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:


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.


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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3 comments by Crypt on Dec 25th, 2014

Greetings, fans, players and modders alike!
Happy holidays from the Hazard Dev Team! Merry Christmas! Merry Coursemas! I'm so sorry.
As much as we hate to keep you from your candy-cane shanks, we've got some paragraphs and goodies for you.

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We've been in development since shortly after Black Mesa's first release. That makes us a bit over 2 years old. In that time, our members have learned a lot, and we think it shows. Just look at the comparison images above!

While we're not exactly stoked at our development's time span, we do think that because of it, the Hazard Course that you get to experience on release will be worlds better than what you would have if some silly team members' early estimates were correct.

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As we enter Beta 1, the course is prettier, longer, and overall more fun, and the end is slowly getting easier to see. At this point, our largest hurdle is choreography. We remain without any actual choreographers on the team, and we can't make use of our neat little script or voice actors without one or two. That's a huge slowdown. If we can get that sorted, we'll be ready for a release in 2015 for sure. Can you guys help us out with that? If you're a Source Choreographer or know one, why don't you check out the job page and send us an application? Sort of important!

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That's all for this update, we wish you a Happy Coursemas.

Wait, one more thing.

Over the last few weeks we posted some extra shots over in our thread on the Black Mesa Forums. As a final holiday gift to ModDB, why don't you guys check them out? Hope you like them!

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In addition, here's an album of areas from this release as they appeared in Half-Life.

See you next update!

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AgentPsychopath Mar 21 2013, 9:51am says:

I'd just like to say that I'm very impressed by your progress! This mod (Black Mesa) and the community add-ons (such as The Hazard Course, Surface Tension Uncut, and On A Rail Uncut) really show dedication to the story! I love the Valve community!

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Guest Mar 11 2013, 6:13am says:

If you try to go through the locked door repeatedly without the secuity guard near the end of the Hazard Course the VOX will give you some funny responses. My fav being "Will we do this all day?". Is this going to appear in the mod too?

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Mar 13 2013, 1:36pm replied:

Trust me, I'd love to do it, but I don't think we're allowed to use the original VOX files because it would be illegal to redistribute any content that we did not create.

We could create our own VOX, but it's likely that it wouldn't match the Black Mesa version.

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TheOneMuffin Mar 20 2013, 8:12pm replied:

SO i am mapping for the guy making Half Life SOurce 1.5 and we are using the original Maps. Does this mean if I use those maps, just retextured, that it is illegal? Even for a mod?

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Mar 30 2013, 11:45pm replied:

Yeah. You didn't create the geometry, so therefore it shouldn't be distributed without permission, I think.

Technically I'm guilty of doing that myself, in that case. Whoops.

I wouldn't think it would be a huge cause for trouble though. Valve isn't the type to be fussy when it comes to minor things like that.

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Crypt Creator
Crypt Mar 20 2013, 9:54pm replied:

Other mods have gotten away with it, but yes. There's a lot of illegalness happening in the "mod scene" if you will, but a lot goes uncontested. We just don't see the need to take the risk.

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Crypt Creator
Crypt Mar 13 2013, 1:50pm replied:

Wasn't pre-military VOX Victoria's voice? She's already doing Gina, it wouldn't hurt to at least ask.

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Mar 14 2013, 5:53pm replied:

The original easter egg uses the post-military evil male VOX. I suppose we could switch it back to the friendly VOX since that technically makes sense.

I'd be all in favor of that if we can get it to work out.

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CodeBlackNL Creator
CodeBlackNL Mar 11 2013, 11:46am replied:


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Crypt Creator
Crypt Mar 11 2013, 2:52pm replied:

ACTUALLY, we've discussed it. We haven't come to a *definite* decision, yet.

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CodeBlackNL Creator
CodeBlackNL Mar 11 2013, 3:03pm replied:

Was that not discussed like 2 months ago?

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Crypt Creator
Crypt Mar 11 2013, 3:08pm replied:

Yes, but it's been brought up a time or two since then. We've discussed a crap lode of stuff since you left the team.

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