[RndTbl] SteamVR on linux??

Colin Stanners cstanners at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 08:31:29 CDT 2023

I haven't tried SteamVR on Linux, but suspect that using it without a VR
setup would be about as useful and enjoyable as browsing YouTube with a
text-only web browser.

There's some offers on FB marketplace selling pretty complete and good
condition HTC Vive VR systems around $350. Although with their age the
controllers likely need a battery replacement,  which involves detailed

On Mon, Jul 3, 2023, 1:27 a.m. Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:

> Has anyone any knowledge of running SteamVR games on Linux?  I've read
> some stuff on Steam itself that says you can't run VR games on Steamdeck
> or Linux.  But I've found some other sites saying you can, though maybe in
> a beta mode.
> So who's right?
> Half Life "3" (Alyx) is out (and on sale right now!) but I really only
> have a Linux game-capable rig now.
> Also does SteamVR mean you *must* have VR gear to play?  Or can you play
> it on a normal monitor setup?
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