An app called Revive was released recently, it allowed people to port games exclusive to the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. This isn’t something that Oculus likes since exclusive games are a great way of getting people to purchase your headset. The company has released a software update to break the app but the makers of Revive have updated their app to allow people to port the games.
It was confirmed yesterday that the update that Oculus pushed out for its headset yesterday has added a new check which confirms if the headset is hooked up to the Oculus Platform DRM. This is to prevent hardware not made by Oculus from connecting to the system, thereby making it impossible to port Oculus Rift games to HTC Vive.
Even after the update it’s possible to port the games but to make that happen users will require a consumer version of the Rift or the second development kit connected to the system so that the platform can be fooled.
The latest release of Revive bypasses the Oculus Platform DRM in Unreal Engine games completely so the new check that has been added with the update doesn’t fail because the headset isn’t connected.
The developer has only tested Oculus Dreamdeck with this method but says that it should work for every Unreal Engine game. Work is ongoing for bypassing the DRM in Unity Engine games and it will be added in the next version of Revive.