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.

Report content RSS feed Ten years of Opposing Force

Today is a special occasion in many respects as its the 10 year anniversary day for the original Opposing Force. Happy birthday Adrian Shephard!

Posted by DragonNOR on Nov 1st, 2009

Good evening everyone and welcome to this autumns Operation Black Mesa Media release.
Today is a special occasion in many respects as its the 10 year anniversary day for the original Opposing Force. Happy birthday Adrian Shephard! Since he's such a popular ten year old, at least within the dev team and the community, we decided it was time to take the gloves off and show a larger MR than usual, revealing some of our current progress.

So, lets not linger any longer on the introductory phase, but instead move on to the real meat of this news article.

First off is some of the work done by our warriors with the pencils and brushes, the concept artists.
They are all hard at work re-envisioning the Black Mesa facility in its much more detailrich and updated form.

Second group up is our crew of modellers and texture artists. Here are a few shots of the new weapon models they've created as well as an old one that we've been saving for a day like this.

As you might notice there are a lot fewer model shots than of anything else, and the reason for this is that we lack some critical positions filled in order to get all of our stuff into its most lucrative state; the rendered or ingame one.

If you feel that you're competent as a modeller, texture artist or if you're skilled in model compiling or UV mapping, apply today and help us bring this project forward.

Last, but certainly not least, is our level design section. This is perhaps the section where the most progress has been made over time and to prove it we have LOTS of screenshots.

I've also decided to give a mention to a feature on our forum thats been available for some time now, but which some might not have noticed to it being user activated. Our webmaster has created a stylish Opposing Force forum style that will become the standard style for both registered members and Guests.

That's it for this times media release, but before I wrap this up, I want to again write of our need of filling a few critical positions. I think a poster might say more than I could with a thousand words.

The positions we need set are the following:
- Modeling (prop and organic) ****
- Texture art (prop and enviro) ****
- Model compiling ****
- UVW Mapping ****
- Animation ***
- Programmers ***

Applications can be posted on our forums under 'Applications' or you can send an email to our community manager at: eshocker6@hotmail.com.

And that was that for this time! Stay tuned for more and somewhat regular updates on the www.obmsource.com website as well as, albeit somewhat slower, on our moddb page.

Until next time,

Operation Black Mesa

Post comment Comments
skrongstyle Nov 1 2009 says:

Oh how I'd love to see Adrian in another HL title. Great mod so far man. Can't wait to play!

+3 votes     reply to comment
Xul Nov 1 2009 says:

awesome, truly awesome. OF deserves a source remake about as much as the original HL, imo. and i must say that i'm impressed that it's being remade in (apparently) such professional way.

+2 votes     reply to comment
roadrunner09 Nov 1 2009 says:

I'm glad you guys like it! :)

+2 votes     reply to comment
211476 Nov 1 2009 says:

I really love Opposing Force, it is as good as Half Life, but a lot more intense

+1 vote     reply to comment
Togranigdo Nov 1 2009 says:

Way to go!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Armageddon104 Nov 1 2009 says:

Just amazing work! I can't wait to replay!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Xylemon Nov 1 2009 says:

Happy 10th Anniversary!

+3 votes     reply to comment
EliteAssassin Nov 1 2009 says:

Great job! Hey when i was young i actually preferred OPFOR than Hlf life and I still like it better to this day so aside from half life 2 it was my favourite Hl game.

+1 vote     reply to comment
EliteAssassin Nov 1 2009 says:

I also think that this mod is at the same quality as BM so keep up the good work and I hope to see more media in times to come!

+5 votes     reply to comment
Nebcake Nov 1 2009 says:

Its looking great.

+2 votes     reply to comment
chris_sloany Nov 1 2009 says:

great concept! and excellent mapping! nice job!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Jesternz08 Nov 1 2009 says:

Amazing concept art, great mapping, cant wait for release :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
Panzer_Cop[24RUS] Nov 2 2009 says:

0_0 5+

+1 vote     reply to comment
awesomepossum Nov 2 2009 says:

Wow, you guys have been working hard, the maps look fantastic! And the concept art is great too

+1 vote     reply to comment
RogerRamjet Nov 2 2009 says:

A lot of hard work going into the mod. great work guys, keep it up... looking forward to more.. an excellent update...

+1 vote     reply to comment
D-Sypher Nov 2 2009 says:

That art is amazing, Can't wait for the release!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Minuit Nov 2 2009 says:

Absolutely brilliant. I too think Opposing Force was better than Half-Life, and you guys are definitely doing it justice. Great mapping, great concept art, great models. All great.

+2 votes     reply to comment
golf888 Nov 2 2009 says:

holy god, it's all amazing!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Stoudemire15 Nov 2 2009 says:

Yes, it were been definitely than Black Mesa: Source. Despite, the Opposing Force chapter only got 12 chapter it still a very awesome game and it one of the top reception review of all time.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Godwin Nov 6 2009 replied:

Wow, English please?

0 votes     reply to comment
sauerfreak Nov 2 2009 says:

Happy 10th birthday OF! Glad to see that the mod's not dead.....the quality is easily up to BM's. :D

+2 votes     reply to comment
WizardExt Nov 2 2009 says:

Nice update guys! Who doesn't like media updates? Happy birthday Adrian Shephard. :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
Kamikazi[Uk] Nov 2 2009 says:

Looks nice but concept peices look like took in-game then used the photoshop filter to make it look like artwork.

+1 vote     reply to comment
ZitaX Nov 2 2009 replied:

Thats actually Ferapods totally unique artstyle

+2 votes     reply to comment
cW#Ravenblood Nov 2 2009 says:

thats aweosme

+1 vote     reply to comment
LopperUK Nov 2 2009 says:


+1 vote     reply to comment
Nokiaman Nov 2 2009 says:

Awesome! Just awesome.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Centaur1um Nov 2 2009 says:

Looks great! Certainly keep up the good work!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Sixers2329 Nov 3 2009 says:

Lookin' good!

+2 votes     reply to comment
Bird_of_Prey Nov 3 2009 says:

I must say that I love all the color in the maps. Too many drab looking games out recently.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Godwin Nov 6 2009 says:

Level concepts are ace.

+2 votes     reply to comment
ZitaX Nov 6 2009 says:

It's really nice to read all theese great comments. Also, this news post is of course a call for more members! They need more modelers to model everything from character models to simple props, so all modelers are welcome to apply!

The same thing goes for textures, coders, animators, mappers etc. I for one, will apply as soon as i got a new computer, and new awesome skills :)

+1 vote     reply to comment
QuadX Dec 21 2009 says:

Wow, beautiful screen-shots. Lookin' good!

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Half-Life 2
Tripmine Studios
Send Message
Release date
Mod watch
Start tracking
Related Games
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2 First Person Shooter
Related Groups
Half-Life Opposing Force Fans
Half-Life Opposing Force Fans Fans & Clans with 148 members
Tripmine Studios
Tripmine Studios Developer & Publisher with 12 members