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Seems I'll be replaying Half-Life 2 again soon but this time in VR

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Half-Life 2: VR Mod is on the way and will hit official Beta on Steam on September 16th, so I guess I'll be playing it all over again then.

Seems currently it has no Native Linux version but don't let that stop you, it's probable that Proton will run it quite well. The developers said they do plan to open the source code too, they just need to get it approved by contributors and ensure there's no technical or legal issues. Once that's done, no doubt someone will do a proper port anyway.

It will be free, since it's a mod but you do need to own a copy of Half-Life 2.

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  • Full room-scale VR with tracked motion controls. Physically walk around, pick up objects and climb ladders the way that only Virtual Reality allows.
  • Intuitive and realistic weapon interactions, with quick and easy weapon switching via a radial menu, ammo storage over your shoulder, functional iron-sights, two-handed weapons, and manual reloading.
  • Control options including; full left-handed support, a laser sight, and arcade style "quick reload".
  • Comfort features like motion vignette and 3rd person vehicle camera. (Note: there is currently no teleport movement option.)
  • Playable on any VR headset which is supported by SteamVR.
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damarrin Aug 30, 2022
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Whaaa, an actual reason to play something on my actual PC? Insanity.
wolfyrion Aug 30, 2022
What is the status of VR in Linux? (plug and play?)

Shall I buy Valve Index VR Kit or wait for something newer from Valve?

Last edited by wolfyrion on 30 August 2022 at 9:01 am UTC
StoneColdSpider Aug 30, 2022
Play Half Life 2 again?????...... I have never played Half Life 2........ I do own it...... When I bought The Orange Box..... But that was just for TeamFortress 2....... I didnt even play Portal.....

Infact ive never even played the original Half Life..... I bought that just to play the TeamFortress Classic mod......

I should install them an play them one day........
JSVRamirez Aug 30, 2022
I wonder how the old HL2 graphics will 'feel' in VR. I was always rather saddened that the HL2 Cinematic Mod didn't run as smoothly on Linux. A massive graphical update would be sweet alongside a VR update.
kuhpunkt Aug 30, 2022
I hope somebody does a non-VR mod. Not everybody can afford a VR headset and I'd really like to play it.
Beamboom Aug 30, 2022
Quoting: kuhpunktI hope somebody does a non-VR mod. Not everybody can afford a VR headset and I'd really like to play it.
... Then play hl2? This is just a VR mod for that game.

Last edited by Beamboom on 30 August 2022 at 12:31 pm UTC
buono Aug 30, 2022
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Looking forward to it!

The action is going to be pretty intense in VR.
anewson Aug 30, 2022
soon as I read the headline I thought of the pick-up-that-can sequence. imagine all the new ways we can counter-abuse that combine guard with VR.
slaapliedje Aug 30, 2022
Quoting: wolfyrionWhat is the status of VR in Linux? (plug and play?)

Shall I buy Valve Index VR Kit or wait for something newer from Valve?
I played through Half-Life: Alyx in Linux. all on the Valve Index.

Worked perfectly.
sub Aug 30, 2022
There was a VR mode for Half-Life 2 from Valve.
At the time the Occulus Rift DK2 hit the road.


Never got it to work back then.
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