Hi there, and welcome to my project to "uncut" Black Mesa! Black Mesa was a crowning achievement for modding for sure, but it felt like it was lacking a little in some areas, particularly Surface Tension. For those of you that were not aware, Black Mesa's version of Surface Tension cut out a map from the original which was integral to the story's progression. Its replacement felt rushed and poorly implemented. My mod attempts to add that little something back into the game. I took the liberty of re-adding the cut chapters from Surface Tension as I feel their omission strongly harmed the story and really damaged the tone of Forget About Freeman. I've given them the same treatment Black Mesa gave everything else. This mod currently adds 40 - 50 minutes of gameplay and story to Surface Tension, improving the Black Mesa experience and it's overall narrative. It integrates seamlessly with the Black Mesa campaign too, just like it should. Why not give it a whirl?

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C2A5G - TOW Courtyard
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I think it is better to change green glass textures because it is not fit so good.

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The TOW Courtyard was completely revamped and reimagined from its Half-Life variant, which was boring, generic and nonsensical. Black Mesa's outdoor areas looked gorgeous and I felt they were a little underused, so adding another one hopefully will help to alleviate that. My courtyard gives the impression of a high-traffic, high-security section of the facility, which sits nicely with the themes of the garage and the parking lot, as well as the many large doors you find around the maps.

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