Gamer launched Half-Life: Alyx without the virtual reality device

A brand new Half-Life: Alyx race praised by the critics and gamers. The main claim – the game is available only to a narrow circle of consumers who have a device for playing games in virtual reality. However, even one of the developers said that soon will fix it the modders. And it seems that the first step in the right direction.

The founder of the channel Valve News Network Tyler MacIver was able to run Half-Life: Alyx. He demonstrated his achievement during dataman-stream to Twitch.

The blogger admitted he was struck by the fact that the game can actually work without a VR device and with support mouse and keyboard. In addition, he noted that with the introduction of console commands vr_enable_fake_vr_test, the frame will appear in the hands of Alix. In theory this gives the master modders plenty of space for creativity when you create a free from binding to the VR version of the action.

How to run Half-Life: Alyx without the VR helmet

To the game earned keyboard and mouse, you need to specify startup options in the application properties in Steam, adding-nocrashdialog -retail-allowdebug -vconport 29000 -vcon -dev -720. This method certainly works in version 1.0. For those who want to see this gameplay dynamics, but do not want to experiment on their own should watch the video at this link.

Unfortunately, complete or even just comfortable to play Half-Life: Alyx without the VR headset is still unrealistic. Of course, the interactive environment that has become the hallmark of the new items is also very limited in this mode.

However, it is possible that in the future gamers will be able to enjoy Alyx over conventional monitors. That’s only worth it to do this? A separate issue. The developers are confident that when the modders get their way, they will understand the advantages of VR.

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