The easiest to use and most flexible NoVR mod for Half-Life: Alyx! This mod allows you to play Half-Life: Alyx without a VR headset, not needing specialized drivers or anything like that. It allows you to play the game in any way and anywhere you like from beginning to end! We developed the only NoVR mod that allows you to play in a very easy way, with many VR interactions preserved in some form for a flat screen.

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This new update allows the entire game to be played from start to finish! Gravity Gloves, Combine fabricators are now working along with weapon upgrades and more!

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Play Half-Life Alyx NoVR from Start to Finish!

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Our Biggest Update Yet Is Out Now!

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This is our biggest update yet and we have no plans on slowing down! With thousands playing Half-Life Alyx NoVR we are happy to announce our largest update yet! As the titles state the entire game can now be played from start to finish, with the Gravity Gloves fully implemented along with combine fabricators providing weapon upgrades. Also since we are now updating the final parts of the game there may be spoilers! We will do our best to not spoil anything while ensuring we communicate these late game areas have been updated along with their gameplay mechanics.

  • Newest version on GitHub has the proper UI for the Combine Fabricators and the old UI using the numpad is gone!
  • Like we said, we move fast!

The changes are far and wide so here is a list of everything in this latest update:

Change Log

  • updated gravity gloves - use on objects with E
  • gloves can now grab any object from a distance including ammo and other pick ups
  • gravity gloves sound effect added
  • late game glove power added
  • wooden planks can now be broken off doorways and doors with E
  • the entire game is now playable from start to finish (no cheats or noclip needed for anything - bugs may still be present but a save reload will fix that - please post issues on out GitHub Issues board, some of these bugs are carried over from the original HLA release and can only be fixed by Valve)
  • movement speed has been adjusted so you move a bit slower when walking with proper footstep sounds
  • all cranks, doors, cabinets etc all now open by pressing E once or twice for some
  • subway doors open more naturally now
  • 33/42 steam achievements currently work (see section in the article on achievements for more details)
  • combine fabricators are now functional
  • various weapon upgrades can be selected for all 3 weapons (3 each)
  • resin counter added to HUD
  • stability fixes
  • additional support for other mods (see section in the article for more details)
  • and more!

Frequently Asked Questions Read Me!!!

We have created a Google Doc that we will be regularly updating that contains everything you need to install the mod, known issues, bugs, workarounds, how to post issues and more. Please see the link below!

Please check it regularly as we update it with new issues, bugs and more. Please read it fully before using the mod!

Steam Achievements

Currently you can earn 33/42 achievements for Half-Life Alyx on Steam using the NoVR mod. The other 9 achievements cannot be earned at this time due to the workarounds being different for the gravity gloves, weapons, upgrades and more so they currently do not trigger the achievements. We are working to get these earnable in the future. These are the 9 achievements that currently cannot be earned:

  • Dead Giveaway - Loot a corpse
  • Up in Arms - Install your first pistol upgrade
  • Freshly Squeezed - Test your grip on a headcrab heart
  • Zombie with a Shotgun - Collect the shotgun
  • Deadliest Catch - Use the gravity gloves to intercept an incoming enemy grenade in mid-flight
  • Combine Harvester - Use the gravity gloves to loot an item off a living Combine soldier
  • Safe Trip - Use the multitool to hack a tripmine
  • Hold Your Liquor - Catch a bottle falling out of a cupboard before it breaks and alerts Jeff
  • Gnome Vault of My Own - Bring a garden gnome with you to the Vault

Development Roadmap

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There is still work to be done on the mod to fully label it as a 1.00 release, here is the current list of additions coming to Half-Life Alyx NoVR throughout 2023:

  • Combine Fabricators

    • Updates to the screen/menu on the fabricators to make your selections
    • Animations of Alyx interacting and using the fabricator
  • Animations

    • Animations and viewport models for Alyx’s hands interacting with weapons, fabricators, using the gravity gloves and more
    • These will take some time and will likely be the final part of the project to be added
  • Weapon Upgrades

    • Further balancing and changes to the 3 upgrades per weapon
  • Half-Life Alyx HUD

    • Working on adding the HLA HUD to the mod
    • Currently using the Half-Life 2 HUD
  • Steam Achievements

    • Working on having the final 9 achievements be earned while playing the mod
  • Updated Environment Interaction

    • Better interaction with more complicated items
    • Cupboard doors
    • Fridge doors
    • Car trunks
    • More
  • In Game Menu

    • Have the in game menu usable again in some form
  • Bug fixes and more

    • Various bug fixes and more!

Other Mod Support

Steam workshop

As noted in our previous article, our team is working hard on creating NoVR scripts for the most popular Half-Life Alyx mods out there by fellow developers like us!

This update includes scripts for the following mods, meaning you can download them from the Steam Workshop and play them without VR today!

Supported Mod List With Scripts Included In Update #6

  • Levitation (Campaign Mod, 7 Maps + Intro) - fine level of support, plays just like the main campaign
  • Extra-Ordinary Value (Campaign Mod, 4 Maps) - fine level of support, plays just like the main campaign
  • Belomorskaya Station (1 Map) - fine level of support, a bit harder than VR - you can't hold the flare and gun at the same time
  • Overcharge (1 Map) - acceptable level of support

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GB_2 Development Team Credits

Team and Projects Led by GB_2 - Twitter.com

Development Support by Esdras Tarsis - Twitter.com

Steam Deck Version & ModDB Management by Spider-Man - Twitter.com

Discord Server Management by ITz TarekInnit - Youtube.com

Scripts for Others Mods Created by Hypercycle - Github.com

Animation and Development Support by Jake

Art and Banners by 50percentJoe



Fan Art by HLA-NoVR Discord Server Member BlooDood

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Screenshots and Video from the Final Areas of Half-Life Alyx NoVR


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Thank you again to all of our fans!


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Guest
Guest - - 699,618 comments

This is awesome! Great job!!!

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Qwertyus
Qwertyus - - 2,558 comments

Finally a freedom to play the classic way!

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Haker120
Haker120 - - 3 comments

I'm playing, so far so good however when black headcrab (that one lowering health to low point) bites, the game zooms in and only reloading save helps. Thanks for the mod! :D

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Spider-Man-Dev Author
Spider-Man-Dev - - 109 comments

This is very odd, what graphics card are you using?

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Haker120
Haker120 - - 3 comments

GeForce GTX 1660, it looks like right mouse click stops working as when it happens alternate attack stops working also I got stuck at crane jump, whenever I try to jump, it looks like it has no collision and Alyx fell into her doom so I had to rely on noclip.

Also I'm not sure it's mod's thing or game's glitch, after tripple electric alien dog battle, game allowed me to plug all 3 power balls into one socket what soflocked me, fortunately quick saves work. :D

EDIT: Just finished, only twice I had to use noclip. Crane without collision and Jeff got stuck in front of combine's control panel (cork) in between panel and door. Other than this really playable and enjoyable. ;)

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dibdob
dibdob - - 1,353 comments

Any AZERTY keyboard support ?

A way to edit keys for that keyboard.

Just asking for a fellow gamer.

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Spider-Man-Dev Author
Spider-Man-Dev - - 109 comments

You can rebind the keys using the console, just search for the Source 2 console commands and it should come up.

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Guest
Guest - - 699,618 comments

How do you play in full screen? Thanks

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Guest
Guest - - 699,618 comments

Is here any option to change movement speed? Command hl2_sprintspeed affects sprint normally and it works, but hl2_normspeed or hl2_walkspeed do not change our velocity above 92 velocity. I can go below 92 velocity and those commands works correctly but when i want to increase walk speed it's just capped at 92 velocity while walking. Please help, walking at 92 velocity is too slow for me.

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You guys are the coolest, thank you so much!

I'm writing with a question. Can I run Remote Play for the Alyx?

I have a regular PC and an iMac on my local network.

On PC I run Alyx without problems, but Stream is not supported. Is there a solution? Thanks

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