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Fixed and released the updates for Oculus Go, Quest and Rift, 1.1 build 244.

This issue only occurred on the VR apps for build 1.1.243. The Remote version 1.1 build 243 was not affected so won't need an update.

Thanks again for reporting!

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for reporting, tested and can confirm the issue.
I'll fix this today and publish the update.

Announcements / VR Tourviewer update! Version 1.1 build 243
« on: June 21, 2019, 09:57:02 »
A new update of VR Tourviewer is now available: version 1.1 build 243

Full changelog here:


A much requested version is now available for download: VR Tourviewer for Oculus Quest. It's not available through the Oculus Store/Library yet, but can be 'side loaded' to your Quest. Detailed instructions on how to that, including a link to the download page can be found here. For both the Rift and the Quest versions, the Touch controller can now be used as a laser pointer.

You can now use the touchpad on the Oculus Go controller or the thumbsticks on the Oculus Touch to rotate the view. This is ideal if you're in a fixed chair and can't easily look behind you. Just swipe left or right to adjust your view.

Directional audio is now also available for video overlays. For panoramic video, an issue has been solved that caused a short black or white screen right before playback.


You can now add a timer to a hotspot to trigger a click. This can be used to automatically load the next panorama after 10 seconds for example. More info here!


Several bugfixes have made the app more reliable and graphic and audio issues have been fixed. Thanks a lot to everyone who reported the issues they encountered, and everyone who requested certain features. The app will keep improving because of your feedback! So if you have any issues or a feature request, please let me know.
Big thanks to everyone!

Announcements / VR Tourviewer for Oculus Quest available now!
« on: June 21, 2019, 09:23:04 »
A much requested version is now available for download: VR Tourviewer for Oculus Quest.

It's not available through the Oculus Store/Library yet, but can be 'side loaded' to your Quest.
You can download it here:
Instructions on how to install it can be found here:

The installation is a bit technical. So if you have any issues installing it, please leave a message on the forum for support.

For both the Rift and the Quest versions of VR Tourviewer, the Touch controller can now be used as a laser pointer.
The 'B' button is used to switch between the tour and the tour gallery.
The thumbsticks on the controller can be used to rotate the camera, this can be convenient when you're in a fixed chair and can't easily look all around you.

Any feedback on the Quest version of VR Tourviewer is much appreciated!

Support / General Discussion / IVRPA Belfast 2019
« on: June 05, 2019, 00:03:39 »

I will be visiting the annual IVRPA (International VR Professionals Association) conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Monday, June 10th.

Really looking forward to meeting other VR enthousiasts, so if you happen to be there that day as well and would like to meet, drop me a message!

Announcements / VR Tourviewer for Oculus Quest coming soon!
« on: May 05, 2019, 19:19:46 »
An Oculus Quest VR headset is currently pre-ordered from Oculus. As soon as it arrives at the office I'll work on making a version of VR Tourviewer for Oculus Quest. Since the Quest functionality is similar to the Oculus Rift it could be pretty straight forward.

I'll post here again if I have any news on the subject.

Greetings, Ruud

Beta / Guideline for reporting bugs and issues
« on: April 22, 2019, 10:17:18 »
When reporting an issue or bug in a beta version, please include the following information:

Device type: Oculus Go, Rift, Gear VR, Cardboard, Windows pc, MacOS pc
VR Tourviewer and/or VR Tourviewer Remote version number: in the startup splash screen or in VR Tourviewer Settings. It's in the format: 1.0.123 where 123 is the version number.
Please describe the bug as detailed as possible to make it easier to try and replicate the problem. If possible please send a tour showing the issue with WeTransfer to and refer to your forum post here.

Announcements / VR Tourviewer 1.0 build 227
« on: April 22, 2019, 09:58:22 »
VR Tourviewer and VR Tourviewer Remote version 1.0.227 have been released on Februari 5th, 2019.

Complete changelog here.

Recent changes:

1.0 Build 227 (2019-02-05)
fixed: playback issue with monoscopic 360 videos

1.0 Build 226 (2019-02-02)
added: option to always show/hide hotspot title
fixed: stereoscopic 360 video display
fixed: minor issues

1.0 Build 225 (2019-01-16)
added: support for links to other tours (online and storage!)
added: option to show tour dialog using back button
added: option to customize the Remote waiting screen
fixed: connection issue with Remote when VR device returns from standby mode
fixed: a few minor issues

1.0 Build 222 (2019-01-04)
added: choose which menu item to show when starting the app (licensed only)
added: Guest Mode setting: you can now limit the visible tours to Favorites only (licensed only)
added: Guest Mode setting: disable editing/adding/removing tours and hide the settings button (licensed only)
added: support for links to pdf files
added: you can now add flying butterflies to your panorama
added: hidden image overlay can be made visible when focus or laser pointer hovers over it
added: ability to show node hotspots as 3d arrows
added: ability to mark already visited panoramas
added: description textbox for info hotspots (hotspots without a link)
added: mini icons to hotspots to recognize audio, image, video and info hotspots
added: hotspots for sound with play/pause function (automatic for sounds that are not set to autoplay)
changed: hotspots are now slightly pulsating to make them stand out better, easier to recognize
fixed: video support, direct links to mp4 files will now play correctly
fixed: direct links to mp3 files supported, adds play/pause hotspot
fixed: some directional and surround audio issues
fixed: background audio, will now play uninterrupted between panoramas
fixed: connections issues with VR Tourviewer Remote after running for a long time
fixed: MP3 now also supported on Remote for Windows
fixed: minor bugfixes, compatibility issue with Pano2VR 6.0

Support / General Discussion / Re: Question about functionality
« on: November 12, 2018, 14:50:17 »
Image and video overlays have a 'Click Mode' in Pano2VR, VR Tourviewer can handle those.

But not only navigational hotspots are supported for Pano2VR tours, you can use hotspots with a direct url to a jpg or png image or an mp4 video.

Support / General Discussion / Re: Question about functionality
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:50:32 »
You can switch between day and night shots just like switching to another panorama, so there's some loading time in between with the black screen with the progress indication.

This was done to prevent having to keep images of two panoramas in memory on mobile, since loading images from web with Unity (the program used to create the app) is a lot less streamlined than with a browser.

I'll reevaluate this and will see if I can load a second panorama without discarding the first one so transitions can be supported and the experience is more seemless.

About the hotspots: currently there's only one default hotspot icon in VR Tourviewer, custom hotspots aren't supported. Adding a predefined set of hotspots is planned, those can then be chosen to be linked to a certain Pano2VR skin-id.

Support / General Discussion / Re: Question about functionality
« on: November 08, 2018, 17:46:11 »
Hi Jan, welcome to the forum!

- can i create tours with pop up images and videos visible in oculus go?
yes, overlay images and videos are supported

- is it possible to make transitions between two panos with same view (day / night effect)?
Transitions (fading etc.) aren't supported yet, but you can use a hotspot to switch between different panoramas.

- pano2vr is the editor for all these features, right?
Yes, VR Tourviewer focusses on supporting Pano2VR tours, only very basic krPano tours are supported.
Note that skins, maps, animation and menus aren't supported yet.

Support / General Discussion / Re: Most wanted features
« on: October 20, 2018, 12:29:11 »
The technique you mention is called App Linking or Deep Linking.
Unfortunately that doesn't seem to work in the default Oculus VR browser or the new Firefox Reality browser yet.

As soon as this is available, I'll add support for it.

Support / General Discussion / Re: Using VR Tourviewer Remote
« on: October 17, 2018, 15:12:24 »
Glad you like it!

If the tours are completely identical the images should load just like on the Oculus Go.
Running a lower resolution version of the tour for the laptop is not necessary, it might even fail due to not being identical to the tour on the Oculus Go.

Please double check if all files (including the panorama xml file) are identical on both the Oculus Go and the Remote local storage folder.

Support / General Discussion / Re: Most wanted features
« on: August 18, 2018, 00:31:09 »
Thanks everyone for their suggestions!
The following items requested here have been added (as of version 0.5.182):

- Support for GearVR and Oculus Go controllers as laserpointer
- Use true north
- Polygonal hotspots

- Ability to choose hotspot icons from a predefined set for each Pano2VR skin-ID.
If you have suggestions for hotspot icons to include in this set, please post an example!

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