Trauma Simulation Installation Guide

First you will need to download the apk file containing the Trauma Simulation. APK stands for Android Package Kit and is the file format Oculus Quest uses for VR applications. The apk file can be downloaded here.

Before you can install the apk to your Quest, you will need to register a developer organization on the Oculus account associated with your Quest.

Visit this page and make sure you’re logged into the same Oculus account that your Quest is registered to. Enter a new organization name and tick the ‘I understand’ box to agree to the Oculus Terms of Service.

Enable Developer Mode on your Quest.

Now that you’re registered as a developer, you’ll be able to enable Developer Mode on your Quest. You can do this through the Oculus app, with the phone that is linked to your Oculus account.

Open the Oculus app on your phone, with your Quest turned on so it can connect to the app, and then:

  1. Tap ‘Devices’ in the bottom right.
  2. Locate your Oculus Quest, and make sure it reads ‘Connected’. (If the app can’t connect to your Quest, make sure your Quest is turned on, and your phone has Bluetooth and WiFi turned on as well).
  3. Tap on ‘Developer Mode’ on Headset Settings.
  4. Set the toggle to On instead of Off.
  5. Fully reboot your Quest – hold down the power button on the side and select ‘Power Off’ or ‘Restart’. Your Quest should fully reboot in order to properly start in Developer Mode.

After rebooting, your Quest should be in Developer Mode. 

You can sideload content onto the Quest by using ADB commands from the PC, if the Quest is in developer mode. However, we recommend to use SideQuest.

SideQuest is a third-party PC, Mac, Linux and Android application that makes it easy to sideload content onto your Quest.

Install SideQuest on your computer

Go to the SideQuest downloads page and download the installation file for your operating system. Run the installer, which will install SideQuest and the necessary drivers you need for sideloading. 

Allow USB debugging between your computer and your Quest

Make sure you have a USB cord to connect your Quest to your computer. You can use the charging cord that ships with the Quest if your computer has a USB-C port. Otherwise you can use any Android phone charger to connect your Quest to PC.

  1. Open SideQuest on your computer.
  2. Turn on your Quest and set up Guardian if you haven’t done so.
  3. Plug your Quest into your computer.
  4. Inside your Questnot on your computer, you should see a request to “Allow USB debugging.”
  5. If you don’t want to have to press OK on this screen every time you plug your Quest into your computer, make sure the ‘Always allow from this computer’ box is ticked.
  6. Press OK.

Your Quest and PC should now be set up to sideload apps via SideQuest.

Sideloading App

Once your Quest is plugged into your computer and SideQuest is open, double check that SideQuest is able to connect to your Quest. The top left side of SideQuest should show a green dot and show the device name after the SideQuest version number (see below for reference).

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If SideQuest has a red dot and says ‘Not Detected’, double check that your Quest is on, connected properly and you completed all of the setup steps properly (especially the USB debugging permission steps).

Sideloading the .apk 

You should have the APK (.apk) file you downloaded from the site. You can easily use SideQuest to sideload Quest APK files. All you need to do is click on the ‘install APK file from folder’ button (see below, circled in red).

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This will allow you to locate and select the APK file you downloaded. SideQuest will then install the application or game onto your Quest. You can check if the installation is successful in the ‘Tasks’ tab (see below, circled in red).

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Once installed you can run the apk on your Quest by going to Apps list and clicking on the drop down box at the top right of the page. There you should see a drop down list. Select “Unknown Sources” at the very bottom (see below for reference).

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You should then be able to see “VE Trauma Simulator 2021” from the list. Click on it and you will be able to run the simulation!

Login & Starting

- Please read through the tutorial that was emailed to you before starting.  The tutorial details important information about the simulation's functions and features.  We recommend reading through it before accessing the simulation for best experience.

- Please login with your email or username and password registered.  If you have not registered, you can do so here.

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Should you need any technical assistance, please contact Eirik at 22113888 during office hours, or email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you the next working day.