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Tips & tricks for using Bigscreen

Playing non-VR Steam games

You can play your favorite PC games in VR with Bigscreen. However, if you try to play a non-VR game on Steam (like Dota or CS:GO), you might notice Steam closes Bigscreen and opens the game in the SteamVR Theater Mode instead. Here's how to fix that.

Option 1 – Recommended

Disable SteamVR Theater for all Steam games

Go to Steam Settings > In-Game. You'll see a checkbox next to Use Desktop Game Theatre when launching desktop games while SteamVR is active. Turn this off.

Option 2

Disable for a specific game

Alternatively – instead of disabling the SteamVR Theater Mode for all games – you can manually disable it for a specific game in your Steam Library. Right-click on a game in your Steam Library and select Properties. You'll see a checkbox next to Use Desktop Game Theatre while SteamVR is active. Turn this off.

Need more help?

If you’re still stuck, or the advice above doesn't help, we’d love to talk. Jump into our Discord, join our Reddit or create a thread on Steam and we’ll help you on your way. You can also email us at support@bigscreenvr.com