Connecting VR-2 Pro, VR-2, and VR-1

This is the first step in our Getting started guide. We will help you install the Varjo software and connect your headset.

 

1. Connecting your headset:
VR-2 Pro, VR-2, and VR-1

2. Setting up tracking  →

3. Finishing touches  →

 

 

Start Varjo Base and follow the setup steps.

            GET VARJO BASE

 

Varjo Base will help you set up your headset. A complete list of setup steps is also included below.

When running Varjo Base for the first time, we will confirm your computer’s compatibility with your headset. You can find further compatibility information on the System requirements page.

 

 

 

Connecting your headset

You can follow along with the video below or go through the list of setup steps to connect your headset with your computer.

 

 

 

 

1.  Start Varjo Base

Varjo Base is needed to run your headset. Download Varjo Base here.

When you start Varjo Base for the first time, it will automatically open the first-time user guide which will help you through the setup process. You can open the guide at any time in the Support tab under Run setup.

 

 

A.B.C.D.

See the cabling options in more detail.

 

2.  Connect your Varjo headset

Note: When connecting for the first time, Windows will recognize the headset as a new USB device and install the appropriate drivers.

A.  Desktop computers with two full-size DisplayPort ports

DisplayPort cables (4 and 5): Use the full-size DisplayPort cables provided in the box. If your computer has both an integrated and a dedicated graphics card, please make sure to use the ports on your dedicated graphics card.

B.  Laptops with two Mini DisplayPort ports

DisplayPort cables (4 and 5): Depending on your laptop, you can use either the DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort cables provided in the box (VR-2 Pro and VR-2).

C.  Laptops with one Mini DisplayPort and one Thunderbolt™ 3 port

DisplayPort cable (4): Depending on your laptop, you can use either a DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort cable provided in the box (VR-2 Pro and VR-2). The other DisplayPort cable (5) is not needed.

Red optical cable (6): Connect directly to your laptop. Please make sure to use a Thunderbolt™ 3 port with a lightning symbol.

D.  Laptops with two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports

DisplayPort cable (4): You can use an additional DisplayPort to Thunderbolt™ 3 cable. This cable is not included in the box. Please use a cable, not an adapter, and make sure connect to a Thunderbolt™ 3 port with a lightning symbol on your laptop.

The other DisplayPort cable (5) is not needed.

Red optical cable (6): Connect directly to your laptop. Please make sure to use a Thunderbolt™ 3 port with a lightning symbol.

 

3.  Install the headset configuration bundle (VR-2 Pro and VR-2 only)

To experience the best possible image quality, please download and install the headset configuration bundle for your headset.

If you haven’t yet installed the configuration bundle, a notification will appear in the status area in Varjo Base with instructions for downloading it. Alternatively, you can navigate to the Support tab in Varjo Base and follow the instructions under Software updates.

For offline installation, download the headset configuration bundle on another computer and copy the installation files locally to your computer.

 

 

4.  Enable OpenVR and OpenXR runtime

If you have previously used an OpenVR- or OpenXR-compatible headset on this computer, Varjo Base may ask you to enable the OpenVR and OpenXR runtime for Varjo headsets.

Click Enable for each setting if prompted.

 

 

Continue with setup

This completes the first step of setting up your Varjo headset. Please continue the setup process below.

 

1. Connecting your headset:
VR-2 Pro, VR-2, and VR-1

2. Setting up tracking  →

3. Finishing touches  →