Meh, we won’t be bothered: In 2007, Valve launched Half-Life 2: Episode 2. The second act of the introduced three-part episodic journey ended with a large cliffhanger, which Valve by no means resolved. Many thought-about it a slap within the face to followers that also brings up bitter emotions when talked about in boards.
Though Valve clearly has no intentions of revisiting the Half-Life 2 story to tie up free ends, it lastly at the least tossed followers a bone after a 13-year hiatus when it launched Half-Life: Alyx in 2020. Make no mistake; the sport is a wonderful entry within the long-neglected collection – as long as you personal a succesful VR rig.
The truth that Alyx shipped and not using a non-VR mode was a thorn within the facet of many who love the franchise however haven’t any want to play VR video games. After all, Valve’s response to such complaints was the identical tone-deaf silence it has at all times had since these Episode 2 days of 2007 and past.
Fortuitously, Valve has by no means had any issues with gamers modding the heck out of its IPs. With this in thoughts, a small group of modders known as “GB_2 Growth Crew,” or simply GB2 for brief, got down to make a non-VR version of Half-Life: Alyx.
The mission, dubbed “Half-Life: Alyx No VR,” has been in manufacturing for the final two years and went into Early Entry on March 28. It was lacking some key options and some chapters of the story. Nevertheless, an update GB2 launched over the Easter weekend introduced the sport to a completely playable state from starting to finish.
Different options that got here with the replace embrace functioning gravity gloves, fabricators, and extra. The staff additionally received 33 of the 42 Steam achievements working. It says that the final 9 refuse to set off due to the workarounds it had to make use of to get the gravity gloves and different options functioning. It has not given up on including these previous couple of achievements however wants extra time to determine learn how to work across the workarounds.
Though it’s not the one non-VR mod accessible, it does seem like one of many best to implement. Others can require specialised drivers and a few fiddling to get to work. The builders declare that one solely wants to repeat and paste the No VR mod folders into Half-Life: Alyx’s set up location. Yep. That’s all. We’ve not gotten an opportunity to strive it, however if in case you have, tell us what you concentrate on it within the feedback. You may obtain the information from Mod DB.