Gadgeteer 0.3.4 Released – Oculus Rift & Rift S Support!

We now officially support the Oculus Rift / Rift S! We’ve also added the much requested smooth locomotion option (Rift only for now).

[0.3.4 – Release Notes]

Major Features:

  • Added official support for the Oculus Rift & Rift S.
  • Added new controller models for Oculus users to better represent the Touch controllers.
  • Refined button mapping for Touch controllers.
  • Added new locomotion method: Smooth Locomotion (Rift only feature, Vive version coming soon). Move around smoothly, change height, and rotate by holding the ‘grip’ button and moving the joysticks.

Refinements:

  • Revised player input system with improved consistency of controller state and interactions.
  • Improved visual feedback for controller button functionality and availability.
  • Rewired relay cables for Dining Room Level 1 (Level 50) so they’re more visible.
  • Rebaked higher quality lighting for the ‘Puzzle’ mode for all 3 different times of the day.
  • Refined tutorial to better teach ‘Freeze’ mode.
  • Updated settings system for upcoming additional settings support.
  • Fixed tutorial for left handedness.

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved starting cube’s pusher physics for alternate refresh rates (fixes reported issues of dominoes not toppling over with Oculus Rift S & WMR 60Hz devices).
  • Fixed tutorial not being completable for some players using WMR.
  • Rebaked occlusion culling to prevent unwanted disappearances for props on the dining table.
  • Fixed displaying the wrong material for the ‘Solid Square Track’ gadget.
  • Restored fade effect during mode transitions.
  • Fixed minor ‘Freeze’ mode inconsistencies during use.

Known Issues:

  • Oculus device users who have a gamepad / controller attached cannot interact with gadgets.
  • Comfort mode options (comfort snapping) do not currently work for smooth locomotion method.

Note: Unfortunately with this update, previous left/right handedness assignment and locomotion vignette/rotation settings will be reverted to default settings. Sorry!

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