SteamVR Home gets updated with new content, gives more ways to customize User’s home space, built in Steam Audio technology, and more. These features are available by opting into SteamVR Beta*.
Players can now bring Trophies that represent games from their SteamVR Library into SteamVR Home. These Trophies will upgrade as the player completes achievements and crafts badges for the game. In addition, they give players access to game details and a quick way to launch the game. Players can use these as physical shortcuts, decorate their space and show off their progress in their favorite VR games.
Screenshots and Artwork
Players can now place screenshots and artwork from their favorite games in-world. These can be images the player has uploaded, or popular content from the community. These panels can be spawned from the Things menu in the Content Browser, or from the Community Wall in the default SteamVR Home environment. To adjust the location of a screenshot or art panel, grab the edge with the trigger button. To remove them, use the Multi-Tool.
- SteamVR Panels
Players can now place the SteamVR panels (Recent Apps, Friends List, and Rooms List) in any location, and in any environment. This means any environment can be made into a home space with quick access to friends, rooms, and games. Similar to screenshots and artwork, these panels can be spawned from the Things menu in the Content Browser, moved by grabbing the edge, and removed with the Multi-Tool.
- Steam Audio
Steam Audio is now integrated into SteamVR Home and enabled by default on positional sounds, making it easy to integrate immersive audio into your workshop environments. Steam Audio binaurally renders direct sound using HRTFs to accurately model the direction of a sound source relative to the listener. Players will now get an impression of the height of the sound source, as well as whether the source is in front of or behind them.
- Boxing Ring
For this update Valve has added a new SteamVR Home environment to subscribe to and explore. Visit the Boxing Ring and train on punching bags, lift weights, or compete with the training bot in the ring. See how quickly you can take the training bot down!
The SteamVR Home Developer wiki has been updated with two new tutorials for creators and creators-to-be:
- Introduction – An overview of the SteamVR Home engine and development tools, for everyone from beginners to veterans.
- Hammer and Basic Lighting – Learn how to construct an an environment from basic geometry and set up simple lighting. The first in a series which will end with a SteamVR Home environment depicting a real place.
*To opt into SteamVR Beta, find SteamVR under Tools in your Steam Library. Right click to bring up Properties, then select ‘beta’ from the dropdown in the Betas tab.