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

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With 2018 just around the corner, I'm giving you a look at new screenshots from the Redux version of Black Mesa Uplink! Today I'm reviewing the new area surrounding the main objective: The Transmitter dome!

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With 2018 just around the corner, I'm giving you a look at new screenshots from the Redux version of Black Mesa Uplink! Today I'm reviewing the new area surrounding the main objective: The Transmitter dome!

The Transmitter Dome

In the 2012 version of Uplink the transmitter dome was found right next to the stalkyard. In the original Uplink, the dome was behind a mountain pass beyond the stalkyard and so it will be again in the Redux version!

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As you can see from the 2012 screenshot in the corner, the visuals have been improved greatly and there is more space to explore. Thusfar I've improved the new version by making things larger, but the dome is actually a little bit smaller now and will be less open on the inside for gameplay purposes. Exploring the area will grant you with goodies, but can also be potentionally dangerous, with new enemies spawning in.

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The Great Gazib and The Amazing Oopah

Speaking of enemies: after a long absence, two iconic figures of Uplink return to the scene: the grunts trying to blow up the front door, which I've named Gazib and Oopah (kudo's to the first one to get the reference!). If approached carefully, Gazib and Oopah can again be blown up with their own explosives!

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Lastly I'd like to recall that 5 years ago Black Mesa: Uplink was released! Back then I managed to create that entire experience within 3 months. The Redux version is already 2 years underway but ofcourse I had way more free time back then. If you're not in your 30's yet: you better enjoy it ;)

I hope to bring you more screenshots soon of the interior of the dome, which is already well underway. I wish you all a great 2018!

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.Bach
.Bach

You have a great 2018 too!

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

The Dome is such a far more grander centerpiece now, astounding job!

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ubilada
ubilada

Cool! Are you thinking about putting redux version (as it is ready) in BM Workshop in Steam?

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Hezus Author
Hezus

The BM devs need to fix a few technical problems before that is fully possible, so I hope I'll be able to put it in the workshop in the future.

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.Bach
.Bach

I know this sounds a bit impossible, but maybe you could contact Crowbar Collective to ask them if they could add this as an official chapter of Black Mesa once it's finished? Explaining to them that you changed some things to make it fit in the lore and could work as an unlockable secret extra chapter or something like that.

As far as I know they've done this before. I'm not sure if the mod was Surface Tension Uncut or On A Rail Uncut, but it was one of those two. I suggest you give it a try.

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ubilada
ubilada

They added Surface Tension in the game and hired the guy who made it as far as I know. Honestly, I don't think they would add this one to the original game.

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Hezus Author
Hezus

If BM took up this project within their ranks it would solve all my problems. Same goes for the guys over at the Hazard Course mod.

Yet, I doubt they would. Since BM is a commercial game they have to adhere to certain rules and regulations and it's not easy to just import something made by 'outsiders'. However, in it's early days, BM used to be a heavily community-driven project, so maybe one day they might return to their roots.

The best solutions of course would be fixing the problems with the Workshop but I can imagine thats a low priority goal for them or maybe it's not even on their list at all.

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ubilada
ubilada

Exactly, sharing the same feelings.

By the way, I played your mod and your Redux will be a great excuse for me to play it again! Is there any chance you could work on a new Black Mesa mod someday? Maybe after the Redux is done?

Your mapping skill is pretty good actually. I'd love to play more of your future Black Mesa works :)

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Hezus Author
Hezus

Thanks :) With the small bits of free time I have to dedicate to any project nowadays, I'd be happy to finish this project first one day. So I'm not sure if there will ever be another one.

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.Bach
.Bach

I think at least you should give it a try.

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ubilada
ubilada

Yeah :)

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Guest
Guest

This looks awesome! I just hope I'll be able to play this with the retail version of Black Mesa someday.

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