Pimax VR Experience - Version 0.85.0.0 Public Beta - Available Now! 🍰

Hey everyone!

The new Pimax VR Experience version 0.85.0.0 Public Beta is here! :cake:


Setup Instructions:

  1. Download and install the latest PiTool, if you have not already.
  2. Download and run Pimax VR Experience 0.85.0.0 Public Beta Installer.
  3. In PiTool, untick and then tick the checkbox “Start Pimax VR Home” (located under PiTool, Settings > General). This will launch the Pimax VR Experience.

Note: Pimax VR Experience comes with its own installer, but it requires you to have the latest PiTool installed beforehand, to work properly.


Download Link: (Right-click and Save-As)


Pimax VR Experience - Cloud Profiles - Phase 1

Please watch the video to know how the Cloud Porfiles work in the current phase.


Links:


What’s new:

  • New: Cloud Profiles (phase 1):
    • Users automatically receive cloud profiles, for their current games, based on their Pimax HMD headset and GPU model (where a cloud profile is available).
    • Users can choose whether to use a cloud profile, local game profile, steam vr profile, or no profile at all, when launching a game.
    • Users can choose one of the provided modes for cloud profiles: default, performance, max quality.
    • Users can choose to have cloud profiles enabled/disabled via settings screen (enabled by default).
    • Users cannot create or upload cloud profiles from within the app yet. This feature will be implemented in a future phase.
    • Users cannot vote on existing cloud profiles from within the app yet. This feature will be implemented in a future phase.
  • New: Auto updates:
    • Display a notification in dashboard, when there is a new app update avialable.
    • User can choose to download the new update from within the app dashboard.
    • User can choose to install the downloaded update from within the app dashboard.
    • Where UAC is present on user’s Windows machine, the user must take the headset off and accept to run the new update.
    • The update will run silently, install the new version and restart the app.
    • When the app runs and detects a new install, it may restart itself one more time, where necessary.
    • The app update does not include any PiTool updates.
  • Update: Reduced installer file size from ~291 MB, down to ~253 MB.
  • Update: Improved game details screen visual design (mostly internal code).
  • Update: Improved performance when loading games on startup.
  • Update: Reduced disk I/O access and file handles when loading games on startup.
  • Update: Reduced memory usage when switching between games list/grid, game details and command lines screens.
  • Update: Improved performance when searching and/or filtering games in dashboard.
  • Update: The black background is now #000000 (was #030303 before).
  • Fix: When PiTool Service is not running, the app might crash on startup.
  • Fix: Invalid config files generated/updated by PiTool could halt the app from displaying all games properly.
  • Fix: Game thumbnails in dashboard are not displayed on app startup, until PiTool is restarted.
  • Fix: Internal: Parameters check just before launching a game in auto-detect mode could fail resulting in the game launching with incorrect parameters.

Please report bugs here: Bug Reports
Discussion here: Discussions

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Dear users,

A new Hot-Fix 0.85.0.1 Public Beta is available.

This hotfix solves the Steam VR game import issues that some people may have had.


Download

If you have already installed 0.85.0.0 Public Beta, you will see an update notification from within PE (top right corner of dashboard). You can download and install it directly from there.

Please be advised, if you have UAC enabled (most users do), you need to take the headset off (as instructed from with PE) and accept to run the update installation. Also, after a successful automatic install from within PE, PE will start automatically, twice. Once to for a checkup and the second time to run normally.

You can also use the following link to download the update:

Pimax VR Experience 0.85.0.1 Public Beta Installer

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Dear users,

A new Hot-Fix 0.85.0.2 Public Beta is available.


What’s new:

  • Hot-Fix: Increased acceptable GPU speed and max recommended resolution for cloud profiles.
  • Hot-Fix: Corrected the brightness and contrast values applied to the headset for cloud profiles.
  • Hot-Fix: Corrected the render quality conversion issues for cloud profiles.

Download

If you have already installed 0.85 Public Beta, you will see an update notification from within PE (top right corner of dashboard). You can download and install it directly from there.

Please be advised, if you have UAC enabled (most users do), you need to take the headset off (as instructed from with PE) and accept to run the update installation. Also, after a successful automatic install from within PE, PE will start automatically, twice. Once to for a checkup and the second time to run normally.

You can also use the following link to download the update:

Pimax VR Experience 0.85.0.2 Public Beta Installer

Download latest PiTool

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Dear users,

This post is not an announcement for a new version of PE.

Pimax has released a new PiTool version 1.0.1.270. This version comes with a new option to download and install “Experience Home” directly via PiTool.

“Experience Home” is the same “Pimax VR Experience” app and it gets installed under <ProgramFiles>\Pimax\PE.

In case you experience any issues during or after its installation, I would recommend you to:

  • Uninstall the new Experience Home (use the included “uninstall.exe”, or simply remove the folder)
  • Uninstall the Pimax VR Experience (use the included “uninstall.exe”, or simply remove the folder)
  • Uninstall PiTool (via Windows > Settings > Apps)
  • Install PiTool and then install Experience Home via PiTool.

PiTool Download Page
Pimax VR Experience - 0.85.0.0 Public Beta - Discussions :speech_balloon:

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