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80 comments by Hubicorn on Nov 20th, 2013

HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY HALF-LIFE! We here at Black Mesa have some big news!

The Big News:
Last year, Black Mesa was one of the first Steam games to be Greenlit by you, our amazing fans. We've had quite a year since then, with a lot happening internally that we haven't been able to talk about... until now. Black Mesa has been given the opportunity to be sold as a retail product on Steam! This is an incredible honor - one we never expected - but also one we found hard to accept.

We never developed Black Mesa with money in mind. Our team is made up of average, hardworking people, and no one joined the team to make money. For us, Black Mesa is purely a labor of love. We believe this philosophy has significantly contributed to the overall quality and feel of the game.

Our decision to sell Black Mesa rests on two key points. One is we believe we can make the game even better by having full access to the Source engine. This lets us tackle and fix limitations instead of working around them. The second is because frankly, our team could really use the financial help.


The Plan:
Soon you'll see Black Mesa available on Steam for a relatively low price. But we aren't dropping all support for the free version. In fact shortly after the Steam release there will be a completely new free version of the game. We also plan to open source our maps and some game assets to the modding community!

Purchasing the Steam version of Black Mesa is more about supporting the team and our efforts than anything else. However, the Steam version will include features that the free version simply can not have. We will be paying careful attention to feedback, and you'll have a very real say in how the final game turns out.

Long-Term Plans and Xen:
We've been overwhelmed by fan anticipation for Xen, and we're excited so many people are eager to conclude the game. To be totally honest however, Xen is still a ways off. Over the past year, we have spent a HUGE amount of time porting the game to a new engine and fixing hundreds of bugs. The work to port to the new engine was not because of the decision to go retail, this was work that had to be done to get Black Mesa onto Steam and support our future plans.

So, please be patient with us as we work to make Xen a stunning and worthy conclusion to Black Mesa. Until Xen is completed, we have multiple interesting additions planned for the Steam version of Black Mesa, which we will announce later on down the road.

Thanks,
The Black Mesa Dev Team

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Black Mesa Animation Revamp Retexture v1.4

Black Mesa Animation Revamp Retexture v1.4

Sep 24, 2013 Models Pack 20 comments

This is a complete retexture for all the ReAnimation models as a community effort. Requires ReAnimation pack.

ReAnimation

ReAnimation

Sep 24, 2013 Models Pack 7 comments

This is basically what the name implies, a complete revamp for all weapon animations.

HECU Marine Soundpack

HECU Marine Soundpack

Sep 24, 2013 Audio Pack 2 comments

Various sounds are enhanced and certain quieter sounds are made louder for suspense reasons.

Improvements Pack

Improvements Pack

Sep 24, 2013 Skin Pack 8 comments

Now here, is a pack containing a good amount of improvements for this mod, it contains better sounds, effects, skins, npc stats and some better model...

Retro Pack

Retro Pack

Sep 24, 2013 Skin Pack 4 comments

This pack is a compilation of skins about their original design in the good ol' Half-Life.

Black Gargantua & Classic Red Eyed

Black Gargantua & Classic Red Eyed

Sep 24, 2013 Animal Skin 4 comments

Comes with a Black Gargantua, with red eyes and orange flame or the classic red eyes only.

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Hubicorn
Hubicorn Jan 20 2015, 3:14pm says:

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii Jan 18 2015, 3:58pm says:

I can't access the forums, is anyone else having this issue?

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Hubicorn
Hubicorn Jan 20 2015, 3:16pm replied:

What issues are you currently having? please e-mail me at jhubi@blackmesasource.com

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii Jan 21 2015, 3:02am replied:

Ah, it appears that I was trying to access the forums when they were remodeling it, it currently works again and looks spiffy too :)

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Medkit
Medkit Jan 17 2015, 2:56pm says:

Little info one can find in the forums.
- The HECU marines' voices are being replaced with the help of a new voice actor. (until that time, there is a mod to bring back the HL1 marine chats - its awesome)
- New AI is also added.

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poisonheadcrab
poisonheadcrab Jan 18 2015, 10:19am replied:

That's great to hear. The default HECU voices just didn't work.

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poisonheadcrab
poisonheadcrab Jan 11 2015, 6:25am says:

just incase some weren't aware of the DEV updates page in the forums. Forums.blackmesasource.com

Nice to see that they are continuing to update the mod, making it EVEN better than it is now.

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GenezisO
GenezisO Jan 6 2015, 7:58am says:

Guys help, how to install this mod?
Do I need Half Life 2 on steam or something? or is it standalone? I am so confused, there is installator included in the torrent version, but when I install it, there is no icon or exe, so I cannot actually play it, what I do wrong?

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GenezisO
GenezisO Jan 6 2015, 8:21am replied:

okay, I solved it myself :D

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Spooboy
Spooboy Jan 2 2015, 4:01am says:

Hype train! Bmrf.us choo choo mother *******!

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Max312
Max312 Jan 4 2015, 8:32am replied:

What about it?

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LoqWeegee
LoqWeegee Jan 4 2015, 5:36pm replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
Max312
Max312 Jan 7 2015, 9:12am replied:

I still don't get the hype surrounding this. It's like if Starbreeze released Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay then tweeted out reports of Riddick escaping custody 10 years after the release of the game.

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Highest Rated (128 agree) 10/10

This mod is amazing! Feels like i'm playing a Valve's game, not a modification.
Now i understand what people felt like in 1998.

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Lowest Rated (11 agree) 2/10

At first i made a really nice review to this game mod. But then i advanced further in the game and i got really pissed off... Yeah its pretty and scenic , yeah most of the voice acting is great and the music is fantastic but there is a huge annoying gash that just makes the game shit! AI: WHAT BASICALLY MAKES THE GAME SHIT AI: SHIIIT Soldiers...Im fine with other critters plaing running to eat you but soldiers(well the alien soldiers suck in this department as well). Anyway so where were we? oh…

Sep 17 2012, 8:40pm by Aleksei_Lenin

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