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Natural Locomotion is an app created by Myou Software. Natural Locomotion was first published on . Natural Locomotion is available on the following platforms: Steam.About This Software Walk, run and jump naturally using your arms or feet movements in any VR game that supports thumbstick locomotionNatural Locomotion is an application that emul...

Natural Locomotion Review

Natural Locomotion is an application developed by Myou Software. Natural Locomotion was first published on . The app is currently available for Steam.


About This Software

Walk, run and jump naturally using your arms or feet movements in any VR game that supports thumbstick locomotion

Natural Locomotion is an application that emulates the controller thumbstick input (to use in any game), to walk, run and jump more naturally moving your arms or your feet. It includes a driver for SteamVR for this purpose.

It comes with profiles for several popular games and apps. Just select one, check the game is configured as shown, and play. The profile manager allows you to make profiles for games not already included.

Natural Locomotion doesn't provide comfort options by itself (FoV reduction, etc), that's dependent on each game. If you need it, make sure the games you want to play have the feature and is enabled. From our tests and from all comments after release, the 1:1 movement of Natural Locomotion avoids motion sickness, although we need a much bigger sample size to claim that for sure.

Hands mode

Slowly swing your hand controllers to walk or move them fast to run.
Other "arm swinger" implementations are very "jumpy", very slow to respond, or are a complement on button actions. Natural Locomotion uses a novel system designed to walk and run continuously, and with very precise and intuitive control of speed and acceleration. You can start, stop or change speed very quickly without "move" or "brake" buttons, it just depends on the speed you move your arms.

NOTE: We recently added a new locomotion activator based on gestures which does not require to press any button. See the announcement of the update for more details: https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/798810/view/2916608090291021223

Feet mode

Use motion sensor devices (see the list below) attached in your feet to register your feet movements and walk in the game. It supports two kind of movements: Walk-in-place and swinging feet while sitting on a chair or using a treadmill.

Software requirements:

  • A recent version of SteamVR (i.e. any except the temporary branch).
  • SteamVR games or apps that has full directed "smooth locomotion" with trackpad or joystick (i.e. one can choose both direction and speed with the thumb).

Supported (tested) headsets


  • HTC Vive / Pro / Cosmos / Cosmos Elite
  • Oculus Rift / Rift S / Quest (1 and 2, through Oculus Link or Virtual Desktop)
  • Windows Mixed Reality and HP Reverb G2
  • Valve Index
  • Pimax
  • HTC Vive Cosmos

Supported VR controllers:

  • HTC Vive wands
  • Oculus touch
  • Windows Mixed Reality (with trackpad)
  • Valve Index
  • HP Reverb G2
  • HTC Vive Cosmos
NOTE: You can use any lighthouse controller (Vive wands, Valve Index, etc) on any supported headset.

Supported devices (for feet mode)


Lighthouse devices (SteamVR dongle required)
  • HTC Vive trackers (Dongles included)
  • Any SteamVR controller converted to tracker
NOTE: Each extra HTC Vive tracker/ controller require a SteamVR USB dongle. You can connect a lighthouse headset to USB and power only (Not video) to get it working as 2 usb SteamVR dongles.

Bluetooth devices (Bluetooth connection required)
  • Nintendo Switch JoyCon
  • PS3 Move controllers (No camera required)

Wi-Fi devices
  • Smartphone with Android >= 5.1, with accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer (compass).

Profiles full list:


HTC
Vive
Wands
Oculus
Touch
Controllers
Windows
Mixed
Reality
Valve
Index
Controllers
HTC
Vive
Cosmos
HP
Reverb
G2
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You can always try to make your own profiles or to modify the existing ones.

Some profiles are available in some headsets only (or not at all) due to technical limitations.