Trick to enable Bluetooth in SteamVR ???
I want to ask a question since I can’t prove it.
I’m giving it a lot of thought to be able to enable bluetooth in SteamVR to be able to update one of my Valve 2.0 base stations from the FW 3002 to the 3008 since the “standy” mode is much better than the previous “sleep” mode. I know that it is impossible unless you have connected an HMD of HTC VIVE with the linkbox or an Index that has the integrated bluetooth. I even bought a linkbox 2.0 to be able to have bluetooth enabled, but SteamVR still refuses to do it, since it does not detect a connected Vive PRO. So if that’s the reason, I have found a Vive PRO and Valve Index HMD emulator and it makes the system believe that your Pimax or other connected HMD is a Vive or Index. Now when I do a system report from SteamVR I get this:
Device 1 - Viewer LHR-5DCF267B Headset Index Valve Valve Corporation 750023602425
Camera Firmware: Version not available.
VSync to Photons: 0.0111112
Display Frequency: 89.9996
User IPD (m): 0.065
Current Universe ID: 30
Previous Universe ID: 30
Device Path: / devices / aapvr / 750023602425
Best Aliases: / user / head
So SteamVR is happy to have its HW connected, but the problem is that I no longer have the LinkBok 2.0, I returned it to Amazon.
I’m trying to install a USB bluetooth but the chip is not a Broadcom BCM20703, which is the one that SteamVR is looking for.
Can anyone with a linkbox handy or a Bluetooth supported by SteamVR try this out?
Here’s the trick for a VIVE: https://github.com/schellingb/PseudoVive
And in this they modified it to emulate the INDEX: https://github.com/schellingb/PseudoVive/files/5339671/Valve.Index.zip
Do you think it could work? Or even if you emulate a SteamVR Index, will it know ?, since I think it is intended for third-party applications that request a VIVE to function.