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What do I need to be able to play Half Life?

papaANDlouloupapaANDloulou Posts: 2
NerveGear
Hi all, new to the Oculus world but really want to play the new Half Life game. What do I need?  I can’t see it in the store.

Thanks

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  • dburnedburne Posts: 3,187 Valuable Player
    Half Life Alyx is a Valve game, so you need to get it through Steam.
    You can play it through Steam VR with either your Quest using Oculus Link, or a Rift if you have one.
    You will not be able to play the game on stand alone Quest.
    Don

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  • KentobiKentobi Posts: 104
    Art3mis
    Half Life Alyx is a SteamVR game, so you purchase the game through Steam. To play on a Quest, you also need a compatible USB 3 cable and a  capable PC that meets Alyx’s specifications. It’s not more technically complex than plugging the cable into your Quest and PC, but it can seem like a lot starting from scratch.  Do you own the headset? Do you have a cable? Do you have a good enough PC to run the game?
  • papaANDlouloupapaANDloulou Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Kentobi said: hi, first. Thank you!  

    Yes, I have the Headset.  yes I have a pc that will work, no I don’t have a cable but I am sure those are available on Amazon...

    thank you. Will set up soon!


    Half Life Alyx is a SteamVR game, so you purchase the game through Steam. To play on a Quest, you also need a compatible USB 3 cable and a  capable PC that meets Alyx’s specifications. It’s not more technically complex than plugging the cable into your Quest and PC, but it can seem like a lot starting from scratch.  Do you own the headset? Do you have a cable? Do you have a good enough PC to run the game?

  • KentobiKentobi Posts: 104
    Art3mis
    There’s great threads on this forum and elsewhere that discuss cables that work. Make sure you’re getting the right cable - the official cable is best, but it’s expensive and not currently in stock. 
  • MickmanMickman Posts: 103
    Hiro Protagonist
    I'm running the official cable .. is best and smooth as compared to others on the market.  fibre optic..  am running Alyx shortly.  on a PC laptop (GTX1070)  
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