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Half-Life Alyx Model Thoughts

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Could Half-Life Alyx be used to upgrade Half-Life 2 properly?

With the fact that Half-Life Alyx is coming out on March 28th, and the SteamVR maps having props ripped from it to add to Half-Life 2, I feel like Half-Life Alyx could be the source for a true HD remaster of Half-Life 2 by backporting the models. (Whether you like Cinematic Mod or not, it shows that Source 1 can handle high poly models.) What do you guys think?
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    Doesn't seem like a bad idea,but then a lot of reworking might be needed...not all assets maybe be present on both sides,but idk
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    It's March 23
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    I agree, I think my friend figured out how to retrieve the models but I'm still having issues on my end. However there's a few things to keep in mind, not every single model is a perfect 1:1 recreation (there are some artistic liberties but they aren't extreme nor go against the lore) and it's also important that we put effort and care into the ports to make them as good as possible and not rush them just to be first. Like to put effort into the VMT settings for example. We know the environments don't have everything but it's definitely a nice start.
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    A lot of the character models are based on earlier versions of them in a lore context. Not all models would look fitting when ported over.
    I have been thinking how great would it be to remake Half-Life 2 from the ground-up with Source 2. Using context from Half-Life Alyx and it's worldbuilding and adding onto that as if it really was what came later after. I don't have the know-how but I can dream.
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    the only thing i don't like is that you cant replicate the source 2 texture shading 1:1 with source 1 vmts.
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