Monado - XR Runtime (XRT)

What is Monado?

Monado is an open source XR runtime delivering immersive experiences such as VR and AR on on mobile, PC/desktop, and any other device. Monado aims to be a complete and conformant implementation of the OpenXR API made by Khronos. The project currently is being developed for GNU/Linux and aims to support other operating systems in the near future. “Monado” has no specific meaning and is just a name.

Current status

Supported Hardware

These are the XR devices that are natively supported with open source drivers in Monado

Device Rotation Position Distortion Correction Additional Notes
OSVR HDK 1.x, 2.x Yes No No Wrong colors on AMD GPUS. Fixed by firmware update (3 dots menu -> “Download Artifacts”)
HTC Vive (“vive” driver) Yes No (LH 1.0) Yes  
Valve Index (“vive” driver) Yes WIP (early state, LH 2..0) Yes  
North Star Yes Yes, with T265 realsense official northstar calibration may be integrated in the future  
PSVR Yes WIP (prototype state) Yes distortion correction is WIP. Wrong colors on AMD GPUs: see EDID override for workaround
Hydra Controller Yes Yes -  
Playstation Move Yes Yes, with PS4 or generic stereo camera - rotational drift correction is WIP
Daydream Controller Yes - -  
DIY arduino controller Yes - -  
T265 realsense Yes Yes - proprietary on-device SLAM tracking

Monado also leverages the open source drivers developed by the OpenHMD community for further hardware support.
See the OpenHMD support matrix for a list of devices supported through OpenHMD.

The Direct-Tek WVR2 / VR-Tek Windows VR Glasses 2560x1440 supported through OpenHMD is known to have wrong colors on AMD GPUs. See EDID override for details.

Other 3rd party open source drivers Monado currently wraps are

Device Rotation Position Distortion Correction Additional Notes
HTC Vive (“survive” driver) Yes Yes Yes  
Valve Index (“survive” driver) Yes Yes Yes  

So what does that mean?

For end users it means Monado can be used to run OpenXR games and applications (e.g. Blender) on any of the supported hardware.

For developers it means you can start developing software for OpenXR with the ability to debug and inspect the entire source code of the XR software stack.

Monado transparently takes care of direct mode and distortion correction without developers having to write a single line of X11 code.

Getting Started with Monado

Code of Conduct

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Contributing & Repos

The main repository is and has documentation on how to get started and contribute. Please refer to the file in the repository for details.

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