How To Set Up Superhot On HTC Vive


System Requirements

Before diving into the thrilling world of Superhot on your HTC Vive, it’s crucial to ensure that your system meets the necessary requirements for a seamless virtual reality experience. Here are the minimum and recommended specifications:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5GB available space
  • Additional Notes: HTC Vive or HTC Vive Pro headset

Recommended Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 5GB available space
  • Additional Notes: HTC Vive Pro headset for enhanced visuals

It’s crucial to have a capable graphics card, sufficient RAM, and a powerful processor to handle the immersive experience that Superhot offers. Furthermore, ensure that your operating system and DirectX version are up to date to maximize compatibility.

Keep in mind that these are the minimum and recommended specifications, but you may need more powerful hardware if you want to run other resource-intensive applications alongside Superhot.

Setting Up HTC Vive

Now that you’ve confirmed your system meets the requirements, let’s move on to setting up your HTC Vive. Follow these steps to get ready for an immersive virtual reality experience:

  1. Find a suitable location: Clear some space in a room where you can move freely without any obstacles. Ideally, a minimum play area of 6.5 feet by 5 feet is recommended for the best experience.
  2. Unbox the HTC Vive: Carefully unpack the contents of the HTC Vive package, which includes the headset, controllers, base stations, and necessary cables.
  3. Set up the base stations: Position the two base stations in opposite corners of your play area, preferably mounted securely on walls or high shelves. Make sure they are angled slightly downward and have a clear line of sight between them.
  4. Connect the cables: Connect the included cables to your PC and the link box. The link box acts as a hub for the connections and should be placed in a convenient location near your PC.
  5. Connect the headset: Plug in the cables from the link box to the headset. Ensure that all connections are secure.
  6. Power on the devices: Plug in the power adapters for the base stations and the link box. Press the power button on the link box to turn on the headset.
  7. Install the SteamVR software: Visit the Steam website and download the SteamVR software. Install it on your PC and follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. Run the room setup: Launch SteamVR and click on the “Room Setup” option. Follow the prompts to define your play area by tracing the boundary using one of the Vive controllers.
  9. Verify the setup: Once the room setup is completed, you’ll see a virtual representation of your play area. Make sure it matches the physical space you cleared.

With these steps, you’ve successfully set up your HTC Vive and prepared it for the exciting virtual reality adventures that await you. Next, we’ll guide you through installing the necessary software to get Superhot up and running on your HTC Vive.

Installing Steam

Before you can enjoy the immersive world of Superhot on your HTC Vive, you’ll need to install Steam, the popular digital distribution platform for games. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Visit the Steam website: Open your preferred web browser and go to the official Steam website at
  2. Download Steam: Look for the “Install Steam” button on the website’s homepage and click on it to begin the download process. The website should automatically detect your operating system, but if not, select the appropriate option from the drop-down menu.
  3. Run the installer: Once the download is complete, locate the installer file (usually named “SteamSetup.exe”) and double-click on it to run the installer.
  4. Follow the installation steps: The installer will guide you through the installation process. Review and accept the terms and conditions, choose the desired installation folder, and select any additional options you prefer.
  5. Wait for the installation to complete: The installation process may take a few minutes depending on your system’s speed. Allow the installer to complete the installation of Steam.
  6. Sign in or create a Steam account: Upon launching Steam for the first time, you will be prompted to sign in. If you already have a Steam account, enter your credentials. If not, click on the “Create account” option to set up a new account.
  7. Verify your email (if applicable): If you created a new Steam account, you may need to verify your email address by clicking on the verification link sent to your registered email. Follow the instructions provided in the email.
  8. Set up your preferences: Once signed in, you can customize various settings such as language preferences, privacy settings, and download preferences by navigating to the Steam settings menu.

Now that you have Steam installed and set up, you’re one step closer to experiencing Superhot in virtual reality. Next, we’ll guide you through purchasing and downloading Superhot from the Steam store to begin your action-packed adventure.

Creating a Steam Account

In order to access and download Superhot on your HTC Vive via the Steam platform, you’ll need to create a Steam account. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Visit the Steam website: Open your web browser and go to the official Steam website at
  2. Click “Login” or “Join Steam”: On the Steam homepage, you’ll find the “Login” button at the top right corner. If you’re new to Steam, click on “Join Steam” instead.
  3. Fill in your details: On the account creation page, enter your desired Steam username, password, and a valid email address. Ensure that the email address is active and accessible as you will need it for verification and account recovery purposes.
  4. Complete the CAPTCHA: Fill in the characters or numbers shown in the CAPTCHA box to confirm that you’re not a robot.
  5. Agree to the terms and conditions: Review and accept the Steam Subscriber Agreement and the Privacy Policy by checking the boxes provided.
  6. Verify your email address: Steam will send a verification email to the address you provided during the registration process. Open your email inbox, find the email from Steam, and click on the verification link to confirm your account.
  7. Set up your profile: Once verified, you can personalize your Steam profile by adding an avatar, customizing your profile name, and providing additional information such as your location and bio.
  8. Enable Steam Guard (optional): Steam Guard is an additional layer of security that helps protect your account. You can enable it in the settings to receive email or mobile app authentication codes when accessing your account from a new device.
  9. Explore the Steam platform: With your account created, take some time to navigate the Steam store, explore various game genres, and discover other exciting titles you might be interested in.

Now that you have successfully created your Steam account, you’re ready to dive into the Steam store and start purchasing and downloading Superhot for your HTC Vive. In the next section, we’ll guide you through the process of purchasing and downloading the game.

Purchasing and Downloading Superhot

Now that your Steam account is set up and ready to go, it’s time to purchase and download Superhot, the thrillingly innovative first-person shooter game that will put your reflexes to the test in virtual reality. Follow these steps to get your hands on Superhot:

  1. Open Steam: Launch the Steam application on your computer and sign in to your account if you’re not already logged in.
  2. Navigate to the Steam store: Click on the “Store” tab at the top of the Steam interface to access the Steam store.
  3. Search for Superhot: In the search bar located at the top right corner of the store page, type in “Superhot” and hit enter.
  4. Select Superhot: From the search results, click on the Superhot game that is specifically listed for virtual reality gameplay.
  5. Read the game details: On the Superhot store page, you will find information about the game, including a description, screenshots, videos, and user reviews. Take some time to read through this information to ensure it’s the right game for you.
  6. Add to cart: If you decide to purchase Superhot, click on the “Add to Cart” button on the store page.
  7. Review your cart: Once you’ve added Superhot to your cart, a pop-up will appear showing the items in your cart. Verify that it contains the correct game and click “Proceed to Checkout”.
  8. Choose your payment method: On the checkout page, choose your preferred payment method from the available options. Steam accepts various payment methods, including credit/debit cards, PayPal, and Steam Wallet.
  9. Complete the purchase: Follow the prompts and provide the necessary information to complete the purchase. Review the transaction details and click “Purchase” to finalize your order.
  10. Download Superhot: After your purchase is successfully processed, Superhot will be added to your Steam library. To download the game, go to your library, find Superhot in the list of games, and click on the “Install” button.
  11. Follow the installation prompts: The Steam client will guide you through the installation process. Select the installation location and wait for the download to complete. Once finished, Superhot will be ready to play on your HTC Vive.

Congratulations! You’ve now purchased and downloaded Superhot, and you’re one step closer to stepping into the incredible virtual reality world it offers. In the next section, we’ll go over launching SteamVR to begin playing Superhot on your HTC Vive.

Installing Superhot

With Superhot purchased and downloaded from the Steam store, it’s time to install the game on your computer and get ready for an adrenaline-pumping virtual reality experience. Follow these steps to install Superhot:

  1. Launch Steam: Open the Steam application on your computer and sign in to your account.
  2. Go to your library: Click on the “Library” tab at the top of the Steam interface to access your game library.
  3. Locate Superhot: Scroll through your game library or use the search bar to find Superhot in your list of games.
  4. Begin installation: Once you’ve located Superhot, click on it to open the game’s store page. On the store page, click the “Install” button to initiate the installation process.
  5. Choose installation location: Steam will prompt you to select the installation location for Superhot. Choose the desired location on your hard drive and click “Next” to proceed.
  6. Wait for the installation: Sit back and relax while Steam installs SuperHot on your computer. The installation progress will be displayed, and you can track the progress from the Steam client.
  7. Installation complete: Once the installation is complete, the “Install” button will be replaced with a “Play” button on the Superhot store page in your game library.

Now that Superhot is successfully installed on your computer, you’re just a few steps away from immersing yourself in the captivating world of this intense VR game. In the next section, we’ll guide you through launching SteamVR to start playing Superhot on your HTC Vive headset.

Launching SteamVR

Now that Superhot is installed on your computer, it’s time to launch SteamVR and prepare your HTC Vive for an incredible virtual reality gaming experience. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Ensure HTC Vive is connected: Make sure your HTC Vive headset is properly connected to your computer via the necessary cables. Also, ensure that the base stations are powered on and positioned correctly in your play area.
  2. Launch Steam: Open the Steam application on your computer if it’s not already running. Sign in to your Steam account if prompted.
  3. Select SteamVR: Look for the “VR” icon located at the top right corner of the Steam interface. Click on the icon to open the SteamVR menu.
  4. Calibrate the HTC Vive controllers: Before using your HTC Vive controllers, you need to calibrate them. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by SteamVR to complete the calibration process.
  5. Check VR readiness: SteamVR will perform a quick check to ensure that all the necessary components are ready for virtual reality. If any issues are detected, follow the instructions provided to resolve them.
  6. Put on your HTC Vive headset: Once SteamVR is successfully launched, put on your HTC Vive headset and adjust it for a comfortable fit. Ensure that the headset is secure and the lenses are aligned with your eyes.
  7. Prepare your play area: Clear any obstacles and ensure you have enough space to move around comfortably within the recommended play area. Make sure the base stations can track your movements.
  8. Enter virtual reality: Using the HTC Vive controllers, interact with the SteamVR interface to navigate and launch Superhot. Aim the controller at the desired option and press the trigger to select it.
  9. Launch Superhot: Once inside the SteamVR environment, navigate to your game library and locate Superhot. Use the controllers to select Superhot, aim at the “Play” button, and press the trigger to launch the game.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully launched SteamVR and are ready to step into the immersive world of Superhot on your HTC Vive headset. In the next section, we’ll guide you through adjusting Superhot settings for optimal performance.

Calibrating HTC Vive Controllers

Calibrating your HTC Vive controllers is an essential step to ensure accurate tracking and optimal performance while playing Superhot and other virtual reality games. Follow these steps to calibrate your HTC Vive controllers:

  1. Launch SteamVR: Make sure SteamVR is up and running on your computer and your HTC Vive headset is properly connected.
  2. Hold the controllers: Pick up both of your HTC Vive controllers and hold them in your hands.
  3. Look at the controllers: Look at the virtual representation of the controllers displayed in the SteamVR interface on your computer screen. Check if the position and orientation of the virtual controllers match the physical ones in your hands.
  4. Adjust the controllers: If the virtual controllers are not aligned correctly with the physical ones, hold both controllers in front of your headset and press and hold the system button (located below the trackpad) on each controller for a few seconds.
  5. Observe the changes: As you hold the system buttons, you will notice the virtual representation of the controllers on the screen start to move. Adjust the physical controllers in your hands until the virtual representation matches their position and orientation.
  6. Release the system buttons: Once the virtual and physical representations of the controllers are aligned correctly, release the system buttons on each controller.
  7. Confirm calibration: Take a moment to move and rotate each controller to ensure they are responding accurately in the virtual environment.
  8. Repeat if necessary: If you find that the calibration is still not accurate, you can repeat the calibration process by holding the system buttons on the controllers again.

Properly calibrating your HTC Vive controllers is crucial for smooth gameplay and accurate interaction within virtual reality. Take the time to perform this calibration step to ensure the best possible experience while playing Superhot with your HTC Vive. In the next section, we’ll guide you through launching Superhot in virtual reality.

Launching Superhot in Virtual Reality

With your HTC Vive controllers calibrated and SteamVR running, you’re ready to launch Superhot and immerse yourself in the intense world of this action-packed game. Follow these steps to launch Superhot in virtual reality:

  1. Put on your HTC Vive headset: Ensure that your HTC Vive headset is securely worn and properly adjusted for a comfortable fit. Make sure the lenses align with your eyes for the best visual experience.
  2. Inside the SteamVR environment: Use the HTC Vive controllers to navigate within the SteamVR interface. Point the controller at the desired option and press the trigger to select it.
  3. Locate Superhot: From the SteamVR environment, navigate to your game library. Use the controllers to select Superhot from your library of installed games.
  4. Start the game: Once you’ve selected Superhot, aim the controller at the “Play” button and press the trigger to start the game.
  5. Enter the Superhot world: After launching Superhot, you will be transported into the virtual reality world of the game. Follow the on-screen prompts and instructions to complete the opening sequence.
  6. Master the time-bending gameplay: Superhot features a unique gameplay mechanic where time moves only when you move. Take advantage of this feature to master intense encounters and overcome challenging levels.
  7. Use your HTC Vive controllers: Throughout the game, use your HTC Vive controllers to interact with the environment, manipulate weapons, and take down enemies with precision and skill.
  8. Follow the game’s objectives: Progress through the game by following the objectives and completing the different levels. Superhot offers a variety of challenges that will test your reflexes and strategic thinking.
  9. Enjoy the virtual reality experience: Immerse yourself in the thrilling gameplay of Superhot’s virtual reality world. Feel the tension as you dodge bullets and strategically plan your next move.

With Superhot launched in virtual reality, get ready to experience an immersive and action-packed gameplay experience like never before. Enjoy the unique time-manipulation mechanics and push your skills to the limit as you become the ultimate master of Superhot. In the next section, we’ll cover some tips for adjusting Superhot settings to ensure optimal performance.

Adjusting Superhot Settings for Optimal Performance

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience while playing Superhot on your HTC Vive, it’s important to optimize the game’s settings for optimal performance. Follow these steps to adjust the Superhot settings:

  1. Launch Superhot: Start the Superhot game on your HTC Vive by following the previous section’s instructions.
  2. Access the settings: Once in the game, locate the settings menu. It is usually found in the main menu, options menu, or pause menu.
  3. Adjust graphic settings: In the settings menu, look for options related to graphics quality and performance. Lowering certain settings like texture quality, shadow quality, and anti-aliasing can help improve performance if you are experiencing any lag or stuttering.
  4. Tweak resolution settings: Superhot allows you to adjust the resolution scale, which can impact the visual quality and performance. Lowering the resolution scale can improve performance, while higher settings offer enhanced visual clarity.
  5. Experiment with game effects: Superhot features various visual effects that enhance immersion. If you are experiencing performance issues, consider selectively disabling some of these effects, such as motion blur or depth of field.
  6. Adjust audio settings: Fine-tuning audio settings can help optimize the game’s performance. Lowering the audio quality or reducing the number of active sound sources can provide a performance boost.
  7. Save and test changes: Once you’ve made adjustments to the settings, save your changes and test the game to see if it performs smoother and meets your desired graphical and performance requirements.
  8. Iterate as needed: If the changes you made do not yield the desired performance, you can further adjust the settings until you find the right balance between visual quality and smooth gameplay.

By experimenting with the Superhot settings, you can fine-tune the game to match your system’s capabilities and ensure optimal performance on your HTC Vive. Remember to strike a balance between visual quality and gameplay performance to enjoy the best possible experience. In the next section, we’ll guide you through playing Superhot on your HTC Vive headset.

Playing Superhot on HTC Vive

Now that you have set up your HTC Vive, installed Superhot, and adjusted the game’s settings for optimal performance, it’s time to dive into the intense world of Superhot on your HTC Vive headset. Follow these steps to start playing Superhot:

  1. Put on your HTC Vive headset: Ensure that your HTC Vive headset is properly worn, and the lenses are aligned with your eyes for clear visuals.
  2. Launch SteamVR: Open the SteamVR application on your computer and wait for it to detect your HTC Vive headset.
  3. Launch Superhot: Using the HTC Vive controllers and the SteamVR interface, navigate to Superhot in your game library and select it to launch the game.
  4. Follow the game’s instructions: Superhot will provide you with instructions on how to navigate and interact within the game. Pay attention to these instructions to understand the unique time-bending gameplay mechanics.
  5. Master time manipulation: As you progress through Superhot, remember that time only moves when you move. Use this to your advantage to weave your way through intense scenarios, dodge bullets, and take down enemies with precision.
  6. Engage in intense combat: Superhot features a series of challenging combat scenarios. Use your HTC Vive controllers to pick up weapons, throw objects, and engage in intense firefights, ensuring that every move counts.
  7. Utilize the environment: Take advantage of the virtual environment in Superhot to strategically position yourself and use objects to your advantage. Explore different tactics to overcome adversaries and complete objectives.
  8. Experiment with different playstyles: Superhot allows for creative problem-solving, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different strategies to overcome challenging levels. Try using melee combat, throwing objects, or planning your moves carefully.
  9. Immerse yourself in the action: As you progress through Superhot, allow yourself to become fully immersed in the intense action and challenging gameplay. Stay focused, react quickly, and enjoy the adrenaline rush.
  10. Have fun and stay safe: As with any virtual reality experience, remember to take breaks and keep yourself comfortable. Stay aware of your surroundings and ensure you have enough room to move around during gameplay.

With these steps, you’re now ready to fully enjoy the thrilling and innovative gameplay of Superhot on your HTC Vive. Explore the time-bending mechanics, engage in intense combat, and immerse yourself in a unique virtual reality experience. In case you encounter any issues, check the next section for troubleshooting common problems. Happy gaming!

Troubleshooting Common Issues

While playing Superhot on your HTC Vive, you may encounter some common issues that can disrupt your gaming experience. Here are a few troubleshooting steps to help you address and resolve these issues:

1. Tracking Issues:

If you experience tracking issues with your HTC Vive controllers or headset, try the following:

  • Ensure that the base stations are positioned correctly and have an unobstructed view of the play area.
  • Check for any reflective surfaces or sources of infrared interference in the play area and remove them if possible.
  • Make sure that the controllers and headset are fully charged and within range of the base stations.
  • Reset the SteamVR room setup and recalibrate your HTC Vive controllers as described in the earlier sections.

2. Performance Issues:

If you’re experiencing performance issues, such as lag or stuttering during gameplay, try the following:

  • Lower the graphics settings within Superhot to reduce the strain on your hardware.
  • Ensure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for running Superhot and has the latest drivers installed.
  • Close any unnecessary background programs and processes that may be consuming system resources.
  • Consider upgrading your computer’s hardware, such as the graphics card or RAM, if it falls below the recommended specifications.

3. Audio or Visual Glitches:

If you encounter audio or visual glitches while playing Superhot, try the following:

  • Check your connections and ensure that all cables for the HTC Vive and audio devices are securely plugged in.
  • Update your graphics card drivers to the latest version available.
  • Inspect the SteamVR settings for any audio or visual customization options that may be affecting the gameplay.
  • If the issue persists, try restarting SteamVR and your computer.

4. Game Crashes:

If Superhot crashes or freezes during gameplay, try the following:

  • Ensure that your computer meets the system requirements for Superhot and has the latest updates installed.
  • Verify the integrity of the game files through Steam to check for any corrupted files.
  • Disable any unnecessary overlays or third-party software running in the background that may conflict with Superhot.
  • Contact the game developers or visit the official Superhot support forums for further assistance if the issue persists.

By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to address and resolve common issues that may arise while playing Superhot on your HTC Vive. If you continue to experience problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to the game’s support channels or consult with other experienced users in online communities. Now, get back into the game and enjoy the action-packed world of Superhot!