By Anni Simpson on March 7, 2018 at 5:06pm
Oculus Rift players may have noticed an interruption in their service today due to the Oculus Runtime Service certificate expiring. During boot, players are greeted with an error that states: "Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service."
Users on the Rift's official forums and Discord deserve credit for discovering the issue at approximately 12:30 pm EST. Users who attempted to reinstall the software or reboot the service did not resolve the issue. A user by the name of Slin discovered the invalid OculusApPFramework.dll.
We are aware of and actively investigating an issue impacting ability to access Rift software. Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution. We'll share more updates here as we have them. Thanks. Oculus Rift
Official updates are being routed to the Oculus Rift subreddit. As of approximately 4:30 PM EST, head of the Oculus Rift, stated that they are working on a fix but do not yet have an ETA. While some users on the thread have discovered that resetting their PC clock to before the expiration has proved a workaround, reddit user dualactioncomplete reminded everyone that that workaround is a sketchy choice at best:
DON'T fuck with your system clock, especially if you run Windows 10, or have any types of authentication applications (pace,duolock,ilok) whatever, you can fuck up your software installations because it will look like you're tampering with them. dualactioncomplete
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