Black Mesa: Hazard Course is an add-on for the well known Source Engine mod, Black Mesa. Using Black Mesa assets as well as much of our own custom made content, Black Mesa Hazard Course will feature a complete re-creation of Half-Life's training level, including new dialogue and voice acting, HD models, textures and detailed environments.

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Black Mesa: Hazard Course is officially released and can be downloaded for the mod version of Black Mesa.

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Good day, ModDB community!

Today, Hell hath frozen over. Our Lord Gaben has smiled upon us, and DKY has finally removed the shackles from our wrists (those things were starting to bruise.) We're pleased to announce that the Black Mesa: Hazard Course has reached completion, and today is the awaited release day. After over three years in development, we hope it was worth the wait.

Reception


As of right now, the mod is only compatible with the mod version of Black Mesa. You can download the mod via the button below. Below that is a quick Q&A that may answer some question you have. If not, feel free to ask, and we'd be happy to answer!

Installer EXE

Black Mesa: Hazard Course v1.0.0 (Mod Installer)


Manual ZIP Install

Black Mesa: Hazard Course v1.0.0 (Mod ZIP)


Oh and by the way, the timer actually works. You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it.

We're currently working on an updated version which we will submit to Black Mesa's Steam Workshop at a later date. No ETA on that, yet, however, but rest assured, we'll get that to you Soon!™ Additionally, if anyone would like a hands-on look at the mod's history, we plan on releasing all 4 of the major Alpha builds at a later date as well, so keep an eye out for that, if that's your thing. You'll be surprised how much things have changed.

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What is the Black Mesa Hazard Course?
An add-on for the popular Source mod Black Mesa. It is a total recreation of the missing Hazard Course training level. 1GB of new maps, models, materials and voiceovers.

What are the requirements?
Software wise, you need to have the Source SDK Base 2007 (it's free) as well as the Source mod Black Mesa installed. If you've got that, then you're pretty much set. If you can run Black Mesa, you can run Black Mesa: Hazard Course.

Is this mod compatible with other Black Mesa add-ons?
Yes and no.
We have tested for compatibility with the following add-ons:

- Surface Tension Uncut (v2.0)
- On a Rail Uncut (Full Beta)
- Uplink (v1.0)
- On a Rail Loop Mod (Final)

They're totally compatible after taking these two simple steps:

1 . (OPTIONAL) Install a caption patch which can be found here
2. Rebuild the scenes.image (may not be necessary if you've installed the above caption patch)

That should be all, but if you encounter any errors, let us know so we can get it sorted out.

I found a bug! What do I do?!!!?!
Crap.
Okay, don't panic. You can PM one of the devs about it, hit up our thread over on the Black Mesa Community Forums, or even just leave a comment here on ModDB, preferably with a concise description and a screenshot if possible.

Barrels


What will your team do now?
For one, we're officially naming ourselves PSR.

psr black

We'd all love to work on another, larger project together. We've learned so much, both about development and teamwork. We're currently shifting ideas and planning. In the meantime, some developers have other projects separately.

That's all, guys! It's been a great experience (mostly) and we're glad we could finally push this out to you guys. Your support kept us motivated and got us far, so thank you. We hope you guys enjoy it! Whether you love it or hate it, be sure to let us know!

Look out for the upcoming Steam Edition, as well as Hazard Course: Infinity!
(Just kidding!)

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Core Development:
Christian "Crypt" Bryant
Ryan "dky.tehkingd.u" Lam
Jeff "JeffMOD" Lyons
Lars Runo
Michael Tannock

Testing Team:
Phillip "PCGameCrazy" Frasquieri
Erik ".RK" Loyd
Davy "Dragunov2" Maekelberg
Shawn "Deathmonkey7" Morris AKA King of the Universe
Stephen Wimmer

Voice Cast:
Lurana Hillard
Michael "CornetTheory" Hillard
Josh "Colorfinger" Jones
Andy "Urby" Morris
Victoria "CatzEyes93" Teunissen
Michael "Mikee" Tsarouhas
Kevin "debeerguy007" Sisk
Stephen Wimmer

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Comments
DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV

Will this be on BM Steam Workshop or Moddb only?

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PCGameCrazy
PCGameCrazy

"We're currently working on an updated version which we will submit to Black Mesa's Steam Workshop at a later date. No ETA on that, yet, however, but rest assured, we'll get that to you Soon!™"

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alencore
alencore

Cool! Now downloading...

BMS team should make this official so it get's closer to full completion plust Xen too in the near future I hope.

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Crypt AuthorSubscriber
Crypt

Can you do me a favor?

Scroll up, dammit.

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DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV

(buried)

Ok Crypt I'm sorry I didn't look at first I was in a rush I get it.

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PCGameCrazy
PCGameCrazy

Actually, with my captions mod, you won't need to rebuild a scenes.image file as
most HC versions of my captions mod already have that file in for anyone wanting to play Hazard Course and Surface Tension Uncut, HC and Uplink, or all three mods combined without problems.

To everyone wanting to use my captions mod, please follow the steps I have made for this caption mod and patched maps (for anyone wanting to see the inbound captions and the last OAR lines). Here's a link to my post: Forums.blackmesasource.com

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PCGameCrazy
PCGameCrazy

I mentioned this already in the forums, but if you downloaded the HC and Uplink or those 2 with Surface Tension Uncut combined versions of my captions update earlier, please download it again. It will have the same HUD hints as you would see if playing Black Mesa with HC alone or HC and Surface Tension Uncut.

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Slartibarty
Slartibarty

Any particular reason it wasn't worth the wait?

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

What?

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Crypt AuthorSubscriber
Crypt

He's a good reader.

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MG1231
MG1231

Congrats to you and the newly formed "PSR"

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Jonex.
Jonex.

Congratulations on the release! Now I'll be waiting very patiently for the Steam workshop release :3

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

edit: lol I blame my phone

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

Great job guys!

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FreezingMoon
FreezingMoon

You big boys have done a magnificent job, congratulations.

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Nokiaman
Nokiaman

Holy **** all this stuff that happens when you go berserk HAHAHAHA you guys rock!

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freredarme
freredarme

Oh :) yes, downloading and testing :D

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NoobSaibot
NoobSaibot

Not just a 1 on 1 remake of original hazard course, but a lot of interactivity,dialog,additional areas, and easter eggs were added. I liked it quite a bit, you guys did good.

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By_X_RaY
By_X_RaY

WOW its released!!!! :))

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HAELION01
HAELION01

I might actually get this...

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Solrod
Solrod

Alright. I know this is not compatible with the Steam version. But I wonder, if I downloaded this tried to install it on the Steam version, what would happen?

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Crypt AuthorSubscriber
Crypt

Everything cool about the add on would be broken, and you literally wouldn't be able to progress properly due to bugs.

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Solrod
Solrod

So, I guess I should wait for it to be released on the Steam workshop or download the mod version...

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akesire
akesire

I'd like to know when the STEAM version will be the release?

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