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78 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...

Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - ZIP Version

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This is the ZIP version of the new and improved Surface Tension Uncut 2.0! This version sees significant improvement from the previous release (v1.11...

Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - Installer Version

Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - Installer Version

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This is the installer version of the new and improved Surface Tension Uncut 2.0! This version sees significant improvement from the previous release (v1.11...

Black Mesa Torrent

Black Mesa Torrent

Sep 15, 2012 Full Version 65 comments

This is simply the official torrent to download Black Mesa. Be kind and seed once you have finished.

Black Mesa Part

Black Mesa Part

Sep 14, 2012 Full Version 98 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

Black Mesa Part

Black Mesa Part

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xtsnic Jan 7 2006, 4:08am says:

JC!!! This IS soooo AWESOMEE...CANT WAIT......

checked back today and looked at al your cool image ARE amazing.. hope i have the requirements for it though. Btw. this looks totally awesome.

keep up the good work

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Parabenine Jan 6 2006, 6:31pm says:

Thank you!!! You have made my dreams come true! Looking for a tester? I could be a great asset, unless you have some. In that case, I'll just be looking foreward to this! And, incase you are thinking of having me as a tester, you can email me! Ask me questions, etc... I have been very helpful in past experiences!
Please consider it!


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-)ACE(- Dec 20 2005, 4:58am says:

This looks great! This is one game that I have been for. I can't wait to play.

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Kalashnikov Dec 20 2005, 12:23am says:

For your voting thus far. We greatly appreciate it!

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CD_TOASTER Dec 19 2005, 11:13pm says:

w00t voted this mod of the year. it looks so awsome.....

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PredatorAncient Dec 19 2005, 4:59am says:

Wow it looks awsome, hurry up and finish it.
It's good to see your not just recreating the levels, your putting thought, time and effort into it, keep it that way.

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ChipsAhoy Dec 18 2005, 2:11pm says:

Keep up the good work. Love the music on the flash.

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MaRa-23 Dec 16 2005, 7:05pm says:

Really looking forward to this mod. :)
I'm sure it will be great.

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Stormseeker Jan 21 2007, 3:14pm says:

To quote the above text

"This mod is not dead, we are still hard at work on it."

The whole team is constantly working on this mod, but it is a huge undertaking, and we appreciate your patience.

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Kalashnikov Dec 15 2005, 12:33am says:

Whoops, forget to address the HDR question. Anyways, we are going to implement where it works better for us. If it doesn't improve, it won't be used.

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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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