Black Mesa: Uplink is the recreation of the Half-Life demo (HL: Uplink) released by Valve in early 1999. The demo featured content that was scrapped from the original storyline. Some might consider it canon with the story, others don't. What matters though, is that many people enjoyed this short episode and that's the reason why I created Uplink for Black Mesa, the long awaited Half-Life remake for the Source Engine.

To play Black Mesa: Uplink, you will need the Source SDK Base 2007 (free) and a copy of the Black Mesa (also free!).

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2 comments by Hezus on Dec 23rd, 2012

An update for everyone who has participated in the 3FM Serious Request Charity Event. Between the 18th and 24th of December 3 DJ's from a national Dutch radio station are holding their 7 day famine while being locked up in a glass house, to raise money for the Red Cross. This year's goal is to fight unecessary death of babies in third world countries.

I've asked the followers of my MOD to donate some money for this cause and I'm glad a few of you decided to help out. Together we''ve raised 50 USD and I've donated 40 EUR today. Currently 4,3 million EUR (5,7 million USD) has been donated by people in the Netherlands and with 1 day left it''s likely to become even higher. Hopefully a lot of good work can be done with that money.

EDIT: Event has officially ended and a record of donations has been raised: 12,25 million EUR!

Thank you all for the support! I wish all donators, followers and voters a merry Christmas (if you celebrate it) and all the best for 2013!

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Black Mesa: Uplink v. 1.0 - ZIP version

Black Mesa: Uplink v. 1.0 - ZIP version

Dec 17, 2012 Full Version 12 comments

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Black Mesa: Uplink v. 1.0 - Installer version

Black Mesa: Uplink v. 1.0 - Installer version

Dec 17, 2012 Full Version 23 comments

The release version of Black Mesa: Uplink (version 1.0) - Installer EXE version.

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Milanium Dec 24 2012, 7:27am says:

Bug report: you changed the font/text and this breaks the Black Mesa: Source intro:

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battle19945 Dec 25 2012, 7:03am replied:

i disliked this mod becaus eto much animations were missing(like when you went up the ladder in the sewer you should have seen a zombie eating from a soldiers corpse),no voice overs,hezus didnt gave a damn **** about this mod,he should have asked help,but the maps where good remade,the ending was good,but its far from completion,if the bm devs would play this they would say the same,why the hell did you think they made theirs in 8 years? because it had to be perfect without bugs, and if they would making this mod tehy would have made it in a year,and im not saying that i could do it better,but its verry good the donations goes to the red cross

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Hezus Dec 26 2012, 12:07pm replied:

So it's very good, but I didn't give a damn **** about it? That sounds a bit like a contradiction.

I'm aware this is not a full-blown MOD. And yes, I could have found/paid people to make new animations and sounds and other blingbling. Contrary to popular belief, modders are not magical beings with unlimited time and funds to make stuff especially for you for free. We do this because sometimes we have some spare time between our day jobs and social lives to mess around in Source SDK. That's why BM took 8 years to be released and it's not done yet. I was not going to make the same mistake, so I planned my free time in the last months to actually be able to ship Uplink this year.

As I said before: in a remake you can't please everyone. People will always complain. From the comments I can tell most people are happy with it and so am I. Be happy there are people out there who even bother making stuff for free.

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TheUnbeholden Jan 14 2013, 12:20pm replied:

he said its very good that the donations goes to red cross but the mod isn't..

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battle19945 Dec 27 2012, 6:14am replied:

im srry if i was hard but if its about a remake of one of the half lifes then im looking at every detail,and im aware that you modders do not almost have time but let me say his, take the freetime you have in your mod dont get pushed by other people and ask for help,and then if you see that it almost is bugfree and if you think that you putted all stuf(including the animations) in it, then release it,and i didnt say that it was a complete bad mod i was just dissapaointed that there where allot of stuff missing,the maps and the ending was my part it may be took a year of three that you worked on this mod.

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Guest Jan 1 2013, 2:18am replied:

Quit complaining and try to make something like this yourself, you'll be surprised how much work all this really is.

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battle19945 Jan 2 2013, 12:21pm replied:

as i said before i cant make mods,but i know how a mod like these have to look like, and the maps are great,so was the ending but its ashame he didnt had a team for voiceovers nor animations.

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MerrickSimms Dec 26 2012, 6:22am replied:

As one of my friends said :

"It's not a mod, just a pack of maps !"

So don't be so surprised and disappointed !

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battle19945 Dec 26 2012, 9:01am replied:

dude this should be the remake of uplink it misses to much animations, and no voice overs,if you need more proof to be disapointed play the original uplink,youl see what i mean,but the map is good and the ending to just i said before,still its an unfinished mod.

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Irikedownroading Dec 22 2012, 1:33pm says:

I'm confused. I just downloaded and been playing Black Mesa... you know... the remake of the original Half Life? So what does this have to do with that? Does it have anything to do with that? Is this an expansion or improvement of the recently released Black Mesa???

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Gquantao Dec 22 2012, 5:54pm replied:

The original "Uplink" was a demo for playable demo for Half Life, made from content that Valve cut from HL, so it fit's into the story. So, this "Uplink" is a remake of that one, as Black Mesa is a 'remake' of Half Life.

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DrSmitty Dec 21 2012, 11:45pm says:

Love this! :'D

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h4wk99 Dec 21 2012, 11:11am says:

do i need the vanilla black mesa or is this playable without??

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not Dec 21 2012, 6:14pm replied:

yes! you need BM

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DarknessDudeTOB Dec 21 2012, 4:55pm replied:


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