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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 - - 1,585 comments

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No Steam version? how dare u

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dky.tehkingd.u
dky.tehkingd.u - - 273 comments

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 - - 1,585 comments

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It was sarcasm, guys. Good lord.

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monster_urby
monster_urby - - 3,022 comments

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

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden - - 3,594 comments

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

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ChrisBryant Author
ChrisBryant - - 1,087 comments

because ur a doodoo hed

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Dune_Jumper
Dune_Jumper - - 1,585 comments

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

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dky.tehkingd.u
dky.tehkingd.u - - 273 comments

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

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LastLifeOfficial
LastLifeOfficial - - 979 comments

Awesome!

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Passerine
Passerine - - 11 comments

Well, there's always /r/modpiracy.

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tsfan
tsfan - - 489 comments

glad to see you're still alive!

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Maxine2000
Maxine2000 - - 202 comments

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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ChrisBryant Author
ChrisBryant - - 1,087 comments

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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ItsNotewell
ItsNotewell - - 64 comments

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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ChrisBryant Author
ChrisBryant - - 1,087 comments

And that's probably the least of our worries!

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xsantosis
xsantosis - - 717 comments

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

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DevinShadowV
DevinShadowV - - 534 comments

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

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ChrisBryant Author
ChrisBryant - - 1,087 comments

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

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