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Virtual Reality Dog 1.0 from Virginia Tech


OS Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 64-bit Windows 10 64-bit
Processor Intel i5-4590 or greater Intel i7 or greater
Memory 8 GB RAM 16 GB RAM
Graphics GTX 970 or greater GTX 1070 or greater
DirectX Version 11 Version 11
Storage 2 GB available space 2.5 GB available space


Go to the releases page and download the .zip file for the most recent release. Unzip the file once downloaded. Inside the unzipped folder, locate the .exe file and execute it. If your headset is attached and running, the experience should start working after you click on the .exe file. If it doesn't, check to make sure that your headset is connected and setup properly and SteamVR is running on your PC.


By using or adapting the Virtual Reality Dog, you are joining a community of like-minded educators who are broadening access to innovative learning environments using open-source applications.

Please complete this form before using the VR animal. This will help us better understand your interest in and use of the VR Dog, provide quantitative feedback to project stakeholders, and to understand your level of interest in collaborative development and research opportunities.

Additional information about VR Projects from the University Libraries at Virginia Tech is available at:

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