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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Silya
Silya

I don't remember this place in hl, where was it?

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briggswag
briggswag

i think one of the devs said it was a new room in questionable ethics

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romnus
romnus

If all the new rooms look even half as good as this one, then this mod will be at the top of Moddb's mods list for a long time. :)

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soundwave145
soundwave145

I thought they said it was going to be a carbon copy..well..they said that like..years ago, They added new rooms? Would you mind linking me to that post?

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BrentV
BrentV

It's no longer an exact carbon copy. The devs tried to update the level design to be more sensible and believable in a modern setting and to improve pacing and such. However, from what I can tell, most of the design doesn't deviate very much from the originals.

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BAZOOKA_TROOPA
BAZOOKA_TROOPA

ah... yeah i think so. aperenly Dopefish is on the whiteboard. ^_^

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Xylemon
Xylemon

(buried)

I don't like how dark it is, just doesn't look right.

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romnus
romnus

perhaps you are way used to playing the origional Half-life, which didn't have any projected shadow or light system to speak of? :D I think it is a good idea to make a large and varied environment, including a few "spooky rooms" where you have to use your flashlight. To each their own, i guess. :)

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xalener
xalener

It's a ******* room that's dark. That's how rooms that are dark look.

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Xylemon
Xylemon

(buried)

Not really, some parts are completely black(such as the ceiling) and it just looks odd. The detailing of the room and everything is fine but the lighting is ugly in all honesty.

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BlahDog
BlahDog

That may be due to the source engine's lighting engine. A dark room with the flashlight on might not look the best.

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xalener
xalener

There is no "not really".
Dark rooms are dark. Period.

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Turpow
Turpow

He's actually right...what's with the downvotes? It's not like he's saying BM:S is a terrible mod, I like it myself but I can confirm that the lighting in this screenshot looks pretty bad in some places.

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PeacefulPatriot
PeacefulPatriot

I like that level layouts are gonna be different this time around. Keep things fresh.

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Stormseeker
Stormseeker

Different layout and additional rooms/ interactive experiments, but all the original features are still there, as well as a few surprises and expanded choreography.

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darkapples
darkapples

If they're doing new things within the Black Mesa facility... imagine how amazing Xen will look.

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Gambini
Gambini

HL2 Vortigauts have a friendly face. It will be a shame to kill them again with my 357

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BillionLioe
BillionLioe

My thoughts exactly, It just looks too innocent with it's big pleading eyes:(

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AmeriCanadianGamer
AmeriCanadianGamer

I think the first time one of them shoves an energy bolt down your throat you will think differently =p

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Rogal_Dorn
Rogal_Dorn

Gimme a hug!

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AccessGranted
AccessGranted

Lol it looks like it's saying "I'm a little tea pot!" XD

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Zageron
Zageron

Wheeeee. I can't wait.

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BFG9001
BFG9001

Doom 3?

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predcon
predcon

After having replayed HL2 so many times, I wonder if I'll feel comfortable slaughtering Vortigaunts again.

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Garrador
Garrador

Great atmosphere and action grab. Only needs moar motion blur to movement, would look awesome in this scene.

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SpeedyClaude
SpeedyClaude

Are that green tubes in the background something like.....cryogenic tanks for preserving dead specimens?(Reminds me of Azure-Sheep)

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

You'll just have to find out ;)

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H4mmerPerson
H4mmerPerson

I feel that the darkness looks awesome in this room and people should stop whining about it.

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Lorenzo_games
Lorenzo_games

orgasmic orgasmic orgasmic

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legionostra
legionostra

The detail..This work looks like its even above valve level

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precision_bomber
precision_bomber

"Okay... I'll... keep quiet about it."

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