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The release version of Black Mesa: Uplink (version 1.0) - Installer EXE version.

To play Black Mesa: Uplink, you will need to have an installed version of Black Mesa on your Steam account. You can download Black Mesa here.

Note that the installer version overwrites Black Mesa files. It will however not directly affect your experience of Black Mesa. Original Black Mesa files can be restored by use of the Restore batch tool included in this package. If you don't want to overwrite any files, I suggest you download the ZIP version instead.

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Black Mesa: Uplink v. 1.0 - Installer version
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TheBoxNoob Dec 17 2012 says:


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vocaloid9299 Dec 17 2012 says:

Excuse me, can you fix uplink_restore? It doesn't work properly.

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Hezus Author
Hezus Dec 20 2012 replied:

It's a simple batch file. If it doesn't work, it probably means your virus scanner or firewall is blocking it, or you're not running it as administrator.

As a fix: You can manually copy everything from the /backup folder to the /bms folder and overwite. That's basicly what the batch file does.

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GaryGibbon Dec 18 2012 says:

I've downloaded the mod into the BMS files, but I don't see Black Mesa Uplink anywhere in my Steam folder. I've also tried playing Black Mesa to see if it's there, to no avail. Can someone help please?

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Hezus Dec 18 2012 replied:

The installer should grab your Sourcemod folder automaticly. If if doesn't find it manually: ..\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods

Install it there. Then load up Black Mesa in Steam. Select New Game and the first chapter should be Uplink.

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GaryGibbon Dec 18 2012 replied:

Oh, cuz I installed it to steammods/BMS. I see where I went wrong!

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Guest Dec 19 2012 says:

Will this work with the standalone version of BM?

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Teomann Dec 19 2012 says:

Why I've become a member even I can't download this via moddb? Moddb membership is just a lie?!?

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patrickshock Feb 13 2014 replied:

Calm down ms looks like bloody mary try again

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Kyle_K_ski Dec 23 2012 says:

I can no longer get the default Black Mesa, nor Curse mods to launch from Steam.

H-L 2, H-L 2 Episode 1, H-L 2 Episode 2, H-L 2 Lost Coast, and Portal, all launch properly from Steam, but two of my favorite mods no longer will. The only thing that I did was install Uplink via the installer version.

Can someone help me rectify this problem? Obviously, the Uplink installation fouled up my ability to launch from Steam my other H-L 2 mods.

How would I go about uninstalling Uplink, if it was necessary in order to access the other mods? I can't find an uninstall tool anywhere.

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Kyle_K_ski Dec 24 2012 replied:

I found the solution on my own.

For some reason, my version of SDK 2007 was removed. Once I had Steam reinstall that tool, Black Mesa was finally able to launch via the Steam GUI. Whew!

Uplink looks good, although the jumping is much more challenging than it used to be. I have to use barrels and other objects to be able to achieve jump-heights that I used to be able to achieve with a lot more ease than before. Perhaps it was intentional to force the player to use these objects? If so, I'd seriously reconsider having the utilization of objects to achieve certain heights toned down, by a lot. For an occasional puzzle, having the player use an item to gain greater height is fine, but it seems far too frequent here.

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awesome24712 Dec 26 2012 replied:

You have to duck-jump now for normal jumping. I had the same issue a while ago until I discovered that.

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Hezus Author
Hezus Feb 14 2013 replied:

I also read a bunch of new BM players had trouble understanding the duckjump. I've been playing HL since it came out in 1998, so to me and a lot of others duckjumping is the most natural thing to do.

You shouldn't need any objects to make any jumps. None of the jumps are harder than the last one in the original Hazard Course.

I think for the first time in history there is actually a real generation gap in the world of gaming. Very interesting.

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Lance98 Apr 13 2013 replied:

Really, I duckjump on every game, even if it's not HL, because i got used to it.

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JoshZemlinsky Dec 25 2012 says:

Hm, am i the only one who's had this problem; At the beginning of the mod when you walk up to the scientist and the Barney, supposedly they'd start a conversation. Which they don't, according to the console, this file scenes/uplink/ba_talk.vcd is missing. Which it isn't, i am surprised to not have seen anyone else report this problem. Any help?

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Hezus Author
Hezus Dec 27 2012 replied:

You've probably not installed it right. Download the zip and verify that all the files go into their correct folders and it should work.

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Guest Jan 1 2013 replied:

I have exactly the same problem as JoshZemlinsky. The scientist looks at me but doesn't speak and the Barney makes a variety of "OK I'll stay here then" comments but does nothing. Only additional note is that on the New Game screen on startup I get Chapter 0: "#BMS_Chapter0_Title" instead of "Uplink". Any thoughts?

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Guest Dec 31 2012 replied:

I have the identical issue; yes the files are where they should be. Something broke, as the first time I played through BM:S that scripted sequence worked fine; now it's broken. I have noticed the same problem in many HL2 mods that previously worked, and now don't because of the 'missing vcd' error. Still looking for a solution...

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mjayparaon Jul 4 2015 says:

how can i do this in non steam

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PlamzDoom Jul 17 2015 says:

does this work on the steam version of black mesa?

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