Settings

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To open the Settings Menu, press Menu button, click the Settings tab above, then choose one of the categories to the left.

There you'll be able to change the time of day, seasons, graphics settings, control and light gun settings, and save or load your room.

To know what each option does and how they work, just hover over them with your pointer and a tooltip will show up with quick instructions.

This page simply mirrors all the same instructions that you can read in the game, for convenience.


General

Real Time Clock

Sync ingame time of day with your computer's real time clock.

Default: Disabled

* This uses a lot more of your CPU resources when enabled.

Clock Time

Set the current time of day.

If you never touch this, a random time will be chosen each time you load the Default Room.

You can also use the Change Time commands to change this.

Season

You can manually choose your preferred season and change how the neighborhood looks.

  • Auto (Default): use the appropriate season based on your computer date.
  • Fall and Winter will use more hardware resources than Summer.
  • Halloween and Christmas will use a bit more on top of vanilla seasons.

* Reload your room or restart EmuVR to apply this change.

Spawn Games at Start

Choose what will be randomly spawned in the room each time you start EmuVR.

  • Nothing
  • TVs
  • TVs and systems
  • TVs, systems and games (Default)

* Ignored when loading saved rooms.

Spawn Objects at Start

Disable this to start playing with a clean room.

Default: Enabled

* Ignored when loading saved rooms.

Hide Baseboard

Hide the baseboard.

Default: Disabled

Games Volume

Set sound volume for the games relative to ambience and object sounds.

You can still change each TV's volume individually, this is just a global multiplier for all TVs.

Default: 100%

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Don't Use Oculus Audio

(For headphones)

Disable integrated Rift / Quest audio.

Click this if you're using external headphones with your Oculus Rift / Quest and can't hear the games.

You might need to enable this for Virtual Desktop Streaming.

* You'll just need to restart your games, and not EmuVR, to apply this.

Menu Distance

Set how far from your face this menu should start.

Each time you release the slider, this menu will move to show the new initial distance relative to your face.

Notice that the higher the value, the more likely it is to start behind objects or the walls.

Default: 0

* VR mode only.

Random Events / Easter Eggs

* For future additions not yet in the game.

  • Nothing: Just chill.
  • Normal: Not supposed to be spooky, e.g. random sounds from the
    house, mom calling, fun interactions and little Easter eggs.
    (These are just possible examples for the future, and not in the game yet)
  • Spooky: Anything could happen...

Graphics

SMAA

Subpixel Morphological Anti-Aliasing

Reduce pixelated edges at the cost of GPU performance.

Default: Enabled (Desktop) / Disabled (VR)

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Supersampling Anti-Aliasing

Effectively changes internal resolution to reduce pixelated edges at the cost of GPU performance.

Try SMAA first, it's faster and may be more than enough for you.

Use lower values for a performance boost.

Note: in VR mode, this will be multiplied by Oculus / SteamVR own supersampling settings.

Default: 1.0

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Fullscreen

Set fullscreen mode.

You can also toggle this by pressing Alt + Enter.

Resolution

Set current screen resolution.

Saves separate values for windowed and full screen modes.

This will affect performance only in desktop mode.

Use Supersampling Anti-Aliasing if you want to affect resolution (and performance) in VR mode instead.

Ambient Occlusion

Set Ambient Occlusion quality. Basically contact shadows.

Higher quality levels will use more hardware resources.

Disable this for a performance boost.

  • Off
  • Low
  • Medium (Default)
  • High
  • Very High

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Screen Space Reflections

Not recommended for VR mode, for rendering and performance reasons.

Looks great in desktop mode!

It still looks cool in VR, even if not perfect, so it's worth a try, if your hardware can handle it.

  • Off (Default)
  • Lower
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Higher
  • Ultra
  • Overkill

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Screen Light Colors

Calculating colors from screens needs a little extra CPU usage.

By default, this is disabled during daylight (7AM to 7PM), as the colors aren't discernible enough under the bright sunlight bouncing around the room.

Because sunlight shadows already use more CPU resources, doing that balances out performance.

You can choose to force color processing for the whole day, or completely disable it.

  • Off
  • Night Only (Default)
  • Always

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Screen Light Bounce Quality

This controls how ambient light from screens will bounce all around the room, even where their direct light doesn't shine.

Lower quality levels use less resources.

(Unrelated to Screen Light Colors or Screen Light Shadow Quality settings)

  • Off: Disable light bounce.
  • Low: Fast lower quality approximation.
  • High (Default): Use precomputed Global Illumination.

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Screen Light Shadow Quality

With each powered TV and more objects in the room, there's an additional performance impact to render and receive shadows.

Higher shadow quality also needs more power.

  • Off
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High (Default)
  • Very High

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Label Texture Resolution

Defines resolution for custom labels textures.

Too many games will consume too much VRAM, even without custom textures.

(See Label Text Resolution below)

Lower resolutions allow for more games.

  • Low: 128x128
  • Normal (Default): 256x256
  • Ultra (Unstable): 512x512

* Restart EmuVR to apply this setting.

Label Text Resolution

Games without custom labels still generate label textures for the text.

Too many games will consume too much VRAM.

Lower resolutions allow for more games.

  • Low: 128x128
  • Normal (Default): 256x256

* Restart EmuVR to apply this.

Hide HUD

Click this to hide your reticle and disable object highlighting.

You can toogle it by pressing the H key.

Useful for recording cleaner videos. (But harder to operate)

* This setting won't be saved after restarting EmuVR.

Control

Movement Mode

Switch between Teleport and Smooth Locomotion modes.

  • Teleport (Default)
  • Smooth Locomotion

* VR mode only.

Instantaneous Acceleration

When using Smooth Locomotion mode, keep this enabled to start and stop moving instantaneously, with no acceleration, according to your comfort preference.

Default: Disabled

* VR mode only.

Rotation Mode

Switch between Snap Rotation and Smooth Rotation modes, according to your comfort preference.

  • Snap Rotation (Default)
  • Smooth Rotation

* VR mode only.

Snap Rotation Value

Set how many degrees you will rotate at each button press.

Default: 45

* VR mode only.

Smooth Rotation Speed

Set smooth rotation speed multiplier.

Default: 3.0

* VR mode only.

Alternative Hands Physics

(Experimental)

This changes how hand grabbed objects physics works.

  • They won't go through walls and furniture anymore.
  • Objects in both hands won't go through each other.
  • Objects will have proper weight when pushing through
    other objects (no more pushing or lifting a TV with a CD).

But they might be less stable.

Default: Disabled

* VR mode only.

Player Scale

Adjust your own scale in VR mode.

When in desktop mode, which has no 3D depth, use the Adjust Height command instead.

Default: 1.0

* VR mode only.

Vive Controller Trackpad Mode

  • Click and Touch (Default): Works like analogs if you click and continue at least touching.
  • Click: Works only while it's fully depressed.
  • Touch: Works just by touching.

Affects:

  • Walking
  • Smooth turning
  • Scrolling menus
  • Adjusting height
  • Left Analog / Dpad in games

Does not affect:

  • Teleporting
  • Snap Turning
  • Face buttons in games
  • Laser pointer command presses like switching consoles, changing cables, etc

* Vive controllers only.

Start with Mouse Locked

Useful if you always play with mouse and keyboard only, and don't want to press the Lock Mouse Cursor shortcut every time.

Default: Disabled

Light Guns

Gun Alignment Offset

Set your custom alignment offset in degrees, rotating your light gun aim up or down, relative to your hands.

Default: 0

* VR mode only.

Grip Button Action

Select both dropdowns to choose which event (left) will trigger which action (right).

Note that when [Releasing Grip], the right side action will be "pressed" all the time unless you hold the grip button, as if it were inverted.

* Triggering Aux buttons can be useful for games like Time Crisis, simulating the foot pedal.

* Recommended for Index controllers: when [Releasing], [Spin Gun]

When:

  • Pressing Grip Button
  • Releasing Grip Button

Do:

  • Spin Gun
  • Press Aux A
  • Press Aux B
  • Press Aux C
  • Reload (Shoot off-screen)
  • Nothing

Default: When [Pressing] --> Do [Spin Gun]

* VR mode only.

Point Up Action

The chosen action will be triggered when you point your light gun up, and then reverted when you point it back horizontally.

* By choosing a "release" option, the virtual button will stay pressed until you point the gun up.

* Triggering Aux buttons can be useful for games like Time Crisis, simulating the foot pedal.

  • Do Nothing (Default)
  • Press Aux A
  • Press Aux B
  • Press Aux C
  • Release Aux A
  • Release Aux B
  • Release Aux C
  • Reload (Shoot off-screen)

* VR mode only.

Point Down Action

The chosen action will be triggered when you point your light gun down, and then reverted when you point it back horizontally.

* By choosing a "release" option, the virtual button will stay pressed until you point the gun down.

* Triggering Aux buttons can be useful for games like Time Crisis, simulating the foot pedal.

  • Do Nothing (Default)
  • Press Aux A
  • Press Aux B
  • Press Aux C
  • Release Aux A
  • Release Aux B
  • Release Aux C
  • Reload (Shoot off-screen)

* VR mode only.

Haptic Feedback

Enable this and your controller will vibrate with each pull of the trigger.

Default: Enabled

* VR mode only.

Dual Wielding

Enable this to wield two light guns simultaneously. Both will still shoot as the same player's gun in the games.

While in one-handed mode, you can still shoot with both hands at will: the light gun will automatically swap to the latest hand that pulls the trigger.

Default: Disabled

* VR mode only.

Recoil

Set the intensity which your light gun will kick back with each shot.

This is just for visuals, and won't affect your actual aim.

Set to 0 to disable recoil.

Default: 3

* VR mode only.

Voice Chat

Enable Voice Chat

Uncheck this to completely disable voice chat for you. You won't be able to speak or hear anyone.

Other players can still talk to each other, even if you're the host.

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Mute Microphone

Mute your microphone but still hear others.

You can also mute yourself by clicking the little mute button on your own name on the panel above.

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Input Device

Select your microphone device or use the current system default.

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Voice Detection Sensitivity

Automatic voice detection uses an algorithm to differentiate actual speech from other forms of noise. This is not about just volume.

Lower values will allow through less non-voice, but may not detect some speech.

Higher values will detect more voice, but may also allow through more non-voice.

Default: Medium * Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Mic Volume

Set your microphone volume.

Speak to test your volume meter here. (Currently only displayed while others are actually listening to you on netplay.)

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Players Volume

Set other players voice volume.

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Ducking

Temporarily lowers the games volume to the chosen value while others are speaking.

0% mutes them; 100% does not lower volume.

Default: 50%

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Falloff

Fade out voices farther away from you.

Higher values will need more distance to be quieter.

* Affects only your hearing, and not your voice to others.

Default: 1.1m

* Saved separately for VR / desktop mode.

Save / Load Room

Through this menu you can save and load your room with everything in it.

Please read Room Saving to learn more.