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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We're freaking out over here! It is so exciting to share this news with you!

Posted by cman2k on Sep 2nd, 2012

We're freaking out over here! It is so exciting to share this news with you!

  • You can now Download the Black Mesa Soundtrack, courtesy of our very own Joel Nielsen, at the very generous price of whatever you want! Enjoy and share!
  • In the near future you'll see our Website, Wiki and Forums all taken down temporarily for renovations.
  • On September 14th you will see the first release of Black Mesa! This will include our re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core. We believe this is a great way to provide a complete-feeling 8-10 hour experience with a solid ending, make our fans happy and help us make the best overall game possible.

We are still working hard on Xen and BMDM, but instead of making you wait we are giving you Black Mesa as soon as it's ready! We're doing our best to help bring the immense vision of this project into reality, and we are very excited for what the future brings!

High-Fives Yo,
Carlos Montero - Project Leader

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Garyn Dakari Sep 2 2012, 10:21pm says:

Saw the countdown on their website last night.

So excited! Not sure if I'm going to wait for the full release with Xen, or download this one anyway...

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PetrifiedPenguin Sep 3 2012, 11:27am replied:

I know! I thought the same thing but I'm so pumped theres no WAY I can wait!

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DarkSlayer_ Sep 3 2012, 3:43pm replied:

Wait? No way, I already waited since 2009(?) and that is enough, now this is showdown!
If new updates come out later, you can replay the game anytime.

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sbseed Sep 4 2012, 4:30pm replied:

been waiting since 2006 :P
looking forward to actually playing it after seeing pics of the maps/creatures/military/etc. and test videos on various items... sweet sweet closer, well close enough till zen is updated into the game.

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Kazioo Sep 3 2012, 10:21pm replied:

This IS the full release.
Xen will be a separated mod (probably called "Xen").
BMDM is also a different build.

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HawaK Sep 4 2012, 10:28am replied:

It will be in the form of an update that adds the Xen chapters to Black Mesa. It will make the transition from Lambda Core to Xen seamless.

Source :

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Oathrunner Sep 2 2012, 10:24pm says:

Yay! It's been hard waiting to get to this point!

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xFr0stx Sep 2 2012, 10:32pm says:

I have been waiting for this for so long. You better not be messing with me this time....(end of 2009?)

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MedicOnDuty Sep 2 2012, 10:35pm says:

At least we have a release date, and at least it took at lot less longer that Duke Nukem Forever to release. I'm just happy it's here.

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RRCM_Rico Sep 2 2012, 11:49pm replied:

At least this isn't Duke Nukem Forever.

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Zombiestubble Sep 3 2012, 8:50pm replied:

And fortunately, it will be much better than Duke Pukem.

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xFr0stx Sep 2 2012, 10:36pm says:

I am sure it is worth the wait. Thank you guys for all of your hard work.

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Gameboy555 Sep 2 2012, 10:38pm says:

so the mod is going to have one of those to be continued..... phases up to the lambda core? since the rest isnt finished?

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Mr.Walrus Sep 2 2012, 10:43pm says:

"On September 14th you will see the first release of Black Mesa!"

I had to read that three times before I was convinced I wasn't hallucinating. HELL YES, man I'm excited!

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bad@chaos Sep 2 2012, 10:49pm says:

Steam release?

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Nightscout Sep 4 2012, 5:22pm replied:


of course it's on steam man.

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Theevina Sep 2 2012, 10:50pm says:

Holy crap you're kidding...

So some parts like Xen are not really that perfect you are saying?

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Bullet$hoT Sep 3 2012, 6:00am replied:

They're releasing black mesa full until lambda core.
Xen ain't finished yet.

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awesomepossum Sep 2 2012, 10:56pm says:


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camycamera Sep 2 2012, 11:16pm says:

Wow, I'm surprised that this came out before Half-Life 3. Hopefully this is worth the weight! ;D

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Zombiestubble Sep 3 2012, 9:13pm buried:


I think Valve should just give HL3 to Black Mesa source. Because lets face it, it's been 6 years. BMDT has a game. Valve does not.

Lets just call Black Mesa Source Half Life 3 and be done with it. BMDT would have probably done a better job at Half Life 3 anyway if they got valve-like funding and a room with a big-*** valve in it.

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HawaK Sep 4 2012, 10:30am replied:

how about no

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Nightscout Sep 4 2012, 5:23pm replied:

..........get off of steam.............

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RRCM_Rico Sep 2 2012, 11:46pm says:

Awesome, sounds like a great idea to me. Looking forward to playing the game and revisiting some memories :D

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DevinShadowV Sep 2 2012, 11:52pm says:

at least now it will happen...

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DelphinusMinor Sep 3 2012, 12:12am says:

OMG... This is better then Christmas to a ten year old. I can't wait!

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laakkone Sep 3 2012, 1:19am says:

For them who stopped tracking this: Was it wise decision after all? Because we're really getting into this **** real soon !!

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Lucífer Sep 3 2012, 1:23am says:


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SourHyperion1 Sep 3 2012, 1:58am says:

Can't help but think of this song:
Looking forward to playing the mod and good luck with Xen and BMDM.

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MrSaturdayKnight Sep 3 2012, 2:03am says:

Hopefully their will be multiple DL links so their wont be an overload of people trying to DL BM and causing the links to crash. Probably going to happen anyway but I am hoping they'll be more than 5.

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notasinglenamedperso Sep 3 2012, 3:31am buried:


"On September 14, you will see the first release of Black Mesa!"

11 Days right now, you're kidding me right? This isn't like the release date you set for 2009?

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cooldude1313 Sep 3 2012, 4:40am says:

I will get to play for a week before Borderlands 2 takes me away.

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Urby Sep 3 2012, 8:00am replied:

Dude! **** Borderlands 2! Black Mesa is coming out FFS!

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Chezzlor Sep 3 2012, 5:48am says:

By God...

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Stoof Sep 3 2012, 6:07am says:

Yes! Been anticipating this day.

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AlekZanDer Sep 3 2012, 6:25am says:

Quote: " of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core."
So that's why there weren't any updates for a LONG time...

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Forsete Sep 3 2012, 6:55am says:

After 7 years of waiting I will finally have the ability to play this thing. Amazing. You guys rock.

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Warpath20 Sep 3 2012, 7:04am says:

HELL YES!!!, I've been waiting for this day to come.

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=EX-Mo= Sep 3 2012, 8:24am says:

This can not be! I probably sleep..
Быть такого не может! Я наверное сплю..

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Gloryboy811 Sep 3 2012, 9:22am says:

OH MY GOD!! WOOOOO!! I cant wait!

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Sbeast Sep 3 2012, 10:45am says:

Someone...somewhere...divided by 3

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xsantosis Sep 3 2012, 11:27am says:

This mod will be epic!

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poisonheadcrab Sep 3 2012, 4:11pm replied:

Yes it will xsantosis, yes it will.

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LopperUK Sep 3 2012, 11:28am says:

****** awesome but I will just wait for the complete thing :) I am a patient person :D

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ZitaX Sep 3 2012, 11:46am says:

Amazing! I remember when I read about this in a PC Gamer magazine back in 2004 or 2005, and now it's finally coming out! When I play this in 11 days, it's really gonna feel like the end of a long wait!

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Lacedaemonius Sep 3 2012, 12:51pm says:

Aww Black Mesa, what a birthday gift! You shouldn't have

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Kbeck15 Sep 3 2012, 1:09pm says:

Im confused, is this the full game? I read somewhere that it will be released in parts? Either way, Im glad to see a release :D

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Dredile Sep 3 2012, 1:20pm replied:

Its all the way up to Lambda Core. Xen will be released at a later time.

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PurpleGaga27 Sep 3 2012, 2:06pm says:

Awesome news to know. Let's hope that release date does not turn out to be in Valve time.

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Gregthegen Sep 3 2012, 2:07pm says:

So conflicted, now I know how Ross Scott must feel, all those years of doing HL machinima and now BM is going to be released in a week... hoping we get a few episodes of Freemans Mind using this :-p

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