Run. Think. Shoot. Live. Source. Black Mesa is the Half-Life 2 total conversion of the original Half-Life game. Utilizing the Source engine and its endless array of possibilities and powers, Black Mesa will throw you into the world that started the Half-Life continuum and introduced Gordon Freeman to the world as a gun-toting, bullet-dodging Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics.

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adamobrn Nov 27 2008, 5:07am says:

Cool! Lookin forward to see what the hoover gun looks like.. :)

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Headcrusher Dec 27 2008, 5:31am buried:


hoover gun ? ehwa ?

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psyco363 Dec 28 2008, 8:35am says:

i love the gause gun :D

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123freezo Jan 2 2009, 7:22pm says:

my favorite HL gun. I wonder if they changed anything about it?

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IRDangermouse Jul 25 2010, 1:29pm replied:

The awesomeness rate has increased.

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123freezo Jan 2 2009, 7:23pm says:

but i doubt that

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ReneCraftMod Jan 25 2009, 8:43pm says:


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cosypeter Jan 30 2009, 12:06am says:


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BlunderThunder Jan 30 2009, 10:47am says:

Sweet technology of ultimate power and destruction A.K.A. Tau Cannon!!!

Nice model and everything, guys.

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BladeRunner162 Feb 11 2009, 3:05pm says:

great work.

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TAU! Mar 11 2009, 5:37pm says:

Hot damn, that looks great.

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Krono Mar 22 2009, 1:19am says:

I can't wait to see if the gaus-gun jump my way into black mesa 2.0!!!

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maduin2k Jun 24 2009, 2:05pm replied:

more like 3.0. sven coop changed black mesa around a bit, plus the addition to play through it with friends. (duh) that and it seems like a 4.0 thing cuz its so badass!

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Medevila Jul 8 2009, 8:32am says:


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freredarme Jul 10 2009, 10:41am says:

The gauss gun is very.. good

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AlekZanDer Jul 11 2009, 7:15am says:


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cheesyattack Aug 2 2009, 1:01pm says:


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BladeRunner162 Sep 4 2009, 7:29am says:

DROOOOLLLL :p. That looks great

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Captain_Hawkes Oct 26 2009, 12:23pm says:

ace textures in here aye

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Gunship_Mark_II Oct 28 2009, 6:31pm says:

Al last i see gauss gun in BMS!

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bwilliam Nov 29 2009, 11:29am says:

Nice !!

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Garion Dec 7 2009, 6:14pm says:


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jmz Jan 20 2010, 2:39am says:

that looks sick

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Black★RockShooter Feb 7 2010, 2:06pm says:

why do i have a feeling like im watching a screenshot of Duke Nukem Forever?

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Danceswithpills Jul 14 2010, 8:47pm says:

this looks koooool

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ThePinkMamaLuigi Nov 27 2010, 12:40pm says:

And actually you find the Tau Cannon at the end of Lambada Core, So possibly there currently doing Xen, The game is not that far from completion everyone.

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Phenixtri Dec 2 2010, 1:51pm says:

I never really got why they called it a tau or Gauss gun :/ To me those coils look like electromagnets not Tesla coils (yes the 2 are different)

This is how I assume this thing could work :/

Since its powered by Uranium U235 I assume this sucker is basically a small man portable nuclear reactor. The reactor powers the electro magnetic coils like a in a linear accelerator

(Gauss/rail gun but technically isn't one as it has no barrel made of rows of EM coils/rails.)

Both magnets would keep the radioactive particles with in the gun & to fire the front magnet simply turns of for a second or becomes less powerful than the one in the back. That would result in the particles discharged in that direction.

The radiation would be safely (I assume it is o.o) contained in the gun due to intense EM waves controlling them & a fairly dense lead lining in the gun.

The projectiles would thus most likely be a concentrated beam of radioactive particles focused into a beam by the electro magnets.

The beam could ricochet Since the 3 containers of Uranium always spin at high velocity it would imply that the containers are filled with BB sized pellets of Uranium. By spinning it would collect the BBs in into a specific spot in the container & channel them into the EM chamber.

This would also explain how the gun can also "charge" as the more you charge the gun the more Uranium pellets are in the EM chamber causing a bigger nuclear reaction & then using the strong electro magnets (powered by the reaction) to expel the nuclear waste (depleted Uranium & Gama radiation) as a very lethal projectile/beam >:3

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SpeedyClaude Apr 1 2012, 2:42pm replied:

I have absolutely no idea of what you are talking about.
You deserve a cookie :)

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MR-ScarFace Mar 25 2011, 9:16am says:

Holy ****!Good work!

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Onemaster Apr 22 2011, 5:02am says:


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SpeedyClaude Jan 15 2012, 12:51pm says:

Greetings from 2012.

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