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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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: Happy Holidays!

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!

HEV Silo Transition Room 1 source: imgur.com
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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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Crypt Feb 27 2013, 12:50am replied:

When we feel like it.™

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin Feb 26 2013, 9:14pm says:

I sent a app to the application gmail.

Hope you'll get back to me soon!

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin Feb 26 2013, 8:12pm says:

I would apply, but i really don't know how to apply for it, i know i'm supposed to email you, but i really have no clue what to put in the letter.

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Feb 26 2013, 8:16pm replied:

Just email or message one of the developers and say you're interested. It's very informal. This isn't some AAA games company, it's a community project.

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin Feb 26 2013, 8:22pm replied:

So I can just say i want to apply and ive had experience in testing, yadda, yadda?

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Guest
Guest Feb 26 2013, 8:35pm replied:

Yes.

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Feb 25 2013, 2:21am says:

Hazard Course: Seuss Edition confirmed

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Crypt Creator Subscriber
Crypt Feb 25 2013, 10:35am replied:

I'm not paying you to tell the world. Get back to work!

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