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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The wait was just long enough for all kinds of crazy bets to be made, but time to cash those in, because the Black Mesa Trailer is good to go and up for viewing!

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The wait was just long enough for all kinds of crazy bets to be made, but time to cash those in, because the Black Mesa Trailer is good to go and up for viewing! You can download the high resolution version straight off of Monkey-Junkie's website and or stream it right here on ModDB. We hope this gives you a small taste of what the game will be like, and we hope it was worth the extra wait!


We also forgot to include some great Power Up shots by Kim Dahlgren, so be sure and check those out on our media page! This officially concludes our media release, but not future updates! And as stated in the trailer, the days this mod stays in development are truly numbered. Hang tight, because at long last, it is coming.

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GarcianSmith
GarcianSmith

Awe-inspiring. 2009 can't come fast enough.

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lodle
lodle

Please diggit if you like it. :P

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Rickler
Rickler

I'll reddit it, screw digg

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asdfzxc
asdfzxc

Or just add it to your favorites.

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briggswag
briggswag

@GarcianSmith LOLOLOLOL

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk

Oh my god! Are we gonna get to play Black Mesa soon? This was a big surprise, I can barely wait!

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ytres
ytres

Uh, no.

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

Time has come for awesomeness! I've said it everywhere and I'll say it again, great work BMS team and Monkey-Junkie!

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

My god! Wake up and smell the ashes!

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D-Sypher
D-Sypher

The day this comes out, I pick up a 40 bag, yes, a 40 bag if some of you know what that is

And stay home for 2 days an play it straight, take my sweet *** time and look at all the details an everything

Then move on to Half-life 2, then Episode 1 then Episode 2

Just to get the whole half-life experiance

honestly cannot wait for this to come out

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier

Yes, you guys win!

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ausbushman
ausbushman

Oh man, that video brings back memories. Yous just gots me all excited.

I really like the gun sounds. Different but still very cool.

This is a crazy amount of work for you guys to pull off and everything's looking great. Top work and congrats on your trailer!

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m82sniper
m82sniper

Someone had a bit to much awesome sauce while making this trailer! Really can't wait for this, but don't rush and screw it all up!

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INtense! Staff
INtense!

Oh wow, the memories and excitement... cannot wait to play it!

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Hofstetter
Hofstetter

I must say that this looks awesome, and as a hardcore Half-Life fan, I cannot wait. However, just like this trailer, I encourage you to not rush it. I know that for me personally, I would rather wait a couple more months and have this live up to its potential, than have it released too early and be only a mediocre game.

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AgeNt_
AgeNt_

you guys owe me a new pair of pants

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Krenzo
Krenzo

The trailer is up on Youtube in HD: Uk.youtube.com

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Squeebo
Squeebo

Sweetness!

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Dodomaster
Dodomaster

*faints*

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kmarvell125
kmarvell125

I honestly thought you guys had died :D . Very nice, I love how it looks exactly like the original...but at the same time doesn't.

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LemonySean
LemonySean

I'm not sure whether to more afraid of the fact that I understood what you said, or that I completely agree with it.

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Blood_Wraith
Blood_Wraith

Wow, that was just epic. Very nice.

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Mclogenog
Mclogenog

again, I'm not used to the way valve games work, I would need to buy Half Life 2 Orange Box to play it, right?

EDIT: Pardon my ignorance

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lodle
lodle

Nope, as long as you have one source game that you paid for you should be able to play it.

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randomman!
randomman!

omg are you seriouse!! weeeee happiest day yay, im so glad i dont need orange box yes!! woot woot, cant wait for 09!!!

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

Here's a list of Source games that includes the Source SDK base (which is what you need in order to run Source mods). Store.steampowered.com

Cheapest option being Half-life 2 Deathmatch for $5

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MrDev
MrDev

And an even cheaper option for Nvidia Graphics card owners is this promo, old but still valid Valves' Nvidia Hardwarepromo maybe some one has the ATi link still sitting around?

Just tested this myself to confirm that it works on its own and with mods. Even if your machine isn't nvidia powered I'm sure you can create an account and register on a friends computer :P

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OkeiDo
OkeiDo

The free HL2DM versions you get from Nvidia and ATI offers does not include the Source SDK base which is what they need to play mods. So the cheapest way for mod playing is $5.

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Mclogenog
Mclogenog

So, I could pick up Left 4 Dead and be able to play the Half Life Orange Box Mods? Cool.

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intooblivion
intooblivion

Actually I tested this out by making a new steam account with nothing on it but the ATI offer, and it let me use source sdk.

:^D

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FJS
FJS

The best trailer ever!

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eddymgn
eddymgn

WOW you guys are awesome this is going to be amazing!!

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FJS
FJS

You would need any Source game because you dont need really a game, what you need its the SDK

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Kyben
Kyben

I'm gunna guess late 2009. Black Mesa is on my christmas list for next year. =D

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

Awesome, Can't wait to play it!

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AlCool
AlCool

Great update!, awesome trailer. Can't wait to get the guns a blazing in the original HL1 :D

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ben72227
ben72227

Wow guys this is amazing. You're an inspiration for other mod teams for sure! Your work is so professional - I'm surprised you guys don't already have real life development jobs. I can't wait to play this one!

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MrDev
MrDev

I can never thank the guys, both past and present, on the Black Mesa Source team for their work. I will sit here patiently waiting because I am so happy to see what has come from waiting I can stand to wait some more.

Thanks guys!

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Tokoya
Tokoya

That was the best mod trailer I've seen in a very long time

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dukka
dukka

Damn.

Keep it rolling. :)

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Aurel_Tristen
Aurel_Tristen

My god. I knew this mod would be one of quality, but this is just insane.
Rare is it that you see this kind of dedication in a single player mod. I hope this works as a demonstration of your teams talents, and helps you get into the industry.

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oversoul
oversoul

...words fail me... awesome...

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

OH GOD IT'S GOT MY LEG!
awesome man, this mod looks WAY better then half life 2 if you ask me ^^ sweet!

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ChromeAngel
ChromeAngel

Maximum awesomeness! :D

loved the humor of the little bug at the end.

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feltorn
feltorn

I.... it... uh... I... you... it...
*dies due to excessive amounts of win*

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet

Mindblowingly awesome!... Call me Freeman...

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Sleeprz
Sleeprz

Wow! This is ******* amazing, i can't find words to describe how awesome this Trailer is.

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Nathanius
Nathanius

ditto, especially with the swearing!

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Mischa_Silden
Mischa_Silden

Oh, my, god.. OH MY GOD!
You guys are AWESOME!
Can't wait till this gets released!!!
I hope you guys get steamed, or even bought by valve. I'd pay the price of a full retail game from this one.
WHERE IS THE DONATE BUTTON!?

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`DarcK
`DarcK

Just awesome, excellent. Valve wouldn't be jealous about your work?

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