Glossary:HTC Vive

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HTC Vive
HTC Vive.png
HTC Vive Pre
HTC Vive Pro
 HTC Vive at Wikipedia

For a list of games, see List of VR games.

Key points
Includes the headset, 2x wireless controllers, 2x two base stations for room-scale tracking.
Requires a workaround to play games that are designed for the Oculus Rift. See Revive.
Pass-through camera

General information

Official website
HTC Vive on Reddit





Stereoscopic 3D.


1080 x 1200 per eye. Total resolution of 2160 x 1200.
90 Hz Low Persistence OLED, 110° FOV.


Uses 2x Lighthouse Base-Stations for room-scale tracking of headset and controllers.


3.5mm combo jack and microphone. Earphones included. Integrated headphones available with the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap


1m Breakout Box, 4.5m cable, Hardware adjustable IPD, Proximity sensor and Camera.


Vive Controllers[edit]

Vive Controllers
Vive Controllers

Includes 2 positionally tracked motion controllers each with a touchpad and trigger akin to the Steam Controller, two face buttons, and 2 grip buttons.

Vive Tracker[edit]

Vive Tracker
Vive Tracker

The Vive tracker is a standalone tracking device to track real world objects in VR, such as a DSLR, bodyparts and specially designed accessories like the Hyper Blaster Gun.

Essential improvements[edit]


Allows HTC Vive owners to play Oculus exclusive games. GitHub page with install instructions and downloads are here.

OpenVR Advanced Settings[edit]

OpenVR Advanced Settings adds additional settings into the SteamVR environment that allows you to change aspects of games and SteamVR to your liking and convenience.


ChaperoneTweak allows you to adjust the chaperone boundaries in SteamVR, as well as the available playspace. This is essential for getting your chaperone boundaries into the correct position and giving yourself the largest available playspace.

System requirements[edit]

Operating system (OS) 7 SP1, 8.1, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4590
AMD FX-8350
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 290
Other 1x USB 2.0
HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2