Monado 0.5/master comes with a SteamVR plugin.

It enables the use of Monado’s VR hardware drivers with Valve’s SteamVR runtime.

It does not make it possible to run OpenVR games and applications on Monado/OpenXR runtimes. See OpenComposite for an in-development project focusing on this use case.

Current status

Registering the plugin

The SteamVR plugin is built by default and is installed in $PREFIX/share/steamvr-monado. SteamVR will use the plugin only after it is registered with SteamVR’s vrpathreg tool.

If Monado was installed in the /usr prefix, the command is

~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/SteamVR/bin/ adddriver /usr/share/steamvr-monado

The SteamVR plugin will also be placed in the Monado build tree where it can be registered with SteamVR without installing Monado.

~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/SteamVR/bin/ adddriver ~/monado/build/steamvr-monado

Depending on the distribution or Steam installation method, Steam may be installed in ~/.local/share/Steam rather than ~/.steam/steam.

~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/common/SteamVR/bin/ adddriver /usr/share/steamvr-monado

Running vrpathreg without arguments lists currently registered plugins listed in “External Drivers”.


External Drivers:

Plugins can be unregistered from Steam by using removedriver.

~/.steam/steam/steamapps/common/SteamVR/bin/ removedriver /usr/share/steamvr-monado

After starting SteamVR, debug output for the plugin can be found in ~/.steam/steam/logs/vrserver.txt. It will be prefixed with monado:.