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 Nov 19 2008, 5:20am says:

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 Apr 12 2009, 12:37pm replied:

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

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decommanda
decommanda Dec 29 2009, 4:20pm replied:

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 May 20 2011, 9:55pm replied:

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

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ZaliaS
ZaliaS Feb 3 2012, 4:24pm buried:

(buried)

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

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Briggsman
Briggsman Feb 7 2012, 5:55pm replied:

no Black Mesa new mexico is a place

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Rexcarsalot
Rexcarsalot Jan 19 2014, 1:21pm replied:

Black Mesa is in New Mexico.

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Nathanius
Nathanius Nov 19 2008, 6:01am says:

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 Dec 12 2008, 11:24pm replied:

its based off photos of New Mexico

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DjFile
DjFile May 10 2010, 8:42am replied:

It's terragen, lol.

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KillerMapper
KillerMapper Nov 19 2008, 7:21am says:

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 Nov 19 2008, 11:53am says:

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

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FJS
FJS Nov 19 2008, 12:27pm says:

just OMFG

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krebonio
krebonio Nov 19 2008, 1:11pm says:

i came

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asdfzxc
asdfzxc Dec 30 2008, 5:46pm replied:

TOO MUCH INFORMATION

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Stormseeker
Stormseeker Nov 19 2008, 3:11pm says:

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 Nov 19 2008, 3:34pm says:

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

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cman2k Author
cman2k Nov 19 2008, 4:01pm says:

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 Nov 19 2008, 4:56pm says:

Wow, this brings back memories, superb work!

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Terminal58
Terminal58 Nov 19 2008, 10:28pm buried:

(buried)

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 Nov 19 2008, 10:59pm replied:

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 Nov 20 2008, 7:18am says:

OMG! AWSOME!

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|KILroy|
|KILroy| Nov 20 2008, 4:55pm says:

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 Nov 20 2008, 4:58pm says:

Amazing !
Nagyon penge /-D

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HL-Rul3z
HL-Rul3z Mar 13 2009, 12:48pm replied:

nem tudtam h magyarok is vannek erre xD

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SpeedyClaude
SpeedyClaude Jan 15 2012, 12:53pm replied:

uita unguru'.

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*Don*
*Don* Nov 21 2008, 12:27am says:

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 Nov 21 2008, 1:13am says:

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 Nov 21 2008, 7:38am says:

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 Nov 21 2008, 3:16pm says:

Nice remake, VERY GOOD JOOB !

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Decer
Decer Nov 22 2008, 9:13am says:

You give new life to the screenshot)))

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USrules
USrules Nov 23 2008, 1:04pm says:

I hereby declare this mod: 'Very om nom'

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fireplace13
fireplace13 Nov 25 2008, 1:49am says:

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 Nov 26 2008, 6:34pm says:

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 Jan 5 2009, 11:57am says:

U jsut gotta love that scenery

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J123
J123 Jan 12 2009, 10:23pm says:

OMG....

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Freke
Freke Jan 17 2009, 11:55pm says:

i r did came just now..

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Blood_Wraith
Blood_Wraith Jan 21 2009, 5:23am says:

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 Jan 25 2009, 8:50pm says:

ha

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BlunderThunder
BlunderThunder Jan 30 2009, 10:53am says:

SWEET!

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BladeRunner162
BladeRunner162 Feb 11 2009, 3:06pm says:

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

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MrMattWebb
MrMattWebb Mar 10 2009, 10:19am replied:

Who cares. Its how it was in the original

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opscomm
opscomm Apr 9 2009, 4:15am replied:

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 Mar 22 2009, 12:52am says:

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

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Dive_Rus
Dive_Rus Mar 23 2009, 5:09am says:

Wow nice skybox !!!

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manop6
manop6 Apr 5 2009, 10:06pm says:

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 Apr 10 2009, 5:56pm says:

This game to download is gonna be freaking massive!

+1 vote     reply to comment
dafatcat
dafatcat Jun 1 2009, 8:08pm replied:

And worth it...

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LoserMan255
LoserMan255 Jun 29 2009, 4:23pm says:

I creamed my pants

+1 vote     reply to comment
The_suspect
The_suspect Jul 6 2009, 5:03pm says:

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

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