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Spring is here, and with it, the Operation Black Mesa April media release!

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April Fools! Oh its over? Dang, I guess its a real MR after all!

It's been a while since we last poked our heads out from our development forums and posted community updates on whats been going on. The update this time around is of a somewhat more modest character compared to the previous one which had videos and perhaps the biggest load of media we've dished out so far. Since last time, Tabtoxin has been working hard to construct a HUD layout that would make a drill sergeant proud, as can be seen here:

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When it comes to concept art, our (again) long lost and then joyously relocated russian concept artist Ferapod has a few concept shots from Chapter 1, "Welcome to Black Mesa". In addition one of our newly entered concept artists Whompa has been hard at work drawing the enemy NPC's the player will encounter throughout the mod.

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In the textures department, Textures lead SpockJedi has been busy working out new intruiging skyboxes for the level designers to place in their maps.

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Inside the modelling department we have samples from several artists today! Arturo Pahua has worked his magic on the Shockroach and the Black Ops Mortar cannon, bringing the weapon tally even closer to completion.

Also on weapons we have another newcomer named Typhen. He is currently working on the Gauss Rifle, but for now we've included a sample showing his awesome Lasermine! Elizabeth Edwards, who created the Snark, has brought forward another excellent creation, the houndeye! In the last Mr we showed the model, but this time around it's been textured and is eagerly awaiting being placed ingame. Last, but not least, is our new prop modeller ZeRo who has just recently finished up a very nice looking take on the Health Station and the HEV charger.

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Last but not least we have a few nice looking shots from the chapter "Welcome to Black Mesa" that were done by our newest addition to the Level design department, Beck Shaw.

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That concludes this media release!

As always we're in need of people to fill the various positions that are needed on a modding team. We are currently very much in need of skilled organics modellers and texture artists as our team took a somewhat heavy toll this year in both departments, with several developers having to quit due to new jobs or new schools.

If you are interested in joining the project, please visit our forums at:

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And post your application in the 'Applications' thread.

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Mischa_Silden
Mischa_Silden

Keep up the awesome work!

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TiMbl4
TiMbl4

Holy mother of god...

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Dragondx11
Dragondx11

Love it.

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Velancious
Velancious

Love that sexeh HUD!

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar

The way this is going this will be out before Black Mesa. :D
Love your work!

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Martanz
Martanz

The HUD is ******* EPIC and the graphic is EXTREME!!!

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Chezzlor
Chezzlor

lol who cares about Black Mesa? This is where its at. This mod will be amazing.

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TheSniperFan
TheSniperFan

I do...if the release dates of Black Mesa, Operation Black Mesa, Guard Duty and EP3 are relatively close to each other, I'll play through the whole Half-Life Saga from beginning till the end....
THIS is where it's at.

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charly.thorngren
charly.thorngren

would be nice if you could send out a demo ? (:

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sixcentgeorge
sixcentgeorge

your work seems good and being done happily ;']
i wish you will make maps not being 1:1 with originals : creating bigger with a lot of unseen parts ....
for the rest , if i had to do a remake of opposing force 8"] , i would add something like the part of "azure sheep mod" where it is the first maps of hl . it would be after the big explosion of freeman test . then player and his teams takes a plane and start the opfor part .
the ending would be to add a "hunt in Xen" with the final boss instead of it being killed like in original . this part making him so angry that it teleports player to Xen from where it came ;']
continue to have fun

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ciastoludek
ciastoludek

I LOVE the HUD!!!
Reminds me of Crysis a lot, which is great.

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Hannibal0
Hannibal0

Epic HUD is epic
Epic graphics are epic
You are epic

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JustBarney
JustBarney

This is on the Source engine?! This looks WAY too good to be on Source :O

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CuervoSp
CuervoSp

I really like the HUD! =) Good work!

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silverfang22
silverfang22

very, very, VERY nice!

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Incognito
Incognito

Great to see that you guys are working hard, seems the team is active and motivated, kudos!

Keep it up, once it's finished, I'll wipe the dust off my old HL2 and be the first to download ;)

Cheers

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Pablo79
Pablo79

The HUD Is Amazing and the graphics. Nice Job! I love this :3

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ZitaX
ZitaX

INSANE! Dat gargantua! 8D

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griefmaster_00x1
griefmaster_00x1

えぴく。。。

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Jeffman12
Jeffman12

Great Gargly Margly!

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Vcc2cc
Vcc2cc

The tentacle monster looks like its tried or lazy- like a Gorge from Natural-Selection. Widdle cute gorgie poorgies!

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Prigle
Prigle

This mod looks really cool.... Can't wait till it's out!

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StalkeR0857
StalkeR0857

The concept art is amazing, looking at it sometimes I forget i'm not looking at actual screenshots.

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ytres
ytres

Very nice work.

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Владимир
Владимир

Nice job!
Good luck in progress!

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ÐiamonÐ
ÐiamonÐ

Vortigaunts give this three thumbs up.

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Boogiepingas
Boogiepingas

Seriously, that HUD is really good.

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Mirellanmal
Mirellanmal

epic <33333333333 awesome x3

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jt232010
jt232010

Really really looking forward to this mod!!

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Limesimme
Limesimme

Guys, you do know that you can upload and link your pictures from Moddb? It's really annoying to use imageshack with the ads and what not.

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makorkiller2012
makorkiller2012

any news on when we might see the release or a beta

i have followed black mesa for about 3 years and
looks like that will never be released.

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