A brand new mod for Half-Life: Alyx recreates environments and belongings from Half-Life 2 in VR, utilizing the Supply 2 engine.
Created by Vect0r, the mod is only a showcase for now and received’t be launched to the general public. It options the out of doors space of Metropolis 17 which Gordon Freeman runs by way of to start with of the sport and exhibits another Half-Life: 2 belongings. So whereas it’s nonetheless thrilling, the mod is only a demonstration and doesn’t symbolize a completely playable VR model of Half-Life 2 simply but.
As you possibly can see, regardless of working on the brand new Supply 2 engine that debuted in Half-Life: Alyx, the ported belongings and visuals within the mod don’t look almost as polished, for very comprehensible causes. “I took the unique map file and transformed to Supply 2 format and added to Half-Life: Alyx,” mentioned Vect0r, within the video description. “In course of, I transformed belongings of Half-Life 2 to Half-Life: Alyx as properly. Issues I used to be in a position to do was very restricted since Valve didn’t share SDK with the general public but. [sic]”
Clearly substantial work can be wanted, notably with lighting and different results, to correctly port the Half-Life 2 belongings into Supply 2, for VR or in any other case. That being mentioned, the mod does enable the participant to make use of the reload and eject mechanic from Alyx, which is thrilling.
Whereas it’s only a demonstration for now, it bodes properly for the long run. It might be wonderful to play by way of Half-Life 2 in VR utilizing Alyx’s gunplay and mechanics. A gaggle of builders is engaged on porting the unique recreation to VR extra totally, although.
For those who’ve completed Alyx and also you’re determined for extra Half-Life in VR, the unique Half-Life recreation has been ported to the Oculus Quest and is totally playable, from begin to end. You possibly can learn a information on what you want and easy methods to set that up in your Quest right here.
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