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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Snarboo
Snarboo

This was one of my favorite set pieces in Half-Life, so it's cool to see it remade in Source. :D

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The_Builder
The_Builder

And the Black Mesa team did a great job remaking it at that!

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decommanda
decommanda

black mesa team...
sounds awefully similar to the guys that ****** up in new mexico doesnt it?
lol
but yeah they did do a really good job at it

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thecooldude498
thecooldude498

did you know the black mesa building is based off of a place in New Mexico?

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ZaliaS
ZaliaS

(buried)

No, sorry, it's not. It's based in an underground government facility in Mesa, Nevada.

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briggswag
briggswag

no Black Mesa new mexico is a place

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Rexcarsalot
Rexcarsalot

Black Mesa is in New Mexico.

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Nathanius
Nathanius

it's nice to see that there's a good mesa in the background!

Based off anywhere real? cleaned up from the original? made up?

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Freehandstraw
Freehandstraw

its based off photos of New Mexico

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DjFile
DjFile

It's terragen, lol.

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KillerMapper
KillerMapper

Excellent, the skybox is just perfect!

And I love the idea to remake the screen like the HL1 one, with the apache firing rockets and the grunt on the bridge :)

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf

Theres tension on the surface... XD Great job!

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FJS
FJS

just OMFG

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krebonio
krebonio

i came

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asdfzxc
asdfzxc

TOO MUCH INFORMATION

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Stormseeker
Stormseeker

I'll write a dev blog and explain how this was made, but its not based on anywhere real, or cleaned up from the original.

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Icemaz
Icemaz

Did you make the skybox, take photos of it, then convert it into a skybox texture?

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cman2k Author
cman2k

no. that is real 3d geometry, not a fake flat texture. It's made of displacements using some unique workflow & tools. You'll be able to tell even more in motion, since you see it from different vertical altitudes.

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D3ads
D3ads

Wow, this brings back memories, superb work!

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Terminal58
Terminal58

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http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4384/BM_ST_Wallpaper_1280x800.jpg

This one is called le photoshopped.

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Minuit
Minuit

I believe it's meant to be a remake of an old HL promo picture, so.... Yeah.

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me+moddb=awsome
me+moddb=awsome

OMG! AWSOME!

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|KILroy|
|KILroy|

I was really focused on how you guys approached the background so it's not the same as HL-1 graphically.

I just got hard. Nuff said.

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Mukridzsin
Mukridzsin

Amazing !
Nagyon penge /-D

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z

nem tudtam h magyarok is vannek erre xD

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SpeedyClaude
SpeedyClaude

uita unguru'.

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*Don*
*Don*

In Source, you can create 3d skyboxes by making items/geography/models in 1/16th scale so it uses less resources.

In other words, the mesa's them self where made in hammer in the same map as the playable area is.

Looks great, awesome use of the skybox camera.

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kdubb2690
kdubb2690

The guy hanging from the Ospray, where's he trying hop off? or is he only gonna dangle from the ropes?

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Aro
Aro

The level of talent is overwhelming, you should seriously consider profesional 3D Modeling as a career.

I'd like to talk with the leader of this mod.

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freredarme
freredarme

Nice remake, VERY GOOD JOOB !

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Decer
Decer

You give new life to the screenshot)))

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USrules
USrules

I hereby declare this mod: 'Very om nom'

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fireplace13
fireplace13

i think my favorite part of this scene is the BRIDGE, simply amazing brushwork they got going there, with a mixture of those hl2 wooden plank props. musta been a pain in the butt to make.

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Stormseeker
Stormseeker

Well, I made the bridge originally out of brushes to get the shape and positions etc, then DXF converted it and passed it onto a modeller to convert it. Currently it's a placeholder until we get a higher resolution texture on it. This was a shot I put together over a weekend for PCGamer, but they didn't get it in time, so the bridge was fairly quickly put in.

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aidas2
aidas2

U jsut gotta love that scenery

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J123
J123

OMG....

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Freke
Freke

i r did came just now..

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Blood_Wraith
Blood_Wraith

That's just epic man. But oh no! I can't enjoy the scenery because I'M BEING SHOT AT!

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ReneCraftMod
ReneCraftMod

ha

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BlunderThunder
BlunderThunder

SWEET!

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BladeRunner162
BladeRunner162

Ah they made the Ossprey more relistic, the troops drop out the back not the sides. great work

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb

Who cares. Its how it was in the original

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opscomm
opscomm

The osprey was in concept/prototype phase of production when HL was made, sot that is why it had door in the sides, not the back.

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noob-killer
noob-killer

Good loking but this helicopters rocket can kill friendly soldiers too :)

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Dive_Rus
Dive_Rus

Wow nice skybox !!!

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manop6
manop6

honestly dude... if you get hard just by looking at a picture of a video game.. something really needs to change.

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Rockcoons
Rockcoons

This game to download is gonna be freaking massive!

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dafatcat
dafatcat

And worth it...

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LoserMan255
LoserMan255

I creamed my pants

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The_suspect
The_suspect

I! LOVE! THIS! <3 I could cry when looking at this, its so great.

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