Play Yooka-Laylee in VR thanks to a new mod

Play Yooka-Laylee in VR thanks to a new mod

Lucky’s Tale on the Oculus Rift looked rather good for a VR platformer and it’s inspired a new user created mod for Playtonic Games’ new 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee.

A mod has added “basic VR functionality” to Yooka-Laylee thanks to OpenVR. The mod has been released on Github by its creator Eusth and it can be installed by carrying out the following actions.

  1. Download the latest release from the release page
  2. Extract the contents into your Yooka-Laylee directory (right click on Yooka-Laylee ➔ Properties ➔ Local Files ➔ Browse local files…)
  3. Drag YookaLaylee64.exe onto IPA.exe
  4. Disable Use Desktop Game Theatre while SteamVR is active in the game properties

Now, whenever you start the game with SteamVR running, it will automatically switch into VR mode. (You will still get the warning that VR isn’t supported — just click it away.)

If you want to disable this behavior (e.g. to use the cinema mode), open the launch configuration dialog and add --novr. Likewise, you can force VR using --vr

The mod is pretty easy to setup and it’s quite impressive as you can see from the video below. This is well worth a look if you have the VR kit and the game installed.

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