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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therupertbob
therupertbob May 30 2013, 4:15pm says:

"I, Gordon Freeman, hereby agree to the following terms... Blah blah blah... In any case of serious injury, dismemberment, toxic poisoning, burns, rashes, lesions, blah blah, etcetera, etcetera. Hereby agree to waive all rights as an employee of the Black Mesa facility. OK, very good..."

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freeman2001
freeman2001 Jun 19 2013, 4:08pm replied:

"...and if there are no questions, please step through that door to begin your training." *PS2 39001 freezes* Aw, crap!
No really, that happened to me.

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Aplayer12345
Aplayer12345 Jul 13 2013, 6:58am replied:

May sound a little rude, but you don't need to post the version of the console(39001)

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freeman2001
freeman2001 Jul 13 2013, 10:34am replied:

Yeah, actually I did, because no newer model does that. I think it's because of the old disc drives and how often they fail.

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therupertbob
therupertbob Jun 20 2013, 12:04am replied:

Moral of the story: Keep barrels of liquid nitrogen away from game consoles.

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freeman2001
freeman2001 Jun 20 2013, 9:13am replied:

LOL, I see what you did there.

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin May 15 2013, 1:52pm says:

I applied for the Alpha awhile back, hope I wont be forgotten!

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u May 16 2013, 8:45pm replied:

We've had a ton of applicants and we've saved every single message that we've gotten. However, since so many people have asked to be a tester, and so few testing spots are actually available, we don't think it would be fair to ignore all of the new applicants either.

So to make it fair we might consider just completely resetting the queue once we make the announcement that we're ready for a new closed alpha release. Anyone who's following the mod and is serious about testing would be able to re-apply anyway. Anyone who's forgotten about applying wouldn't bother. Seems reasonable, no?

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SectorC
SectorC May 12 2013, 5:07pm says:

Do you guys (The Hazard Course Dev Team) need a map designer, or have you guys taken care of the mapping already?

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Crypt Creator
Crypt May 12 2013, 6:01pm replied:

We're covered with level designers. Thanks for the interest, though.

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