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Bioshock (Alyx mod) is now a full campaign with 8 levels!

RuneSR2
Level 16

Seems a rather strange, but not less enjoyable, form of Bioshock has arrived... and a full campaign it seems...

(Note I'm expanding a previous post into a thread since this is kinda big news, and many may not read the Alyx thread)

 

 

More info here:

https://uploadvr.com/half-life-alyx-bioshock-mod-campaign/

 

Download all 8 levels here:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2426339777 Map1

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2426346180 Map2

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2426350986 Map3

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2426356519 Map4

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2427251963 Map5

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2427282036 Map6

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2427356209 Map7

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2426572660 Map8

 

-and for those getting stuck:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXlqud_jS2If4lhpwsDyn4M4MJkdzmSJ0

 

From the Alyx Workshop page:

"From the creator who brought you "The Lost Case".

I proudly present you my latest Half-Life: Alyx campaign: RETURN TO RAPTURE

8 ALL-NEW LEVELS IN THE BIOSHOCK UNIVERSE!

The Combine have discovered the whereabouts of Rapture. Rumors exist that the suitcase of Andrew Ryan has yet to be found. Within it are the secrets to ADAM and the plasmids. The quest for this artefact is not archeology, it's a race against evil. If it is captured by the Combine the armies of darkness will march all over the face of the earth.

 

This is an all new, original campaign merging the worlds of Half-Life and Bioshock!

 

• Original soundtrack created just for the campaign! by RPM STUDIO warszawa

• Exciting story complete with dialogue from our new professional voice actor Seamus Bryner!

• Atmosphere and visuals never seen before in Half-Life: Alyx!

 

Plus some old favorites Bioshock fans will love to see!

• Vita Chambers to save your game: Hack the panel, and go inside! You’ll hear the sound and see the light!

• Audio diaries • Little Sisters machines

• In-game, original vending machines

• Fully animated and modeled fauna!

• Plasmids!

• ... and more to experience!

 

Praise for Return to Rapture!

https://uploadvr.com/half-life-alyx-bioshock-mod/

https://www.pcgamer.com/explore-bioshocks-rapture-in-this-half-life-alyx-mod/

https://www.gamesradar.com/explore-bioshocks-rapture-in-vr-thanks-to-this-half-life-alyx-mod/

https://gamerant.com/half-life-alyx-bioshock-rapture-mod/

https://www.dualshockers.com/half-life-alyx-mod-bioshock/

https://comicyears.com/gaming/half-life-alyx-bioshock-mod-takes-us-back-to-rapture/

https://3dnews.ru/1023393/modder-vossozdal-kusochek-bioshock-na-dvigke-source-2-iz-halflife-alyx

https://www.levelup.com/noticias/596077/Llevan-Rapture-de-BioShock-al-VR-en-nuevo-mod-para-Half-Life... "

 

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RuneSR2
Level 16

I just tried the first level, which was nice, but also less impressive than I had hoped for. 

 

The main problem is that a "Master Builder" isn't necessarily a "Master of Ultramersion Textures" nor a "Master of fps optimization" nor a "Master Story Teller". The one thing setting Valve apart from everyone else is that Valve is master of all of the above - of course owing to Valve being a great team of many "masters".

When a room isn't designed well, I can see it immediately because super sampling gets reduced - this rarely happens in Alyx (because Valve's "Masters of Fps Optimization" did their magic), but in the Bioshock mod I easily get reduced super sampling, because the engine auto-scales to maintain 90 fps. This does not happen in my favorite mod C17YSCAPE, where performance and image quality simply is like Alyx - and this is why C17YSCAPE is so incredibly awesome. 

Admitted, I've only played the Bioshock mod for a few minutes, but already I've seen many relatively low-res textures and the performance is not on Valve level. I'll give Bioshock another 30 minutes to impress me, or I'll delete it all and go back to C17YSCAPE. This is also why earlier mods didn't impress me, either the map design, the story, the performance etc. was bad (so far C17YSCAPE is the only mod that has greatly impressed me).  

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RuneSR2
Level 16

I also posted the news on Reddit - seems Index owners liked it 🙂 

 

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- and Oculus Reddit:

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/m7a9gw/bioshock_alyx_mod_is_now_a_full_campaign/

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HL:A team are masters of Testers!

They tests all over and over up until it will be great to play

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RuneSR2
Level 16

More Rapture:

 

https://www.nme.com/features/gaming-features/return-to-rapture-how-a-modder-brought-bioshock-to-virt...

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