Half-Life 2 Beta Updated – 2013-11-09 00:46:12

The beta for Half-Life 2 (together with Lost Coast, Episode 1, Episode 2, and Half-Life: Source) has been up to date with enhanced VR assist. To opt-in to those modifications open the Properties for Half-Life 2, click on on the Betas tab and choose Beta from the dropdown (in a number of circumstances that is labelled SteamPipe beta.)

The following Virtual Reality-related modifications are included:

  • Improved readability of the UI in VR
  • Removed the IPD calibration software. TF2 will now obey the Oculus configuration file. Use the Oculus calibration software in your SDK or set up and run “OpenVR” underneath Tools in Steam to calibrate your IPD.
  • Added dropdown to allow VR mode within the Video choices. Removed the -vr command line possibility.
  • Added the flexibility to modify out and in of VR mode with out quitting the game
  • By default VR mode will run full display. To change again to a borderless window set the vr_force_windowed convar.
  • Added assist for VR mode on Linux
  • Added VR assist to Half-Life: Source


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