Across the world today, Oculus Rift users have discovered that their headsets appear to not be working anymore. The problem? A certificate. A certificate which plays a role in the Oculus Runtime service has expired and is interpreted as being invalid. The cause of it has not yet been confirmed, but reports suggest that there must have been an operational mistake from Oculus’ side.
OculusAppFramework.dll is essentially the file which is causing the mishap, and it requires an update before business is as usual. Above is a screenshot of the error message which pops up on users’ screens.
We’re aware of an issue impacting people’s ability to use Rift’s software, and we’re working to fix the problem. Please visit https://t.co/uM54CuqqIn for the latest—thanks for your patience!
— Oculus Rift (@OculusRift) March 7, 2018
Oculus made a statement on Twitter, verifying the issue and advising that they are working on it right now. At the moment, you can hack the issue by tweaking your PC‘s date to anything before 7th March 2018, but it isn’t exactly the solution for the long-term. It seems as though the matter isn’t greatly serious and will be sorted out as soon as Oculus release a software update to users. Looks like today isn’t the best day for you to be enjoying your Oculus Rift – what alternatives would you be using?
Via: | The Verge |