2 gear vr controllers w10

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    Larry Patricklongplaypg

    I have 2 gear vr controllers and an external BT adapter.

    I can pair 1 gear vr at a time. Once the BT connection is made i cannot get the 2nd controller to connect up.

    I can remove the current BT device and then get the other controller connected.

    Sadly i can get only 1 connected at a time. Any ideas?

    David HarrisonDavidOBE

    I’ve got the same issue. Tried messing with the registry by copying what was being hadded then trying to add those registry lines when the other controller was added but it just didn’t work 🙁

    Not sure if there is a work around.

    I tried BlueSoleil driver, but each time I try to run the Low Power bluetooth mode, it just close, so I can’t add anything to see if the BlueSoleil drivers would work better.

    Stefan TST

    Hi guys,
    I have a solution here, but this demands patience.

    The problem is from Microsoft and basically from the BLE patch they introduced by fixing the CVE-2019-2102 vulnerability in 1903. The same vulnerability used to impact PSMoveService as well, but reportedly was patched by the developer somehow. Against all odds, I did not manage to also pair 2 PS3 Move controllers to a 2004 Windows 10 (although reportedly fixed).

    Coming back to the GearVR controllers, the message you will get in the System Event log would be: “The device (device MAC) is trying to distribute an Identity Resolving Key that is already used by a paired device. The pairing was rejected, if the intent was to pair with this device, you may need to first delete the existing pairing information.” Perhaps Greg cannot solve it unless writing a BLE stack patch or to deactivate .

    Basically, what I have done to have 2 Gear VR controllers in Win10 2004 is install 1809, pair all devices, then upgrade to 2004. I know, it sucks, but it works. Of course, when accidentally one of them is unpaired, I will have to reinstall everything. Once again, this happens only during pairing. It was a dick move by MS, but it is as it is.

    Same applies to almost any BLE device pair like cheap VRBoxes. What I will be experimenting these days is for example GearVR + Daydream controller. But I think safest is to just go to PS Move controllers, if they are the same price.

    IMHO the 6DOF hand tracking of GearVR + Kinect360 is horrible, especially when you have games where wrist moves are important (swords or boxing like Creed). I think PS Move controllers are better.

    Stefan TST

    BTW, and also important for your money: everyone here is blaming the CSR8510 5 EUR BLE dongle from eBay and recommending the 15 EUR Asus BT-400. They are no different in this case, and I had absolutely no problem with the CSR even from 3 meters away. BTW I discovered this issue above while installing the CSR Harmony stack that recognizes and pairs both GearVR controllers with no issue, but Driver4VR cannot interact with that stack, just with Windows Bluetooth stack. Maybe Greg can help us save money by also integrating with it, and then you don’t need to start from 1809 up.

    Rucio DonkeyRucio

    I was able to pair two GearVR controllers using Windows 10 build 2004 and got them working perfectly in Driver4VR without having to reinstall windows or somehow downgrade to 1809 (is that even possible?).

    I too was frustrated that I could not use a second GearVR controller due to them both using the same Identity Resolving Key (thanks Samsung), but also knew that if you had previously paired them prior to updating to Windows 10 1903 that you were able to continue using them so there must be a way to get the latest build of Windows 10 to allow both to be paired.

    The solution is to temporarily change the IKN for one controller so that Windows 10 fails to see the conflict and allow the second controller to be paired, you can then change the first controller’s IKN back and still operate both controllers independently.

    I am happy to provide a detailed set of instructions, but I would like to check with Greg first if posting instructions involving modifying the registry is permitted on the forum. If those instructions are not welcome, the above paragraph should give anyone with a reasonable knowledge of the registry enough information to figure it out for themselves.

    See the attached screenshot showing the two controllers in Driver4VR.


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    Can you PM me or update us on the process of pairing both of them? I searched the web on how to do that and couldn’t find anything tangible.

    Jakub KasiniakAzkabanos

    I’m thinking to get gear vr controllers, so if you could also PM me how to do it, I would be very thankful.

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