The emblematic saga of Half-Life Alyx debuted on March 23 for the millions of players in the world who have a VR (virtual reality) glasses system. The rest had to simply wait; However, the hours did not pass in vain and a video from social networks already shows that playing mouse and keyboard It is possible without requiring more effort.
As Valve anticipated, it didn’t take long for modders – video game modifiers – to find a way to play Half-Life Alyx as a traditional title.
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The surprise, however, was that this did not require as much effort. Apparently, Half-Life Alyx has a strong base to have a “non-VR” version, that is, to play with mouse and keyboard like a conventional shooter.
The person responsible for the feat has been none other than Tyler McVicker, owner of the famous Valve News Network channel on YouTube, from where strong projects of the Newell company have leaked in recent years, including Half-Life Alyx himself.
In the video uploaded to YouTube, McVicker shows how he did not have to perform great maneuvers to be able to point and shoot with the mouse, move with the keyboard and even activate a graphical interface very similar to HL2 in the same Half-Life Alyx.
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On time, what McVicker did was execute simple commands on the game console, showing that Half-Life Alyx has hidden functions to support the game. without virtual reality glasses.
The variable “vr_enable_fake_vr_test” allowed youtuber to fire with the mouse button. Other options enabled a static HUD and can be seen one by one in the following video.
The existence of these commands would indicate that Half-Life Alyx is not far from having a mod that allows users to play it. without a virtual reality set, as anticipated at the valve company.
The game has been a critical success, reaching 9.2 according to posts and 8.9 according to users on metacritic. These figures could be modified if a method is popularized so that more people play it.
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As clarified from its announcement, Half-Life Alyx needs some of these devices: Valve Index ($ 1,000), HTC Vive ($ 499), Oculus Rift ($ 399), or Windows Mixed Reality (cost varies by manufacturer), in addition to a computer with the minimum requirements and Steam.
Half-Life Alyx: minimum requirements
- Operating system: Windows 10
- Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
- Memory: 12 GB of RAM
- Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 – 6GB VRAM
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Half-Life Alyx to mouse and keyboard: Valve recognizes that a mod is coming soon
The generous criticism that Half-Life Alyx has been reaping responds to its quality; However, this cannot be verified by many, since a virtual reality (VR) set is required to enjoy the video game. At Valve, you know this reality and they already say something hopeful for those who want to play the title with a mouse and keyboard.
In a recent interview – where the idea of Left 4 Dead 3 being in development was also buried – Robin Walker, developer of the title, pointed out that he firmly believes in the possibility of playing Half-Life Alyx on a simple screen thanks to the modifications ( known as’mods ’) that will surely come from the community. Find out what else they said in this link.