Good day, ModDB community!
Today, Hell hath frozen over. Our Lord Gaben has smiled upon us, and DKY has finally removed the shackles from our wrists (those things were starting to bruise.) We're pleased to announce that the Black Mesa: Hazard Course has reached completion, and today is the awaited release day. After over three years in development, we hope it was worth the wait.
As of right now, the mod is only compatible with the mod version of Black Mesa. You can download the mod via the button below. Below that is a quick Q&A that may answer some question you have. If not, feel free to ask, and we'd be happy to answer!
Oh and by the way, the timer actually works. You'll know what I'm talking about when you see it.
We're currently working on an updated version which we will submit to Black Mesa's Steam Workshop at a later date. No ETA on that, yet, however, but rest assured, we'll get that to you Soon!™ Additionally, if anyone would like a hands-on look at the mod's history, we plan on releasing all 4 of the major Alpha builds at a later date as well, so keep an eye out for that, if that's your thing. You'll be surprised how much things have changed.
What is the Black Mesa Hazard Course?
An add-on for the popular Source mod Black Mesa. It is a total recreation of the missing Hazard Course training level. 1GB of new maps, models, materials and voiceovers.
What are the requirements?
Software wise, you need to have the Source SDK Base 2007 (it's free) as well as the Source mod Black Mesa installed. If you've got that, then you're pretty much set. If you can run Black Mesa, you can run Black Mesa: Hazard Course.
Is this mod compatible with other Black Mesa add-ons?
Yes and no.
We have tested for compatibility with the following add-ons:
- Surface Tension Uncut (v2.0)
- On a Rail Uncut (Full Beta)
- Uplink (v1.0)
- On a Rail Loop Mod (Final)
They're totally compatible after taking these two simple steps:
1 . (OPTIONAL) Install a caption patch which can be found here
2. Rebuild the scenes.image (may not be necessary if you've installed the above caption patch)
That should be all, but if you encounter any errors, let us know so we can get it sorted out.
I found a bug! What do I do?!!!?!
Okay, don't panic. You can PM one of the devs about it, hit up our thread over on the Black Mesa Community Forums, or even just leave a comment here on ModDB, preferably with a concise description and a screenshot if possible.
What will your team do now?
For one, we're officially naming ourselves PSR.
We'd all love to work on another, larger project together. We've learned so much, both about development and teamwork. We're currently shifting ideas and planning. In the meantime, some developers have other projects separately.
That's all, guys! It's been a great experience (mostly) and we're glad we could finally push this out to you guys. Your support kept us motivated and got us far, so thank you. We hope you guys enjoy it! Whether you love it or hate it, be sure to let us know!
Look out for the upcoming Steam Edition, as well as Hazard Course: Infinity!
Christian "Crypt" Bryant
Ryan "dky.tehkingd.u" Lam
Jeff "JeffMOD" Lyons
Phillip "PCGameCrazy" Frasquieri
Erik ".RK" Loyd
Davy "Dragunov2" Maekelberg
Shawn "Deathmonkey7" Morris AKA King of the Universe
Michael "CornetTheory" Hillard
Josh "Colorfinger" Jones
Andy "Urby" Morris
Victoria "CatzEyes93" Teunissen
Michael "Mikee" Tsarouhas
Kevin "debeerguy007" Sisk