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Oculus Rift Hardware Setup

Because VR is a new medium, you will need to do a lot of testing during development. Before installing the SDK, Oculus recommends making sure the hardware is correctly configured and tested. If the Rift is already configured, you can skip this section.

Oculus Rift DK2

Instructions for setting up DK2 hardware are provided in the Quick Start Guide that shipped with the device.

Figure 1. The Oculus Rift DK2

The main differences between the DK1 and the DK2 is that the DK2 includes a tracker for positional tracking and that it no longer has an external Control Box.

Additional instructions are provided in the Oculus User Guide, which is available at http://developer.oculus.com.

Oculus Rift DK1

Instructions for setting up DK1 hardware are provided in the Oculus Rift Development Kit manual that shipped with the device.

Figure 2. The Oculus Rift DK1

Additional instructions are provided in the Oculus User Guide, which is available at http://developer.oculus.com.