A Polite and Honest request to REMOVE Bloat from the Install process
I have watched Home become larger and larger over time to the point that it is now ~7.5GB DOWNLOAD.
This is completely unacceptable.
It's pretty clear that the vast majority of this is Home and the Touch Tutorial, both now officially considered Unnecessary (You have an option to disable Home in the Oculus App)
Please have a look at the Attached Image and see just how much of the overall package is what I would consider "Bloatware".
As you can see, the Touch Tutorial takes a massive 1.59GB,
while Home (the Oculus Worlds folder) takes a wopping * 10GB! *
Meanwhile, everything else is sitting at an acceptable 1.7 GB total, which is only 13% of the obscenely large 13.4GB.
Please also note that this is a Clean Install, with no additional software included!
I politely ask you to reconsider this as it is, in my opinion, ruthless and highly unreasonable to expect people to download a ~7.5GB download when the actual functionality is only 13% of that download, that's less than 1 GB even!
This is made all that much worse when you consider that we are forced to use an Online-Only Installer, whereby ANY small issue causes the ENTIRE thing to redownload!
Please can we have a change, or at the very least, a comment on why Oculus believes this is appropriate?
Lord Lethris commented
There is a community post somewhere that tells you how to disable it and remove it (at owners risk - but it works).
But I concur - this should be an option not a 10gb necessity we NEVER use.
Well, thanks to this, at least I found out why it's so ridiculously large. Had a connection issue and did a repair install (5GB) which failed, so now I'm stuck downloading the new (10GB as of May 2020) installer.
Add a minimal install option, a default (with tutorial) and then social where home is added.
The Oculus launcher should be get down to 1 GB installer, updates to be around 500-900 MB etc.
I want to decide what to install in first time, so I can keep things low space needed.
Make tutorials, demos, and home optional.
Before the install process starts, you should be able to un-check the installation of Home.
Good point please consider this as suggested
Julian Aydar commented
As most of the people are sugesting, the home and tutorials should be an optional download. And even later, there should be a way to uninstal them. Once you know how to use it, there is no need to keep those tutorials...
I can’t even play games on the Occulus Launcher because I hade to move the instal location, this is ridiculous. Also it saying it needs 22 GB doesn’t help at all
Gaige Harris commented
I believe that home and the tutorial should be optional check boxes on the same page as a menu that allows you to change your install location which currently doesn't exist but would be amazing
Dennis Taylor commented
Perhaps make the bloat able to be installed via extra optional modules in the installer?
DOWN WITH THE BLOAT!
The GamePixel commented
This is on top of the installer claiming to need 22GB free on the C drive despite only needing 13GB and having many issues with changing installation location to another drive. I assume this is to leave free space for applications despite the installer allowing you to choose a different location after ensuring you have 22GB free.
Bakob gaming commented
I'm gonna have to agree with you. It's also rather difficult to move the oculus installation to another drive than C: which makes it even more annoying for people that stores windows on a small ssd
I hear you. I've had to redownload Oculus three times because of failed hardware, replacing a motherboard, and getting a new PC entirely. I dreaded having to download Oculus every time just because of how long it took to download. I also looked at the file sizes and realized that I don't even use Oculus Home. It's quite large for something that I won't even be using unless booting up my Oculus to get to any of the games I want to play.
The Touch Tutorial is fine but Home isn't. It should be an option or an app in of itself, not pre-installed on the hardware. It takes up 20% CPU power when it runs, it's ridiculous!