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 Post subject: Half Life: Alyx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:53 
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I think enough people have had hands on with it that it's not looking like it's going to be shite or anything. Well excited. Just hope my somewhat marginal for VR graphics card can cope.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 
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I see this has got some good reviews. It's installed, perhaps one day I'll even get to play it.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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It's on my list of things to get, but I'd rather upgrade stuff before doing so.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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It's a fucking masterpiece.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Gnnngh... I'd love a go on this. This could tip me over the edge of VR but I'm thinking the price may still put me off.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 15:01 
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Is it scary? I don't do scary VR, on account of me being a big old wuss.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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It's a fucking masterpiece.

Is it ok if you don’t have enough space for room scale?

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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I haven’t tried, sorry. I’m in a space about 2.2m by 1.9m and that’s ok. I occasionally have to re-orient myself to make sure I don’t throw my arm through my monitor, is all.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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I’ve got some strong FOMO with this one. I’d be inclined to get one of those Quest things without the wires but I understand you’ve still got to hook it up to a PC and I don’t know if my PC could manage.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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I’ve got some strong FOMO with this one. I’d be inclined to get one of those Quest things without the wires but I understand you’ve still got to hook it up to a PC and I don’t know if my PC could manage.

It really couldn’t. You need 16GB RAM and a GTX 970 gfx card minimum.

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Then I’ll be needing 10-12 hours round your gaff thank you please.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Mr Chonks wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It's a fucking masterpiece.

Is it ok if you don’t have enough space for room scale?

I'v been playing it just stood on the spot and not broken anything yet, you can also play it seated, there's the option to map a control for crouch.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It's a fucking masterpiece.

Is it ok if you don’t have enough space for room scale?

I'v been playing it just stood on the spot and not broken anything yet, you can also play it seated, there's the option to map a control for crouch.

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Then I’ll be needing 10-12 hours round your gaff thank you please.

Or buy a new PC, Valve Index and in the process become a superior gamer

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Mr Chonks wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
I’ve got some strong FOMO with this one. I’d be inclined to get one of those Quest things without the wires but I understand you’ve still got to hook it up to a PC and I don’t know if my PC could manage.

It really couldn’t. You need 16GB RAM and a GTX 970 gfx card minimum.


What would that plus VR kit run in at? £4300?

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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MaliA wrote:
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Satsuma wrote:
I’ve got some strong FOMO with this one. I’d be inclined to get one of those Quest things without the wires but I understand you’ve still got to hook it up to a PC and I don’t know if my PC could manage.

It really couldn’t. You need 16GB RAM and a GTX 970 gfx card minimum.


What would that plus VR kit run in at? £4300?

~£1k for the PC, £500 for the Quest, £46 for the game.

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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From what I have seen you don't even need a 1k machine. It's very frugal, like most Half Life games. Well, especially on the Rift which doesn't have the biggest resolution of VR headsets. Apparently the mixed reality ones work fine too, though we have not seen the big discounts on those that the U.S has seen. They are frequently available for around $200, but sadly not here in the U.K.

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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https://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri this website says I can run it but little do they know that I don't own any VR kit. Egg on their face!


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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MaliA wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
I’ve got some strong FOMO with this one. I’d be inclined to get one of those Quest things without the wires but I understand you’ve still got to hook it up to a PC and I don’t know if my PC could manage.

It really couldn’t. You need 16GB RAM and a GTX 970 gfx card minimum.


What would that plus VR kit run in at? £4300?


Holy shit, where have you been buying PCs?


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Bamba wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
I’ve got some strong FOMO with this one. I’d be inclined to get one of those Quest things without the wires but I understand you’ve still got to hook it up to a PC and I don’t know if my PC could manage.

It really couldn’t. You need 16GB RAM and a GTX 970 gfx card minimum.


What would that plus VR kit run in at? £4300?


Holy shit, where have you been buying PCs?


That was only a dig at me.

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Bamba wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
I’ve got some strong FOMO with this one. I’d be inclined to get one of those Quest things without the wires but I understand you’ve still got to hook it up to a PC and I don’t know if my PC could manage.

It really couldn’t. You need 16GB RAM and a GTX 970 gfx card minimum.


What would that plus VR kit run in at? £4300?


Holy shit, where have you been buying PCs?

I mean you can buy PCs that expensive, but it’s utterly pointless and a huge waste of money.

I guess if you’re mega rich it doesn’t matter though.

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Mr Chonks wrote:
Bamba wrote:
MaliA wrote:
Mr Chonks wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
I’ve got some strong FOMO with this one. I’d be inclined to get one of those Quest things without the wires but I understand you’ve still got to hook it up to a PC and I don’t know if my PC could manage.

It really couldn’t. You need 16GB RAM and a GTX 970 gfx card minimum.


What would that plus VR kit run in at? £4300?


Holy shit, where have you been buying PCs?

I mean you can buy PCs that expensive, but it’s utterly pointless and a huge waste of money.

I guess if you’re mega rich it doesn’t matter though.


It's not pointless. Waste of money? of course, I couldn't agree more.

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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JohnCoffey wrote:
From what I have seen you don't even need a 1k machine. It's very frugal, like most Half Life games. Well, especially on the Rift which doesn't have the biggest resolution of VR headsets. Apparently the mixed reality ones work fine too, though we have not seen the big discounts on those that the U.S has seen. They are frequently available for around $200, but sadly not here in the U.K.


I got my Lenovo for about £100 last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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From what I have seen you don't even need a 1k machine. It's very frugal, like most Half Life games. Well, especially on the Rift which doesn't have the biggest resolution of VR headsets. Apparently the mixed reality ones work fine too, though we have not seen the big discounts on those that the U.S has seen. They are frequently available for around $200, but sadly not here in the U.K.


I got my Lenovo for about £100 last year.


Probably before Valve announced HL Alyx :DD

As soon as they did that they all shot back up to RRP.

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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Leave the man alone. Telling someone how they should or shouldn’t be spending their money is a dick move and you’re just being a twat for the sake of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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I'd have bought it, but I'd rather not play it with the original vive controllers. While they do tracking well, they do everything else poorly.


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 Post subject: Re: Half Life: Alyx
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Holy fucking shit, this is amazing.

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