Get Started

Minimum System Requirements :

OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700 Processor or AMD FX 9590, or better
Memory: 16 GB RAM DDR4 or more
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 TI or AMD Radeon RX 480* or better
* Please Note: AMD is only supported in Extended Mode, not in Direct Mode.
Free Hard Drive space: 10 GB
Video Output: 1x HDMI 1.4b port
USB: 1x USB 3.0 port

Setup :

The Meta SDK Installer will install all of the drivers and components needed to get started with the Meta 2 headset.

1. Download the latest Meta 2 SDK

2. Double-Click the download to run the installer.
The User Account Control window opens, and asks, Do you want to allow this application to make changes to your device?

3. Click Yes.
The Meta SDK2 Beta Setup window opens, and a compatibility warning appears if you have an Nvidia GPU driver that is an earlier version than 375.86. This will not interfere with your installation, it will just require that you restart at the end of installation in order to use DirectMode.

4. Click Ok.
The Welcome to Meta SDK Beta Setup window opens.

5. Click Next to let the Wizard set up your computer.
The FCC notice for Meta 2 Beta window opens.

6. Read the Notice then check the box “I have read and understand the FCC Notice.”

7. Click Next.
The End-User License Agreement window opens.

8. Read then select “I accept the terms in the License Agreement” and click Next to accept the terms.
The Installation Folder window opens.


9. Click Next to select the default path.
A third party License Notice requires acceptance.

10. Select the “I have read and understand the Third Party License Notice” checkbox, and click Next.
The Installation Folder window opens.

11. Click Next to accept the default location.
The Installation Features window opens and shows the contents of the SDK

Note: The Meta SteamVR Driver option will only appear if you have both Steam and SteamVR installed. Please see our section on SteamVR Setup for more information.
Peruse the installation options in the program features field. Decide whether or not you want to install Unity with the SDK. If so, check the box next to Unity. If you do install Unity, you will be directed through their setup wizard windows.

Note: The Meta Workspace is installed to %localappdata%. It is the user’s responsibility to redirect that environment variable to the correct drive if they are limited on space.

Note: We have experienced Unity crashing when executing a project if the Meta SDK is relocated inside the Assets directory. 
he Meta Workspace cannot be installed to the install directory because it is likely (by default) installed to Program Files. The Meta Workspace relies on modifying its own files. If it cannot then it won’t work correctly.

12. Click Next to install the MetaSDK.
The Ready to Install window opens.

13. Click Install.
You may receive a Windows Security warning asking if you want to install this software.

14. Click Install.
The Meta SDK Beta Setup Complete window opens.

15. Click Finish to exit the set-up wizard.
If you are running the older NVIDIA GPU driver, you will be prompted to restart your computer.

The Setup Headset application will run the first time that you install the SDK. Go through each screen to get familiar with the headset, put it on, and run the eye calibration application. You can launch the Setup Headset application at any time from the Meta Utilities App located in the System Tray.

TIP: The Meta Utility App is handy to know about. At any time you can return to the system tray and:

  • Launch the Workspace Application
  • Add your 3D models to the Meta Folder
  • Add an eye calibration profile
  • Check for Updates
  • Setup the Headset
  • Run Headset Diagnostics
  • Get Firmware Update
  • Enable / Disable Direct Mode