Operation: Black Mesa is a total Source remake of Half Life: Opposing Force. Using the Source engine, the developers plan to recreate the Black Mesa research Facility as it was seen by Corporal Adrian Shephard of the H.E.C.U. Half-life: Opposing Force is still an amazing game, although it's not nearly as amazing as it was when it was released.

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(voythas) Sep 6 2010 says:

Best Bullsquid I've ever seen!


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KarimIO Sep 6 2010 says:

I like the model, but not the skin of the bullsquid. I prefer the old one.

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Swaggletooth Sep 6 2010 replied:

The diffuse and normals look great. What are you talking about?

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Yronno Sep 6 2010 replied:

I have to agree. It looks a little too bright, and the different color scales seem odd.

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KarimIO Sep 7 2010 replied:

I dunno. You can change the other ones as much as you want, but this just doesn't FEEL like a bullsquid. Before, I exaggerated a bit, I still like it, but I prefer the old one by far. (The skin concept, I mean. The detail on the texture and bumpmap on this is awesome)

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Mirellanmal Jan 13 2011 replied:

I think we should wait til we can see it with animations ingame and stuff ^o^ personally i think its really creepy x3 and diffrent from the original which i like :) and still very detailed

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Captain_Hell_Knight Nov 10 2011 replied:

It would be cool if there are different coloured bullsquids :).

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sourspit Jan 3 2015 replied:

I feel ya, its what we grew up playing. But this is a new perspective of the game.

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Megadave2003 Sep 6 2010 says:

reminds me of beta bullsquid

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Xylemon Sep 6 2010 replied:

Reminds me of the Predator.

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Guided_Meditation Sep 6 2010 says:

The skin make it look 1000000000 more real.

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Lockdown323 Sep 6 2010 says:

It's way too shiny, I don't like it that much.

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ArturoPahua Sep 6 2010 replied:

shine is right! xD

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nrd2001 Sep 6 2010 says:

im sorry that is probably my fault I positioned the light source in the model viewer to show the details in the normal/spec map better but made it look a bit too shiny as a result, when in the map under normal lighting conditions it does not look so extreme.

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poisonheadcrab Sep 6 2010 says:

Now that is a nice bullsquid.

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nopushbutton Sep 6 2010 says:

Looks really great, I love the textures!
About the shininess: I think that, because the bullsquid lives near water, it's one of the few things that actually makes sense to be shiny.

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Lockdown323 Sep 6 2010 replied:

Maybe, but this doesn't even look naturally shiny, it looks like it's plastic-wrapped.

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PeacefulPatriot Sep 6 2010 says:

Ehhh, too beige. I liked the orange look of the original better.

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tk210 Sep 7 2010 says:

looks kinda like a duck (the one at bottom from a little distance)

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xenobi Sep 8 2010 says:

looks pretty good but even the old one is nice, how about adding both.

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Danceswithpills Oct 3 2010 replied:

good idea :D

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Spartor Sep 8 2010 says:

BM:S Bullsquid looks better

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Wersuz Feb 25 2013 replied:

yeah ;)

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kuadziw Sep 9 2010 says:

Looks great! I like the skin texture and the details near the creature's eyes.

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CMDKeen Sep 9 2010 says:

I love bullsquids, but this one lacks any color. Black Mesa got it's skin just right (except for the "teeth", yours are far superior) - combining their colors with your teeth would bring the ultimate Bullsquid! I would love to see both OBM and BMS to use the same (combined) model.

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nrd2001 Sep 9 2010 replied:

Liz has been listening to everyones feedback and is hard at work on some new textures.

Thanks everyone for the feedback the team appreciates it as it will help us make a better mod.

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23-down Oct 3 2010 says:

I agree with Dexter the model is of ultra quality the texture however is not or lets just say it doesn't really fit. However maybe you can have multiple textured variants.. This creature here could lurk in sewers for example while the normal (original styled) bullsquid will be found everywhere else within Blackmesa.

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poisonheadcrab Nov 21 2010 replied:

That's actually a pretty good idea.

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AUG_DUDE Nov 21 2010 says:

he never looked so slick before
awesome model.

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hero_kenshin Dec 23 2010 says:

Hahah kinda reminds me of sligs from abes oddesy :P

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DFrost Dec 24 2010 says:

Great-looking bullsquid right there.
Lovin' the detail. Looks really neat.

Yet I too would like to see the old skin variation as well (green/dk-yellow black and red).

Either way, slimy look suits it well :D

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john_freeman Feb 23 2011 says:

i actually dont like it i prefer black mesa's one

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DeadPhil Mar 6 2011 says:

It's a shame that you hardly encounter Bullsquids in the game

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Riker7 May 31 2011 says:

better than blackmesa source

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upward-rain Jul 21 2011 says:

I like the tongue like tentacles but the skin of the body is too much like a snake and doesn't match the bullsquid's aquatic tendancies. It is a good skin though.

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Hazza-the-Fox Dec 8 2012 says:

I like this bullsquid even more than Black Mesa Source's version- particularly the eyes; they're the right shape and size!
I even like the shine (he's aquatic after all).

Texture I kinda liked the brighter bullsquids of the old Half-life more personally- especially considering that Black Mesa is a really dark, pale environment already, he might be too hard to locate.

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Hell_Diguner May 16 2013 says:

I realize it's far too late to make fundamental model changes, but I always though the Bullsquid should have tentacles that fold together into a smooth cone shape, much like real squid: Grabflies.com

(The irony is, that's a picture of a lure, not a real squid, but you get the idea)

And then headcrabs look like a fusion of a spider and a cuttlefish: Grabflies.com

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20sentryfox Dec 14 2013 says:

i wonder how it sounds like ...

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