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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.

Having more issues?

We recommend posting in the Bigscreen Steam Forums, or checking the r/bigscreen subreddit. You can also email us at support@bigscreenvr.com