Black Mesa: Uplink is the recreation of the Half-Life demo (HL: Uplink) released by Valve in early 1999 with featured content that was scrapped from the original storyline.

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A more detailed look at the charity event and announcing the release date!

Posted by Hezus on Dec 1st, 2012

At the end of the previous news post I've mentioned the charity event I'm supporting with this MOD. All donations will go directly to the 3FM Serious Request event, which will be held between the 18th and 24th of December in The Netherlands. The event is a fundraiser for the international Red Cross.


As a thank-you for your support, I've put together a few perks for donators! If you donate 3 US Dollar or more, you'll get early access to the MOD as soon as it becomes available. Futhermore you'll be mentioned in the credits and you'll receive a Black Mesa: Uplink wallpaper. If you donate 5 USD or more you'll get the all the above perks but also your name will appear somewhere within the game on a texture or model. You can use PayPall to donate the amount of your choice right here. If you've donated, make sure to send me a PM so I we can sort out the details. Thank you for your support!

The current release date has been set to 18th of December. If you donate before this date, your name will be in the first version. If you donate after, you'll receive the perks after I update the MOD as soon the Black Mesa team releases their Xen update. 

If you want to show your appreciation in any other way, vote for this MOD in the MODDB Mod of the Year Awards! I do not expect to get far with this small project but every vote is greatly appreciated!

Menu integration
I've integrated Uplink into the Black Mesa menu, so you will not need to load it through the console. 

Black Mesa: Uplink ingame screenshot

Integration means I had to edit some of the original files. The MOD will therefore be released in 2 forms. The installer version comes with all effects, subtitles and credits but it overwrites some BM files. Note that will in no way change your experience of playing the original chapters. For the concerned player there will be a zip file without the subtitles, localisation, credits and some other effects and you'll have to manually load the map, but it won't overwrite any BM files.

Developer Commentary
In the screenshot you'll also notice the Developer Commentary option. I will be adding commentary tracks to the MOD so you can hear my commentary on various design choices. I've always enjoyed Valve's commentary, so I really wanted to add my own for this project.

Help needed!
All subtitles for English are currently in the MOD. If you're a native speaker of any other language and you want to translate a few lines, feel free to send me a PM. 

So far all technical aspects of the MOD. There will be new in-game screenshots in the next update! Thanks for reading!

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Razzeld
Razzeld Dec 1 2012, 1:59pm says:

The Release is for uplink or Black Mesa?

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Hezus
Hezus Dec 1 2012, 2:28pm replied:

To play this remake you'll need to install Source SDK Base 2007 (free) and Black Mesa (also free). You'll just install it on top of your Black Mesa installation and you can play the Uplink remake. You won't need the original HL:Uplink.

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Razzeld
Razzeld Dec 1 2012, 5:40pm replied:

I know that i just asked for what Release it is for Uplink or Black Mase

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Hezus
Hezus Dec 1 2012, 5:53pm replied:

I don't really understand your question..

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sbnewsom
sbnewsom Dec 2 2012, 1:26pm replied:

That doesn't make any sense.

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Urby
Urby Dec 1 2012, 3:04pm replied:

You do realise Black Mesa was released nearly three months ago right? :P

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Razzeld
Razzeld Dec 1 2012, 5:37pm replied:

Yeah bat it didn't had Xen Levels so it isn't completed

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sbnewsom
sbnewsom Dec 2 2012, 1:28pm replied:

Why would you think that there would be an answer to the Black Mesa final release in a mod for Black Mesa?

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Knights
Knights Dec 1 2012, 6:32pm buried:

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Is this going towards the team that MADE the mod or just you? This sounds screwy as hell cashing off of another teams mod... I don't think this should be here without anything official announcement from the actual BM team...

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Hezus
Hezus Dec 2 2012, 6:05am replied:

You obviously haven't read any of the news posts. I made the maps, textures and various models needed for the Uplink remake, all other content is from Black Mesa, but I'm not distributing their files. You install this remake on top of BM, so you need to have BM installed. Therefore I'm not "stealing" anything. In fact, I'm adding content to the pool for the community to use. The Black Mesa admins have opened a special forum for community projects on my personal request, so yes, they back up projects like these.

As for the donations: 100% of the money is going to the international Red Cross. I or the Black Mesa Team will not receive any of the money. You don't donate money because you want to play this MOD, you donate because you want to help raise money for people in third world countries.

Sorry for the long post but I will not let you damage my good name because you are ill-informed.

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c3lhas
c3lhas Dec 2 2012, 4:55am says:

Great news, looking forward for this

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Crypt
Crypt Dec 2 2012, 5:22pm says:

Great news! You must've worked your *** off to get this done so quickly. As soon as I've some money to put on a card I'll donate some.

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MerrickSimms
MerrickSimms Dec 2 2012, 7:08pm says:

One of the most incredible experience of Half-Life and with a translation team for other languages...

Good job !!!

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