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80 comments by Hubicorn on Nov 20th, 2013

HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY HALF-LIFE! We here at Black Mesa have some big news!

The Big News:
Last year, Black Mesa was one of the first Steam games to be Greenlit by you, our amazing fans. We've had quite a year since then, with a lot happening internally that we haven't been able to talk about... until now. Black Mesa has been given the opportunity to be sold as a retail product on Steam! This is an incredible honor - one we never expected - but also one we found hard to accept.

We never developed Black Mesa with money in mind. Our team is made up of average, hardworking people, and no one joined the team to make money. For us, Black Mesa is purely a labor of love. We believe this philosophy has significantly contributed to the overall quality and feel of the game.

Our decision to sell Black Mesa rests on two key points. One is we believe we can make the game even better by having full access to the Source engine. This lets us tackle and fix limitations instead of working around them. The second is because frankly, our team could really use the financial help.

The Plan:
Soon you'll see Black Mesa available on Steam for a relatively low price. But we aren't dropping all support for the free version. In fact shortly after the Steam release there will be a completely new free version of the game. We also plan to open source our maps and some game assets to the modding community!

Purchasing the Steam version of Black Mesa is more about supporting the team and our efforts than anything else. However, the Steam version will include features that the free version simply can not have. We will be paying careful attention to feedback, and you'll have a very real say in how the final game turns out.

Long-Term Plans and Xen:
We've been overwhelmed by fan anticipation for Xen, and we're excited so many people are eager to conclude the game. To be totally honest however, Xen is still a ways off. Over the past year, we have spent a HUGE amount of time porting the game to a new engine and fixing hundreds of bugs. The work to port to the new engine was not because of the decision to go retail, this was work that had to be done to get Black Mesa onto Steam and support our future plans.

So, please be patient with us as we work to make Xen a stunning and worthy conclusion to Black Mesa. Until Xen is completed, we have multiple interesting additions planned for the Steam version of Black Mesa, which we will announce later on down the road.

The Black Mesa Dev Team

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This release contains the full beta version of On a Rail Uncut, comprising the maps A1, A2, B1, and B2. These maps integrate seamlessly with Black Mesa...

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Black Mesa Torrent

Black Mesa Torrent

Sep 15, 2012 Full Version 69 comments

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Black Mesa Part

Black Mesa Part

Sep 14, 2012 Full Version 100 comments

Part 2 of 2. Instructions: Once part 1 and 2 have been downloaded rename the files to include this format for part one and

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cjone2 Jan 10 2006, 4:01pm says:

nope its off for me to

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Jono345 Jan 10 2006, 2:45pm says:

Am I the only one here who can't see the website anymore? Its actually a bit worrying that its dissapeared again :|

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Dr_Chaotica Jan 10 2006, 7:28am says:

If you haven´t use tricks for the screenshots, your mod will be awesome. Can´t wait until its done.
mfg Æshættr
(A german site)

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Dragonlord Jan 3 2006, 7:07pm says:

good that the page is back online. the flash itself is ok too but the media part is (sorry) ****. the scrolling is awefull and a pain in the ***. the idea itself is good but make a separate scrollbar instead of auto-scrolling as flash simply sux at this major league.

otherwise good work.

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Kalashnikov Jan 2 2006, 6:43pm says:

It's been online since early this morning.

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LilNikki Jan 2 2006, 4:33pm says:

For you I get sea-sick during HL2 and LIKE IT!;)

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Gomezer Jan 2 2006, 4:28pm says:

Hey Kal, youve probably been asked this hundreds of times within the last 3 days but.....When are the forums going back up?

just a question :)

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Kalashnikov Jan 2 2006, 4:16pm says:

Co-operative Play is planned for release alongside our SP campaign. DM will come sometime there-after.

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Qwertyz Dec 30 2005, 9:41am says:

Are you going to add multiplayer to this mod? Because if think that would rock with the hl1 weapons and maps in source graphics. (ps, nice mod)

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Seffron Dec 29 2005, 10:20am says:

Is it just me who felt really cheated when they released HL:Source? The promise was there of HL with HL2 graphics, but they just cheated us by only adding the physics. Glad i found out before i bought it - and im glad you guys are gonna put Valve to shame with this Mod - Rock on!

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This mod is amazing! Feels like i'm playing a Valve's game, not a modification.
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At first i made a really nice review to this game mod. But then i advanced further in the game and i got really pissed off... Yeah its pretty and scenic , yeah most of the voice acting is great and the music is fantastic but there is a huge annoying gash that just makes the game shit! AI: WHAT BASICALLY MAKES THE GAME SHIT AI: SHIIIT Soldiers...Im fine with other critters plaing running to eat you but soldiers(well the alien soldiers suck in this department as well). Anyway so where were we? oh…

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