Yes, I did back up the directories, thanks. If / when I can ever get things running again, I’ll try to move them back.
Bad Graphics driver? Not sure. I’ve been running HiFi every day for weeks, with no problems until a few days ago.
I’m going to try your suggestion of adding the desktop version directly to steam.
When I login I’m default HMD mode with a big sign that says “put your headset on now”. After 3 seconds, crash. So I’m not even able to quickly select desktop mode.
Will report back. Thank you very much for your advice.
Reinstall Radeon graphic drivers
Choose “Steam VR Beta” from Steam Games menu (just reading stuff online about Steam VR issues)
Manually add HiFi to Steam
This almost works. I can launch HiFi, with Steam VR running, and no crash. I can select HUD option and find myself at Welcome in my blue glowing body suit. However, controllers do not work properly and scripts don’t seem to be running. I’m going to try one more thing and then stop for the day as I’ve been at this since 8am. A martini is in my future, a big one.
I just can’t walk. Everything else finally works.
Just. Can’t. Walk.
(pours Grey Goose).
This morning I confirmed everything is working except Vive controllers not operating properly - I can’t walk.
Ran the SteamVR developer “uninstall usb drivers” fix (see SteamVR documentation/troubleshooting) and connected the Vive USB cable to a different USB input on the PC.
That fixed the problem.
So I’m pretty much back up and running, whew. Hopefully this long-ish report will be of use to someone else experiencing similar problems. BTW I discovered last night a good thread on Interface/Vive somewhere on these forums, so search for that as well if you have similar issues.
A huge thanks to all the Alphas out there for the help - whether directly answering my posts or just posting about your own experiences, all that info was really valuable.