L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files launched to a lot pleasure yesterday, nevertheless it wasn’t lengthy earlier than it was revealed that the sport explicitly blocks OpenVR-compatible headsets aside from the Vive. Luckily a free, unofficial workaround has been launched which provides help for the Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets to LA Noire VR.
Legendary emancipator of VR exclusives, Jules “LibreVR” Blok, shortly got here to assistance from Rift and Windows VR customers eager to play LA Noire VR. Just hours after the sport launched yesterday, Blok launched the ‘LA Noire Fix‘, a small, unofficial patch which restores LA Noire VR’s underlying help of the Rift and Windows VR headsets because of its OpenVR basis. Rockstar Games had explicitly blocked the headsets from working with LA Noire VR, although its motivations for doing so are unclear.
The workaround launched by Blok is an easy .dll file swap which takes just some seconds to implement; set up directions are listed on the patch’s official GitHub page. While the patch LA Noire VR absolutely playable on the Rift or Windows VR headsets, be warned that Rockstar says the sport solely formally helps the HTC Vive; some sudden conduct might end result from utilizing different headsets, and there’s no assure that the corporate gained’t try to dam workarounds going ahead—purchaser beware.