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Half-Life 2 modded to add head and gun tracking ahead of Oculus Rift

Half-Life 2 now has a virtual reality mod that adds head and gun tracking, and the mod's creator says he will support the Oculus Rift headset once he receives his developer unit. The creator, Nathan Andrews, implemented his mod with a modified Sony HMZ-T1 3D headset, which does not offer native head tracking. Instead, he used a Hillcrest sensor for head tracking, and taped another one to a wireless Top Shot Elite gun controller to track the weapon's movements. According to Andrews, the trackers are the same ones John Carmack used in demos of Doom 3: BFG Edition with an early Oculus Rift prototype. "Once the official Rift [APIs] are available I'll integrate them," he said in the description for the video above. The mod works with Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2:...

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