Deep Rock Galactic

VRG - Full Virtual Reality Mod for Deep Rock Galactic

Released (updated ago). Ranked 151 of 2,936 with 23,863 (44 today) downloads

Published by Alch3m1st (mod ID: 1507074)



Follow these instructions carefully to properly install the mod:

- Make sure you have played through the game's tutorial cave first

- Install SteamVR if it is not installed already

- Check the box to automatically skip the news screen if you haven't done so already
- Add -overridenohmd option to the game's Steam launch options

steam settings

- Make a backup of your Input.ini file located at Deep Rock Galactic\FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\Input.ini
- Unzip ( into Deep Rock Galactic\FSD\ and accept to override files (you should now have a Config folder next to Binaries, Content etc)

- Log in to with your steam account.
- Subscribe to the mod here


- Make sure you have the "disable outdated mods" checkbox in the mod menu unchecked

modding tab

- If you've installed everything, all you need to do is launch the game with your HMD on (ignore any Steam warning saying "Deep Rock Galactic does not support VR", just press OK) and click a button on your controller to get past the "press button to start" screen (button on your keyboard for Oculus Link/AirLink users). You will automatically enter VR when your dwarf has spawned in the spacerig.

- You have to start the game a second time before you can move/toggle VR with the right analog stick. The first time you launch it, it will install the required bindings


- This mod is currently in beta, you will encounter bugs, maybe also crashes, and things will not be as smooth as they could, but we're working hard on this mod every day and we're very dedicated to improving it to the best of our abilities, and trying to make it feel as good as possible! Join our Discord (link at the bottom) to keep up with our updates!
- If you are on Quest, the game runs overall better with Virtual Desktop. Link/Air Link has a few bugs like hands and arms holsters that are offset from their base position. Link is still very playable, but if you have the choice, better pick VD.

You might encounter crashes. These things might help to reduce them:

- Running the game in DirectX 11 mode
- Disabling the Nvidia game overlay
- Quest 2: playing via Virtual desktop instead of Air Link
- Don't press V while inside the spacerig
- There is a known crash that may happen when the drop pod lands. Some unlucky players have it all the time, others have it only sometimes, or even not at all. There is no known fix yet, some say it helps to lower the graphics settings, but we're still trying to figure out a way to fix it

Performance notes:

- Most people will want to set their Shadows, Post-processing and Effects Graphics setting to Low, you can keep the rest on Ultra without it affecting performance much.
- If Low settings still aren't enough, we heartily recommend using VRPerfkit. It's quick & easy to install and makes a good difference:
- The mod is tested primarily on Low settings with VRPerfkit, achieving 90 fps in caves on a GTX 1070 and 10 year old intel i7 on a Quest 2 with Virtual Desktop

Basic controls:

- You have 5 holsters: 1 on each leg, 1 on torso and 1 behind each shoulder (the ones behind the shoulders are thus not visible)
- Press the right analog stick to summon a VR settings menu, you can also summon the escape menu and recenter your height from there
- To open the different menus in the space rig, press left B when standing next to one (similar to flat mode with the 'E' key)

- Left thumbstick: walk around
- Right thumbstick: rotate player, rotate map while map is open

- Right B to mine
- Right A to jump
- Left B to "Use" (E in game) and reload
- Left A button to bring up the map in front of you

- Grab button when near a holster to grab a weapon
- Trigger button to fire
- With an empty left hand, hold left trigger to summon a useful menu
- With the map open, hold the Right A button and move your hands closer together/further apart to zoom the map (a bit buggy atm)
- To drink, hold your beer above your head and press trigger

- Hold the right analog stick for 2 seconds, or press numpad 9 when the game window is focused to toggle VR off/on


- Raise both empty hands for about 1 second to call Molly
- Raise the pickaxe and an empty hand above your head to Rock & Stone! (or simply both empty hands in the space rig)
- Wave a hand above your head to shout for attention and be seen from your friends
- Place your hand above your head and hit trigger to toggle flashlight on/off

Troubleshooting FAQ

Q: I cannot move or do anything
A: Make sure you restarted the game at least once after the mod installation (VR bindings are only applied the second time the game is launched)

Q: I'm stuck at a black screen
A: Press the right analog stick to escape from it, and after that disable loadingscreen masking in the VRoptions menu and restart the game

Q: I encounter visual glitches or jittering/stuttering
A: Launch the game in DirectX 11 mode (instead of DirectX 12). DX11 is much more stable and usually fixes all those visual glitches. You can select between DX11/DX12 in the Steam game launch window.

Q: My hands are stuck at my feet and/or controls aren't working
A: Seems like something went wrong when extracting Please watch the video above on how to do it correctly, i promise it'll work! :)

Q: I keep getting crashes
A: We are likely close to fixing these, in the meantime, check out the stability tips a bit above here

For help, news and much more, come to our VRG channel in the Flat to VR modding Discord server!











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GruntledEmployee @gruntledemployee

There's another bug I reported not too long on the Steam forms about the player's arms jarring around

But I'm almost 100% sure it's an issue with the VRG mod being active when not playing in VR. When I played in VR the issue doesn't happen but if I start the game in regular mode and the mod is still active then I have the issue. Then if I disable the VR mod from the modding menu in game, then it reloads the space rig and start the game and the jarring doesn't happen at all.

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

It is a known issue yes. I'll have a look into it when we have pushed our next update that'll include the season 3 mechanics.

Schwa2 @schwa2

Is there any way to edit the inputs? I have a Vive (with the wands) and having the left A and B buttons be Left Trackpad Right and Up respectively is a real pain because any attempt to reload/use/map makes my character move. Also, having the terrain scanner pop up when in the heat of battle is far less than desirable. I've tried to edit the bindings in input.ini (in \FSD\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor); but after launching and exiting, the program adds the original bindings back with the edits I made and creates conflicts. How can I fix this?

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

None of us devs have any Vive wands so it makes it hard to get right. But I think there are some community bindings for Wands, you should check those out.
And yes, the mod overrides the input.ini file upon load, this is our first input system iteration. We have some ideas to improve it and avoid this problem, but it is not our main focus just right now.

ChewyTheHamster @chewythehamster

my review on VRG
the good stuff
its vr drg best thing ever
you can still pet lootbugs and befriended bugs
you can kinda do everything you can do in drg!
kinda works big step for a team of modders heck not sure how these guys did this its crazy they go this much done on ONE MOD!!
the bad stuff...
wait how do i pick up beer?!
jittering and LOTS of it I expected this tho
uhh I'm trying to call a cleaning pod i press x doesnt work can someone help me?
wait I have the gold skin it shows im a basic miner it only shows me i have my gold skin when im dancing
I dont wanna see how buggy multiplayer is...
uhh weres my platform gun for engi?
there should be a "known bugs" on here...
why does it nearly crash my game when i open the wardrobe and other stuff?
annnd that's about all 8/10 I'm using a hpreverb headset so maybe some of the bugs maybe due to me using that headset I have I think a gtx gpu so the bugs cant be from my pc being too bad cuz its really good but keep up the great work devs!

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

Beers are broken on the live version. It is fixed in our current work and will be pushed with the next update.
For the jittering, make sure you are using DX11 (not DX12).
The season 3 mechanics are our main focus now (like calling cleansing pod), you should avoid those missions in VR at the moment (or toggle VR to flat mode for those cleansing moments).
Platform gun for engi should be behind your left shoulder (those holsters aren't visible, but you have one behind each shoulder).
Have never heard about crash when opening wardrobe, I'll check it out.

ChewyTheHamster @chewythehamster

alright thanks I said I nearly crashed with the wardrobe i should have said it lags your game a lot it does lag your game a ton for some odd reason and yes I am running DRG in DX11 not DX12 but maybe make the cleansing pod have the same input as shooting cuz in pc mode you call it down with LMB (left click or left mouse button) and I did say I'm using hpreverb so that might be the reason for some jittering and the wardrobe lag but I'm happy you saw the bugs still rock and stone to this great mod keep up the great work

GruntledEmployee @gruntledemployee

Bosco is still kinda broken in season 3 patch, When you point at something to attack, Bosco will usually try to axe it instead.
Also when tagging for Bosco to digg for alien eggs or other items like jadiz, aquarq, Bosco will only dig once, then stop. Then if you keep tagging it will dig one chunk at a time and even after Bosco uncovers the item, he won't pick it up.

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

Those are known issues. We have to redo those Bosco actions ourselves so it is pretty time-consuming and we are now focusing on handling the season 3 mechanics/guns and on VRG-lite. But it will come some day.

GruntledEmployee @gruntledemployee

Oh thanks for the info, I didn't realize it was a known issue and Bosco has to be recoded. :/ It's just challenging when playing solo in VR. Keep up the good work and I'll look forward to future updates.
What's the VRG-lite going to be?

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

VRG-lite will allow to join any public lobby in VR. It will be a client-side mod.

R0b0t0 @r0b0t0

I was looking for a multiplayer VR game and found this instead. It's a great mod that completely changes the way you play the game. Some of the controls initially took a bit getting used to, although figuring things out as you go is part of the fun. Afterwards it's been mostly smooth sailing for countless hours of gameplay. Looking forward to the next update!

Santoid @santoid

Game to start loading and we skip past the intro screen that tells you to press any key but her Quest 2 won't switch over to the game view once the space rig loads. It only displays a "Next Up..." window that's black in the SteamVR environment with Virtual Desktop. If I try Airlink it shows a loading window with a DRG screen in it in the Oculus Link environment but doesn't switch over to the game view either. I can't get to a point where I can change the option to disable loading screen masking. Any help?

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

Are you sure the mod is enabled in the Modding tab? Mods tend to disactivate themselves in DRG.
If you can turn around using your mouse and that you can go in the menus via the Escape key, it means the mod is not enabled.
If it is enabled, did you try to hold the left analog stick for 2 seconds?
If you need any further assistance feel free to come and ask in our Discord server (in #dr-help), it will be easier to help you.

Santoid @santoid

mod included! I start steam, then in the helmet (oculus quest 2) I start steam vr, I start DRG, splash screens occur, I appear at the station for a few seconds, and then the black screen buttons do not work. but what I managed to replace is that when I appear at the station in VR mode, because I see the palms and can move them (but this is all for a couple of seconds)

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

So you do appear in the space rig, you see on your monitor screen that you can move your hands with your motion controllers, but in your headset it still says "Next up"?
If so, I have never heard of anyone with this problem, so it would recommend that you join our Discord and ping me (Alchemist) in #dr-help so that we can try to understand what's going on.

Santoid @santoid

OK. I will write to you on discord. and I can record a video of the problem

VeganSmeagol @vegansmeagol

Amazing experience, I hope the DRG main devs have tried this!

temmie33 @temmie33

Incredible mod, thank you

EAST26yo3scv4b6dcs @east26yo3scv4b6dcs

I'm stuck with the installation of this mod. I can't apply the changes in the modding menu. It says pending install.

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

Maybe had a small server issue when you tried it, you should probably just try again.

EAST26yo3scv4b6dcs @east26yo3scv4b6dcs

Now it says; "cannot activate mods during play". But how do I activate the mod? Is there mod manager or something? I can't see a way to exit the game to menu, I only see "exit to desktop" and "skip tutorial".

Alch3m1st @alch3m1st

One of the requirements to use this mod is to have completed the tutorial so you should probably do that if you haven't already.
Note that mods can only be enabled/disabled while in the Space Rig (= the lobby where you select your mission). If you are in a mission, you cannot change the active mods.

EAST26yo3scv4b6dcs @east26yo3scv4b6dcs

Ah! Sorry, I totally overlooked the first sentence in the tutotial; playing through the game's tutorial cave first. Damn I feel stupid.