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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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!

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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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Crestfall2nd Aug 23 2014, 3:27am says:

Will there be new weapon such as silenced RPG, scoped crowbars, and automatic 357 magnum? Will there be new features such as sprays, custom playermodel support? Or driving a helicopter and crash it to Black Mesa and start my own Resconance Cascade?

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TheEndlessHorizon Sep 7 2014, 1:03am replied:

Don't forget the burst-fire Crossbow! Oh, and you should be able to tear off the machine gun from the tank and use it with infinite ammo! Oh, how about-

No. Please. Just no.

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varg. Sep 2 2014, 7:39am replied:

Are you for real?

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TheSleepingObama Aug 31 2014, 11:18pm replied:

I hope your joking, I mean honestly that is most retarded thing that has ever been asked in the history of ModDB that's ever existed. I pray it was a joke.

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Crypt Creator Subscriber
Crypt Aug 24 2014, 12:22am replied:

Aw, dammit, who let the cat out of the bag?!

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totaljebaczjebaczy Sep 28 2014, 2:09pm replied:

What cat?

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BlackShadow1991 Aug 18 2014, 11:33am says:

Good luck with this mod (it also reminds me that it might be finally time to check out released Black Mesa :P).

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nerdenstein Aug 18 2014, 8:20am says:

I really hope this gets included in the Steam release of Black Mesa! ;)

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flippedoutkyrii Jul 14 2014, 10:32pm says:

I'm still stoked to play this, keep up the great work :)

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RichardGreenlambda Jul 7 2014, 2:36pm says:

I heard there are no enemys in this game.. okay but don't forget the turrets that attack you if you attack an scientist...

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Jul 14 2014, 12:49am replied:

Yup! Just like in the original. We thought it was too iconic (and hilarious and just damn fun) to remove. :)

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Adman423 Jul 6 2014, 11:54am says:

Holy **** this is still alive? It's brokenfridgehinge from the BM forums here. I'm amazed you guys are still doing this! Looking great.

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Adman423 Jul 6 2014, 12:16pm replied:

So uh, if you guys still need help with stuff, I'm just over here.
*Stands in corner*

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u Jul 14 2014, 12:49am replied:

We're alive! Thanks for the support! We really appreciate it, and to be honest we could also use the motivation after the random wave of dumb negativity from people who think we're not doing anything worth doing.

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Adman423 Jul 20 2014, 2:17am replied:

Don't listen to them, they've probably never made anything creative before in their life. I think it's great you guys are still committed to seeing this through, the HC is an iconic part of HL and deserves a proper remake.

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