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42 comments by TKAzA on May 9th, 2015

Welcome back Mr. Freeman, Black mesa is now available on Early Access, Black Mesa is what we had all hoped half life source would have been, a total re invisoning of the Classic brought up to date with higher definition models, textures and more.

Crowbar collective state. “Making a game with the scope and scale of Black Mesa is a massive undertaking. Back in 2012 we made the decision to release what we had completed up to that point, and were blown away by the community’s response, feedback, and improvements to our work. We want to keep that relationship alive and well by using Early Access as a tool for allowing our community to participate in the final phase of Black Mesa’s development.

In addition, our ambitions go beyond the original Xen chapters found in Half-Life. We have a standard of quality that we have to achieve. Early Access allows us to commit resources to bring you the remaining chapters with the quality that you expect.”

"We currently have the first ~85% of our single player campaign completed. For the last 15% we want to not only recreate it, but improve upon it to make it an enjoyable and memorable experience. We feel it will take us considerable time to get the last 15% up to our standards, and putting a time estimate on it would be a total guess.”

This EA release sees you playing over 10 hours of single player campaign. Multiplayer deathmatch and team deathmatch with 6 completely re-imagined Half-Life 1 maps on the Source Engine.

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BM Particle Effect Improvement pack

BM Particle Effect Improvement pack

Jun 27, 2015 Effects GFX 2 comments

Released a preliminary collection containing many updates to most weapons, along with other across-the-mod effects! See the thread in the description...

BMS Revamp Sound Mod

BMS Revamp Sound Mod

Jun 27, 2015 Audio Pack 0 comments

A sound Mod specifically designed to go with the sounds scripts in the animation revamp. This is not just thrown together it has taken me a very long...

Black Mesa Animation Revamp Retexture v1.4

Black Mesa Animation Revamp Retexture v1.4

Sep 24, 2013 Models Pack 25 comments

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

Animation Revamp pack

Animation Revamp pack

Sep 24, 2013 Models Pack 8 comments

AKA ReAnimation. 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...

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lock_down Jun 29 2015, 11:16am says:

Me thinks the free Black Mesa with the Surface Tension and On a Rail Uncut mods is better than the payed version without the Uncut mods.

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Hazzmat305 Jun 14 2015, 12:24pm says:

not sure if intentional or not but 357 and crossbow ammo give double the amount than usual, also if you pick up the weapons for the first time you automatically get full ammo for it. not really good because these weapons are really powerfull and giving so much ammo for it is quite a bit unbalanced.

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tehstrelok Jun 14 2015, 1:15am says:

This is one of the best examples of how far a group of dedicated fans can go to create something grand and pay homage to something the love.

This mod is great, so many possibilities now that they can release on steam.

Even the voice acting is good... except when the dialogue is all cheesy and just plain silly.

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InFiNiGhTe Jun 6 2015, 6:44am says:

So many ignorant people....

You do realize, that retail BM is not considered a MOD anymore, knowing they are transitioning it into an actual GAME?

a GAME, that receives regular UPDATES?

I can easily understand why the Xen chapter won't be in the mod version, knowing how producing and developing with hl2 mods works today, I've seen games gaining MUCH more stability thanks to the Greenlight platform because of the extra 'goodies' developers can obtain through this process.

It's so easy to understand... But people have become so greedy and ignorant these days.... <.<

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supersonicbros369 Jun 5 2015, 8:28am says:

I'm a little disgruntled that the final build rings up 20 bucks but considering all the original modeling and scripting and voice recording implemented, one can conclude the devs deserve some compensation.

Game of the year in my opinion.

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powermind Jun 5 2015, 10:43pm replied:

They deserve more than $20 they deserve at least $60 or $40. And it's not really what you should say final.

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IronWoodside Jun 20 2015, 9:02am replied:

Well, think about it for a second. Think of all the mods that were released that were built from the ground up and got no pay for. Black Mesa had a lot of promised release dates they never fulfilled, Talk about broken promises. Becoming paid all of a sudden (in the eyes of the user who doesn't read the forums) is very interesting. They need to modify the engine anyway to make Xen possible, so it makes sense to cost money now. I never really cared for Early Access ****, I wont be buying Black Mesa until it REALLY wows me.

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powermind Jun 23 2015, 11:18am replied:

Well that is true. They did broke a lot of release promises and it's still is buggy but it's an early release but as you said, you never really care and you're also right about it becoming paid all of the sudden. I just got excited and bought the game. The only difference is, there's multiplayer, a lot of different things in the game. But now I've realized, nothing really much changed well basically.

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djcj Jun 4 2015, 1:50pm says:

Any plans to release this game on OS X and Linux too?

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Urby May 27 2015, 11:59am says:

I love all the butthurt comments from people complaining about the free version not getting Xen, like they're asking for some ridiculous price like a AAA release.

It's probably the same ignorant people who lashed out about the development taking so long. Well, now they've released it, it's proven very VERY enjoyable, and they can make a profit by charging for it. Who knows, a well funded Crowbar Collective might be encouraged to go on and make the next GAME OF THE YEAR 20XX or whenever. They obviously know how to make a decent game unlike the EAs and Activisions of today. Hell, they even dropped the price while it's not finished. Might as well grab it now.

Otherwise, shut up, grow up and realise that nothing worth having comes free you tight fisted arseholes.

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lol3r1986 Jun 27 2015, 7:06am replied:

So you basically say that its okay to pay for a partially finished product. I won't call it an demo because it has a lot more things into it (half of the game is finished, playable and enoyable) but its still a little to much to ask 20 $ for it. I would buy E.A. version fo 9,99 $ and that's all. And then when Retail will be released i'll read some reviews or watch some gamplay footages and then decide if its worh the full price.

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BossN00b May 27 2015, 2:14pm replied:

Not necessarily everything, some good thing may as well come for free. Regardless of this, I agree, it is worth the money.

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Highest Rated (130 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.

Sep 14 2012, 3:16pm by HunteR4708

Lowest Rated (12 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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Jul 3 2015, 8:29pm

@iansfiora There is a linux and mac version being developed, but no release date yet.

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Jun 27 2015, 9:23am

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@DarkGhostHunter No. It's using a version of the Source 1 engine that we created from pieces of other Source 1 engines.

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In 4 hours, Joe will be showing how to use Black Mesa's version of the Hammer Editor #gamedev

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@Mamasp00n Thanks for the boost, sp00n!

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