Black Mesa: Hazard Course is an add-on for the well known Source Engine mod, Black Mesa. Using Black Mesa assets as well as much of our own custom made content, Black Mesa Hazard Course will feature a complete re-creation of Half-Life's training level, including new dialogue and voice acting, HD models, textures and detailed environments.

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...and we're out of Beta, we're releasing on time because we've waited long enough and have set a release date right now.

That's right! The last month was spent clearing out the major goals of Beta. It took lots of hard work, skipping on sleep and meals, and a bunch of hair-pulling, but we made the 2015 promise and we knew we had to keep it! Even if it meant going in full-on crunch mode!

December 2015

Actual photograph of the development team during this month's crunch.


Sorry about keeping the news from you guys for so long. To be totally honest, there was a couple weeks where we were totally unsure if we'd have to delay. It could have gone either way, but our dedication paid off! We're in the final stages of polishing and testing our release candidate builds, and excited to announce that as of now, Black Mesa: Hazard Course has a set release date: December 29, 2015. Ain't that some ish.

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Bear in mind, this is the release date of Hazard Course for the mod version of Black Mesa. It's looking like converting things to be compatible with the Steam version is going to take a bit of time, and we don't want to keep The Course from you any longer than we have to. We'll begin working on that towards the end of the month. It shouldn't take too long, but we'd prefer to not delay while we cook up the Workshop edition. We'll let you know once we're ready to ship that version.

Yes, we understand that this update is really boring, a bit underwhelming and uninteresting, but that's all for now. We promise our next update will be a little more exciting.

See you on the 29th!

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

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No Steam version? how dare u

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u

If you want a Steam version, I suggest you help us bug the Black Mesa programmers to fix their game, because we can't release on Steam until they fix certain parts of their game to work correctly with the Course. And we have no idea how long it will take them to do that. As it stands, the Course will be half-broken if we just upload it into the Workshop right now.

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

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It was sarcasm, guys. Good lord.

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UrbaNebula
UrbaNebula

I'm afraid sarcasm on the Internet is a crime which carries a hefty sentence.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Its a low form of humor, why even use it?

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Crypt AuthorSubscriber
Crypt

because ur a doodoo hed

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper

Crypt just called me a doodoo hed. I am honored.

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u

That is one of the highest honors anyone will ever squeeze out of him. :P

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LastLifeOfficial
LastLifeOfficial

Awesome!

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DarkShift
DarkShift

Ok, Nice Job.

So we have to dl the mod version of BMS before being able to use this one?

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dky.tehkingd.u Creator
dky.tehkingd.u

Unfortunately yes. If you uninstalled the mod hoping you'll never have to touch it again, I'm afraid you'll have to touch it again if you want to play the Course!

Well, at least until the Black Mesa programmers fix what we need fixing on the Steam version. Then we can port what we have over to Steam.

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Passerine
Passerine

Well, there's always /r/modpiracy.

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tsfan
tsfan

glad to see you're still alive!

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☢AlieN☢
☢AlieN☢

No Steam version. It's not problem. I just copy all files to my Steam version and start from console like i do with Black Mesa Uplink

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Crypt AuthorSubscriber
Crypt

If it was that simple we would be releasing it. If you do that, the mod will be very, very broken.

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JeffMOD Creator
JeffMOD

Prior tests with the Mod version of the course on Steam led to all underwater areas becoming purple checkerboards.

No idea why this happened, but it did. We will be working on fixing it in the new year.

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Crypt AuthorSubscriber
Crypt

And that's probably the least of our worries!

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xsantosis
xsantosis

I am following the project for long time and i'm really happy that you reached it!

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DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV

Will we be able to get his through the Steam Black Mesa Workshop as a download?

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Crypt AuthorSubscriber
Crypt

The answer to your question can be found here: Moddb.com

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