How Do You Use Revive on Valve Index?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re a Valve Index user, you may have heard about Revive – a software tool that allows you to play Oculus Rift games on your Valve Index headset. In this article, we’ll discuss how to use Revive on Valve Index and get the most out of your VR gaming experience.

What is Revive?

Revive is a software tool created by LibreVR that allows you to play Oculus Rift games on non-Oculus VR headsets like Valve Index. It works by translating the Oculus API calls to OpenVR calls, making it possible for non-Oculus VR headsets to run Oculus Rift games.

How to Install Revive

Before using Revive, you need to install it first. Here’s how:

  • Go to the Revive GitHub page at
  • Download the latest version of Revive.
  • Extract the downloaded file to a folder.
  • Run the installer file and follow the installation wizard.

How to Use Revive with SteamVR

Once you’ve installed Revive, here’s how to use it with SteamVR:

  1. Launch SteamVR and make sure your Valve Index headset is connected.
  2. Launch the Oculus app from your desktop or Start menu.
  3. Select the game you want to play from your Oculus library.
  4. Click the ‘Play’ button in Oculus app and put on your Valve Index headset.
  5. The game should start automatically in your headset through SteamVR!

Tips for Using Revive

Here are some tips that can help you get the most out of Revive:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Revive installed for optimal performance.
  • Some Oculus Rift games may not work with Revive due to compatibility issues. Check the list of supported games on the Revive website before purchasing any Oculus Rift games.
  • Revive may not work with some DRM-protected Oculus Rift games. Make sure to check the game’s DRM policy before purchasing it.


Revive is a great tool for Valve Index users who want to play Oculus Rift games on their headset. By following these simple steps and tips, you should be able to get Revive up and running in no time and enjoy a wider range of VR games on your Valve Index headset!