Private Beta Build v0.37 - Reboot Windows/Restart PE menu added, dropdowns fixe and more

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

Use PiTool version 1.0.1.264 Beta (or later). PVRHome beta updates do NOT include PiTool anymore, because its not needed anymore.
Just get latest PiTool 1.0.1.264 here: Pitool 1.0.1.264 Beta
And simply replace the content of PVRHome folder (read how-to below)

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Download Pimax VR Experience

Beta v0.37:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tgSASk1Wobnvls-kqGtDIcSdN1EZfuGy?usp=sharing

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Beta v0.37 Release Notes:

1. Bottom Bar New Features: The bottom bar has now a couple of new icons/buttons:
Clicking on Restart / Quit: Fades in a popup bottom-bar below with options:

  • Reload App = Reloads PE app (Unity reload scene). Works same as old Restart button
  • Restart App = Runs a batch that quits PVRHome AND restarts PiService so PVRHome can be restarted again after a short delay. Once PVRHome is started with PiTool, there is no other way to fully restart PVRHome. Thats why this function simply restarts PiService, so PVRHome also gets restarted.
  • Quit App = Quits PE. Works the same as Quit button did before
  • Reboot PC = Force immediate Windows reboot (with confirmation popup prompt window with OK button to confirm). PiTool process is killed seperately to avoid PiTool preventing WIndows from rebooting.

2. Important BugFix: DropDown menus extdended in wrong direction and sometimes rendered outside of the main window/canvas. This is now adressed and all dropdown menus should render correctly and inside the main window/canvas.

3. Game Launcher Fix: Shortened the delay before PE quits after starting a SteamVR/Revive/VivePort game to 0.5 seconds, to hopefully prevent SteamVR errors when SteamVR launches too fast and PE is not yet terminated (blocks rendering).

4. Added Recenter-button next to Move-UI button (top banner) that works both with VR controllers and Hands. (The Move UI button is till not working with Hand Tracking hands, but will be fixed later…)

5. Misc: Added “Game Manager” button in bottom view, to quick-jump into listing/editing/deleting games

6. Misc: Added fade-in and fade-out effect on left/right panels/windows when they are shown or hidden, just like the bottom Quit-menu.

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How to get started (IMPORTANT)

  1. Install the PiTool 1.0.1.264 (or later) here: Pitool 1.0.1.264 Beta
  2. Open PiTool, go to Settings → General and DISABLE/UNCHECK “Start Pimax VR Home”
  3. Go to C:\Program Files\Pimax\PVRHome\ and remove all content inside the folder.
  4. Copy all content from this ZIP/RAR and paste it into C:\Program Files\Pimax\PVRHome\
  5. In PiTool, go to Settings → General and ENABLE/CHECK “Start Pimax VR Home” to start the Pimax VR Experience

Pimax VR Experience should now start in the background and inside your Pimax VR headset.

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Check the Unity log file:

The log is created every time you exit the application.
So to be able to read the log, exit Pimax VR Experience first, by:

  • open PiTool, go to Settings → General and DISABLE/UNCHECK “Start Pimax VR Home”

or

  • Click on the Quit button (bottom bar) in the Pimax VR Experience

The log file is called:
Player.log
The previously created log is (previous instance of the application running):
Player-prev.log

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Game Appdata files & config

The program appdata files, user settings file, favorites etc that are used by VR Experience are located in:
C:\Users*user*\AppData\LocalLow\Pimax\PVRHome\

User Settings profile:
C:\Users*user*\AppData\LocalLow\Pimax\PVRHome\userSettingsPVR.json

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Other useful info

Game import-data profiles (SteamVR/VivePort/Revive/Imported) are located in:
C:\Users*user*\AppData\LocalLow\Pimax\PVRHome\GameImports\

AND:

Game import-data profiles (Oculus games only) are located in (temporary solution):
C:\Users*user*\AppData\Roaming\PiTool\manifest\

Game SETTINGS profiles (SteamVR/Oculus/VivePort/Imported) are located in:
C:\Users*user*\AppData\Roaming\PiTool\manifest\PiTool\

Favorites import-data profiles are located in:
C:\Users*user*\AppData\LocalLow\Pimax\PVRHome\Favorites\

SteamVR Optimization profiles for SteamVR/VivePort/Imported games are located in:
C:\Users*user*\AppData\LocalLow\Pimax\PVRHome\CustomSteamVRProfiles\

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Thank you for helping out!
/ Martin, SweViver

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