Oculus Is Trying To Fix Rifts After Software Bug

Every Oculus Rift VR headset bricked due to expired certificate

If you try using an Oculus Rift today to escape the pain of reality, then things won't go so well for you.

Tens of thousands of Oculus Rift users have run into a unusual error today which effectively disabled their headsets.

PCMag encountered the same error trying to run an Oculus Rift in NY.

As first noticed by Polygon, users on the Oculus forums are reporting "Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service" error messages when trying to open the Oculus app.

The current Nvidia driver version is 391.01, so Oculus Rift users facing these issues have to roll back quite far. It appears the security certificate for certain software components the device uses has expired, so PC's are blocking the device from working.

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"We are aware of and [are] actively investigating an issue impacting [the] ability to access Rift software", the Facebook-owned Oculus is telling users and the press.

If you were looking to get down on some Oculus Rift action today, you're going to have a bad time.

The Oculus Rift has been selling particularly well over the last few months, but unfortunately it looks like users are starting to run into issues. "Our teams apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution". The only way to fix this is for Oculus to release an updated version of OculusAppFramework.dll with a new certificate.

Some users have changed their system clocks to before when the certificate expired as a temporary workaround, but I wouldn't advise it.

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