Half-Life Total Conversion 'Black Mesa' Released

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  1. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    Need a game to play this weekend? Thanks to the valiant efforts of some serious fans of the original Half-Life, you have one: Black Mesa. As mentioned in a post we made a couple of weeks ago, Black Mesa is a complete recreation of the game that made Valve famous, using a recent version of the Source engine. You can expect much-improved visuals and audio, more realistic physics and some tweaks that the developers felt were necessary to improve the game.

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    Read the rest of our post and then discuss it here!
     
  2. Kayden

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    Too late! I got bombarded by 2 people on my Steam list to go grab it.....the Fileshack mirror was slow.

    EDIT: SOB the fileshack mirror was corrupt. This is the 3rd time this has happened to me with a new file that's over 1GB. Time to use the torrent.

    EDIT 2: The torrents stability for speed up or down is ridonkulous. It is however not corrupt and installed just fine! Viva la Black Mesa!
     
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  3. Greg King

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    Sweet Jesus. I cannot wait to play this.
     
  4. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    I tossed the torrent on my server and it's already uploaded 15GB worth. Seems to be a popular option.
     
  5. Greg King

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    Oh my! There has certainly been a buzz surrounding this project.
     
  6. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    People have been waiting for it for so long, so I'm glad that the ambition for it hasn't been lost. What I worry about is that we won't see the end of the game. It might become another Episode Three :S
     
  7. Kayden

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    Any one else remember what they were playing the original Half-Life 1 on? All I can remember is my video card being a Voodoo Banshee.
     
  8. Rob Williams

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    No idea at all =/ I'm lucky to remember what I ran five years ago, much less ten+ :D
     
  9. Tharic-Nar

    Tharic-Nar Senior Editor Staff Member Moderator

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    Pentium III, GeForce4 MX, 256MB RAM. I was a late comer to the Half Life party, 2002 ish. Just meant I picked up the expansions at the same time.
     

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