Half-Life:Alyx Page 17

  • Velios 24 Mar 2020 21:44:18 184 posts
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    How is VR if you need to wear glasses?
  • its-H1ggyLTD 24 Mar 2020 21:44:58 1,357 posts
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    You need to stand up, but i've only got a small space and have coped with the first two chapters.
  • KD 24 Mar 2020 21:46:09 2,520 posts
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    Sit at your dest and extend your arms, put a ice cream cone in each and wave them about at your desk with a blind fold on. If ice cream made direct contact you need more room.

    But in VR things get broke or coffee spilled etc.

    If you chair has arms its not ideal, but a stool more suited and most stuff is playable in options or stated on steam.

    Edited by KD at 21:48:20 24-03-2020
  • cov 24 Mar 2020 21:47:08 2,168 posts
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    I wear glasses with no problem. I play in a relatively small box room with 2 desks in it too
  • Carlo 24 Mar 2020 21:48:42 21,013 posts
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    KD wrote:
    Sit at your dest and extend your arms, put a ice cream cone in each and wave them about at your desk with a blind fold on. If ice cream made direct contact you need more room.

    But in VR things get broke or coffee spilled etc.
    Oh I can make sure there's a good metre of space in front of me if needed, but its more about being able to play siting, and mostly facing one direction.
  • quadfather 24 Mar 2020 21:50:31 35,981 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    Quick question to all you guys who own and have played this.

    Can you play it siting down, at your desk or does it need to be in a large clear space?
    It can be all 3 - sitting down, standing up or roomscale. It caters for all.
  • KD 24 Mar 2020 21:50:35 2,520 posts
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    You can turn it into basically PSVR if you want yeah, not ideal but if it works for you.
  • its-H1ggyLTD 24 Mar 2020 21:51:16 1,357 posts
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    When i was sat down, it was like i was sat down in the game.
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 24 Mar 2020 21:53:52 2,746 posts
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    Use the height adjust in the options then
  • KD 24 Mar 2020 21:54:27 2,520 posts
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    Options for crouch and stand from the main menu, its loads of options split into 2 places in settings and covers it all with explanations.

    I turned it on and within half hour using sticks to walk I grabbed a seat and carried on as I didnt feel 100%, sat down I feel makes it easier to stomach.
  • magicpanda 24 Mar 2020 22:02:37 14,964 posts
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    @Velios It's fine but you do need to wear your glasses. Depending on headset they may not fit or really push your glasses onto you nose.

    I have and old pair of rectangular raybans that are ok, my current pair aren't usable.
  • dominalien 25 Mar 2020 05:32:51 9,474 posts
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    I canít wear my glasses with the Index, have to put contacts on. No such problem with the PSVR.
  • 2dividedby0 25 Mar 2020 06:00:52 162 posts
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    its-H1ggyLTD wrote:
    When i was sat down, it was like i was sat down in the game.
    CrispyXUKTurbo wrote:
    Use the height adjust in the options then
    If a midget was to play Half-Life:Alyx would they feel like they were sitting down the whole time?
  • Fake_Blood 25 Mar 2020 09:38:22 10,079 posts
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    Played about 2 hours last night, was really looking forward to it and yet wat not disappointed. Like the opening shot immediately it looked really good. Would have preferred smooth turning but itís been fine really. Playing at 120fps on Index on a 1080ti on high and not noticed any hitching.
    Canít wait to get back in it.
  • Fake_Blood 25 Mar 2020 10:13:14 10,079 posts
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    Ha, smooth turning has just been patched in.
  • quadfather 25 Mar 2020 10:40:34 35,981 posts
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    Excellent, been waiting for that
  • LoneWolf80 25 Mar 2020 11:37:20 88 posts
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    Could someone help me out?

    I'm pretty new to VR only got one back in December and maybe used it 3-4 times due to feeling offish when playing Asgards Wrath.

    What settings should I run this on to get the best experience?

    I'm using a 2080TI with a i7-7700k

    Do I change settings in game or through steam?

    What's the best setting in terms of movement and looking round?

    TIA
  • cov 25 Mar 2020 11:42:00 2,168 posts
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    Its really dependent on personal preference. I have never got motion sickness so always use free movement but others do so teleport. In terms of settings i have fiddled but the auto detect is never far off though i have found you can move it up a tad.
  • neems 25 Mar 2020 13:09:13 4,810 posts
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    @LoneWolf80

    Try the 'shift' style of locomotion, if it's still too much then blink. Stick to snap rotation (along with physically turning your body where possible).
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 25 Mar 2020 21:10:08 2,746 posts
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    Well Iím finding chapter 3 very overwhelming
  • its-H1ggyLTD 25 Mar 2020 21:34:44 1,357 posts
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    Yeah I got gobbled up by a barnacle and turned it off.
  • AaronTurner 25 Mar 2020 21:42:19 11,798 posts
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    Yeah, it is fucking bleak man. It's absolutely brilliant though. I sorted out my performance problems and I'm now at the start of chapter 4 I believe. Man it's so good, incredible really.
  • Trowel 25 Mar 2020 21:53:49 23,044 posts
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    Nice approach to the restricted inventory

    https://twitter.com/Falafelkid/status/1242570398291701761
  • CrispyXUKTurbo 25 Mar 2020 22:15:48 2,746 posts
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    Fucking forgot how to cock the shotgun in the dark and thatís me done for tonight
  • Ror 26 Mar 2020 22:38:11 19,609 posts
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    Finally got a chance to play this evening. It's a bit good, isn't it.

    I really need to try and clear more space...
  • Phattso 26 Mar 2020 22:54:01 25,032 posts
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    Velios wrote:
    How is VR if you need to wear glasses?
    Half as good. So much poorer, in fact, that I went and got contact lenses. Not kidding.
  • cov 26 Mar 2020 23:06:22 2,168 posts
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    Might be the different headsets but for me the quest is absolutely fine with glasses - possibly because of the spacer that comes with it. Its also very subjective, people engage with vr very differently.
  • AaronTurner 27 Mar 2020 06:38:31 11,798 posts
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    Velios wrote:
    How is VR if you need to wear glasses?
    The answer to this question is.....

    It depends on your prescription strength.

    It depends on the focal distance of the headset you use. (As an example I don't need mine with the Vive but I do with PSVR because their focal point is further away).

    It depends on the design of the headset, some are horrible to wear with glasses.
  • AaronTurner 27 Mar 2020 06:40:13 11,798 posts
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    cov wrote:
    Might be the different headsets but for me the quest is absolutely fine with glasses - possibly because of the spacer that comes with it. Its also very subjective, people engage with vr very differently.
    Interesting because I find the quest uncomfortable with glasses and I gave up wearing them when I heard all the horror stories about scratched lenses.
  • MrWonderstuff 27 Mar 2020 07:34:39 3,176 posts
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    I got some prescription lens inserts for my CV1 back in 2016 and still use them. I have a pretty low prescription but wanted to the most crispy experience.
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