Adjust Your Settings

You can adjust various settings in High Fidelity so that it runs to your preferences. Many of these settings are changed using the HUD (in Desktop mode) or Tablet (in VR mode).

The Tablet and HUD

In VR, all of your settings are found in your Tablet. The Tablet also gives you easy access to any apps that you install. Pull up the tablet by clicking the menu button on your controller.

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In Desktop Mode, you have the option to use either the Tablet or a smaller version called the “Heads-up Display” or HUD. It contains the exact same options as the Tablet (settings, apps, etc), but it takes up less space on your screen. To enable the HUD, first enable the Developer menu by going to Settings > Developer Menu. Then, go to Developer > UI > Desktop Tablet Becomes Toolbar.

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Enter or Exit VR Mode

You can enjoy High Fidelity with or with VR equipment such as head mounted displays (HMD), hand controllers and audio headsets. Our Desktop mode contains many of High Fidelity’s features such as audio, basic movements and gestures, and the ability to travel to different domains.

Keep in mind, however, that the most immersive and powerful experience is when you use VR equipment. Only then will you be able to interact with people in 3D, track body movements, and easily engage with the objects around you. We support the following VR equipment:

Head Mounted Displays Hand Controllers
Oculus Rift (CV1 and DK2, runtime version 1.3) Oculus Touch
HTC Vive HTC Vive
Windows MR XBox One Controller
  Leap Motion Orion

Once you have set up your VR equipment, you can easily switch between VR mode and Desktop mode. To switch to VR mode, use one of the following methods:

  1. From the HUD, click Enter VR.
  2. Click the Display menu, then select your VR device.

To exit from VR mode, remove your headset, click Exit VR on the HUD or press ESC on your keyboard.

Change Your Audio Settings

High Fidelity spatializes audio in real-time based on the location of the listener and the sound sources. A good headset will enhance your experience. You can adjust your audio settings by going to Audio on your tablet or HUD.

Setting Description
Input Device Settings > Mute microphone Mute or unmute your microphone.
Input Device Settings > Enable stereo input Enable or disable stereo input.
Input Device Settings > Enable noise reduction Enable or disable noise reduction.
Input Device Settings > Show audio level meter The audio level meter is visible on the top left corner of your screen. By default, this is always shown. You can uncheck this box to stop showing the meter.
Choose Input Device Choose the microphone or input device of your choice from the list of devices displayed.
Choose Output Device Choose the speakers, headphones, or other output device of your choice from the list of devices displayed.

Input Devices

An audio input device is any software or hardware device that accepts an output signal from another device. Examples of audio input devices include:

  • A USB microphone

  • A microphone headset that is plugged into your computer via the “Mic In” port

  • Your sound card’s “Stereo Mix” device

    • Think of these devices as if they were microphones being held up to your speakers while they output sound

Output Devices

An audio output device produces a signal that drive another device’s input. Examples of audio output devices include:

  • Desktop computer speakers
  • Headphones
  • Huge speakers in a movie theater

Set Your Perspective

You can choose how you view things around you by changing your perspective. To change your perspective:

  • In Desktop mode, go to View in the menu on the top left corner.
  • In VR mode, open your Tablet and go to Menu > View.
Setting Description
First Person

Select this setting if you want to change your perspective in High Fidelity to first person. In this view, you will not see yourself, only the environment around you.

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Third Person

Select this setting to change your perspective to third person. In this view, you will see yourself, as well as the environment around you.

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Mirror

Select this to change your perspective to mirror. In this view, you will see yourself and the space behind you.

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NOTE: You cannot move in mirror mode. It is for viewing only.

Independent Mode Select this to change what you see through scripting instead of avatar’s movements.
Entity Mode Select this to set your perspective to a specific entity, allowing you to move with entity as it moves.

Change How You Move in VR

You can change many avatar movement settings in VR such as jumping, flying, and leaning behavior. To do so:

  • In Desktop mode, go to Settings > Controls in the menu on the top left corner.
  • In VR mode, open your Tablet and go to Menu > Settings > Control.
Setting Description
VR Movement > Movement mode

This setting controls how your avatar moves in VR mode.

  • Teleporting Only: Your avatar can only teleport. You cannot walk, jump, or fly.
  • Walking and Teleporting: Your avatar can walk and teleport. To jump or fly, enable the check box labeled Jumping and flying.
VR Movement > Rotation mode This setting controls how your avatar turns in VR mode.
VR Movement > Avatar leaning behavior

This setting controls if and when your avatar leans in VR mode.

  • Auto: This is the default setting. Your avatar will lean if you are standing in the real world.
  • Seated: Your avatar will not lean if you are sitting in the real world.
  • Standing: Your avatar will lean if you are sitting in the real world.
  • Disabled: Your avatar can sit on the floor (experimental).
User real world height (in meters) You can change your real world height for better tracking in VR mode. You can change your real world height for better tracking in VR mode.
Game Controller This setting is enabled by default. When enabled, you can use other types of controllers.
Perception Neuron Enable this setting to use the Perception Neuron motion capture system.
Leap Motion Enable this setting to start using Leap Motion controllers.

Other Miscellaneous Settings

Here are some other settings you may like to change to optimize your experience.

General Settings

You can modify general settings such user interface and privacy settings in High Fidelity.

  • In Desktop mode, go to Settings > General in the menu on the top left corner.
  • In VR mode, open your Tablet and go to Menu > Settings > General.

In-World Graphics Settings

You can make changes to the graphics in High Fidelity.

  • In Desktop mode, go to Settings > Graphics in the menu on the top left corner.
  • In VR mode, open your Tablet and go to Menu > Settings > Graphics.
Setting Description
World Detail You can control the detail visible to you in High Fidelity by moving this slider left to decrease and right to increase.
Show Shadows Enable or disable viewing shadows. This setting is enabled by default.

Account Security Settings

You can change your account security settings in High Fidelity.

  • In Desktop mode, go to Settings > Security in the menu on the top left corner.
  • In VR mode, open your Tablet and go to Menu > Settings > Security.
Setting Description
Account Enable to stay logged in (in the current device) even if you exit High Fidelity.
Secure Transactions Change your security picture.

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