Hey all, I'm somewhat confused with the state of Oculus' software recently.
I own a DK1 and two DK2s. I used to have a desktop with an Intel 2500k @ 4.5GHZ, 8GB DDR3 and an MSI 7970 Lightning running Windows 7. Obviously the DK1 worked great with this.
I then sold my desktop about 6 months before the DK2 came out and I got a laptop with a Core i7 4710HQ, 8GB DDR3 and an nVidia 860m 2GB (Optimus) Running Windows 8.1. Again the DK1 worked perfectly with this and I had purchased a DK2 the second it became available and this also worked perfectly on the laptop.
I've now recently upgraded my laptop again, Core i7 4710MQ, 16GB DDR3, nvidia 970m (Optimus) running Windows 10. And for the first time I just can't get the Rift to work. My biggest issue seems to be that even though the Rift is plugged in, it's receiving power AND displaying an image, the Rift config utility says "HMD is not powered, check HDMI connection".
The way my laptop works is if anything is plugged into the HDMI port, the 970m is turned on and controls that output exclusively. So I'm very baffled to why it's returning this error. It seems like the Rift software has taken a huge step back in this regard?
I suppose my biggest question is, what is Oculus doing to remedy this? Is laptop support a priority? For people like myself with powerful gaming laptops it's a bit of a kick that it doesn't work.