Wednesday 22 May 2019
I updated my PC to the latest Windows 10 1903 release using the updater from Microsoft and apart from having to reboot a couple of times as some USB devices were not recognised everthing else seemed to be working.
I tried to play on my Oculus Rift tonight and I found that the usual 90+ frames per second performance I have on my Nvidia 1080 card had dropped to below 50fps and I was getting lots of strange glitches with the graphics and tracking issues with the touch controllers.
Reinstalling the Nvidia drivers and the Oculus software did not fix this and I found a Reddit post from 2 months ago with other people with the same issue and a possible workaround.
It appears that the Fullscreen Optimizations mode in the 1903 update has performance issues with full screen games.
I order to be able to play VR games again, I had to do the following:
- Right-click on the .exe file of your game
- Go to Properties
- Go to the compatibility tab
- Check the ‘Disable fullscreen optimizations‘ or 'Disable fullscreen optimisations' check box (spelling depends on computers language! )
- Press Apply.
- Press OK to close the properties window.
Reload the Oculus software and launch the game again.
I hope this is useful for anyone else experiencing the same new performance problems with Windows 1903 update and the Oculus Rift.