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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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Apr 1 2013, 3:48am buried:

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Hazard Course Development Team : URRHURR LETS SUE DEM BITCHES OVER MATERIALZ WE DUNT EVEN OWN OLOL
Lawyer : ( thinking "OH YES THEY CAN PAY ME AND FAIL" ) YUP

This development team SUCKS ******* ****.

BTW your HEV suit is a ripoff of HL1 HD's HEV suit

OMG IM TELLIN VALVE HOHOHO THEY'RE GONNA SUE

GET ON MY LEVEL

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CodeBlackNL
CodeBlackNL Apr 1 2013, 5:29am replied:

No.

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Shiraishi
Shiraishi Apr 1 2013, 3:36am says:

Ha, I wonder how many mod trackers you lost for making such a stupid and frankly embarrasing decision to sue a non-profit fan series for similarities to your hev suit, when your hev suit isn't even that dissimilar to the original hl1 hev suit.

tl;dr Get over yourself or you'll lose more mod trackers

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CodeBlackNL
CodeBlackNL Apr 1 2013, 5:23am replied:

Fun fact:
Afer this post, the BM:HC gained 7 more watchers.

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Sev-RC-
Sev-RC- Apr 1 2013, 3:04am says:

Hey guys lets sue over a design that we don't even ******* own. YEAH SINCE THAT WOULD HOLD UP IN A COURT OF LAW.

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[Tox(sic)]
[Tox(sic)] Apr 1 2013, 8:00am replied:

I'm praying these comments are sarcastic, since it's April Fool's day................ =-=

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ysrael214
ysrael214 Apr 1 2013, 2:29am says:

I think the announcement is entirely for April Fools Day. Trolls?

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FritzOfTheSS
FritzOfTheSS Apr 1 2013, 12:26am says:

**** HAZARD COURSE.

YOU GUYS THINK YOU OWN HALF LIFE? **** YOU. You dont :3

DOWN WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT TEAM.

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dky.tehkingd.u
dky.tehkingd.u Apr 2 2013, 12:15am replied:

THAT'S RIGHT. DOWN WITH THE HAZARD COURSE. I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THEM.

... WAIT

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Urby
Urby Apr 1 2013, 11:46am replied:

Derp.

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