Welcome to the Developer Update for 4 May 2023!
Rollercoaster Tycoon fanatics, this is your time to shine. Today’s Dev Update thumbnail features Reimajo’s world Udon Tycoon! Build water slides, coasters, and train tracks for you and your friends!
If you’d like to catch up, you can read our previous Developer Update from April 28.
Dev Updates - Now Biweekly!
Starting with this Developer Update, we are swapping to a biweekly (once every two weeks) schedule. The next Dev Update will be on May 18. We may shift this around a bit to ensure we have enough time to dedicate to these updates.
Important Info / Announcements
Quest 1 Deprecation Date
In a previous update, we informed you that we would be deprecating the Quest 1 soon. We now have a date for you.
After June 30th, 2023, we will no longer provide support for the Meta Quest 1 headset.
Tickets opened with our User Support team regarding the Meta Quest 1 after that date will be informed that we no longer support the HMD and will not be able to provide assistance to users using it.
Any time after June 30th, the Quest 1 may stop working entirely. This is primarily due to Meta’s deprecation of the Quest 1 SDK, which will prevent us from keeping VRChat updated properly on the device.
You can continue to use Quest 1 with Quest Link, Virtual Desktop, ALVR, or other tethering methods to connect your Quest 1 to a Windows PC. Please note that those other applications may also be deprecating the Quest 1, so keep an eye on their announcements and news posts.
VRChat Client 2023.2.2
We’ve recently released VRChat 2023.2.2! Check out the patch notes here.
We also created a patch note video!
One of the big features in this release was Squishy Bones, a new addition to PhysBones. Check out our promo video here:
VRChat Creator Companion 2.1.1
We’ve updated the Creator Companion to 2.1.1!
- Projects will be moved to the top of the list when they are opened.
- When installing or updating packages, you will be shown a preview of the changes that will be made as a result before they happen.
- VCC Updates have a bit more info now, with a link to the release notes and a warning about any projects that are in the danger zone:
- We now track the URLs of Community Repos which are added so we can gather info about the most popular listings and packages.
- You can opt out of this on the Settings page if you like.
Check the patch notes for more info.
To update, open up VCC, click “Update” in the bottom left, wait a few seconds, and you’re done.
VRChat SDK 3.2.0
We’ve updated the VRChat SDK to 3.2.0! Check the patch notes for more info.
To update, use the VRChat Creator Companion.
Group Member Filtering and Sorting
Group Managers can now filter by role (or members without roles) and sort by join date!
On the VRChat site, members of a group who have a role with the “Manage Group Member Data” permission will be able to filter by any one role and/or sort by join date.
Did one of your new mods just join the group, and you need to give them their new roles? Sort by join date descending to quickly find them! Forgot who can moderate instances? Filter by your Mod role! Btw, Member Search is in the works too.
Oh hey, by the way, did you know you can make roles self-assignable? That way, your members can self-assign descriptive roles like “North America” or “Ask to Headpat” all on their own!
More Udon UI Previews
Another quick Udon UI preview for you! Tired of searching for the video controls in the world? Too chilled out to get up and change the video? What if you could just do this:
Keep an eye out for more Udon UI previews soon!
Not a lot of ongoing development this week to share, but that’s mostly because basically everything got updates.
Remember, next week is an off week! Next Dev Update is on May 18. We’re trying to make it so Dev Updates don’t happen the same weeks we do releases, because if we do that we get overloaded pretty fast.
See you next time!