Move naturally in virtual reality in any SteamVR game that supports trackpad/stick locomotion.
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Very Positive (155) - 90% of the 155 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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August 3

A mountain of fixes and 10 new profiles! Including: Island 359, Karnage Chronicles, Contagion VR: Outbreak and more!

List of changes:
  • Fixed games taking a long time to open.
  • Fixed being able to open Natural Locomotion while a game is already open (if the demo is disabled in settings).
  • Fixed having to launch The Forest manually.
  • Fixed global settings not being saved while a profile is running.
  • Added a button to access all global settings while a profile is running.
  • Added ability to run EXEs from NaLo, with variables for Steam libraries and Program Files.
  • Added "DLL path" parameter for Oculus Rift users. It's used on some games to force SteamVR mode, and will be used in the future to hook the native Oculus SDK instead.
  • Fixed Fallout 4 VR workshop and flashlight working at the same time.
  • Fixed muting WMR trackpad touch (fixes GORN among others).
  • Fixed remap function being enabled when activator is disabled.
  • Fixed non working buttons/axes after closing app without stopping profile.
  • Fixed driver not being installed in rare cases where cmd.exe doesn't work.
  • Fixed app not showing UI in rare cases.
  • Fixed controllers not being detected when they're turned on in some cases.
  • Fixed demo in Oculus Rift not working in some configurations.
  • Updated PAYDAY 2 to have a movement more similar to other profiles. (Change published a month ago)
  • Updated COMPOUND instructions for WMR.
  • Updated H3VR Vive profile to enable right trackpad touch.
  • Updated OrbusVR Rift profile to use new DLL feature and remove obsolete instructions.
  • Updated Pavlov VR Rift profile to use the new DLL feature.
  • Added profiles for Apex Construct.
  • Added profiles for Contagion VR: Outbreak (and demo).
  • Added profiles for Crooked Waters.
  • Added profiles for Island 359.
  • Added profiles for Karnage Chronicles.
  • Added profiles for VR Dungeon Knight.
  • Added profiles for The Wizards.
  • Added Oculus Rift profile for A-Tech Cybernetic.
  • Added Oculus Rift profile for In Death.
  • Added Oculus Rift profile for Kartong.
There are a few games that mostly worked but couldn't make the list for various reasons. We'll try to add them in a few days! Also, remember all profiles published so far are not supported by the original game developers, only by us, so they may break or not work as expected after an update (in that case send us a message so we can fix it).

Walk in place is still in development despite of a couple of setbacks last month. We'll try hard to have WIP in beta soon.

As always, report any issues, suggestions or requests in the community forum.

Thank you for your patience and your support!

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June 30

Fixed error 301

In some cases the driver was installed "twice" and SteamVR gets confused and crashes. If it happens to you, just run NaLo once before SteamVR and it will fix the problem.
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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, instead of sliding on your invisible remote-controlled skate.

Natural Locomotion is an application that emulates the controller trackpad (to use in any game), to move more naturally swinging the arms and moving the body. 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).

List of supported games so far:

  • A-Tech Cybernetic
  • Apex Construct
  • Arizona Sunshine
  • Contagion VR: Outbreak (and demo)
  • Crooked Waters
  • Dead Effect 2 VR
  • Dreadhalls
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • Fallout 4 VR
  • Island 359
  • Karnage Chronicles
  • Kartong
  • The Forest
  • The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone
  • Heart of the Emberstone: Colliseum
  • GORN
  • Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
  • In Death
  • Minecraft (with Vivecraft)
  • OrbusVR
  • Rec Room
  • Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE
  • Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter
  • Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope
  • Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter
  • The Talos Principle VR
  • Vanishing Realms
  • VR Dungeon Knight
  • VRChat
  • The Wizards
  • Onward (Rift only for now)
  • Pavlov VR (Rift only for now)
  • STAND OUT (Rift only for now)

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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