Improved Xen is a modification for Black Mesa game. It gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself into original locations of Xen world from Half-Life, but with improved graphics and optimized geometry. At the moment Improved Xen is supported by me - Vladislav Lisovichenko (zloikot)

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Do you want to return in "good old days" and experience that true classic - Half-life 1, (xen levels) but with improved graphics, geometry, and gameplay ? You can download it now, on the link below, or in Steam Workshop.

Black Mesa: Improved Xen v1.0

Black Mesa: Improved Xen v1.0


The only difference between these two resources is the way of installing the mod. During 7 years I made 7 versions of Improved Xen, which is a big number for this kind of work. You can see the evolution of the mod since its early version till now, and how Black Mesa influenced it. It was an amazing and exciting experience for me, and I share the result of my work with you, as usual. I tried to take the best materials from Black Mesa 1.0 to bring new spirit into my own mod. However, some things will not be changed because I have my own vision of Xen, and try to fallow the canonical Half-Life style.

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In my opinion, even the latest version of Black Mesa still has some flaws and it is quite unstable. I faced them while adapting and updating my mod to its new version (1.0). I was surprised, because I expected to see more polished version of BM, than it is now. But the quality of Black mesa is the highest now, compared to all period of its development. I am sure, that all future BM updates will not destruct my mod anymore, and I put a lot of afford to avoid this possible problem. I hope you will enjoy my new Improved Xen. Meanwhile, you can monitor the news about Azure Sheep Remake, I am involved in its development too.

Teleport to Nihilanth

Also I am waiting for your feedback about my mod in the comments below. If you have some problems with it, I'll try to help you If I can. Thank you for your attention!

New Major update for Improved Xen specially for Black Mesa release!

New Major update for Improved Xen specially for Black Mesa release!

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Latest news about updating Improved Xen to new version.

Updated Improved Xen has been ported to Free Black Mesa 2012!

Updated Improved Xen has been ported to Free Black Mesa 2012!

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Latest news about updating Improved Xen to version 0.51 for Black Mesa 2012. Improved Xen will be published on April 7.

Imroved Xen has received a new update!

Imroved Xen has received a new update!

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Latest news about updating Improved Xen to version 0.5.

Improved Xen was updated to version 0.4.1

Improved Xen was updated to version 0.4.1

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As you can see, I updated the mod to v0.4.1, it was necessary because of the detected bugs in the previous version.

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Black Mesa 2012: Improved Xen v0.51

Black Mesa 2012: Improved Xen v0.51

Full Version 18 comments

Improved Xen is now compatible with Black Mesa (2012) Free version. Here you can download the mod version 0.51.

Black Mesa: Improved Xen v1.0

Black Mesa: Improved Xen v1.0

Full Version 4 comments

Black Mesa: Improved Xen version 1.0 is now available!

Sound Update 0.1

Sound Update 0.1

Demo

Nilianth remaked sounds are now realesed for improved xen have fun

Black Mesa: Improved Xen v0.5

Black Mesa: Improved Xen v0.5

Full Version 3 comments

Improved Xen is now compatible with Black Mesa (2015) Steam version. Here you can download the mod version 0.5

Black Mesa: Xen v0.4.1

Black Mesa: Xen v0.4.1

Full Version 18 comments

Here you can download the mod version 0.4.1 This is the full version, does not need to install Xen v0.1 v0.11 and v0.4 Attention! This mod is compatible...

Black Mesa: Xen v0.4

Black Mesa: Xen v0.4

Full Version 7 comments

Here you can download the mod version 0.4 This is the full version, does not need to install Xen v0.1 and v0.11 Attention! This mod is compatible with...

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kait3n10
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I had a blast! You can tell a lot of effort has been put into this mod. My only gripe is that the difficulty is much higher here than regular BM. There is less space to jump around when fighting the Gonarch and I wasn't sure I was damaging Nihilanth, because there was no audio feedback/flinching animation. It took a while to notice the vanishing orbs around his head. Other than that, amazing mod!

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LyokoDesura
LyokoDesura

It would be interesting to see the Manta Ray ride section & the Nihilanth teleport attack brought back to BMS main Xen.

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is kinda interesting that this interlooper is actually better than the official one, the elevator ride is just :0

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ProfessorPootisman
ProfessorPootisman

I love this mod. Are going to do 1 final update when xen is completely out of beta, like using the new xen props or using the new npc's like the plantlight or the Gonarch?

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NasrNK
NasrNK

good game but i got some issues...for a graphics card like mx150 i think i should be able to run it at high settings but icouldnt manage to after all
second everytime i try to load the game at the begining of the map after killing that giant headcrapmom it lags and crash.unavoidable crash,tried to save it somewhere else after managing to get to the map without a crash so ican load the game from that point on,but it did crash again
i hopeu pay attention for this issue
thanks for this good mod
i liked it

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SkepticalRowan
SkepticalRowan

This mod will go down as Legendary.

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