If your are using OMS with vr equipment in a group setting, it might be useful to project the scenario onto an external screen or monitor so observers can follow along. There are two different ways to set this up, depending on whether you are using and Oculus Rift S or or Oculus Rift headset.

*Note: this guide is for Windows computers only*
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Guide for Oculus Rift Users

(Scroll down for Oculus Rift S support)

Firstly, make sure you have:

  • a spare HDMI cable. You can buy these from any computer supplies store or Amazon.

  • an HDMI to mini-display adapter. Most computer supplies store will have these as well as Amazon

Plug your adapter into the mini display port on your laptop. This will be found at the back of your machine.

Plug opposite ends of the HDMI cable into the HDMI ports on your mini-display adapter and external monitor. The HDMI port will usually be found on the back or side of external monitor or screen.

Once the HDMI cable is connected your external monitor should automatically be mirror your computer screen. You may need to enter full screen on your computer to fully display window you'd like on the external monitor.

If your computer screen is not automatically mirrored, you may need to manually change the display settings on your laptop.

Ensure your HDMI cables are fully plugged in.

Go to Start and search for Display settings.

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Go to the Display menu and scroll down to Multiple displays. Select the "Duplicate displays" option

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Your laptop screen should now be mirrored to your external monitor.

If your connection is still not working, you will need to make sure your external monitor is displaying the correct HDMI connection.

Check which number HDMI port your cable is connected to on your monitor. Use the "display" , "source" or "input" menu on your monitor remote (precise instructions may vary between devices). Scroll down so that the correct HDMI port is displayed.

Guide for Oculus Rift S users

Firstly, make sure you have a spare HDMI cable. You can buy these from any computer supplies store or Amazon.

Connect your laptop to your external monitor by plugging in opposite ends of the HDMI cable to the HDMI ports. These will usually be found on the back of your laptop and external monitor or screen.

Once the HDMI cable is connected your external monitor should automatically be mirror your computer screen. You may need to enter full screen on your computer to fully display window you'd like on the external monitor.

If your computer screen is not automatically mirrored, you may need to manually change the display settings on your laptop.

Ensure your HDMI cables are fully plugged in.

Go to Start and search for Display settings.

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Go to the Display menu and scroll down to Multiple displays. Select the "Duplicate displays" option

3.png

Your laptop screen should now be mirrored to your external monitor.

If your connection is still not working, you will need to make sure your external monitor is displaying the correct HDMI connection.

Check which number HDMI port your cable is connected to on your monitor. Use the "display" , "source" or "input" menu on your monitor remote (precise instructions may vary between devices). Scroll down so that the correct HDMI port is displayed.

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