Half Life: Alyx
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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.
I see this has got some good reviews. It's installed, perhaps one day I'll even get to play it.
It's on my list of things to get, but I'd rather upgrade stuff before doing so.
It's a fucking masterpiece.
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.
Is it scary? I don't do scary VR, on account of me being a big old wuss.
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It's a fucking masterpiece.

Is it ok if you don’t have enough space for room scale?
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.
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.
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.
Then I’ll be needing 10-12 hours round your gaff thank you please.
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.
markg wrote:
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.

Good to know, cheers!
Satsuma wrote:
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
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?
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?

~£1k for the PC, £500 for the Quest, £46 for the game.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trooper wrote:
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.


Probably before Valve announced HL Alyx :DD

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