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.
Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Transition Room 1 HEV Silo Transition Corridor 2
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.

Pipe SiloGuard RoomTransition Room 2

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.

CBM TreatmentLobbyHolographic Intro

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!

StairsTransition Corridor 2

Pre-Slime RoomPumps

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
source: imgur.com source: imgur.com source: imgur.com


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

See you next update!

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Post comment Comments  (240 - 250 of 322)
TheGlock2
TheGlock2 Jan 22 2013, 5:46pm says:

Are you going to start in the elevator, or will there also be that introduction scene only found in the PS2 version?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Crypt Creator
Crypt Jan 22 2013, 6:09pm replied:

The latter is correct.

+2 votes   reply to comment
NemetZzZ
NemetZzZ Jan 21 2013, 2:11am says:

That suit. So sexy.

+1 vote     reply to comment
xalener
xalener Jan 20 2013, 10:51am says:

I still want to call this Black Mesa Source: Hazard Course.

+4 votes     reply to comment
dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Jan 20 2013, 11:14am replied:

You are such a poet.

+4 votes   reply to comment
Ryokashi-Is-1337
Ryokashi-Is-1337 Jan 17 2013, 9:08am says:

YES!

+2 votes     reply to comment
kiowa96
kiowa96 Jan 15 2013, 3:27pm says:

this is awesome!

+1 vote     reply to comment
DrSmitty
DrSmitty Jan 11 2013, 2:03pm says:

I have the Uplink Mod for Black Mesa, how will it affect the chapters?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Crypt Creator
Crypt Jan 13 2013, 7:19pm replied:

Just thought I'd update here: There's going to be a new menu option. None of the chapters will be effected.

+1 vote   reply to comment
CodeBlackNL Creator
CodeBlackNL Jan 15 2013, 12:10pm replied:

yesh

+1 vote   reply to comment
CodeBlackNL Creator
CodeBlackNL Jan 11 2013, 8:17pm replied:

It wont, since we got our own made custom content.

+3 votes   reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Icon
Half-Life 2 Icon
Platform
Windows
Developer
Hazard Dev Team
Contact
Send Message
Release Date
Coming Q4 2015
Mod Watch
Track this mod
Share
Style
Genre
First Person Shooter
Theme
Sci-Fi
Players
Single Player
Embed Buttons

Promote Black Mesa: Hazard Course on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Black Mesa: Hazard Course
Black Mesa: Hazard Course
Statistics
Rank
246 of 23,000
Last Update
3 weeks ago
Watchers
747 members
News
17