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VR-free versions of Half-Life: Alyx keep improving

Kongi the Conqueror's Pancake FPS Starter Kit for Source 2 games is not primarily intended for playing Half-Life: Alyx, as the modder is at pains to explain. "Please don't use this to play Half-Life: Alyx and then complain about the game being bad!!!" as the GitHub pages puts it. "This was NOT intended to be used to play Half-Life: Alyx with!!! It is intended to be a base for non-VR supporting addons for the Source 2 Engine to use!!!"

But guess what? People have been using it to play Half-Life: Alyx, including YouTuber Goutrial, who combined it with several other mods for what seems like the ultimate non-VR Alyx experience. The Half-Life 2: MMod Team came up with a bunch of weapon sounds and animations, Jun Choi over on ArtStation modeled the weapons themselves, and then Shadow_Run on GameBanana combined those animations with those weapon models. Jeremy Lorelli on GitHub provided the Vscripts, and when you add those things together what you get is a version of Half-Life: Alyx with first-person arms holding guns that you can shoot with your mouse.

Is it going to be the best way to play Alyx? No, it's a game designed for VR, of course that's the best way to experience it, what a silly question. But people who can't afford VR or find it makes them sick can use stuff like this to play the new Half-Life with and that's OK. PC gaming is all about messing about with mods and options to get everything the way you personally want it, and this certainly is a thing people want.

Jody is that guy who will try to convince you to play some indie game you've never heard of with a name like Extreme Meatpunks Forever. He is also on a doomed quest to play every Warhammer game.