When you are going through the Valve VR software setup, you will see a series of animated instructions. It makes it much easier to understand than just a bunch of text.
Valve is really making a point of its Lighthouse tracking system and room-scale VR. The idea is that you can walk around in something like your own personal holodeck as opposed to being tethered to a confined area in a chair. This is Valve’s main selling point when contrasting it with the Oculus Rift. Though the Rift will also handle room-scale tracking well.
The HTC Vive is not available to the public yet. But there are about 7,000 dev kits already out there in the wild. The preorder date is February 29. And the official consumer release date is April 2016.
Reddit user ficarra shared links to some great gifs of the instructions. We edited them for size and gathered them all below.