Enabling controller thumbstick turning and walking

Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR has an experimental feature to enable the use of a controller thumbstick for artificial turns and movement in any SteamVR application.

To enable thumbstick turning and walking

  1. Edit "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\MixedRealityVRDriver\resources\settings\default.vrsettings"
    • Path will be different if Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR was installed to a different library
  2. Change thumbstickControlsEnabled to true
  3. Select stutter turn or smooth turn as shown in the examples below

Example 1: Enabling stutter turn

"driver_Holographic_Experimental" : {
    "thumbstickControlsEnabled" : true,

    // Some people may experience increased discomfort such as nausea, motion sickness, dizziness,
    // disorientation, headache, fatigue, or eye strain when using “smooth turns” in Windows Mixed Reality.
    "thumbstickTurnSmooth" : false
}

Example 2: Enabling smooth turn

"driver_Holographic_Experimental" : {
    "thumbstickControlsEnabled" : true,

    // Some people may experience increased discomfort such as nausea, motion sickness, dizziness,
    // disorientation, headache, fatigue, or eye strain when using “smooth turns” in Windows Mixed Reality.
    "thumbstickTurnSmooth" : true
}
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