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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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nerdenfromsweden 11hours 12mins ago says:

black mesa is no longer 4free

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ulasimsi 12hours 13mins ago says:

Countdown is finished. But nothing happened so far

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hunk22 10hours 55mins ago replied:

Now you need pay for play

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PurpleGaga27 May 4 2015, 11:52am says:

Did you know that a new countdown for Black Mesa has begun until Cinco De Mayo:

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NinjagoWolf78 May 3 2015, 2:55pm says:

Are there any fixes for missing/blood-on-scientists and sound errors?

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General_Cornwaffle May 1 2015, 3:24pm says:

All aboard the hype train!
A countdown... o_0

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LoqWeegee May 1 2015, 9:56am says:

steam version has better optimisation than actual version? sorry my english

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Magic_Nipples Apr 30 2015, 7:28pm says:

Checked Black Mesa's website with that CRT screen. View page source. found hidden link to a countdown:
4 days remain...

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LegionCrynet Apr 26 2015, 8:36am says:

So is this Mod dead?

Its been 2 years without an update

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Vali200 May 1 2015, 5:56pm replied:

Its not like they made a part of Half Life playeble until you get to the portal to Xen. Also this wont die easy , Those are professionals that ask Valve if they can remake the game.

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ArcadePreMan Apr 29 2015, 7:29am replied:

Don't worry the mod is still lives. I heard they making a new mod.

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LegionCrynet Apr 29 2015, 8:45am replied:

Oh, so they stopped working on this, to make another Mod?


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ArcadePreMan Apr 29 2015, 4:56pm replied:

No I mean the continuation of the mod. To the Zen World.

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Guest Apr 29 2015, 12:46pm replied:

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PCGameCrazy Apr 27 2015, 12:47am replied:

It's still alive. You can check the Black Mesa forums for updates on props and MP maps:

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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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