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Black Mesa: Uplink is the recreation of the Half-Life demo (HL: Uplink) released by Valve in early 1999. The demo featured content that was scrapped from the original storyline. Some might consider it canon with the story, others don't. What matters though, is that many people enjoyed this short episode and that's the reason why I created Uplink for Black Mesa, the long awaited Half-Life remake for the Source Engine.

Black Mesa Uplink was released in december 2012 for the MOD version of Black Mesa. You can download it for free, along with the Source SDK Base 2007 (also free on Steam). You can grab this old version from the files section!

I'm currently working on a new version of Uplink (Uplink: Redux) for the Steam version of Black Mesa, which will feature upgraded graphics and new content!

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It's been a while since any news was posted here, so I thought I'd keep you all in the loop on what is going on. Normally I would come with new media every few months but to jump right in: there is nothing new to show. And here is why:

Over the last two years I've been having health issues and they have grown worse over the last months to a point where I can't sit in front of a screen longer than an hour. On good days I can extend that time a little and on bad days I'm plagued with terrible headaches throughout the entire day. As you might expect, this leaves little room for serious dedication to developing a MOD such as BM:Uplink.

Back when I started with the remake of my MOD, I really wanted to push myself and deliver something far more awesome than the 2012 version but this takes a huge effort, lots and lots of hours of designing, redesigning and nitpicking which I'm just not capable of at the moment. I'm still doing some design work for a simple Goldsrc project but there is a far less pressure riding on that, than on BM:Uplink.

So, I'm officially putting the MOD on hiatus. I can't estimate when or if I'll be able to come back to it, since my situation isn't improving much. Let's hope 2020 has something good in stock for me and I'll be able to at least play Black Mesa: Xen when it's finally done. I was thrilled at announcement of HL:Alyx too but I had to realise that wearing VR gear will not be good for me now.

Anyway, thanks for reading and if you like my work (and if you haven't played it yet), be sure to check out Half-Life: Anti-Climax, which I released last May.

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Black Mesa Uplink Redux Revamp

Black Mesa Uplink Redux Revamp

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It has been a few months since the last update, where I showed you the WIP shots from the transmitter dome. Today we'll be revisiting some earlier parts...

Black Mesa Uplink: Redux Transmitter Dome update!

Black Mesa Uplink: Redux Transmitter Dome update!

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Today's post will be a bit different than you'd normally expect, since I'll be posting some not-polished WIP shots and talk you through on some of the...

Black Mesa Uplink: Redux Update!

Black Mesa Uplink: Redux Update!

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With 2018 just around the corner, I'm giving you a look at new screenshots from the Redux version of Black Mesa Uplink! Today I'm reviewing the new area...

Black Mesa Uplink Redux Media Update

Black Mesa Uplink Redux Media Update

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New screenshots of the development of Black Mesa Uplink: Redux!

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Black Mesa: Uplink - ZIP [2012 MOD version]

Black Mesa: Uplink - ZIP [2012 MOD version]

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The MOD version of Black Mesa: Uplink (version 1.0) - ZIP archived version. [WILL NOT WORK ON STEAM VERSION OF BLACK MESA!]

Black Mesa: Uplink - Installer [2012 MOD version]

Black Mesa: Uplink - Installer [2012 MOD version]

Full Version 21 comments

The release version of Black Mesa: Uplink (version 1.0) - Installer EXE version. [THIS VERSION WILL NOT WORK WITH THE STEAM VERSION OF BLACK MESA)

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MR.SUPERIOR
MR.SUPERIOR

black mesa is out of early access !
Are you still working on this mod ?

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Guest
Guest

All I want to know is, have some new voice lines been recorded for this yet?

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Summerset
Summerset

So when this will be released will it be incorporated into the campaign directly? will it be a bonus campaign accessible via the menu? will it be its own separate thing on steam?

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raziel_zv
raziel_zv

I believe the guy's waiting for Xen to be fully completed...the engine has been updated many times

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andrew280390
andrew280390

what is the progress of the modification?

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wolfprince1
wolfprince1

Hello? Anybody home?

Haven't been on this page in ages, only just found out about the revamp and it sounds awesome. It'd be great if it could come out on Steam/workshop too.

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raziel_zv
raziel_zv

Somehow quiet around here ... how're you doing?

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tjclifford
tjclifford

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tjclifford Nov 2 2018 says:

Good day.

Screen messages in BM - Uplink show as hashtags, not the messages themselves.
They do show in Black Mesa.

The gameinfo.txt files for the two mods were almost identical, but BMS had 2 additional lines:

game+mod bms/custom/*
game+mod bms/custom/bms_misc_dir.vpk

I added those to BMS-uplink, but it did not help.

I found, in the sourcemods/BMS/resource directory, a 'bms_english.txt file that has all the hashtags and messages in it.
sourcemods/BMS-Uplink/resource has the same file, but different messages, but it doesn't appear to be loaded into the game.

Any ideas ? Is there a steampipe fix for BMS-Uplink ?

Thanks....

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Hezus Creator
Hezus

The 2012 version you've downloaded doesn't work for the Steam version of Black Mesa. Only for the old 2012 MOD vesion. There currently is no fix.

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InfinityPotato
InfinityPotato

But you plan to do the fix to this version? If would be cool to call this as "Black Mesa: Uplink Classic".

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