X-Plane 11.53 fixes an issue with HP Reverb G2 VR controllers not being usable, however you may encounter additional problems with this hardware.

Controller not found, or controllers swapped

If you experience a missing controller, or the left & right controllers are swapped, this is due to unreliable information being provided from SteamVR to X-Plane.

Here are steps that can work around these issues:

  1. Start Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR first.
  2. Turn on the right first, then the left controller.
  3. If the left controller is not displayed in SteamVR, shut it down and turn off the controllers.
  4. Restart SteamVR, then the right and left controllers.
  5. At that point both controllers should be displayed in SteamVR.
  6. Start X-Plane and enable VR if necessary (if VR was enabled last time, it should already be active).
  7. Now you can use VR and your VR controllers as usual.

Misaligned controllers and laser

If your controllers and the laser pointer are not aligned within X-Plane, use a command line argument to adjust this:

--controller_angle=[number of degrees]

We recommend starting with -30, then adjusting if that doesn’t resolve it. Instructions on using the command line with X-Plane here.

Non-functioning controllers

If you are prompted to calibrate devices, you may end up with non-functioning controllers. Use the button to “Reset to defaults for…” to restore the controller mapping & recalibrate.

Non-functioning buttons

If you are unable to assign buttons in X-Plane (such as the Y and B button), Steam may have defaulted to them being unused. You will need to map them in SteamVR first in order to access them in X-Plane.

Virtual controllers don’t match the real controllers

This is a design limitation of using a generic VR controller model inside X-Plane.

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