While they might have been around for decades, Oculus Rift helps revived consumer’s interest in virtual reality headsets. Despite being a cutting edge product, this particular “flaw” has just come to our attention: users apparently need to install Oculus software and VR applications in a very specific destination according to this FAQ.
That specific location is C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus which is not exactly an issue in general except for users who utilize solid state drive (SSD) as their C drive. This particular setup is usually utilized by users that like to take advantage of SSD’s speed which allows Windows to load faster but many such users would opt for a smaller sized SSD since it costs more than traditional hard disk drive (HDD).
Hence, they usually install their games, non-critical applications and other files are installed on a separate HDD that offers larger storage space at more economical price point but nowhere as fast as SSDs. Furthermore, games usually requires a lot of storage space which is why it is quite common for gamers to implement this type of storage arrangement.
As the FAQ also stated that Oculus will fix the issue in future release of the software, it is clear that the company is actually aware of the problem. In fact, its founder, Palmer Luckey has mentioned that the Oculus team will inform users very soon on how to get around the issue until they release a permanent fix.
At the same time, Palmer has also pointed out that not everything that are stated on the support pages at Oculus website are finalized. Well, let’s see if the company able to implement the fix before it starts shipping Oculus Rift to pre-order customers later this month.