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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...

Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - ZIP Version

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Surface Tension Uncut v2.0 - Installer Version

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Black Mesa Torrent

Black Mesa Torrent

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Black Mesa Part

Black Mesa Part

Sep 14, 2012 Full Version 91 comments

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8472 Aug 13 2005, 6:12pm says:

Awsome! Great job guys. Keep it up.

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ghostings Jan 29 2010, 9:55pm replied:

If you look this far back into the comments section you




+1 vote     reply to comment Aug 13 2005, 8:14am says:

Black Mesa: Source is my Most-Wanted-Mod for Half-Life 2!
I'm dreaming about a Multiplayermatch on crossfire with the Source-Engine-Graphics/Effects and the Half-Life 1 Gameplay! ;)

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plywood Aug 13 2005, 6:16am says:

Oh yeah, the website is ace too :D

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plywood Aug 13 2005, 6:14am says:

All i can say is wow!....
I didnt bother buying hl2 silver because hl source looked crap, i tried it out and it is basicly hl1 with good water and 3d skyboxes.

This is something completely different, the mapwork looks ace.

All i can say is Good luck, i will be looking forward to playing it :)

- Plywood

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NazGul Aug 12 2005, 11:07am says:

These guys are doing a awesome job!!!!!!

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Puppet_That_Kills Aug 12 2005, 10:25am says:

Are you crazy!!?!? This is an Aftermath and a Half Life 3 killer! Ok, maybe I'm going a little to far saying Half Life 3, but it's still an amazing piece of work! Keep up the amazing work guys!


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Stimor Aug 12 2005, 1:22am says:

Its just a mod, no "aftermath killer" for you, sheesh!

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Tiki Aug 11 2005, 9:36pm says:
SuperRad987 wrote: Is there a release date in the near future? Cause this mod looks AMAZING and will just give me sumthin 2 play while i wait 4 a Half-Life 2 expasion. Great job guys and keep up the good work. Ooo and cool site!!!

As far as I'm concerned... this IS an expansion, It's a lot better than HL: Source obviously, and something tells me I'll have a lot more fun playing this than Aftermath, especially if HDR is updated by the time they release this.

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Forsete Aug 11 2005, 8:36pm says:

Hot! The "Surface Tension" dam looks godlike.

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