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Half Life: Alyx

Protocol7
Level 7

I am really looking forward to this. Sure it isn't Half Life 3 but it's something huge for VR.
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RuneSR2
Level 15

loui100 said:

Btw. for the heck of it I just tested HL: Alyx using my 16-inch Macbook's Radeon 5500M and I was positively surprised by how well it ran - minor stuttering now and then but perfectly playable. Low Fidelity of course, and noticably zero to little SS, but still far from potato graphics. Probably closer to PS VR fidelity. I think the aggressive dynamic resolution in Alyx is great for weaker systems, but rather annoying for owners of high-end setups. Wish there was an option to turn it off so we can see the real difference between various graphic settings.


Valve's main problem might be lack of asw 2.0, because the game literally becomes unplayable if you don't get fps:hz in an 1:1-ratio. Dynamic res/ss solves that - but makes benchmarking close to impossible as you said. I do love dynamic ss in Alyx though, it works perfectly for the gameplay - of course Valve could have provided a setting to disable dynamic ss, maybe they think that's not important to 99% of users.. 

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

Anonymous
Not applicable
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Kentobi
Level 7


PLEASE HELP. WHERE ALYX MEETS HER DAD. FOr the love of god; I cannot grab the fucking map; I am stuck there.. nothing to do.. Like nada.. stuck there.. Anybody knows how to change the controls with steam vr.. so complicated..


What chapter are you in? I don’t remember that part.

RuneSR2
Level 15

RuneSR2 said:



Part 2 is ready 🙂

https://youtu.be/0MeB-Ezy_5U

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

RuneSR2
Level 15
Looks potentially interesting...

https://youtu.be/da6y6-in29k

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

Stryker1000
Level 7
chaps !
I need some assistance!
I`ve just managed to convince the wife that I`m deserving of an RTX 2080TI ! basicaly cos i`m so awesomely amazing and that I fkn rock ! ...... but here`s the rub.......... My current rig isn`t powerful enough to run it ! (meh! I guess I should have done me sodding homework) I specced my rig around a nvidia 980 ! and just thought it would pop straight in and bob`s your grandad ! .. so I need some help speccing parts to get it running ... now normaly i would do it myself but I`m a bit ted up with the corvid19 virus at work (I work at Broadmoor hospital) so those of you in the UK will most probably know what we do there and if you dont just wikipedia or google it. so any assistance is greatly apprecieated

So get to work lads but dont go toooo expensive on me cos i wanna play the game over easter and im flat out at work

Many Thanks in advance

RuneSR2
Level 15
This really was a great battle, although I think this dude plays using easy difficulty, at least I had to fight something like 3 zombies and use much more ammo:


I'm still in chaper 5, but probably very close to 6, Steam says I've been playing for 8 hours, but I'd say it seems more like 12... Did spend some time today studying carpets, wooden floor planks and ... fungus :blush: But, man, those were some awesome carpets!

Valve Index & Oculus Rift CV1, Asus Strix OC RTX™ 3090, i9-10900K (5.3Ghz), 32GB 3200MHz, 8TB
"Ask not what VR can do for you, but what you can do for VR"

MowTin
Level 11

RuneSR2 said:

I'm slightly saddened to hear that @MowTin has trouble going forward due a lot of big black hairy jumping spider-things ... and the increasing horror elements



LOL, I didn't let a room full of giant hairy black spiders stop me. I pushed through. Must admit that truly terrified me. 

I just finished the game. I'm totally blown away. I really didn't expect the end to be as good as it was. 

I think the Ant Lions were my favorite enemies. I'm a Starship Troopers fan.

The gun mods in this game are just fantastic. My favorites are the bullet reservoir for the pistol, grenade launcher for shotgun, and extended ammo for the SMG. Also, the laser sight for the shotgun is great because it also gives you the path of the grenades. 

I've been a gamer since Atari 2600. I'm glad I lived to see this day.  
i7 9700k 3090 rtx   CV1, Rift-S, Index, G2

MowTin
Level 11
Also, props to Valve for not making this exclusive to the Index and Vive the way Oculus has done with its big games. I played on the Index but I'm glad all VR fans got to experience this amazing gaming experience. 

This game actually made me forget the horror around me. We're almost certain my brother-in-law has corona. So far my sister isn't showing symptoms. I felt really strange last night but feel better this morning. Any of us can get killed by this thing. Nice to have something to distract us. 

I have a new mobo and cpu so I'll install that before I play again.  
i7 9700k 3090 rtx   CV1, Rift-S, Index, G2

Wildt
Level 12

MowTin said:

I just finished the game. I'm totally blown away. I really didn't expect the end to be as good as it was. 


Yeah, even though we agree on the shortcomings, it just really shows that so many talented people has put A LOT of time into polishing this game. It just oozes quality. Simply lifts the whole VR experience to another level imo.




MowTin said:

 Also, the laser sight for the shotgun is great because it also gives you the path of the grenades. 


Oh, I didn't know that. I was actually regretting wasting resin on that upgrade, but if that's the reason you could see the grenade trajectory, then it was deffo worth it 🙂
PCVR: CV1 || 4 sensors || TPcast wireless adapter || MamutVR Gun stock V3
PSVR: PS4 Pro || Move Controllers || Aim controller
WMR: HP Reverb