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New Half-Life Alyx Non-VR Mod is The Best Way to Experience Valve’s Shooter Without a VR Headset to Date – Wccftech

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A new Half-Life Alyx Non-VR mod has been released which allows fans to properly enjoy Valve’s title without the use of a VR headset.

Since the game’s release back in March of this year, various non-VR modifications have been released, and most recently, a mod added spectator mode and WASD key bindings to make it easier to actually complete the game without a VR-headset. While great, these modifications did make Alyx play slightly awkward compared to classic shooters, and as such, we wanted to share a freshly-released mod that introduces weaponry and sounds from Half-Life 2 to allow for the best Half-Life Alyx Non-VR experience to date.

The ‘Pancake FPS Starter Kit’ can be downloaded through Github right here and we’ve included a short video of the mod in action down below:

“This is a mod for Half-Life: Alyx called “Pancake FPS Starter Kit” that makes it so you can play without VR”, YouTuber Goutrial writes (he didn’t create the mod). “It also adds the ability to add custom weapon scripts. In this video, I am using the base mod so there are only the weapons from Half-Life 2. The weapons you see in this video are from Half-Life 2: MMod.”

If you want to get into Alyx but don’t have access to a VR-headset, this modification will probably be the best option so far. We’re sure that even better mods will be released in the coming months.

Half-Life Alyx is available now for PC through Stream. The game is set between 1998’s original Half-Life and its 2004 sequel, Half-Life 2.

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‘Half-Life: Alyx’ added nearly 1 million VR users to Steam – Engadget

Half-Life: Alyx appears to have given VR gaming a serious boost. Road to VR has used historical data and direct Valve data to calculate that Steam users added nearly 950,000 VR headsets in April — a huge spike over March. While the Steam info doesn’t say how many of those were new (it’s possible some were just linked to Steam for the first time), it’s clear Alyx prompted spurred SteamVR adoption on a level not seen before.

The data also provides some insight as to what headsets people were using to play. The biggest beneficiary was apparently the Oculus Quest, whose share doubled in April. The recently added ability to use the Quest as a PC headset may have spurred gamers ahead of Alyx’s March 23rd launch. Valve’s own Index headset did see more adoption, but not by nearly as much. While it’s touted as the ideal headset for Alyx, its high price has frequently been seen as a hurdle. Most gamers are using either Oculus (44.6 percent) or HTC (30.3 percent) headsets.

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