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Anthony Stone, Jean Paul Jarreau, Ben Truman and Mike Hillard talk about the anticipated Black Mesa Source.

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Developer Banter, the only show you need for an insight into mods and indie game development. This time in the hot seat is the Black Mesa Source team. Black Mesa Source aims to re-make the award winning Half-Life game that won countless game of the year awards when it was first released 10 years ago. This mod wont be just a copy paste job like Half-Life: Source. Think high quality models, amazing scripted sequences and enough nostalgia moments to satisfy any Half-Life geek.


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Stoudemire15
Stoudemire15

This is awsomes I hope They release 2009 early.

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YotsubatoSupra
YotsubatoSupra

They are going to perfect it, they dont want to release some buggy 'Piece' and anger alot of people. To achive this they wont release it untill the end of next year.

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Oh really? Pity, but what they have to do what they have to do in order to release a COMPLETE, mostly bug-free mod. I would be ****** otherwise.. :D

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supersai20
supersai20

well i hope they can at least give us a demo of the first level or something

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EricFong
EricFong

at least at 6-10 mouth of 2009.

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thedandude
thedandude

you made me depressed now :(

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tyeswo
tyeswo

HAHA!! Oh if only the 2008 version of you knew:)

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Blubbles
Blubbles

Remember it took Valve awhile to make Half Life 1...

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

And they are pros, working fulltime... I really, really hope this project will be released, I'm not too optimistic given the sheer size of it though - but, I'll keep my fingers crossed(even the ones on my feet).

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Amosinn
Amosinn

Interesting, I didn't know your feet had fingers. Mine sure haven't. I just have toes.

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coin-god
coin-god

Feets do have fingers.

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Urby
Urby

Only if you're a chimp.

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raphu604
raphu604

you are a chump :|

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AltTabber
AltTabber

Poor guy.

Want a banana!?

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Sn4tcH
Sn4tcH

I absolutely cannot wait for this.

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Godwin
Godwin

Great listen, beep boop boop! Just saw the trailer for the first time too, truly awesome work.

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Frozencloud
Frozencloud

"What happened to that mother ******* Xen?"

HAHA! :P

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wiredgear
wiredgear

jeezes that looks amazingly done. Awesome job guys. Can't wait!

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turkey72
turkey72

i hope this game takes up all of my computer space when it come out :3.

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Combine68
Combine68

Sounds like the interview is in Ventrilo chat room

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Henley Author
Henley

Sound quality will differ from person to person, in this case 3 of the 6 people in the interview had high quality mics, the rest where either built in or cheap mics. There is really not a lot I can do with that.

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ben72227
ben72227

Nice update guys!

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Nickel_Dare
Nickel_Dare

Hey iv heard this should be for HL² ??
But they´r saying its for HL² EP 2
So its now HL² or HL² EP2 ?

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Tatsur0
Tatsur0

That'd be the Orange Box SDK which is available with a purchase of a Steam game.

Enjoyed the banter, looking forward to the mod guys.

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ultimate
ultimate

as long as you own a source game you will be able to play it.

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LongBottom
LongBottom

You'll need the Source SDK Base - Orangebox installed too which is under the tools tab of the Steam UI.

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Victorious
Victorious

Awesome stuff, as always.
I really got some great flashbacks while watching that vid.. it looks really nice with the high-res textures and motion blur.
Keep up the good work!

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

I really like these new banters. I listened to the entire thing and it was really enjoyable. Interesting to hear some backround info about the BM mod, thoughts about the project from the devs themselves and of course more info about the developers.

Thanks Moddb staff and BM team!

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KaKistoZ
KaKistoZ

So uh... They said they were using the latest updates of the source engine for Black Mesa, like the ones used in Half-Life 2 Episode 2... But they never mentioned using the latest updates of the source engine used in Left 4 Dead...? :P

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coolkid87
coolkid87

i hope they will update to l4d engine before release also.

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ausbushman
ausbushman

L4D's SDK isn't even out yet. If they were to update their mod for L4D's engine, then by the time they finish that there may be a new engine out already.

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PwettyPony
PwettyPony

Changing to orange box engine already cost a lot of time, if they change to the L4D engine, then forget 2009 as release.

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Juniez
Juniez

The L4D engine switch wouldn't work because the L4D engine has no real improvement apart from shadows and mass AI, which isn't really going to be useful in BMS, along with what everyone else said.

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Yasiek
Yasiek

Nice interview :)

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tolgakanatli
tolgakanatli

mp5's rate of fire is really slow, its slower than the real gun, and even slower than any assault rifle(which shoot bigger bullets, so loading bigger bullets take longer time, so they shoot slower, but SMG shoot smaller bullets, loading smaller bullets takes less time because of it, they shoot faster) Even if you don't care about making it realistic, please make it shoot a little bit faster, because it really sucks. Glock shoots faster. why should i use mp5, when glock is faster(and it is even faster than the original hl1)

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze

I think thats in slow motion... and still I don't really care how realistic those guns are, its fiction anyway.

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Mc_Intire
Mc_Intire

How would you know that, did you already play the game? To me it looks like the gun got a slightly slower ROF but some more accuracy than the HL1 MP5, which is fine by me. The HL1 weapon couldn't be used in autofire at all anyways, unless the enemy was a huge fatso or already sitting in your face. So I totally wouldn't mind such a change.

Edit: lol, the last three replies didn't show for me. Anyways, maybe it's also what Betelgeuze said.

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PwettyPony
PwettyPony

Wow, seriously.
Your statement alone makes me laff tears, tolgakanatli.

They've said it a lot of times, the Machine gun, doesnt have to do with the real gun at all, it'll stay totaly in the same line as HL1.

Since most magazines have a clipsize of 30. Not 50.
Also the Mp5 model is solely visual. You can change between the MP5 and M16 skin via a console command.
Suggesting that the weapon aint a MP5 and aint a M16 either.

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sweno1
sweno1

C´mon guys, never give up on this mod, We´re counting on you.

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TAU!
TAU!

That revolver looks AWESOME.

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stonecold23
stonecold23

W00t

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lozzer22
lozzer22

Awsome Music!!!

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lozzer22
lozzer22

O....M....G

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tacoo
tacoo

- Friggin...John Diminsky, he goes like "well...this is not good" and I'm like...well.... "oh...****!".

HAHA, ******* brilliant. I laughed for like 10 minutes. (26:50).

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Firetock
Firetock

YOU HAVE TO TELL VALVE ABOUT THIS!!!

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Aemony
Aemony

THEY ALREADY KNOW ABOUT IT!
They actually responded some years ago about the "Black Mesa Source" title, and it turned out that they couldn't use the Source name, so the mod is only titled Black Mesa now.

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Medkit
Medkit

This interview is awesome, thanks for it!
--oh, and happy new year's eve!

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Aguila.
Aguila.

Play Half-Life first before Black Mesa..its the best game ever on Earth.

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killingsam2.0
killingsam2.0

NOW THIS IS HALF-LIFE REMASTERD!

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dave_5430
dave_5430

Just to finally post something here, that trailer oddly made me feel exactly like when I first played Half-life, it just... I don't know. It looks the same it sounds the same it... feels the same, only remastered.

Excellent work people, you certainly deserve a chequebook of donations.

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