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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It's been a long time since you last heard from us, but now its time for another Media Release featuring four maps and concept art!

Posted by DragonNOR on Apr 25th, 2009

Hello everyone and welcome to another OpBM media release!

It's been a long time since we updated the community with media but we've been hard at work and are ready to show some more!

Since last time around, several new members have joined the development team. I'm pleased to announce that our mapping team is now almost full with one final spot pending. Our cadre of talented mappers have been hard at work to recreate the enviroments of Black Mesa in the Orange box engine and we've got no less than four chapters to show.

Welcome to Black Mesa

Missing In Action

Foxtrot Uniform

We also recently had several excellent modelling applicants who are now striving to fill the mod with items like the new combat knife and the desert eagle pistol, as well as another addition to our team of concept artists who never cease to amaze with their art.

Concept Art - Zombies

Concept art - Enviroment

Then what positions does that leave? We are still in need of a texture artist or two to work on enviromental textures and prop skinning, an animator and a coder.

Wrapping this article up we'd like to point out that even if we don't post updates every second week we're not dead, far from it. We are all hard at work and will continue to do so till this thing is done!

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DJ-Ready Apr 25 2009 says:

Nice media guys, I really like the env concepts :)

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Armageddon104 Apr 25 2009 says:

I have stolen your rlease!

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Slayer1001 Jun 3 2009 replied:

Hi guys!

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Blood_Wraith Apr 25 2009 says:

Really nice!

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Jesternz08 Apr 25 2009 says:

Some of that maps look great and concepts look awesome.

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PWnR_87 Apr 25 2009 says:

Hey, hey, hey, nice concepts there Ballsopt! Remind me to buy you a beer later.

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zeep Apr 25 2009 buried:


Wow, adding a Desert Eagle.
Really, no game is complete without this weapon. *yawn*

I'm so glad Black Mesa won't go without the oh-so-very-obvious rendition of yet another boring lame Desert Eagle. You guys must really be excited too. A Desert Eagle. My God..

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DragonNOR Author
DragonNOR Apr 25 2009 replied:

Maybe because BMS is a remake of Half life, which had a revolver while Operation Black Mesa is a remake of Opposing Force which had a desert eagle instead?

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ZitaX Apr 27 2009 replied:

First: Let me congratulate you on this amasing work! Everything is looking absolutely wonderful!

Second: Lets show this troll what we do to the likes of him up in the north, DragonNOR >=D

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JrComissarValvatorez Apr 25 2009 replied:

You obviously haven't even played the original Opposing Force.

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Eglaerinion Apr 26 2009 replied:

Clueless troll.

Looking great guys, loved the OpForce expansion.

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xscottx019 Apr 25 2009 says:

OMFG they all blow ***^^
just kidding:D

nice to finaly see an update.

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chris_sloany Apr 25 2009 says:

great job! agree with tpart of the comment above, nice to see an update!

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Mr.John Apr 25 2009 says:

Please dont be like original with 20 guns and 1000000 ammo!

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roadrunner09 Apr 25 2009 replied:

We'll give you one gun and one bullet... and give you a horde of monsters.. good luck!

Yeah no.
We'll find a good balance to it. No worries.

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Pelf Apr 25 2009 says:

Awesome job guys. Looks great!

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awesomepossum Apr 25 2009 says:

Great concept art! Maps are progressing nicely too

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freredarme Apr 25 2009 says:

Nice. I prefer the previous media but this look half-life episode two mapping.. not black mesa.

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poisonheadcrab Apr 25 2009 says:

This is looking just as promising as BMS.

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Desumilk Apr 25 2009 says:

Oh, ****. Nice.

Beautiful zombie concepts. Great looking maps. Really looking forward to seing in-game screens of the labs. Especially that teleporting center.

But hey, in the third screen, that green blob looks really bad. As if it's rendered in GoldSrc, seriously. Can't you make it apear more fluid-like... ?

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roadrunner09 Apr 25 2009 replied:

Yep. We're working on it. They're all WIP. heheh

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23-down Apr 25 2009 says:

Outstanding work people.

I love those concept arts!

As for the map pictures those are really eary WIP pictures. There's still a hell of work to do but i'm sure it wont be any problem for you professionals.

The first impression is fantastic. Keep it runnin.


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Bon. Apr 25 2009 says:

fantastic release, looks stunning

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RogerRamjet Apr 25 2009 says:

Excellent work guys. A lot of hard effort into all of the maps and concept there. Coming along swimmingly...

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FJS Apr 26 2009 says:

Wow... looking really great guys. keep it up!!

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spellman23 Apr 26 2009 says:


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Chαrli Apr 26 2009 says:

hmm, this brings back memories, especially the concepts...

very nice! I'm really looking forward to this!

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Frozen442 Apr 26 2009 says:


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Nokiaman Apr 26 2009 says:

******* AWESOME!

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ExecutorTassadar Apr 26 2009 replied:

Stunning work there! Especially on the concepts. Let's hope you'll be able to make them into equally stunning maps/models ;)

And that Desert Eagle comment was hilarious....

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HL-Rul3z Apr 26 2009 says:

nice to see mod is still active :D

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LORDDEREX Apr 26 2009 says:

Very nice, It's so much awesome work that words can't say how great it is, Godly!

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Kys Apr 26 2009 says:

Nice nice. All looks good

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sauerfreak Apr 26 2009 says:

Excellent work, guys. You're doing about as professional a job as the BMS team. :D Keep it up!

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Killer_man_1996 Apr 26 2009 says:

Great work from the team... but i don't like the zombie models...:(

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MR.sugar Creator
MR.sugar Apr 26 2009 replied:

It´s just a concept and would you be so kind and give us any suggestions what exactly you don´t like ?
It´s nice that you are saying you don´t like it, but it´s not helpful in any way, because we have no clue what´s wrong ;)

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MrTambourineMan Apr 26 2009 says:

I wanna get out of City 17 back to BLACK MESA!

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Vizitas Apr 26 2009 says:

myght i point out thats theyr is already black mesa mod on source engine
(not yet relesed...but it looks amazing)http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-mesa

btw if ur tryng to bring something new to black mesa good luck

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roadrunner09 Apr 26 2009 replied:

Wow man.. Read the summary. rofl

Black mesa source = Half-Life
Operation black mesa = Opposing Force

Two different stories, in the same facility.
If you haven't heard of Opposing Force or Blue shift, then this mod isn't for you.

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Mischa_Silden Apr 27 2009 says:

Looking good :)

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token12 May 7 2009 says:

I am amazed. This is a great media release. The architecture looks wonderful, am thrilled to see this mod progressing. I cannot wait until you guys get this completed and released. Nice work.

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DonBot May 14 2009 says:

nice to read good news and see some beautiful pictures of your mod after a while.

keep it up


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Slayer1001 Jun 3 2009 says:


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ZitaX Jun 4 2009 replied:

WTH?? What does that have to do with Operation Black Mesa?

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Slayer1001 Jun 3 2009 says:

" Heys "

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notasinglenamedperso Jun 14 2013 says:

Dat dere is a FINE piece of work

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