VRChat update 2021.4.1 released on PC (Steam). According to the official To The Rescue patch notes, the latest update includes Avatar OSC, Input OSC, comfort options, and more.
Unfortunately, since the last patch, players are facing a number of problems with the game. Today’s VRChat patch 2021.4.1 will fix a few of these issues.
Check out more details below.
VRChat February 25 Patch Notes
- OSC API for Avatars!
- You can now set up Open Sound Control to change parameters on your avatar and read parameters from your avatar– both input and output!
- You can use this to implement your own eye tracking, face tracking, make changes to your avatars based on external inputs, and more!
- This is a pretty technical subject.
- You can also check out our documentation here for more details on how to use this system: OSC Avatar Parameters
- We’ve also added a debug menu for OSC to help with development!
- OSC API for Avatars is is available for VRChat on both PC and Quest! You’ll just need to point your OSC application at your Quest’s IP using the default ports.
- OSC API for Input!
- You can also use the same system to provide input into VRChat! Many of our controls are mapped to OSC channels
- You can use this to map your own controllers, peripherals, and more!
- More details are provided in the OSC as Input Controller docs and blog
- OSC API for Input is also available for VRChat on both PC and Quest!
- Added a tunneling VR movement comfort feature that optionally adds a vignette effect during movement
- Has Light and Strongsettings, adjustable in the Quick Menu
Changes, Improvements, and Fixes
- Added the “Voice” parameter for usage on avatars! This parameter is the avatar wearer’s microphone amplitude in a float value from 0.0 to 1.0
- Added a “View Profile” button to friend request notifications
- Fixed an issue where the Upper Chest bone was not being networked properly, which could cause desynced poses when it was mapped (especially for full body users)
- Fixed an issue where some friends would be stuck “Online” after they’d logged off
- Greatly reduced spurious logging to the output log to improve performance. Re-enable these logs (and some new ones) by using the new “–enable-verbose-logging” launch option
- EXPERIMENTAL: Added the “–enable-avpro-in-proton” launch option, which will allow Proton users to re-enable AVPro for video playback. This may cause crashes!
- Fixed an issue where closing the Stream camera would open the Photo camera
- Fixed an issue where the VRChat UI could react when the mouse cursor was not over the window
- A variety of fixes to address application crashes in certain circumstances
- Various internal networking adjustments and updates