices

    Fitness stats

    Count your steps and how many km you have walked with Natural Locomotion

    SteamVR Tools


    Align VR spaces of different tracking systems

    Combine lighthouse devices (Trackers, HTC Vive controllers or Index controllers) with Oculus, WMR or Vive Cosmos headsets.

    Convert some SteamVR controllers into trackers

    This tool will temporarily emulate HTC Vive trackers using other lighthouse devices (And Oculus CV1 controllers) without flashing them.

    Convert Steam Controller dongles to Vive/Index dongles

    This utility allows you to convert Steam Controller dongles into Vive/Valve controller/tracker dongles (and restore them).



    You need one dongle per device. A Vive or Index headset has two of them built in. For example if you have 4 controllers and an Index/Vive headset (only USB and power connected), you only have 2 receptors and you need 2 dongles to use all controllers.

    Profiles full list:


    HTC
    Vive
    Wands
    Oculus
    Touch
    Cont.
    Win.
    Mixed
    Reality
    Valve
    Index
    Cont.
    HTC
    Vive
    Cosmos
    HP
    Reverb
    G2
    Pico
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    Some profiles are available in some headsets only (or not at all) due to technical limitations.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space

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