Hi there, and welcome to my project to "uncut" Black Mesa! Black Mesa was a crowning achievement for modding for sure, but it felt like it was lacking a little in some areas, particularly Surface Tension. For those of you that were not aware, Black Mesa's version of Surface Tension cut out a map from the original which was integral to the story's progression. Its replacement felt rushed and poorly implemented. My mod attempts to add that little something back into the game. I took the liberty of re-adding the cut chapters from Surface Tension as I feel their omission strongly harmed the story and really damaged the tone of Forget About Freeman. I've given them the same treatment Black Mesa gave everything else. This mod currently adds 40 - 50 minutes of gameplay and story to Surface Tension, improving the Black Mesa experience and it's overall narrative. It integrates seamlessly with the Black Mesa campaign too, just like it should. Why not give it a whirl?
Another area which was changed significantly from its Half-Life version. In Half-Life, the ROAD in the TOW-Courtyard had a blast door (for vehicles) leading into a tiny walkway in an absolutely enormous, empty warehouse. It made no sense and didn't work well. As part of my aim to attempt to illustrate the escalating and serious nature of the war between the HECU and the Aliens, I decided to keep this area outdoor too in order to allow some aerial fighting to be observed. This idea quickly expanded to the dramatic and exciting scripted sequence you can find here.