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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

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Black Mesa Part

Sep 14, 2012 Full Version 100 comments

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savagex Nov 6 2005, 2:42am says:

this is startin to really **** me off, I want to see some media some more promising looking screens, Some short videos of gameplay.

More polished stuff, some stuff where we can see what BMS is making and not just takin from HL2.

defently want to see some short videos, but if they do give out some videos dont make them gay like the goldeneye one make it worth watching and show us why we wanna play this game.

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Kalashnikov Oct 25 2005, 10:28am says:

That would certainly be nice, maybe you should give them that in an e-mail :D

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Kester Nov 29 2006, 7:04am says:

Around 70GB on network traffic in 24 hours says they did Stickit. Although you are right on the reason we went down.

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Nero-San Apr 8 2006, 11:15pm says:

Words cannot express how much i am looking forward to this, and if Valve or whatever came in and said "No no no, omfg copyright ban ban stealing warez" i would literally kill myself. ;_;

Keep up the ├╝ber excellent work!

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RabidMonkey Apr 8 2006, 10:44pm says:

Where'd you get all that information? The community around our forums?

The team is varied between people who wish to just beautify the environments and people who want to make major changes. We're not going around adding new weapons and characters and such but we'll still add some new content in.

Oh, and the tram is quite different. It features new areas, although the ride is about the same length, aye.

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Kalegore Oct 17 2005, 5:38pm says:

Holy crud, I love the site! the music is so suspecting!

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Deathwish.qc Oct 17 2005, 12:04am says:

get it out!!!get it out!!!

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BrokenTripod Oct 16 2005, 3:03pm says:

Hurrah. I can't wait till a gameplay trailer is out. The game looks (Or looked) great from the old media pictures you've shown.

Great job guys.

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Kalashnikov Oct 16 2005, 11:47am says:

You posted only 5 hours before our latest update :D

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Redragon6 Oct 16 2005, 8:44am says:

its now the middle of october and i havent seen any updates or anything, is Black Mesa: Source dead or what?

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