Oculus removes DRM that controls the headset is plugged in software

Jun

25

2016

Oculus has the drm which checks whether there is a rift is connected removed from his software. The company added to security for the first time in May, which to Revive software playing Rift exclusives on HTC Vive permits, no longer worked.

The developer of Revive reported on Motherboard that the Oculus Rift software after the latest update no longer checks whether there is a Rift headset is connected. The creator of the VR goggles confirmed to the website that the company will no longer check which hardware is connected, “We will not hardware checks used more as part of DRM on the PC in the future,” stressed a spokesman for Oculus.

Revive the program makes it possible to play games that are only available to play through the Oculus Rift Platform on the HTC Vive. In May released an update for the Oculus software and then checked was whether there was a rift connected. If that were not the case, the game could not be started.

The Revive developer quickly found a way to be able to circumvent . Moreover, through this road bypassing the full drm Oculus, whatever piracy of games made possible. Now Oculus removed the hardware check out its software, the Revive developer has adapted its software so again that it is possible to play Rift games with a Vive, but not to completely circumvent the DRM. The developer tells Motherboard that he never had the intention to facilitate piracy.

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