06 Apr Oculus Quest on RoG G14 / G15 / Ryzen & Nvidia Combo Laptops
An updated instructions video walkthrough on how to set up Quest Link VR on the Asus RoG Zepheryus G14 Laptop, which has an APU and a GPU that conflict w/ each other. This has also been confirmed via YouTube comments to also work on the RoG G GA502 and the Asus TUF A15 FA506IU.
This is a one and done. No need to keep doing this every time you want to play VR. Just once, or whenever windows messes the settings up.
I was asked by a fellow YouTuber on how I got the sucker working. Then asked again to update the instructions to help with the latest version of Windows 10 (2004 at the making of this video – working on 20H2 as well) – Hope this updated video helps those stopping by. Good luck and I’m always happy to help! Leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to respond.
Update: 11-12-2020 – For all of you with black virtual desktops: just found something crazy about the Virtual Desktop. If you attempt to grab anything from the windows desktop (black screen) by holding both triggers on the right controller (maybe left works) and moving the stick up or down to push or pull items from that desktop, they become visible! It’s definitely a bug in Oculus software, when it comes to dual GPUs. Also, you can launch Google Remote Desktop through the oculus internet browser and control windows through oculus that way. Hope your password is easy to type 😛
So, if you’re trying to add twitch / YouTube live chat / etc… to the left or right of your VR, you can pop out that chat window, guess where it’s at in the black screen, pull it out and pin it to your quest! After that, you can launch anything else in VR and keep the chat open at the same time. Older Video: https://youtu.be/yYFDUFnHoXs #quest #vr #link #oculus-link #oculus #asus #gaming-laptop #rog #g14 #amd #nvidia #apu #bypass
Remember that none of these steps work, if you’re not plugged into AC! trouble-shooting: https://youtu.be/OhnPWp53ilc
Good luck, everyone!
For Older Versions of Windows 10
Instructions start at 1:00
When I first plugged in the quest to this laptop and enabled link mode, all I saw was a black screen. This is How I got Quest VR working on my laptop. The things you do, when your gaming desktop is at the office, during C19…
Also: When playing a game, make sure it is using the Nvidia GPU and not the AMD, by setting that in the Nvidia Control Panel. You can also do this from Windows 10, depending on what version you’re running.
I was asked by a fellow youtuber on how I got the sucker working. Always happy to help!
Recorded on 7-20-2020
EDIT on 7-21-2020: I think I left out a crucial app that needs to be set to NVIDIA Graphics in the Nvidia control panel – please, find ovrserver_x64.exe and force that to use Nvidia Graphics (C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-runtime\ovrserver_x64.exe). If you can’t find OculusClient.exe, it’s also nearby (C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-client\OculusClient.exe). Oculus Debug Tool – C:\Program Files\Oculus\Support\oculus-diagnostics\OculusDebugTool.exe Make sure every game you want to play in VR is set to run on Nvidia, with the Nvidia control panel or it may try to run on the AMD card, giving you a black screen in VR or a terrible framerate. DCS hides their EXE here: C:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\bin\DCS.exe *add their updater for fun, too – same location.*
Edit on 7-22-2020: If you can’t hear audio from the headset after enabling it in the Oculus launcher (Oculus App), obviously check the volume first. If that’s not the issue, make sure the speaker in the lower right corner of the desktop is outputting to the Oculus Headset. If you don’t have that as an option *and your VR headset is turned on, enabled and questlinked up* – go do sound settings, click on “Manage sound devices” and enable the “Oculus Virtual Audio Device” *looks like a pair of headphones* and do the same in the Input devices, as well. Once that’s enabled, restart the Oculus launcher and check in the devices to see if those red speaker and mic icons are now green! Yayaya yaya yayayayayaya ya ya #FreeDoc
I have not gotten this to streamline work under the latest Windows 10 2004 Update. The graphics mode options are no longer visible under that update of Windows 10. Stick to 1909, until Windows programmers deal with the hate mail and come up with a fix.
EDIT 7-24-2020: I just got the 2004 Windows 10 update to work with the Oculus Link on this laptop series. When Windows goes through major build upgrades, it most likely resets all of the device manager settings. All I had to do to get things working again is go through all of the device manager steps from the video. After a couple of restarts, everything works again! Also in W10 2004, Windows 10 “Run with ______ GPU” no longer shows up. You’ll have to add your problematic EXE files by going to the Windows 10 settings-} Display-} Graphics settings and then next to the Desktop app Browse for the Oculus and DCS programs and set those to “High performance”
EDIT 8-2-2020 *LATEST* Awesome instructions from a viewer of this video: The fix below shouldn’t have to use device manager and works on build 2004+ 1. NVIDIA control panel, force ovrserver_x64.exe and oculusclient.exe to run on nvidia. 2. Windows Graphic settings set ovrserver_x64.exe and Oculus Client to high performance. 3. Make sure the games you run are set to run on nvidia graphics in NVIDIA control panel. (Shouldn’t have to add it to windows graphics settings the oculus .exes were just picky that way) 4. Restart Oculus software or reboot so everything gets loaded under the new gpu preferences. Optional: setting the ovr processes to real time and tinkering with oculus debug tool for extra performance Note: You don’t have to disable the APU at anytime during doing this and after. This fix makes windows/oculus software select the right gpu therefore no need to trick it anymore. – Niiou Update 9-21-2020: “For me all I had to do is add the ovrserver and client to the windows graphics settings as high performance as well as the Nvidia settings and assign them to the RTX card.” – Diego, using Windows 10 build 1909
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Trouble Shooting Oculus after above steps are taken:
This was a reply to one of the viewers of my previous video about initial setup of Oculus Quest on a RoG G14 Laptop: https://youtu.be/x6x-RQ7ZBsQ jdliskewl – thanks for the questions. I hope these help you get the results you need to enjoy VR on the RoG Laptop. Remember that none of these steps work, if you’re not plugged in to AC!