Overview

Black Mesa: Hazard Course is an add-on for the Source Engine mod Black Mesa, featuring a completely new perspective on Half-Life's Hazard Course. The Black Mesa Hazard Course will feature:

-New HD models & textures
-New dialogue & voice acting
-New maps and detailed environments
-Expanded intro, similar to Half-Life's PS2 version

Since this is a community project, we welcome people to help out in any way, from suggestions to fan-made content. Currently we are looking for people to fill these positions:

-Animator
-Choreographer

Any suggestions (within reasonable bounds, of course) are also welcome from anybody!

Media Policy

Remember that great mod, Black Mesa? Anyone familiar with the Black Mesa mod and its agonizing development cycle may remember long periods of media blackout. Since this is a community project rather than a full-fledged modding team, we are pleased to announce that, unlike the original mod, it will be our policy to strive to be as open as possible with the development process!

That's right. Expect to see half-finished areas, heavy WiPs and lots of orange and gray "dev" textures!

We do, however, announce this policy with a disclaimer: We hope that all of our followers will try their best to be as mature as possible, and realize that due to the open nature of our development process, the vast majority of media that will be released will NOT be fully representative of the final product.

This can be a good thing! It allows YOU, the followers, to give feedback early, so that we can make easy changes to give YOU what you want!

So criticize away! Just keep it civil!

Is this mod dead?

If you're reading this, then no. There is no point in letting a project die without notice. If we were to die, we'd be sure to let you know, however we have absolutely zero plans on doing so, and the mod is currently going strong.

Requirements

Black Mesa: Hazard Course requires:
-The free Source SDK Base 2007
-Black Mesa

Thank you. Have a very safe, and productive day.
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10 comments by Crypt on Aug 31st, 2014

Good day yet again, people of ModDB. We trust it finds you well. As for us, we're busy Hammering away at this Course, and it's actually coming along quite well!

Tram Training

Over the last few months we've been working our way out of this Alpha phase and into Beta, and while we're not quite there yet, it's certainly in sight! Yep, through university, work and a hint of Impatience, we're polishing our levels and - while we don't want anyone to jump the gun - even working on the finishing touches on a couple. It's all quite pretty and fun if we do say so ourselves.

Holobutton

Alongside that, our script is nearing its final revision. That's right, our bit of additional storytelling is coming in clear and almost ready for implementation. Amidst all of this progress, though, we have hit a minor speed bump.

You see, currently the only one of our members with choreography know-how isn't very experienced. We could make do, but certainly don't want to bring down the quality of this little mod with bad choreography and faceposing, so we need your help. If anyone reading is interested or knows someone who might be, hit up the job page and get in contact with us so we can start bringing this script to life!

That's all for now, guys. We look forward to any applicants and hope to have this project in your hands before the turn of the century. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or cries of outrage, feel free to leave a comment below and we'll address them as well as we can. Until next update!

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GMANISGAY
GMANISGAY 33mins 14secs ago says:

amazing

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kazan88
kazan88 Dec 16 2014, 7:25pm says:

When are we going to see a beta I hope to see one soon.

I love the hazard course its fun to see how fast you run through it.

Will there be any other areas besides the hazard course or Easter Eggs.

Thanks

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MichaelTannock Creator Online
MichaelTannock Dec 4 2014, 3:20pm says:

I know this has nothing to do with the Hazard Course, but I uploaded a short fifteen second video yesterday, from a personal project of mine, and I was wondering what you guys think of it? Moddb.com

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MichaelTannock Creator Online
MichaelTannock Dec 5 2014, 12:36pm replied:

Heh, I guess no one cares about Xen.

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noob_1991
noob_1991 Dec 8 2014, 7:52am replied:

Well, I do. I love the mod, seriously, and I want to see the new, improved Xen. For the video: I think you'd better create more realistic (realistic? In Xen? Lol. But anyway, realistic) textures for the main surface. For now, it looks a little bit odd.

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MichaelTannock Creator Online
MichaelTannock Dec 8 2014, 11:24am replied:

I agree completely on the main textures, and I think that should be fixed in the next version.

Actually, my work on Xen is only tangential to my work on the Hazard Course, since there is no reason for it to appear in the course.

But I know how long the mod has been in development, and I wanted to share something else I have also been working on.

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Cybertrance
Cybertrance Dec 1 2014, 11:15am says:

MOTY +1, 'cause you guys are awesome!

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RichardGreenlambda
RichardGreenlambda Nov 5 2014, 2:22pm says:

What the ****?! Guys!

This will be so awesome! If it takes so long.. I guess it can't be bad. ;)

Thanks for your work. :3

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Guest
Guest Oct 20 2014, 8:19am says:

Any updates?

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Nov 1 2014, 3:45pm replied:

Our current status is unfortunately slow because we don't have any choreographers. Finding a choreographer is the last major hurdle before we can push our progress forward past what we already have. Unfortunately, finding a Source Engine choreographer is painfully difficult for some reason, so we would greatly appreciate it if anyone knew anyone else who can choreograph for the Source Engine!

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