SteamVR freezes Game on launch if Vive hooked up

Hi, I have a Steam Game that does not use any VR. However, i’m getting reports from people stating that if they have their Vive plugged in, it causes the game to freeze on loadup.

“My steam VR launches when my Vive is plugged in when I load up Abatron, It loads up the opening title then freezes till Steam VR is dealt with, if I close Steam VR it closes Abatron, as long as I unplug my Vive however Abatron launches normally.”

Is there a direct way to disable the SteamVR in my project to prevent the problem? I don’t actually have a Vive myself, so any help on this would be great. =) Thanks!

Hello Devero,

I was not able to reproduce this issue on our end. However, a possible workaround could be to have your users check and make sure that the setting “Start SteamVR When an application starts” is unchecked.



Hello Devero,

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