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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9 comments by Crypt on May 30th, 2014

Hello again, ModDB. It's been a few months since our last big update. Sorry to leaf you in the dark, but heading back to our roots we're gonna bark up a storm of progress as we branch off to a new milestone. Tree.

We're happy to say that Hazard Course has entered its third and final Alpha phase! Not only is this a very nice milestone, but also one that we were actually able to meet our deadlines for. Shocker, right? (Especially, after that Alpha 2 stint...) Regardless, despite the last few months being filled with work, exams, and Building Managers incapable of delivering furniture on time instead of a month late, we met our goal. As a bit of celebration, we come bearing gifts.

Battery Room

Keeping with the paradigm of previous Alpha announcements, we're ready to accept another couple of testers. We're once again resetting the tester queue and anyone interested should apply (even if you've already applied in the past). Space is very, very limited, however, so don't be discouraged if you don't get accepted. We're mostly still in school, it can be hard for us to manage groups of people with feedback, you know! If you're interested, hit up the Tester listing on our jobs page and read the terms thoroughly. This will be the last version that we'll be accepting new testers, as we feel our current team is suitable.

Lobby Hall

If you've got any questions, comments, hatemail or feedback, feel free to comment and let us know, and we'll do what we can to address them. Just keep it reasonable and civil!

That's all for this update, see you soon.

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Aplayer12345 Mar 12 2014, 10:16am says:

I hate people who ask for demos on mods. I want a full mod, not a 3 minute long demo!

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Crypt Mar 12 2014, 1:57pm replied:

No worries, our Hazard Course will be 5 times that length! :D

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flippedoutkyrii Mar 4 2014, 4:07pm says:

Oh look, a wild Alpha trailer has appeared. :D


I wish I didn't need to take a bus to go to TacoBell, I'm really craving some Mexican food after watching this trailer.

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Salk Mar 4 2014, 6:23am says:

Godspeed, Hazard Dev Team!

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flippedoutkyrii Feb 18 2014, 11:28pm says:

I can't wait to see this finished, ya'll are doing a damn good job.

Looking forward to the day I can play this, Uplink and Textfamguy1's maps along with the whole Black Mesa campaign :)

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ciba43 Dec 29 2013, 3:25pm says:

This will probably reach the final release, and all source devs know that Valve did some important changes - SteamPipe and stuff like that.

+2 votes     reply to comment
PCGameCrazy Dec 29 2013, 9:58am says:

Just reapplied for testing the Hazard Course mod. I hope that I will get a chance to test it.

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RichardGreenlambda Dec 24 2013, 7:21pm replied:

I just can't wait ^^

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Crypt Dec 29 2013, 1:36am replied:

While we appreciate the excitement, we're sure you'd much more enjoy a finished and polished product than a "demo" of the mod in its current alpha state.

+3 votes     reply to comment
RichardGreenlambda Dec 30 2013, 6:46pm replied:

Then I will wait for it! =P You're right.

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