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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx Announced
by Jenuall » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:10 pm

Not sure if "minimum specs" are genuinely enforced these days. I suspect it would probably be fine, if anything the 6600K has a slight edge over the 7500

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive /Oculus Rift /Windows Mixed)
by CitizenErased » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:37 pm

I still can't believe this exists.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:55 pm

I'm assuming Sony are on the phone to Valve right now begging them to port it to PSVR2. :lol:

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx Announced
by Knoyleo » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:14 am

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MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 - 6GB VRAM

strawberry float's sake, I only bought myself a 580 (8GB, admittedly,) about a year ago, and it's okay just the minimum requirement for this? :dread:

The rest of my computer really needs an upgrade too, and honestly, there's no way I can afford to buy a new PC set up, and a VR headset, or either realistically, any time soon. :(

I'm going to be so jelly of everyone getting to play this next year.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Victor Mildew » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:22 am

I think I'll look in to overclocking when it gets closer. I bought the components I did with a view to pushing them for vr anyway, then just set it all up as default and never bothered :fp: I'd be getting benefits NOW ffs.

I've got a bit if speculation about how the game might start (all from in my head, but based on a comment from one of the devs)

while it's a prequel to half life 2, one of the devs suggested you should play through episode 2 to se the ending, as it's related to this. I can foresee the game actually starting during the end of episode 2, the gman appearing and freezing you, vortidoodas pulling you out like they did to Gordon, and you going back in time to change the future. Then it rolls in to half life 3 which is effectively a reboot :datass:

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Tafdolphin » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:21 am

Yeah, time is malleable in the HL Universe. There's no way it's not going to be framed as a flashback or memory at the very least.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by That's not a growth » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:23 am

So, this it's how I bankrupt myself. Teenage me would be proud.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Memento Mori » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:14 am

MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 - 6GB VRAM

The only spec my PC meets is Windows 10. :lol: Yeah I need a new build.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Jenuall » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:17 am

Yeah, I was already planning a new build for Cyberpunk but this reveal has added some additional weight to the argument that I really need to get on with it!

Probably won't get on this at launch at the current rate, probably need a bit more time to save up for the PC and Index purchase, but it's gonna be worth it! :datass:

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Tafdolphin » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:20 am

Like Ad I'm running a i5-6600k but apart from that I'm well above the specs.

Apart from, you know, a VR headset

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Cheeky Devlin » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:37 am

I meet the minimum no problem, but I would perhaps like a little more overhead in terms of RAM and GPU. Currently on 16gb and a 1080.

I'm not too concerned though and I don't plan on upgrading prior to the release, but I may bump up one or both by this time next year.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Jenuall » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:19 am

I really need to do a complete new build this time which is going to make things slightly more expensive. The last two builds I've done have re-used various components like the case, fans, PSU etc. and so a clean break is probably best.

Running a new high(ish) end system on 15 year old fans is probably not the best idea! :slol:

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Victor Mildew » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:46 pm

I just watched the trailer again. I think that big floating ship might be the citadel in transport form.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Snowcannon » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 pm

Hard pass on this as it’s VR. Should have done HL3 instead. Might be an amazing game for all I know but not worth the financial outlay.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Victor Mildew » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:58 pm

Yeah you're right

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Ord » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:51 pm

strawberry float! I am tempted, but I cannae be buying a V.R. headset for just one game.


Who the strawberry float am I kidding. I probably will.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Victor Mildew » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:51 pm

Ord wrote:strawberry float! I am tempted, but I cannae be buying a V.R. headset for just one game.


Who the strawberry float am I kidding. I probably will.


I know it's not what you realy mean, but it wouldn't be for just one game. There's so much more you can play.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx Announced
by Mafro » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:55 pm

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Somebody Else's Problem » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:27 pm

I knew people back in 2004 who built whole new gaming PCs just for Half-Life 2. And now people are crying about having to buy a headset.

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PostRe: Half-Life: Alyx (Valve Index/HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows Mixed)
by Cheeky Devlin » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:42 pm

Somebody Else's Problem wrote:I knew people back in 2004 who built whole new gaming PCs just for Half-Life 2. And now people are crying about having to buy a headset.

I can understand though. It's still a lot of money to drop on something, especially when they might also need to build or upgrade a PC as well. I got lucky in that I came into some cash at the right time and was able to get it at that point.

It's the first BIG PC game I can think of since Crysis that has had a significant barrier of entry to it in terms of hardware requirements so I can appreciate why some people aren't best pleased.

But life will move on, the cost to access will drop over time and thanks to PC being the way it is, HL:A will be ready and waiting for players when they are able to come to it.

My feeling is that if HL:A is able to increase the install base, which it absolutely will, we're going to start seeing more big name titles have VR exclulsive versions. It'll be slow, but I think this is the start of it.

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