The new update makes sideloading games and apps easier than ever.
If you have a Meta Quest headset you’ve probably heard of SideQuest† The popular VR platform offers a wide variety of unofficial games and apps, as well as some useful tools for your headset. Previously, you had to connect your headset to a computer or Android device with a USB Type-C cable to download content.
However, thanks to a new update, you can now access the platform’s growing catalog of VR games and apps directly from your Quest headset.
Earlier today, the company announced a major update to the SideQuest app that introduces some exciting improvements. This includes everything from the aforementioned in-VR app and a simplified side drawers process, additional headset settings, and more custom Home options. You can download the experimental in-VR app here†
The installation is fairly simple. After downloading the app and signing in to your SideQuest account, connect the headset to your PC with a USB Type-C cable and select “Install SideQuest in your headset.” From here, go to the “Unknown Sources” tab in your Quest library and select the SideQuest app. You will then be asked to come by this website and enter the specified arbitrary code. Once you confirm the link, you can download SideQuest content directly from your headset.
The new app also features built-in diagnostics that can detect if your account is set to developer mode (required for sideloading) and any issues with the ADB drivers. There’s also a simplified file transfer system, making it easier to install VR game ports like Team Beef’s DOOM 3† earthquake 2† Return to Castle Wolfensteinand half-life† If you’re new to sideloading, the app now includes a helpful guide to walk you through the sideloading process.
Last but not least, today’s update introduces a series of improvements to Custom Homes. In addition to the Home environments provided by Meta, you can also download custom Homes built by the community. This includes three new locations developed by the SideQuest team: Sydney Apartment, Space Cabin and Relaxing Living Room.
Other custom home environments available for download include: Rick & MortyNarutoSpongeBobThe SimpsonsMinecraft and pokemon to name a few. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the team also provided instructions on how to build your own Home environments and integrate them into your game APKs.
The experimental in-VR app is available for download here† According to the team, the existing SideQuest desktop app will continue to receive support alongside its VR counterpart. For more information, check out the teams’ full message at reddit†
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