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DecaMove - Setup and Quick Start Guide

Setting up the DecaMove locomotion to device is a breeze, just follow our step by step guide

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Posted by: Pedro
Posted: Feb 16, 2021
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Setting up DecaMove should be simple and straightforward. Don’t forget to visit the download section in order to setup and install the DecaMove PC software, iOS or Android app. It supports most of the VR titles in the Steam library, right out of the box.

Please note: DecaMove currently only supports SteamVR, however, the DecaGear VR system will support the Oculus Quest in due course.

Prerequisites

  • Windows 10
  • SteamVR: Version 1.14 or greater
  • A single USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
  • DecaMove device

Setup the DecaMove


Setup Steps


1. Connecting


  • Screw in the extended range antenna onto the USB dongle
  • Connect the USB dongle to your PC, preferably a port on the front of your PC. If you don’t have an available port on the front of your PC, please ensure you use an upper USB port on the rear. (dongle can be connected to a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port)

2. Pairing DecaMove

  • Ensure the DecaMove device is fully charged - the device does come partly charged
  • Switch on the DecaMove. The pairing should be automatic once the USB dongle is connected to a USB port and the LED light on the DecaMove device should show solid blue color
Note: If for any reason the LED continues blinking blue for more than 30 seconds, it means that the DecaMove device cannot find the dongle: To troubleshoot the problem, please try the following;
  • Try plugging the USB dongle into another USB port on your PC. If it was previously plugged into a USB 3.0 port, try a USB 2.0 port. Failing that, try to pair the dongle manually. (Note: Instructions for manual pairing are currently not available)

3. Fitting

  • DecaMove can be clipped anywhere along the waistline, either to the left or right side is recommended. Attach it to your belt, or the waist of your pants or skirt. Just make sure it’s firmly attached so it won’t fall off



4. Calibrating

  • Calibration needs to be done at the start of your gameplay session or at any time you feel the device heading has drifted out of alignment
    • Gestured calibration does not require any special settings or button pressing, just stand still and look forward for two seconds and once the DecaMove is
    • You can perform this gesture anytime during a game or while you’re in SteamVR

Gameplay and Control

The DecaMove device is very efficient and accurate in doing one thing; the device allows you to navigate with your hip so your movement direction can be independent from your headset or hand controllers.

Because the DecaMove system is a new concept in the way in which you move in VR, it may take a little time to get used to. It’s not something gamers are going to be accustomed to, especially if you are used to playing with controller based movement.

DecaMove setup guide

To get the best experience and immersion, it’s recommended you persevere. If you do, it won’t be long before you gain the upper-hand over your adversaries, however, if you have difficulties navigating this way, you can single press on the device button on DecaMove to toggle between the headset/controller navigation in favour of the hip based navigation.

  • Double pressing the button will turn On or Off the in-game overlay
  • A long press of 3 seconds will turn DecaMove On or Off
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