Echoes From the Future
A downloadable virtual exhibition for Windows
Exhibition instructions (desktop):
Navigate the exhibition in first-person perspective. Use the arrow keys or WASD keys on your keyboard to move around. Rotate your view using your mouse or trackpad. Your cursor will automatically lock to the screen, press the “Escape” key to unlock your cursor and select the Information menu options.
You are sharing the multi-user exhibition with other audience members. Allow access when prompted for your microphone. You can control audio and voice sharing through the Information menu options.
The Information menu can be toggled by pressing the “I” key or by selecting it with an unlocked cursor. You can access these instructions again through the Information menu at any time.
Please visit www.echoesfromthefuture.show to view detailed installation and user guides for Mac, Windows, and VR Headsets.
Launching the exhibition on a Mac
Launching the exhibition on a Mac
Download the file echoes-from-the-future-MACINTOSH.zip. It is recommended you have 1.5 GB of available space on your harddrive. The exhibition requires a stable internet connection of minimum 15Mbps, with 30Mbps recommended. Unzip the file by double-clicking on the download. Click the extracted file (ECHOES-osx.app) to launch the exhibition.
Launching the exhibition on Windows
Download the file echoes-from-the-future-WINDOWS.zip. It is recommended you have 1.5 GB of available space on your harddrive. The exhibition requires a stable internet connection of minimum 15Mbps, with 30Mbps recommended. Unzip the file by double-clicking on the download. Click the extracted file (ECHOES-win.exe) to launch the exhibition.
Launching the exhibition on Meta Quest 2
On your computer, download the file echoes-from-the-future-QUEST.zip. It is recommended you have 1.5 GB of available space on your headset. Unzip the file by double-clicking on the download. Open the extracted folder, you will have the file ECHOES-android.apk.
Ensure that your Quest 2 has Developer mode enabled. Developer mode can be enabled by logging on to the Meta mobile application, selecting your paired Headset and going into Headset Settings. Once in Headset settings, you can turn on Developer mode.
Return to your computer and open your internet browser. Go to https://sidequestvr.com/ and select “Get Sidequest.” Select the Advanced Installer option. On the same page as the application download are corresponding guides to your current operating system – the computer you are using to download and transfer the files to your headset (Mac or Windows). Follow the installation guide that corresponds to your operating system.
Turn on your headset and connect it to your computer with the USB C to USB C cable that came with the headset. If you have an external battery pack currently plugged into your headset’s USB C port, remove it temporarily and replace with the USB C cable connected to your computer. Launch the SideQuest application. The software should indicate with a green light in the top left window corner that your Quest is connected. If this is red or orange, place your Quest on your head and use your controller to allow the connected device to access files and other permissions requests.
Ensure the SideQuest application’s window is not fullscreen. Bring up the file folder containing the ECHOES-quest.apk file and click and drag it onto the open SideQuest application window. Navigate to the task manager section of the application (on the application’s top menu icons select the icon fourth from last, it will appear either as three lines with a checkmark or as a number when it is actively loading the application) to check the status of the upload. When ECHOES-quest.apk is installed the title will appear green.
Place your headset on yourself. Launch your library and navigate to the top right corner, click that button and scroll down to “Unknown Sources.” Launch Echoes From the Future by selecting it from this page.
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