dark        

Half-Life: Alyx's first update mostly just improves turning

0

It's all about options

It's easy to think of an update that's turning-oriented as boring or insubstantial. But, in virtual reality, the locomotion of your character (and, hopefully, how it keeps you from feeling sick) is super important.

That's the main focus of Half-Life: Alyx's version 1.1 update. You'll be able to turn better and that should go quite a ways as a quality of life improvement. For people who play on the first-person shooter-style continuous motion setting (that is to say not teleporting around), there's a new option for fluid, continuous turns without a snap effect. Likewise, there are different speed settings for continuous turn.

This seemingly doubles as a bug fix of sorts because using continuous motion and disabling quick turn didn't actually work at launch. Now, people will have more options for whatever makes them most comfortable. Again, that's paramount with VR.

Here's the full patch notes from Half-Life: Alyx's version 1.1 update:

Changes:

  • Improved turning options in Preferences:
    - Added "Continuous Turn," and associated turning speed options
    - Renamed "Quick turn" to "Snap Turn" to make its functionality clearer
    - Added option to disable controller turning
  • Improved hand-over-mouth pose usability for Windows MR controllers
  • Improved the resolution of impact decals on enemies
  • Improved automatic detection of default quality settings for some machine configurations
  • Fixed an issue where some sounds didn't play as intended
  • Fixed an issue where the main menu could become less responsive if you had many save games
  • Fixed several crashes

Half-Life: Alyx Update 1.1 released [Steam]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 
 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Brett Makedonski
Brett MakedonskiManaging Editor   gamer profile

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Half-Life: Alyx   (10)   From our database:

  • My new lane is watching people play music on Half-Life: Alyx's piano - Brett Makedonski
  • Review: Half-Life: Alyx - Destructoid Staff
  • Half-Life: Alyx but for hoarders - Brett Makedonski
  • Half-Life: Alyx's first update mostly just improves turning - Brett Makedonski
  • Valve knows someone's already working to remove VR from Half-Life: Alyx - Brett Makedonski
  • Half-Life Alyx guide: One essential tip for dealing with Jeff - Brett Makedonski
  • Half-Life Alyx guide: What upgrades to get first and how to heal - Chris Carter
  • Half-Life Alyx guide: How to beat Barnacles and trip up enemies - Chris Carter
  • Half-Life Alyx guide: How to solve Chapter 2's floating cardboard puzzle - Brett Makedonski
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Half-Life #PC #Shooters #Updates #Valve #Virtual Reality

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •