This summer Oculus offered a great deal called Summer of Rift and I couldn’t avoid to purchase it because in my personal opinion, VR is starting to have a very interesting scenario. After waiting almost a month for the delivery, I wanted to test it and get the seven free games included with the bundle:
Once I set up the Oculus Rift and the Sensors, I started installing all the free games. I was able to install almost all of them, but suddenly I got a notification with the following message:
I tried to uninstall and install the game again, but it didn’t work. I googled for help but there weren’t any post that worked for me. It was so frustating, I wasn’t able to install and play Robo Recall 😣
Then, I had an idea, it was time to navigate through the Windows File Explorer and check what was happening with the temporary files that Oculus Home was trying to download and install. I did the following steps to be able to install and play Robo Recall:
- Go to the disk unit where your Oculus Home is installed, and then navigate to the following path: Program Files > Oculus > Software > Software > epic-games-odin. Inside the epic-games-odin folder, you’ll need to remove permanently the Engine and RoboRecall folders.
- Go to Oculus Home and install the game again and it should be able to be downloaded and installed without problems.
The step #1 is related to the Robo Recall game. But in case you have this issue with another different game, you need to navigate to the following path: Program Files > Oculus > Software > Software. In the Software folder, find the game folder which you can’t install and remove its content like the step #1 does. And then do the step#2, installing the game you want to play.
I hope this mini-tutorial can help you playing with your VR games in your Oculus Rift.