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[Official] Half-Life: Alyx! Discussion thread.

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Just got it yesterday, second time playing VR (last time was a Vive i think). Overall amazing experience, trying to get used to the adjustments for the head display as my glasses are getting in the way :p. Other than that zero complaints, Half Life Alyx is great as well! Super immersive.
Nice! How big is your play space or are you playing it sitting down. I'm actually impressed at how well you can play this sitting down. I do a little of both. I'll play standing and when I get tired I'll sit. It's funny because the first time I played for 4 hours straight in any VR game was in FO4VR and I was super tired when I stopped. I only played that sitting down after that for the most part because I knew I would play it for so long. But with Alyx I prefer standing to explorer stuff in rooms and small details. lol I'm going to play through HLA again soon.
 
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Currently experiencing a bug where a door / fence is attached to my hand and cannot get rid of it ... :confused:
 
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Make sure to turn up that super sampling! Let your 2070S work!
Thanks for the recommendation, i was curious about that setting :) does it have a large FPS hit?

Nice! How big is your play space or are you playing it sitting down. I'm actually impressed at how well you can play this sitting down. I do a little of both. I'll play standing and when I get tired I'll sit. It's funny because the first time I played for 4 hours straight in any VR game was in FO4VR and I was super tired when I stopped. I only played that sitting down after that for the most part because I knew I would play it for so long. But with Alyx I prefer standing to explorer stuff in rooms and small details. lol I'm going to play through HLA again soon.
My play area is about 7 Feet by 14 Feet so i play hybrid where im mostly standing still and move around corners, duck , etc.. with my body movements. Works quite well actually, still trying to figure out the best setup as ive only have it for a few days. I do occasionally play sitting down as i get tired after two hours :laugh: or so. Looking at setting up a wire harness from my cieling as well as i keep getting tangled up in my VR cord :p.

Currently experiencing a bug where a door / fence is attached to my hand and cannot get rid of it ... :confused:
Can you load a previously saved game?

What is life!? Bookmarked :)
 

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Currently experiencing a bug where a door / fence is attached to my hand and cannot get rid of it ... :confused:
I had something like this happen and the only thing I could do is go back to a save before the bug happened like @Skywalker12345 suggested.
My play area is about 7 Feet by 14 Feet so i play hybrid where im mostly standing still and move around corners, duck , etc.. with my body movements. Works quite well actually, still trying to figure out the best setup as ive only have it for a few days. I do occasionally play sitting down as i get tired after two hours :laugh: or so. Looking at setting up a wire harness from my cieling as well as i keep getting tangled up in my VR cord :p.
The cable management systems work will I bought this one and used this zip ties to attach them to the cable when I'm using it and take them off when I'm done. If you don't fix them to the cable then they slide together when playing.
 
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I had something like this happen and the only thing I could do is go back to a save before the bug happened like @Skywalker12345 suggested.
Hi, yes, done that, currently fighting my way through train station. How do these people nowadays do that playing the game in 7 days, is that 24/7? :twitch:
 

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Hi, yes, done that, currently fighting my way through train station. How do these people nowadays do that playing the game in 7 days, is that 24/7? :twitch:
Yea, it's crazy that some people have beat it in one day, but they are full-time streamers and youtubers. I took my time and I was around 19 hours to complete it but that was over 2 months. I'm going to start over soon.
 
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Yea, it's crazy that some people have beat it in one day, but they are full-time streamers and youtubers. I took my time and I was around 19 hours to complete it but that was over 2 months. I'm going to start over soon.
Yeah im only 8 hours in after a few days, also playing a few other VR games such as XPLANE 11 :)
 

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Yeah im only 8 hours in after a few days, also playing a few other VR games such as XPLANE 11 :)
They aren't perfect but if you haven't played FO4VR or Skyrim then I would suggest them. It's pretty broken in just vanilla but with Mods they are pretty amazing.
 
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FO4 VR with good immersive mods are absolutely AMAZING, same with Skyrim.
 

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When alyx was first coming out I did the will my pc run HL Alyx it came back good , my rift s arrived the other day and I ran the test again this time it said my gpu was too weak laptop gtx1070 8gb
I can still run most pancake game with no issue , do you think its worth risking getting I know theyv'e enhaced the game alot since release but do you think it might run it on its lowest settings ? mind you I don't know how to get steam vr to work with oculus.
 
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When alyx was first coming out I did the will my pc run HL Alyx it came back good , my rift s arrived the other day and I ran the test again this time it said my gpu was too weak laptop gtx1070 8gb
I can still run most pancake game with no issue , do you think its worth risking getting I know theyv'e enhaced the game alot since release but do you think it might run it on its lowest settings ? mind you I don't know how to get steam vr to work with oculus.
You can play it. AFAIK it has dynamic framerates where it lowers visual clarity depending upon your PC's capabilities.

Linus did a video about it.
 
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