Do you like a classical Black Mesa style? Me too. Don't pass by, download and play this modification if you want to visit our favourite research complex again and investigate new areas of Black Mesa.

Dreamer_E aka Dark_Fire

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Play time:
~30-40 min

Launch instructions:
For the game start you have to move a folder "hopelessness" in your Half-Life directory, then launch a "hopelessness.bat" or "hopelessness(2).bat". Further you can start a new game.

P.S.: This is my first modification and release at all. You shouldn't expect from this one something bigger, than the project by the beginner, then you for certain won't be disappointed.

P.S.S.: Sorry for my bad English, guys.

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Oct 3, 2013 Full Version 5 comments

Just another try to escape from the Black Mesa. Can the nameless scientist save himself with your help?

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Uberwire Jun 18 2015, 3:54pm says:

Man i like the mod so much, the mapping is so good. Not only the mapping lol, the gameplay, I've seen you added some more cool stuff to the game

*Spoiler Alert*

It's just so disappointing that It's shorter than expected and that it ended like that... still 8/10

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lucasdfc Jun 15 2014, 5:35pm says:

Nice mod!

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DiamondBorne Jun 6 2014, 1:18pm says:

*Mini Spoiler*

C'mon you can't do this to us, what's the point of giving Tau gun ammo when you're gonna abruptly end the game like that? Seriously the mod is very well made, It leaving me wanted more of it, great action, subtly creepy atmosphere, quite brain tinkering puzzle. Also, i'm really enjoy the 'find key item' instead of having to always pressing button and turning valve to proceed. A very effective and nostalgic formula that reminds me of earlier adventure games like Resident Evil and such. All in all 9.8/10


Also really looking forward to the next chapter if you planned it of course.

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PhoenixConnexion Apr 23 2014, 8:28am says:
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2muchvideogames Nov 10 2013, 9:27pm says:

A surprisingly good mod. The maps are very detailed and there are several reconnected areas that make it much more interesting than your typical linear HL mod. The mod appears to use Unholy's code, which significantly increases difficulty by replacing batteries and wall-HEV chargers with kevlar vests. The soldiers in the first two maps are the hardest part of the mod, since many of them carry contact grenades and the maps are pretty confined.

This mod has a very creepy atmosphere that allows it to draw out the horror aspects of HL and scare the players. A spooky background music, along with some ambushes made me very tense and I held down the shift key most of the time while playing. Around the half-way I started hearing gonomes... this mod's horror element made it really appealing to me.

I really highly recommend you try this mod. It's not too long, but the experience is great. The maps are well-made, and health/armour is pretty reasonable, but the soldiers at the beginning do make the first part of the mod harder than the later parts. If you are going to play this, I hope you do it at night, alone. Preferably with the lights off.

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precision_bomber Oct 23 2013, 2:16pm says:

Its a super good mod. I liked the ending, it was sad but then it was well-made. There's a bit of difficulty spike, due to how near-instantaneously thrown into action(I dealt with the vorts with my crowbar because I was too slow to get the pistol). Nonetheless plays out nice. Marines were not hard to deal with due to Close Quarters type areas; so cheap pie cutting made the difficulty of this mod not too hard.

I'd like to point out the little touches this mod had, the vigorous screen shaking when hurt by hornets gave a nice crunch and felt like that really hurts. The slight bobbing of the camera was nice, then there are the bullsquids that give you poisoned status effect when hit by their projectiles.

Minor complaint, the control room doors on the Questionable Ethics segment can crush you, was this intended?

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andrea89 Oct 6 2013, 8:29am says:

pretty good mod!! especially condering it is the first one you created!!

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masquedios Oct 5 2013, 3:01pm says:

I finish this mod just few minutes ago...Men, congratulations! This was very fun to play, maps were quite challenging and the linear gameplay sensation was overshadowed by the action. I am glad to see that you didnt use the "classical blackmesa style" as an excuse to make poor maps or even worse maps in comparison with original Half Life, that didnt happen here and because of that, this totally worth the download.

The only part i didnt like it was the "morse code part", i decipher the code (that was FUN! Seriously) but the buttons seems to be too small (or i have fingers too big?) and cannot pressed them correctly...¡¡¡THE FIVE,DUDE!!! PRESS THE ******* FIVE!!!! I shout like 100 times, LoL.

So Noclip and presto. Sorry about that, but perhaps the panel needs to be a little more big.

So i give you 8/10...another "MUST PLAY" mod.

Thanks for the fun.

PD: The ending....totally unexpected, original...a little irritating, but Good.

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Koncave Oct 4 2013, 8:34pm says:

was being trapped the only ending?

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masquedios Oct 5 2013, 2:48pm replied:

Thanks for the spoiler, man. ;/

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Dreamer_E Oct 5 2013, 4:05am replied:

Yes, it's the only way to end the game.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 8/10

Would have easily given this a 10 if it weren't for two things. First, don't upload your config.cfg file with your mod. Some people may use different controls and mouse settings and it's annoying to have to reset them. Second, a couple of issues getting into some of the vents near the start, requiring you to crouch and then jump to get in. Otherwise, I loved it. I hope you continue because the ending was a bit of a downer. :P

Oct 4 2013, 8:06pm by Urby

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