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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.

Thanks,
The Black Mesa Dev Team

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Black Mesa Torrent

Black Mesa Torrent

Sep 15, 2012 Full Version 60 comments

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Black Mesa Part 2.zip

Black Mesa Part 2.zip

Sep 14, 2012 Full Version 95 comments

Part 2 of 2. Instructions: Once part 1 and 2 have been downloaded rename the files to include this format blackmesa.zip.001 for part one and blackmesa.zip.002...

Black Mesa Part 1.zip

Black Mesa Part 1.zip

Sep 14, 2012 Full Version 151 comments

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Felony
Felony Nov 26 2005, 6:27pm says:

About how big will the download be when its 100% finished?

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ZeroZF
ZeroZF Nov 26 2005, 3:53am says:

omg December so close but yet so farrrr!!!! srceeennnshhotttsss

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Pancakes
Pancakes Nov 26 2005, 1:38am says:

Nevermind on the weapons question, I didn't look around...<.<

And I meant with source graphics (I know about hl1 Source). YAY!!!

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Pancakes
Pancakes Nov 26 2005, 1:36am says:

HALF-LIFE 1, BUT ON THE SOURCE ENGINE. *CRYS* YES!!!!

Oh and, will the weapons be remodled to look like the originals? or will they just be the HL2 guns?

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Alien_Firefox
Alien_Firefox Nov 24 2005, 12:58pm says:

hey since you got a full working alpha release

maybe u could make the half life uplink demo to the source code and make it a demo to show us the models and all in your mod. plus i want the hl1 uplink demo to be converted to the source engine.

so can u plz try that

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savagex
savagex Nov 22 2005, 11:45pm says:

man i need some more screens. Some screens where your like oh my god that is amazing and some videos would be really nice. BUt dont put them out if there only ok. We still have yet to see this teams best work.

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ZeroZF
ZeroZF Nov 14 2005, 10:30pm says:

cant wait for xen mdlss

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natedgreat3
natedgreat3 Oct 2 2006, 9:39pm says:

Yea we are trying to track down the domain registration information so we can at least get a temporary page up on the site. Its been 2 years since we've needed to use the info haha.. stuff like that has a way of getting lost

When the new site comes up, it'll probably be launched with the media release.

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Kalashnikov
Kalashnikov Nov 10 2005, 12:31pm says:

News Announcement: A Prelude to December.
Blackmesasource.com

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ZeroZF
ZeroZF Nov 9 2005, 9:26pm says:

i just went to thier website n bm:s it aready playable n it not done (4 some NOOBS who think bm:s is comlpeted)

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