Mixed reality offers a different visual experience altogether. It combines the best of both, real and virtual worlds. Windows 10 supports many new features for its Windows Mixed Reality headset, but you must have the necessary headset & motion controller driver & software installed.
Mixed Reality headset & motion controller driver software
Mixed reality blends the physical and digital worlds together. However, to function as desired it needs the following components,
- Mixed Reality Portal
- The Mixed Reality feature-on-demand package (FOD)
- Mixed Reality headset and motion controller driver
Find more details below!
1] Mixed Reality Portal
Mixed Reality Portal is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app that serves as the core of the Windows Mixed Reality experience. The portal can be downloaded or updated via the Microsoft Store app or through Windows Update.
2] The Mixed Reality feature-on-demand package (FOD)
The program is automatically downloaded and installed during Mixed Reality Portal’s first run. It includes common features of language resources like handwriting recognition or other features related to programming codes like the .NET Framework (.NetFx3).
3] Mixed Reality headset and motion controller driver
Another known name for it is the HoloLens Sensors driver. It is considered as the key driver package for enabling Virtual Reality experience (contains 3D models of the Mixed Reality motion controllers, required for third-party Mixed Reality experiences). The driver can be automatically downloaded and installed via Windows Update at the time of plugging in your Mixed Reality headset.
If you want to experience the best of Windows Mixed Reality with SteamVR, make sure you have downloaded the installer for Steam VR. It enables virtual reality apps and games on Steam. You may be required to create an account for this purpose.
In addition, your PC must support a GTX 1070 video card (or equivalent) and an Intel Core i7 processor.
Hope it helps!
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