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81 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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Black Mesa Animation Revamp Retexture v1.4

Black Mesa Animation Revamp Retexture v1.4

Sep 24, 2013 Models Pack 25 comments

This is a complete retexture for all the ReAnimation models as a community effort. Requires ReAnimation pack.



Sep 24, 2013 Models Pack 9 comments

This is basically what the name implies, a complete revamp for all weapon animations.

HECU Marine Soundpack

HECU Marine Soundpack

Sep 24, 2013 Audio Pack 2 comments

Various sounds are enhanced and certain quieter sounds are made louder for suspense reasons.

Improvements Pack

Improvements Pack

Sep 24, 2013 Skin Pack 8 comments

Now here, is a pack containing a good amount of improvements for this mod, it contains better sounds, effects, skins, npc stats and some better model...

Retro Pack

Retro Pack

Sep 24, 2013 Skin Pack 4 comments

This pack is a compilation of skins about their original design in the good ol' Half-Life.

Black Gargantua & Classic Red Eyed

Black Gargantua & Classic Red Eyed

Sep 24, 2013 Animal Skin 4 comments

Comes with a Black Gargantua, with red eyes and orange flame or the classic red eyes only.

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matt_turner Dec 23 2005, 3:37am says:

keep it up. i might buy you guys some beer and a few hookers once this is done.

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savagex Dec 23 2005, 2:31am says:

THOSE where rad. keep up the great work.

they all seem to be by rabidmonkey what are the other guys doing??????

im not trying to rush but we REALLY need to see a preveiw with in these couple months. Then we will see what BMS is made of and what in game looks like.

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PredatorAncient Dec 23 2005, 1:41am says:

I assume you guys will have custom textures for the labs, when the mod is finally done and i download it will the textures go into the SDK?, because i cannot find any lab-like textures

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henriksultan Dec 23 2005, 1:22am says:

Neat new images :thumbup: Really looking forward for the releas :)

Keep up the great work guys!

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RabidMonkey Dec 23 2005, 12:15am says:

savagex: I think you'll be pleased with what we've just posted =>

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C_Skoth Dec 23 2005, 12:12am says:

Just wanted to say looks great and I'm glad you guys are always updating. Shows you actually care.

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savagex Dec 22 2005, 5:06pm says:

I thought you said on the 21st after your radio show that there would be a big media update? I read that on your moddb page and on your home page. Whens the update coming? cause i waited up for the update that never came.

Will there be a video?

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Kalashnikov Dec 22 2005, 10:42am says:

We will be making avaliable a download and transcript of the interview.

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PredatorAncient Dec 22 2005, 2:32am says:

is there a recording of the gamesurge interview i can dl?, i think i missed it on acount ofmy pc fvking up

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henriksultan Dec 21 2005, 1:16am says:

You have my vote!
The one and only vote :)

Cant wait for the mod, looks awsome!

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This mod is amazing! Feels like i'm playing a Valve's game, not a modification.
Now i understand what people felt like in 1998.

Sep 14 2012, 3:16pm by HunteR4708

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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…

Sep 17 2012, 8:40pm by Aleksei_Lenin

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