How To: Left 4 Dead 2 in the Rift with Hud Addon

Oculus Rift Addon

Left 4 Dead 2 modified for the Oculus Rift

I’ve been playing Left 4 Dead 2 for a long time now.  From going between one monitor, to two monitors, and now to the rift.  Right off the bat, I could tell it was going to change the experience, but I didn’t expect this.  I tried using the “Oculus Tracking” in the Vireio Perception driver, but it quickly became a fight of my head wanting to look around, and my hand trying to kill things.  In the end, I had to move to “No Tracking” and be happy with full immersion.  So next, I’ll go over a few things to make your life in the Zombie Apocalypse a little more enjoyable.



  1. Download the L4D2.Rift addon then place it in the addons directory.  An example of this would be c:\steam\SteamApps\common\Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2\addons.
  2. Run Vierio Perception, make sure that head tracking is off, and minimize the window.
  3. Run Left 4 Dead 2
  4. When you start, goto options->Addons and make sure the Rift addon has a check beside it.
  5. Turn on the developer options (options->keyboard/mouse->Allow Developer Console) change this to “Enabled”.
  6. When this is turned on, go back to the game and press the ‘~’ key to bring up the in-game console.
  7. Type “cl_viewmodelforsurvivor 110″ to set the Field of View
  8. Start a Game
  9. Tweak your “Adjust Separation”.  This tells the driver the distance between your eyes.  If this is off, you’ll be seeing double, and will get a headache pretty quick.  You change this with the f2 and f3 keys.  Press one or the other, if the crosshairs of your gun start coming together, you’re on the right track.

The biggest problem is the narrow field of view.  You can’t see the right or left side very well, and you honestly feel like you are having tunnel vision.

But since we modified the HUD, Left 4 Dead 2 is now way more playable than with just a straight Vierio Perception install.

1 Comment

  1. Halldor

    November 6, 2013 at 6:32 am

    that’s pretty cool, i tried it, but the results are horrible, i appreciate and thank you for going through the trouble of making this possible.
    First the tracking ain’t so great, Second, i couldn’t get it to reach my optimal ipd, gave me a headache and like mentioned it gives you very noticeable tunnel vision.

    but like said, cool tutorial, easy to follow, thank you.

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