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!

Posted by cman2k on Nov 30th, 2008

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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AnonymousX Dec 1 2008, 5:37am says:


by the way, I got some questions. Will you need Orange Box to play this? I've got the first HL2 retail box version, included HL2, HL2:DM, CSS blabla.

And will it work with my old FX5200, P4 3.0GHz computer? I know that Source engine can handle old games, but seems like some mod uses upgraded shader and it makes my game lags like hell, example Zombie Panic Source, it lags when there are 10 players in the map for no reason (FPS drops)

Thanks if it will work on the old 1.1 Shader :)

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Keresh Dec 4 2008, 4:38pm replied:

You need only one source game. It doesn't matter which one. The specs are similar to Hl2:Ep.2 specs.

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Otreum Dec 1 2008, 5:48am says:

I may not have liked half life 2, but I loved half life, and in saying that, I think this mod is so good that I would pay money for it, especially after seeing that trailer.

I loved those killer tentacle things, that was great, I can't wait to play that part again :)

Great work, I look forward to this release! :D

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SandeR2 Dec 1 2008, 6:04am says:

omg looks even better then Episode 3 will ever be!

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Lez Dec 1 2008, 7:29am says:


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Forsete Dec 1 2008, 7:31am says:

Holy ****, that was all kind of asskicking awesomeness! Bloody nice editing on the video, especially how you nicely morphed from one footage to another.

Glad that you guys released some gameplay footage at last too.

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Bender411 Dec 1 2008, 7:43am says:

Oh my!O_O

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Tatsur0 Dec 1 2008, 8:00am says:

Great work again Monkey Junkie, and to the BMS team the game looks gorgeous. Looking forward to 2009

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BuZZeR Dec 1 2008, 8:13am says:

Awesome! Great work guys! Looking forward to play it on 2009! ;)

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Gongong Dec 1 2008, 8:22am says:

Can't wait! Looks like the best single player mod ever, not only for source!

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demon_firefox Dec 1 2008, 8:57am says:

Oh my fu**ing God!!!

That beats all of my expectations.
Really - brilliant!

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Nokiaman Dec 1 2008, 9:05am says:


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DJ-Ready Dec 1 2008, 9:22am says:

I'll surely have fun with this mod :)

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Kothoga Dec 1 2008, 9:51am says:

OMFG!!! the waiting has sure paid off!!! I cant wait for next year to come

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wildshadow12 Dec 1 2008, 10:04am says:

One word: Epic

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sweno1 Dec 1 2008, 10:29am says:

WHOA! I wasn't expecting it to be that good!

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Woolybear777 Dec 1 2008, 11:42am says:

I'm going to buy the PC orange box just to play this. (I already got orange box for xbox 360)

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raventheoneandonly Dec 1 2008, 11:42am says:

HOLY ****. I came.

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angry_bot Dec 1 2008, 12:26pm says:

Now to wait for valve to hire them and stamp it. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VALVE!

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Bird_of_Prey Dec 1 2008, 12:32pm says:

Sweet! Can't wait!

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Killer_man_1996 Dec 1 2008, 12:38pm says:

OMFG!!!!!! It's the best mod trailer ever!!! can't wait 1 year more... I'M GOING CRAAAAAAAAAZZZZZYYYY!!!!!

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Spiderhund Dec 1 2008, 12:49pm says:


"As stated in the trailer, the days this mod stays in development are truly numbered. Hang tight, because at long last, it is coming."

When I read that I actually could not breath.

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Vradash Dec 1 2008, 1:03pm says:

Oh. My. God.

That looks SO great...can't wait! :D

By the way...the animations and the voice actors are so pro. O_O

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3pidemiC Dec 1 2008, 1:06pm says:

Jesus. Incredible.

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madmaxcow Dec 1 2008, 1:12pm says:

MY... my, my god....... this trailer made me... mod is... *faint*

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Akujin Dec 1 2008, 1:26pm says:

I am Amazed! Can't wait to play it!

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zawmbabwe Dec 1 2008, 1:27pm says:

I really like it when you get out on the cliffside and those airplanes fly by.

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nipzor Dec 1 2008, 1:43pm says:

this **** is pro!

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PytoX Dec 1 2008, 1:44pm says:

OMG, Awesomeness!!!

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RKotern Dec 1 2008, 1:53pm says:

The Best MOD!!

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Medkit Dec 1 2008, 1:55pm says:

I have to mention that the trailer had been uploaded on youtube -20 hours ago. Under the first 20 hours 143,171 people watched it.

Plus, I am from Hungary, and here in this small country, I can assure you that a great number of Half-Life fans are waiting with holding their breaths back!

In short, you -the Black Mesa Team- are famous. And for a very good reason!
Keep it up guys! And thanks for the trailer (again)!

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Reaper212 Dec 1 2008, 3:48pm says:

This is amazing. I've been waiting for Black Mesa for awhile and its finally almost out =D Good job guys.

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Tron619 Dec 1 2008, 3:58pm says:

HOLY **** they got this mod down to the touch cant wait

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JohnBart Dec 1 2008, 4:16pm says:

Excellent video. Excellent content.
Keep up the good work... ;-)

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Gnostic Dec 1 2008, 5:06pm says:


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sauerfreak Dec 1 2008, 5:20pm says:

Oh my dear sweet....what the....EPIC WIN.

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OOmiz Dec 1 2008, 5:24pm says:


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Amosinn Dec 1 2008, 5:38pm says:

HOT DAYUMMMMMMMM! OH MY GOD!!! I WANT!! Seriously, this is awesome!! I want it NAO!! Beta 4 meh pl0x!

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flippedoutkyrii Dec 1 2008, 5:46pm says:

I held my breathe while watching this! It brought back so much memories, to be honest, I didn't think You'd guys would do it the first time I heard about this mod. But seeing this, theres no turning back!

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Mr.Ugly_Pants Dec 1 2008, 6:46pm says:

So amazing. Cannot wait.

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formerlyknownasMrCP Dec 1 2008, 7:02pm says:

Black Mesa gonna be epic win.

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F-Plus Dec 1 2008, 7:03pm says:

That outdoor visuals is insane. I've followed BMS since 2006, and I'm extatic to see this trailer. Everything IS coming along nicely. Good job.

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Haishin Dec 1 2008, 7:45pm replied:

I agree. Best looking skybox EVER.

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ticateetee Dec 1 2008, 9:45pm says:

Wow, that was just a professional quality trailer right there. Lookin' more forward to this every day.

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QuadX Dec 1 2008, 11:27pm says:

#%!@ing badass! Thanks for the trailer Black Mesa Team!

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Andrey(Rus) Dec 2 2008, 12:03pm says:

Unforseen Consequonces:D

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MrTambourineMan Dec 2 2008, 4:03pm says:

WTF? Can't really find the words!

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Hunt77 Dec 3 2008, 12:48pm says:

Wow! That was amazing, incredible good job with the trailer!
I was really blown away by that, suddenly I am all excited again, maybe it wasn't such a waste of time after all. I mean, it was awesome just seeing that trailer. Looks like this mod has come a long way.

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kitethefallenangel Dec 4 2008, 3:59am says:

Much better than I imagined any mod would be!
I underestimated you!

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ioavmk Dec 5 2008, 4:50pm says:

That video its so ******* great!!! FINALYYY IT´S HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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