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Guide Repository

PimaxVR Setup Guides

  • Hardware & Modules Setup

PimaxVR Mods & Settings

  • Mods, Printables, Alternatives & setup

Game Setting Guides

  • Game settings & Mods

Still a Work in Process

TroubleShooting Solutions


  1. How To Make Your Pimax Image Crisp (Sharp) - by Teigue - (July 2020)

  2. Program To Update SteamVR Settings - by BNP - (Aug 2020)

  3. Improve MAS Audio Volume - by Fresco - (July 2020)

  4. Hand Tracking Module Setup Pimax Official Guide - (Sept 23, 2020)

  5. DisplayPort and USB Extension cables for the 8KX (Tested) - by DrWilken - (October 10, 2020)

  6. StudioForm MAS Counter Weights - by Davobkk - (Sept 26, 2020)

  7. If the back of your MAS doesn’t go down far enough, then you can request a replacement hinge

  8. The 8K-X should come with two face foams (one thick and one thin). If you are missing one, then you can request a replacement.

  9. Fixed - SteamVR cuts off and on repeatedly - by Davebobman - (October 15, 2020)

  10. Getting Most out of Pimax HMD by neal_white_iii (Oct 21, 2020)

Software Solutions

Understanding IPD setup & Stereo Overlap
Basestation/lighthouse related
Oculus Related Fixes
Game Specific Fixes
Solutions (+ misc info) for Technically Skilled / Power users

Hardware/Other Solutions

Extension cables

Miscellaneous Headset Information

Games & Related Info

Game Compilations

Pimax Experience (PE)

Sequence start Bat/Scripts

DCS World

Pitool & Paraneters Spreadsheets

Pimax Experience (PE)

Sequence start Bat/Scripts

Elite Dangerous (ED)

Pitool & Parameters Spreadsheets

Pimax Experience (PE)

Sequence start Bat/Scripts

6DOF Alternatives - No Lighthouses


  • Youtube Video
  • Free Kinect VR Driver


  • Low Cost easy configuration manager
  • Psmove (freepie)
  • Leap Motion
  • Kinect

NoloVR 4k 5k 8k - By @park

Community & Other Info

Pimax Headset Mods (excluding the Pimax 4K)

3D Printed
VR lens/glasses frame
Face Cushion
Other Comfort Mods

Community Group Channels

Discord Link (TBA)
Reddit Link (TBA)
FaceBook Link (TBA)
Steam Link (TBS)
Contact for developers

Community Contributions and KS Specific Information

[FAQ] Getting Started 5k & 8k
5k+ coming tomorrow, Steps to setup?
Wiki or website with Pittool, SteamVR settings for each game?
Pimax 5k & 8k Directory
(unresponsive): Star Trek Bridge Crew
How to solve "Disconnect" or "Not tracked" of headset, base station, controller randomly, image follow head although not use base station. (PiTool 91)
Pitool & Changelog Download
Pimax IPD Image method 0.1. Don’t use “FAR IPD”, need “NEAR IPD”
A possible method to increase clarity and remove blur?
I can't run creed, batman and hellblade
[kickstarter Pimax 5k+] noticing some distortions. Is it normal that my 5k is referenced as 'Model : P2'?
[FAQ] Getting Started 5k & 8k
Pimax keeps deleting my account
Question about IPD readings to my fellow Pimax-owners, Support wont answer
Pitool 109 has a virus when trying to install?
5K+ received and
[Solved, bad power adapter]Received 5k+ Headset Will Not Turn On
Backer #5183 Germany, got my 5k+ Today. Question
Suggestion: DO NOT POWER 8kX at 12V! 8K X USB to a Power Supply Adapter Works Fine and Saves a USB Port!
I see slight delay in motion when I turn my head very quickly (5k+)
How to start and trouble shooting FAQ?
Pitool Trouble Codes
*** Thanks and congrats Pimax team ! ***
5K+ only tracks when admin?
Pimax power Led color list and explanation
Vive Base Station Help (i do not understand)
Don't we have a PITool Update this Friday (December 13th)? [UPDATE: released]
How to exceed the maximum resolution of 4096px imposed by SteamVR
Vive Lighthouse troubles
Improve pimax image
New pitool is up! Install new Nvidia drivers first!
5k+ first impressions (no prior VR experience)
Pimax Banner Topic (Downloads and Useful Links)
Pimax 5k+, what does it mean ss=1? Why so many pixels?
Vive DAS Adapter CAD
Problems with Pimax 5k
New Pitool (beta) is available now
Headset and controllers not tracked!
[RESOLVED]Pimax 5K+ diagnose 10600 displayport not detected
Supen #19473 -look forward to your reply
[Resolved]Embarassment of a VR Headset (Pitool never works)
[ Resolved ] Received 8K today, keeps disconnecting
[Resolved] Pimax 5k stuck in firmware ugrade please help me
Stuck in red blue green light
Fix for issues on 4k crashing windows randomly
[RESOLVED] Not tracked EVERYTIME I restart my PC
[Updated] 8K Arrived Monday 25th Feb 2019, it's not plug and play but after tweaking it's amazing
[Resolved]Place your helmet in the visible position of the base station
[Resolved]Pavlov VR and others showing images WAY off
[Replied]Tracking issues
[Replied]Pimax 5k+ stuck in standby
[Resolved]Headset recognized, but not controllers or lighthouses
[Replied]Pimax 5k+ stuck in standby
[Replied]Pimax HMD Help section?
Original SMAS Quality Topic
Searching for 3d print model of strap attachment
Pimax 5k+ image stuttering [SOLVED]
8KX Lighthouse 2.0 Standby
Is there a step-to-step guide of how to setup the 8KX
Collecting useful posts about 8KX
Light house issue solved. Thank you Pimax!
Consolidated instructions to install Backer Box /w Eye + Hand Tracking?
Pimax amd 290X compatability)
Pimax 8kx error 10600 and led blinking white(?) after failed fw upgrade
Headset not tracked [Solved]
How to Power Off Basestations remotely [SOLVED]
The one base station from backer box not track
Help to reset horizontal view
Flashed old firmware to 204 - bricked?
OMR Updates January 2021

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