Initially developed and released by Gearbox Software in 2001, second Half-Life add-on, Half-Life: Blue Shift is a return to the Black Mesa Research Facility and another look at the Incident's consequences from the eyes of Gordon Freeman's best friend - Barney Calhoun. In 2012, Crowbar Collective has delighted Half-Life fans with release of the magnificent Half-Life remake, but there are still no released remakes for add-ons. This is when we are coming in - HECU Collective are developing the Black Mesa: Blue Shift - a free remake with use of Black Mesa resources and style. We will try to stay as close to the original Blue Shift and Black Mesa as possible. Our mod will be releasing partially, chapter by chapter, so those who are not patient for the full release will finally have something to play!
The first chapter of the remake, Living Quarters Outbound, is now released! CLICK "READ MORE" FOR THE INSTALLATION METHOD.
1. Download the mod and extract it's files from .zip;
2. Move the files into your Black Mesa root directory (*\steamapps\common\Black Mesa);
3. Launch the mod via one of the .bat files (bshift.bat for the new UI, bshift_oldUI.bat for the old UI (NOT YET READY)).
3-alt. Alternatively you can set Black Mesa launch properties in Steam to "-game bshift" and launch it via Black Mesa Steam shortcut or from Steam itself.
!!!This mod supports English language only for now, so set you game/Steam to English in order to evade any possible problems!!!
Relive the Black Mesa Incident as Gordon Freeman's best friend - Barney Calhoun! This first chapter will show you the start of what looked like a typical work day at Black Mesa.
This can be a showcase of our current capabilities in mapping, soundtrack and voice acting. We would also like you to share your opinion on whether you like what we have done or not.
We will also be very glad to get donates from you, each cent will go to the development of team projects. Our future depends on you.
Hey, catch me later, I'll buy you a beer!