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Prepare for an experience that you will find Nostalgic, exciting and fresh.

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Prepare for an experience that you will find Nostalgic, exciting and fresh. Black Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software's seminal game Half-Life. You will re-visit the inaugural role of Gordon Freeman and his memorable journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility.

Expect tremendously detailed environments to explore, a huge cast of characters and experimental weaponry. All-new music, voice acting, choreography and added dialogue give way to a more expansive and immersive experience than ever before. In a nutshell, play Half-life the way we think it was meant to be played!


Download Part 1 and Part 2 from ModDB or Torrent it.

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Instructions:
Once part 1 and 2 have been downloaded rename the files to include this format blackmesa.zip.001 for part one and blackmesa.zip.002 for part 2. Extract and copy files into sourcemods/BMS in your steamapps directory.

Features:

  • Play for FREE! You need not purchase anything!
  • 8-10 Hours of single-player gameplay, up to the Lambda Core chapter.
  • Feast your eyes on over 2,000 custom Models and 5,000 custom textures – more than HL2!
  • Experience over 2,000 choreographed scenes and over 6,500 lines of dialogue from all new voice acting!
  • Subtitles in English, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian, German, and Finnish!
  • Immerse yourself in an all new soundtrack and over 2,300 custom sound effects!
  • Feel the impact of custom systems such as the Face Creation System, Custom Gib System, Deathcam and more.
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medve
medve

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duke nukem forever, then this...

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medve
medve

(buried)

not really impressed. i havent seen a proper shadow / color correction / bumpmapping yet in the first half an hour...go ahead downvote me, somebody has to say it.

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin

*cough* V1.0 *cough* they are making patches too *cough*

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medve
medve

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you can cough as many as you want, but you know as well as i do that they wont make a colorful hl like ep2 was. sombody talented *cough* fakefactory *cough* will probably will make a proper version.

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Ilsamir_Lord
Ilsamir_Lord

Why should it be as colourful as Episode 2? A more colourful palette might not suit the story, setting and atmosphere.

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100Ultimate
100Ultimate

>ep2
>colorful

>fakefactory
>talented

>proper version

What? have you even played Half-Life? ffs.

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cW#Ravenblood

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Well FF is talented, you've seen his models?...

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tommy255
tommy255

yeah we have, that's the problem

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sloshedtrain
sloshedtrain

Fakefactory talented? You smoked some bad granola!

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.JAS
.JAS

You're asking for colorful when the majority of the game takes place in an underground research facility.. lol

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calicoyoda
calicoyoda

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Have you seen FF's Alyx model?

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flippedoutkyrii
flippedoutkyrii

Calicoyoda, I did, it was terrible.

It didn't match her character at all, it was like seeing Gordon Freeman being replaced by a big breasted school-girl.

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Zornikage
Zornikage

Sounds like somebody never played HL1. More colorful? Seriously?
It should be law to play the first game before you bother with the HL2 BS. Then you can pass your judgments.

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Carbon_Based_Impala
Carbon_Based_Impala

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I`ll gonna f*ck your mother for this words. .__________.

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Combine123
Combine123

You should really see a doctor about that cough, you might have a throat disease.

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-HollywooD-
-HollywooD-

From the looks of things that might be the least of his problems :|

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JonathanPL
JonathanPL

What you're saying is dumb on so many levels you disgust me.

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arieas
arieas

Difference of opinion is not welcome here, have some negative karma and go away.

There is huge support here for the mod, and a bit of criticism gets buried. Don't have to agree with it, should be discussed though, not tucked away, unless its obvious trolling, which this not...

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Lusicore
Lusicore

totally agree arieas

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FiredFox3
FiredFox3

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Ты - тупой тролль-неудачник.

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Lusicore
Lusicore

you know how noobs like to downnvote when the oppinion is not the same... oh well

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Sgt.Maggot
Sgt.Maggot

How about you remake it instead of bitching about it? I'm sure you have way more talent than everyone that worked on this mod, please tell me every major project you worked on that got nearly as much notoriety as this did.

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joppe38
joppe38

If you don't like it, don't play it. Why torture yourself since you don't have to play it?

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medve
medve

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theres difference between the "not impressed" and the "horsecrap". ofc i will play it, but after 8 year i was waiting for a lot more.

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[FH]Gorgutz
[FH]Gorgutz

"medve", you are extremely ungrateful.

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FiredFox3
FiredFox3

Ты наглая морда хоть-бы спасибо сказал. Ожидал большего. В Крузис 3 иди, сын Ваномаса. И разлогинься с Моддб, ибо это основной мод сего сайта. Школьник.

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TheOneMuffin
TheOneMuffin

What do you expect from a remake of a 8 hour game? a ******* 20 hour game? What the **** woudl you go for all those 12 hours?

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claytonian
claytonian

You're dumb as hell and completely missed his point. He was talking about it looking better. Honestly, with my AA cranked all the way up and the texture quality on Very High, game looks bad ***. To be fair, after 8 years, I figured it'd be more visually appealing, but I'm not going to cry about it. The game is great. The mapping is extremely well done, the models look good, the voice acting is top notch, etc. Someone posts a comment contrary to your beliefs and you guys all go apeshit. Settle the **** down. People are entitled to other opinions.

And to all the FAKEFACTORY haters: Go **** yourselves. He may not be able to model very well, but he did a hell of a lot more than you've ever done with your lives. CM11 is ******* beautiful. Sorry your dial-up can't handle the download.

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Urby
Urby

I have to disagree. I CAN handle the download, my PC CAN handle the mod.

CINEMATIC MOD IS JUST TOTAL SHITE.

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neronix17
neronix17

Have to agree claytonian, CM11 is really nice, but I would say Black Mesa is a lot better looking than most commercial games nowadays, all the complaining about colour is silly, in an underground research lab mostly made of concrete you can't expect it to have lush greens and vibrant blues everywhere.

Also the aggressive comments are totally over the top, I would have thought people playing this would be mostly those who played the original and with that in mind would have thought this page more civilized. I guess I was wrong there going by the amount of swearing and caps lock going on.

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Azatoth027
Azatoth027

"And to all the FAKEFACTORY haters: Go **** yourselves."
Well done, Mister I-tolerate-everyone-s-opinion. Please show us more of your wisdom.

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Sgt.Maggot
Sgt.Maggot

Hey guy don't complain about something that's free, if all you care about is visuals just play Crysis.

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Zornikage
Zornikage

The fact that you actually thought a modern Duke Nukem game was ever a good idea amazes me.
I always thought they'd abandoned it. Then, when it was confirmed, I lost hope that they'd finally let a good series of games expire on a good note.

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DoctorCheese
DoctorCheese

I just knew it was gonna be released! After all these years of waiting!
WOOOOOOOOOOOO

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sting2death
sting2death

I delayed myself from replaying Half-Life 1 since I've seen this mod being in development! And now finally... I shall break the wait.

I am prepared for the unnnforseeeeen consequences.

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Soif
Soif

Please, Gabe Newell, hire them. They deserve working at Valve.

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Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

After five years of waiting, I'm glad to see this shining in the light of day.

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Xierra
Xierra

True. Our patience has finally paid off. Couldn't think of anything better than seeing this light of day :D

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Caiman
Caiman

ermahgerd

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saivert
saivert

Nerdgasm!

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Sklarlight
Sklarlight

I don't actually know, what, wha- what to do anymore.

Guys.

Halp.

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timstro59
timstro59

Play the game.

(i lost the game)

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booman
booman

My excitement is renewed back to the first day I found out you guys were modding the entire Half-Life game in Source!
So Excited!!

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tiagometallica
tiagometallica

please help whenever a loading screen comes i just get under the train

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nooobie117
nooobie117

Part 2 not downloadable-.-

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harris9944
harris9944

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u made this but stil no hl3?! wtf valve

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ConscriptDavid
ConscriptDavid

It's not by valve,it's a freaking mod.

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CRAZY!
CRAZY!

Not sure if troll or just living under a rock. . .

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JonathanPL
JonathanPL

(buried)

Gaben pls

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rockydog
rockydog

do I need to own half life 1 to play this or just half life 2 (i have never installed a mod before cause im a newby)

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-=[Colorado]=-
-=[Colorado]=-

It is a source mod. Best you own HL2 but I guess any other source game is okay...

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TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23

Fun fact - since Source SDK is free, you don't need to own a source game to run this.

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usbpetrock
usbpetrock

Download TF2 and you're able to play this. I think.

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MattyBoi
MattyBoi

I Came.

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Relto
Relto

Never thought it would happen.

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0rpheus
0rpheus

The impossible has become true

Holy crap guys, seriously, massive congrats!!!

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SinKing
SinKing

Downloaded and got network error. Screw Google Chrome! I'm gonna have to try again. Hope this will be on Desura.

One thing is forsure: best looking game on Source, yet! Well done team!

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

if its slow try downloading from fileshack or games.on.net

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jkruse05
jkruse05

I just finished working my way back to the reception desk after the resonance cascade, and I must say, so far this game is Valve quality. A lot of work was put into making the facility more logical, while retaining the scenes we already know and love. The atmosphere is spot on, and new gameplay sections/styles have been integrated to mix up the familiar hallways. A big plus for me is the new voice acting, choreographed scenes, and small details that build a stronger connection between the story of Black Mesa and the stories present in Half Life 2 and the Half Life expansions. My one and only, nitpicky complaint is that it feels like I have to crouch jump to achieve what used to be a normal jump. Perhaps I'll write my first full review when I finish it.

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JonathanPL
JonathanPL

Black Mesa puts HL2 to shame. HL2 looks silly compared to it :|

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MrPerson
MrPerson

so wait, I saw this on greenlight, I dont remember, is this finished? will it be on steam for me to get there? when?

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Fidchell
Fidchell

Jesus this is incredible. Good work, all of you.

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medve
medve

didnt see jesus in the credits

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Joey468864
Joey468864

Crap... The world is ending in December.


Worth it

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camycamera
camycamera

the world isn't ending.....

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cW#Ravenblood

15,745 downloads ;)

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Beibars
Beibars

HAHAHAHAHAHA...... wait it's real!

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tutituti87
tutituti87

BEST MOD EVAR!

Congratulation!

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Whizzard
Whizzard

And six years after saying "I want this, oh yes!" I got it. And was not disappointed, oh no.

And not even once in those six years I forgot to check for any kinds of updates for the project because, well, I really really wanted to play the game that defined the first great storyline for me, a game that brought brain into my brawn in a brand new coat of current gen. And now I can.

Thank you, BM Dev Team and Co.

PS: Can't wait for the final part!

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Deltaslayer
Deltaslayer

Worth the weight!

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Sionfel
Sionfel

I thought it seemed pretty light.

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Jerikøh
Jerikøh

OHHHH YEAAAAHH <:'D

best mod ever ♥

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mayhemag
mayhemag

Great !

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Combine123
Combine123

The quality of the mod is really good, I'd even say it's almost Valve-quality. Having a blast with it so far (with minor annoyances being the not-so-good-in-my-opinion sounds for monsters.I liked the old houndeye going WHEEEEEEEWWWWWWW ). But I also encounter a serious problem, a fatal bug of some sort. Im near the giant fan right now, in the blast pit chapter, ANd when I activate it my game just crashes in a couple of seconds. Any ideas on how to fix it?

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JonathanPL
JonathanPL

Some guy had same crash near the tentacle thing, he said turning off flashlight works. Try it.

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JekaZ
JekaZ

oh man,oh man,oh man,oh man,oh man!!! This shiz is excelent! Been playing it for almost 2 hours, totally worth all those long years of wait! Did I mentioned that it's excellent?

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Metal-Payne
Metal-Payne

You guys are going to get so many offers from developers and publishers.

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qjetos
qjetos

This is absolutely AWESOME remake!!!! Thaks a lot

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