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Here’s how to play Half-life Alyx without VR

No VR headset? No problem.

Half-Life Alyx is available now and playable only in VR… well, until now. A clever monkey has come up with a way to play Half-Life Alyx without VR and this guide will show you how it’s done.

As discovered by Valve News Network’s Tyler McVicker, you can play Alyx with a keyboard and mouse quite easily.

There’s one step to do this, and one step only — in the game’s console, type vr_enable_fake_vr_test. That’s it; the noVR option works inside Alyx and allows those of us without a pricey headset the chance to play through the new Half-Life prequel. Exciting, right?

Half-Life: Alyx is available now on Windows PC via Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality. Or you know, just Steam without a VR headset now.


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