FrankenQuest is arguably the perfect consolation mod on your Oculus Quest. It makes the headset a lot simpler to make use of, provides you higher audio and doesn’t require you to break your unit. However how do you make a FrankenQuest? Learn on to search out out!
Like a lot of you, I actually, actually battle with consolation on Oculus Quest. The headstrap bites into the again of my head whereas the entrance weighs on my nostril. And but, once more like a lot of you, Quest continues to be one among my favourite methods to expertise VR and I refuse to surrender on it.
And so, a number of weeks again I locked myself in my lab (front room) and tinkered away like a mad scientist. I’d deliberate for a gruelling afternoon of modding, however about 10 minutes later I threw down the change and, increase, my FrankenQuest was alive.
FrankenQuest is the identify given to a mod that removes your regular Quest headstrap, changing it with HTC’s Deluxe Audio Strap for the unique Vive. Now, I’ve completely no expertise in modding; I lately ruined a superbly good Xbox One controller taking it aside to repair a rattle. So I used to be apprehensive about taking over FrankenQuest, even with fixed reassurance that it was simple to do. Nicely, let my voice be part of the refrain; FrankenQuest is very easy to do.
Take Notice: Although this mod is straightforward and doesn’t require you to dramatically alter your Quest, take nice care when working in your FrankenQuest and solely do it in the event you’re assured in your individual means. The very last thing you need to do is find yourself breaking one thing you’ll be able to’t reverse. These Quests don’t develop on timber.
How To Make FrankenQuest
Step 1: What You’ll Want
Notice that, whereas making a FrankenQuest itself is a simple job, the toughest and most costly a part of the method is definitely procuring the tools. You’ll want 4 issues to make your FrankenQuest, three of which received’t be an issue. You’ll want some very sturdy, one-sided velcro tape, a D-ring and a velcro tie that’s one-inch in width. I’ve listed those I used within the video above down under, however be aware I’m within the UK utilizing my area’s Amazon.
The issue right here is the Deluxe Audio Strap itself. For starters, at $99, you’ll solely need to purchase one in the event you’re certain you’ll be utilizing FrankenQuest completely (or, hey, possibly in the event you can connect it to a Vive in the event you don’t just like the mod). However the package is nearly at all times offered out on HTC’s official retailer, which suggests you could be turning to eBay. The difficulty is that hikes up the worth significantly. We’d suggest ready for official inventory simply to save lots of on money.
Step 2: Take away Face Lining And Headstrap From Your Oculus Quest
Right here’s the bit you could be worrying about however, concern not, it is best to get out of it unscathed. You possibly can take off the froth lining round your Quest fairly simply and take away the highest of the headstrap from there. It’s eradicating the facet straps that’s a bit of scarier; take away them from their velcro attachments after which begin pulling them by way of the gaps.
You’ll encounter a bit of resistance right here which may make you hesistant to maintain going. However by holding affected person and being agency the headstrap got here off for me fairly simply with nothing damaged. Some recommend utilizing a device like a knife to assist wedge it free however I didn’t want that.
Step three: Connect Your Strap To Your Headset
With the whole lot stripped off of your Quest, it’s time to get the Deluxe Audio Strap connected. Discover your velcro tape and put together two items of the onerous facet, one for either side of the strap, proper alongside the place it could often hook up with the facet of a Vive. You’ll not want to connect any tape to your Quest; you’re going to take the velcro you’ve connected to the audio strap and stick it proper on there.
Now for the overhead strap. Take your velcro tie and thread it by way of the ring the place the outdated strap was in your Quest. Subsequent you must seize your D-ring, take the highest of the Deluxe Audio Strap and thread it by way of. Loop it over so the velcro sticks to itself, then seize your new velcro tie and thread the buckle by way of the ring too. Feed the opposite finish of the tie by way of the buckle after which stick the velcro onto a free a part of the Deluxe Audio Strap’s velcro.
And, hey, take a look at that; you’re carried out! You’ll in all probability have to mess around with the straps on the prime a bit extra to get the precise feeling for you however don’t neglect the Deluxe Audio Strap has a knob on the again to twist to regulate how tightly the headset matches to your face. You possibly can plug the audio jack into the facet of the Quest and revel in a lot larger high quality sound in VR right away.
Have you ever efficiently made a FrankenQuest mod your self, or do you intend to? Why not tell us within the feedback under. Within the meantime, right here’s our record of official Oculus Quest upgrades we’d like to see.