This mod adds Xen to the game Black Mesa, based on locations from the original Half-Life. It is not the official version of Xen and does not apply to Crowbar Collective developers. At the moment the mod is supported by Lisovichenko Vladislav (zloikot) Text translated by Google translator

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In general, small changes and minor corrections were made, which were easier to detect after the new version of the mod was tested and received feedback.
From the changes I can note: the elimination of the bug "Bad inline model number #", now the game can be passed without a crash from the very beginning to the end.
According to numerous requests, the transition from the Lambda Core directly to Xen was realized. The developer titles are not displayed, but all changes are rolled back when the mod is deleted.
Partly changed lighting, and increased the range of drawing CSM shadows. The performance drop is not observed, I think CSM optimization is well done for future Xen chapters by Black Mesa Dev.
Also now, the mod includes part of the soundtrack from Half-Life, which was not previously used here.
The modification itself is freely available here on the Moddb and in the Steam Black Mesa Workshop

By the way, most likely the modification will be broken after the official release of the last chapters due to numerous changes in the source code of the BMS.
If I have the opportunity, after that I will update and correct this mod again.
It's a good opportunity to look at the original locations in a new way, as if they were redone from the HL1.
Over this version I worked long enough, it changed a lot, I do not want everyone to forget about it.
The official continuation of Black Mesa is not far off, I've been waiting for this for more than four years and I believe that the Crowbar Collective will really surprise the fans.

Black Mesa: Xen v0.4.1

The Reborn Improved Xen. The new mod update v0.4!

The Reborn Improved Xen. The new mod update v0.4!

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This is a significant update of this project for a long time. Gonarch returns to the lair and other changes!

Small update

Small update

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So this is a small update to BM: Xen v0.1, it only adds detail and improved geometry for some maps, etc.

Xen for black mesa

Xen for black mesa

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Этот мод добавляет Ксен уровни для игры Black Mesa (он не имеет ни какого отношения к Ксену...

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Black Mesa: Xen v0.4.1

Black Mesa: Xen v0.4.1

Full Version 5 comments

Here you can download the mod version 0.4.1 This is the full version, does not need to install Xen v0.1 v0.11 and v0.4 Attention! This mod is compatible...

Black Mesa: Xen v0.4

Black Mesa: Xen v0.4

Full Version 4 comments

Here you can download the mod version 0.4 This is the full version, does not need to install Xen v0.1 and v0.11 Attention! This mod is compatible with...

Hi-Def Gman HL1 "Wisely done Mister Freeman"

Hi-Def Gman HL1 "Wisely done Mister Freeman"

Audio 12 comments

A bit of clever editing with some Michael Shapiro lines to re-create the final words spoken in the canon ending of Half-Life, spoken by the gman: "Wisely...

Black Mesa: Xen v0.11

Black Mesa: Xen v0.11

Patch 27 comments

This is a small update to BM: Xen v0.1, it adds detail and improved geometry for some maps, etc.

Black Mesa: Xen v0.1

Black Mesa: Xen v0.1

Full Version 47 comments

Here you can download is not yet the final version of Xen (alpha 0.1) for game Black Mesa.

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Turbo.Diesel.Guy
Turbo.Diesel.Guy

but this gasoline man (G-man) went through many engine innovations in these generations.
HL1: his engines ran using carburetors.
HL1 Opposing forces: His engines ran using K-Jetronic.
HL2: His engines ran using Multi-port injection.
HL2ep2: His engines ran using Direct Stratified Injection

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Guest
Guest

G-man means Government Man.. but okay.

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Turbo.Diesel.Guy
Turbo.Diesel.Guy

but all his vehicles run on gasoline. he uses spark ignition to burn his fuel and

he also uses side draft Weber carburetors on his racing vehicles.

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Goxy287
Goxy287

Thanks for dedicating your time to this guys. Great job :D

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hecumarine
hecumarine

Ah the nostalgia. Zloikot, I remember when I helped you on the update almost four years ago :) Great memories. I am very suprised that you were still working on it. On one side it's risky, because Crowbar Collective already announced that Xen is coming soon and when it does people might forget about this version, on the other hand, before we get the real Xen we will play your version for sure.

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zloikot Creator
zloikot

Greetings. Yes, I remember you had attempts to diversify locations. However, we made many mistakes then, for example, added trees among the Xen islands, poor geometry, objects hanging at some distance from the surface.
But the update 0.1.1 was released.
I decided to return to this mod with some experience, in order to substantially change everything that was here.
And I continued to work even after the announcement of the developers, because I was curious to know what will come of it and what I can do myself.
As you can see, this is not the final version of this work. Perhaps I will return to the this after the release of Xen's official chapters.
Alas, my sufficient knowledge in mapping has appeared only now, it is a pity that there will be no more chances to work with the BM Dev team.

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Turbo.Diesel.Guy
Turbo.Diesel.Guy

I can't believe i was asked to explain how a Gasoline/petrol engine operates? i don't i can't sorry.
i am a diesel guy although gasoline engines work similarly to diesel engines.

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hecumarine
hecumarine

Yes, while I had my best intentions in mind while improving your maps the result was indeed quite...messy. But hey, I still managed to find some platforms or objects which I placed here and there when I replayed the latest mod :D Anyway you really are a talented mapper and the script of gonarch ? Marvellous. I wish you best of luck with further updates which I'm sure will be even better.

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zloikot Creator
zloikot

BM developers will finish xen. And few look seriously at this mod, nobody want to work on it, so I had to do all this work alone. I even wanted to return to this, otherwise nobody would have seen it.
In any case, everyone who has had anything to do with this maps before, their names remain in the description for this. Including you too.

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hecumarine
hecumarine

Thank you, I appreciate it.

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JuleRose
JuleRose

Oh damn I accidentally Downvoted your Comment. >. <

Sorry luv. :(

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