Choose a play area that gives you enough room that your outstretched arms, including controllers, will not touch walls, ceiling, or objects around you. Make sure there are no stairs or windows within your space and that you have cleared any obstacles from the play area—including pets!
Make note of how high you are placing the base stations and keep in mind, that the base stations should always point toward the center of the play area. As an example, if you place a base station above your head height, you should tilt the base station down and toward the center of the play area. If you place it on a coffee table at knee height, you should tilt the base station upward and toward the center.
Plug each base station into an outlet and remove the protective film from the base station lenses. The front LED should be on and visible when powered.
For help mounting your Base Station, see the section below.
The Index Headset has three plugs:
Launch SteamVR by clicking the VR box in the upper right corner of the client or by pressing the System button on the controller.
Make sure all of your devices turn green in the SteamVR monitor window, then follow the onscreen instructions for room setup.
Up in the air.
Before you get started make sure you follow these mounting guidelines:
*The mounting kit can attach bases to drywall or to a stud. If your room does not have drywall, please seek information about the best wall mounting methods for the type of walls you have.
Remove the cosmetic hole covers from the wall mount and unscrew the ball and socket from the wall plate.
Hold the wall plate onto the wall in the desired mounting location.
With a pencil, mark drilling locations on the wall through the wall mounting holes.
Using a 1/4 inch drill bit or 6mm size drill bit, drill a hole straight into the wall at the marked locations.
If you drilled into drywall, press each anchor into the hole.
If you drilled into a stud, do not use the anchors.
Align the wall plate holes with the anchors or pre-drilled hole (if applying to stud).
Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, screw the wall plate into the wall.
Screw the ball and socket joint into the back of the base station.
Plug the power cable into the back of the base station.
Screw the ball and socket joint into the wall mount.
Aim your base station toward your play area.
*If you’re having tracking problems after following this guide, please visit our Tracking FAQ for more information.