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Black Mesa Source to be unleashed next week

Black Mesa Source to be unleashed next week

The original release date for Black Mesa Source was 2009.

The long awaited Half-Life reskin mod, Black Mesa Source, has been given a release date of September 14.

The mod, developed by a team of 40 volunteers, consists of a complete overhaul of the original Half-Life using the source engine from Half-Life 2. This includes new character models, textures and a selection of redesigned levels.

The version being released will take players to the end of Lambda Core and won't include the final series of levels set on the alien planet of Xen as the mod's team is still working on this. The team also stated that Xen will be expanded beyond the original game and will be more than just an epilogue to the mod.

The mod team is also still working on the Black Mesa Deathmatch multiplayer mode which will be released at a later date.

Black Mesa Source will be free to download from the mod's website next Friday. A soundtrack will also be available for download on a pay-what-you-want basis.

"We're doing our best to help bring the immense vision of this project into reality, and we are very excited for what the future brings," said Black Mesa Source project leader Carlos Montero.

The much anticipated community developed mod has been in development since Half-Life 2 was released in 2004 and was previously slated for a 2009 release.

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Dave Lister 4th September 2012, 08:46 Quote
Never played HL1 (I joined the party with HL2) and Valves reskin looked a bit lame, so this will definitely be on my shopping list next week.
Fizzban 4th September 2012, 08:47 Quote
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=239193

Is going to be epic amounts of fun!
Loafers 4th September 2012, 08:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Dave Lister
so this will definitely be on my shopping list next week.

it's free -_-
Centy-face 4th September 2012, 09:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Loafers
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Lister
so this will definitely be on my shopping list next week.

it's free -_-

Best kind of shopping!
Omnituens 4th September 2012, 09:13 Quote
I am hoping Valve steps in and helps them out by hosting it on Steam. The team's FTP will die within minutes leaving only torrents to fill the gap, which wont be well seeded for a good few hours.
Spreadie 4th September 2012, 09:28 Quote
Great stuff, I've been waiting for this for sooo long.;)

I got fed up of seeing "we've always gone with a 'when it's done' kind of approach" every time I checked for a finish date. It was slightly amusing at first, aping Valve a little, but I've want this for ages. :D
Dwarfer 4th September 2012, 10:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by Loafers
it's free -_-

It is indeed but I will be donating $20 because I feel their hard work and commitment over the years should be rewarded.
Shirty 4th September 2012, 10:40 Quote
Anyone who downloads this without donating at least a couple of quid is a bum-face.

There I said it.
Fizzban 4th September 2012, 10:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by shirty
Anyone who downloads this without donating at least a couple of quid is a bum-face.

There I said it.

That's Mr Bum-face to you :P


*Wink*
johnnyboy700 4th September 2012, 11:30 Quote
Look, over there!!

In the sky!

Its a squadron of flying pigs, silhouetted against a blue moon and they're coming this way!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm in there and I will make a donation, they've worked on this a long time, I just hope it works.
Dave Lister 4th September 2012, 11:57 Quote
I'll be donating, partly for all the hard work and partly because I don't want a huge delay between this and the next part. As I understand it this is only 9-10 hours of HL1 and not the full game, so donation has to be made I feel to try and avoid what valve did with episode 2 and whatever is next (if anything).
Spreadie 4th September 2012, 12:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by shirty
Anyone who downloads this without donating at least a couple of quid is a bum-face.

There I said it.

...and well said, it was! ;)
schmidtbag 4th September 2012, 17:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by shirty
Anyone who downloads this without donating at least a couple of quid is a bum-face.

There I said it.

What if it sucks? Or what if you're already a bum-face?

Or rather, since you said "is a bum-face" without specifying how long the individual has been one, that may imply that the person has already been of the genus, bum-face, prior to the decision of downloading. You can't just decide to change your biological makeup. That being said, if you are not a bum-face and you don't plan to donate, then I guess that just makes you a literary asshole.
Shirty 4th September 2012, 17:31 Quote
Fun fact of the day: I have a bum chin.

I'll download it, have a play, and then make the call as to how much I want to donate. Unless it stinks something rotten (which I'm certain it won't), I'll give the devs some dollar.
schmidtbag 4th September 2012, 17:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by shirty
Fun fact of the day: I have a bum chin.

I'll download it, have a play, and then make the call as to how much I want to donate. Unless it stinks something rotten (which I'm certain it won't), I'll give the devs some dollar.

bum chin is very different from bum face
play_boy_2000 4th September 2012, 17:53 Quote
If I had a $ (or a quid) for every time this project was going to be imminently released, then id's probably have enough to buy myself a steak dinner.

Nice to see it's finally done :)
PureSilver 5th September 2012, 07:15 Quote
Damn, this needs to be on Steam. Greenlight ahoy!
Omnituens 5th September 2012, 09:12 Quote
BLC 5th September 2012, 09:59 Quote
Excuse me gentlemen, I appear to have wet myself...
Star*Dagger 5th September 2012, 16:38 Quote
Kudos to the team and all the hard work.

That said, I will be throwing a party when the outmoded dx9 Source engine is DEAD. Kill it with FIRE!!

Everything in 2012 onward should be DX11.

S*D
loftie 6th September 2012, 11:47 Quote
Needs more greenlighting!
Dwarfer 6th September 2012, 13:46 Quote
I've mentioned to a few people and I am quite surprised people do not know what it is nor Half Life wtf :s
S1W1 7th September 2012, 00:11 Quote
Great, I've been anticipitating this day for years :D
PingCrosby 8th September 2012, 23:22 Quote
This Black Mesa Source, can I put it on my sausages?
Spreadie 8th September 2012, 23:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by PingCrosby
This Black Mesa Source, can I put it on my sausages?
Was that a joke?

haha, fat chance. ;)
SchaibleTech 13th September 2012, 15:20 Quote
Oh man I have been waiting for this for a very long time.
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