Half-Life: Alyx mod lets you play the full game without VR
Independent developers were able to configure, in Half-Life: Alyx, features that would only be a matter of time to appear. Launched late March and designed to support only virtual reality features like Valve Index, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and among other brands, the title of one of the most beloved franchises of PC fans has gained a mod that allows you to play completely, from start to finish, with just a mouse and keyboard.
Weeks after the discovery of an internal command in the game files, the “vr_enable_fake_vr_test”, which supposedly allowed the player to interact with the game’s camera without a VR accessory and also with the objects of the scenario, leaving the protagonist’s hands visible on the screen However, without the animation presented with virtual reality gaming, a modder managed to evolve the resources in the game’s developer data, transforming it entirely into an experience with traditional computer peripherals.
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Thus, all the actions that were performed with the virtual reality headset start to gain key configurations on the PC, such as opening doors and collecting items, as well as smooth movement, although relatively different from the original proposal, giving the appearance of a game. completely ported to the computer.
Despite the flaws described on the official mod page on GitHub, as the title does not run perfectly in several sections because it was recently released, a video released by the developers presented the installation process step by step which, although a little complicated at first, presents a satisfactory and very interesting result.
Now it can be a great opportunity for those who want to enjoy the game and do not have a virtual reality accessory.