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Title: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: ac3d on June 11, 2012, 03:30:23 AM
Hello Half-Life Creations!
 
Some of you may know about Black Mesa
www.blackmesasource.com (http://www.blackmesasource.com)
 
A free mod that started back in 2005, which is a recreation of the original
Half-Life designed to use the full capabilities of the Source Engine.
 
Recently the developers have released some new info,
If their Official Facebook Page here:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/BlackMesaDevs (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/BlackMesaDevs)

reaches 20,000 Likes, then they will release "some exciting new media"
 
If you are or have been interested in this mod and want it to finally see the light of day, then please spread the word to get as many Likes on this page as possible!
 
Thank you!
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Robofork on June 11, 2012, 04:59:48 AM
How about no.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: prototstar on June 11, 2012, 06:39:09 AM
Only if I get a cargo of condoms delivered to my door.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Jake on June 11, 2012, 07:22:42 AM
^ Ditto. ^
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Alex on June 11, 2012, 10:02:28 AM
"some exciting new media"
Better be an image saying "Mod cancelled kthx".
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: SPRKH on June 11, 2012, 10:09:46 AM
Lol.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Alex on June 11, 2012, 12:45:03 PM
Screenshots are released, makes me wonder what the point of some of those sections were. Why was there ever that section with the rotating chainsaws? It seemed goofy at the time of HL1, now with rotating robot arms flailing in HD it makes even less sense.

TBH many of the screens look little better than HL:S but with the addition of props and higher resolution textures.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Editor on June 11, 2012, 01:07:34 PM
Truly do hope it gets released, but I don't even own Facebook and it will be interesting to see if there is still a large enough following to generate 20,000 likes for just media alone.

A release date, now that would be different, but even then I don't think Cry of Fear asked for that many likes to release media, so again I have to question where the bar is placed....

EDIT: Looks like they have their 20,000, so what's behind the curtain?
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Alex on June 11, 2012, 01:24:05 PM
Here you go pal, this is what 20000 likes unlocked.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: SPRKH on June 11, 2012, 02:48:12 PM
lmao what is even going on in those pics
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Da Fat Cat on June 11, 2012, 02:53:43 PM
Haha oh wow I remember when I thought BM was the best looking mod ever
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Simon on June 11, 2012, 03:08:51 PM
Awww I missed the hate wagon, I was about to call ac3d an attention whore :(
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Burd! on June 11, 2012, 03:27:52 PM
Why is everyone antagonistic though? It still looks fine. You guys are sounding like that really shit L4D2 protest, you'll be saying you won't play it on day one but we all know you'll be playing the fuck out of it when it's released.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Editor on June 11, 2012, 03:30:26 PM
Like I was saying to Alex, it's like researching a car before you buy it, but making a decision before you drive the actual car. I'm all about not saying a thing until I actually play it. Not about to play detective. :coolbiden:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: D3ads on June 11, 2012, 04:04:12 PM
Someone's been paying attention to COF PR tactics :joebiden:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Simon on June 11, 2012, 04:06:44 PM
Why is everyone antagonistic though? It still looks fine. You guys are sounding like that really shit L4D2 protest, you'll be saying you won't play it on day one but we all know you'll be playing the fuck out of it when it's released.
Hey I didn't say anything about the mod, looks good to me, I just don't like the whole "feed my ego" thing that's all
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Alex on June 11, 2012, 05:35:32 PM
Why is everyone antagonistic though? It still looks fine.
It looks good, but not great. I'm not saying I could do any better (I am more than aware of my limitations) but it just looks so plain. I respect that a lot of work has gone into the mod, but honestly I no longer care about graphical updates - if you're playing a game for graphics you're doing it wrong.

What I really object to here is the unnecessary dick waving: BMS is one of the biggest and most anticipated mods around, they do not need the attention that's been spammed all over gaming sites today.  We were lucky to get only one thread, other sites had several (some threads going so far as to incite use of zombie facebook accounts).
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: SPRKH on June 11, 2012, 10:28:51 PM
I get the impression that the mod's been delayed this long, because they are permanently lagging behind graphically and are constantly trying to polish everything up to "standards". By the time they're finished, something else has popped up making BM look mediocre again.

 :sagan:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Anton on June 12, 2012, 01:44:50 AM
Much the same problem most big films in recent years seems to have, focusing more on looking professional than on actually reaching their goals for the film. I'm looking at you grey/blue colour grading and neon CGI lights.

I've never been a dude to say I won't play something though. Waiting obviously isn't a burden really unless all you do is wait, and if someone just sits around camping outside the metaphorical store awaiting the release of BMS they need to get the fuck back in touch with things. I'd say the same thing about episode 3, people may not care to wait for it anymore but that doesn't change the fact everybody would still get it if it came out.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: prototstar on June 12, 2012, 03:39:39 AM
Dunno about you guys, but the screenshot of a Garg make me want to play Sven Coop again. Good old classic days.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Jake on June 12, 2012, 03:57:58 AM
SC always felt too rushed to me in regards to gameplay. I thought HL1 was more fun honestly
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: prototstar on June 12, 2012, 06:06:06 AM
SC always felt too rushed to me in regards to gameplay. I thought HL1 was more fun honestly

It was, bunch of players rushing way ahead of everyone to be the first to finish the mission instead of cooperating together.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Anton on June 12, 2012, 11:10:15 AM
yeah that's a bit shit, but that's why you don't play with pubbies.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: James on June 12, 2012, 11:23:11 AM
Some real nerds in here. Looking forward to playing, whenever the fuck it's released.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Matuka on June 12, 2012, 05:42:51 PM
Dunno about you guys, but the screenshot of a Garg make me want to play Sven Coop again. Good old classic days.
Me and some pals have been playing it (how you should play it) recently, shame most of the maps are shite.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Red Slug on June 12, 2012, 07:19:26 PM
Here you go pal, this is what 20000 likes unlocked.

(http://www.half-lifecreations.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1666.0;attach=5340;image)
Kinda reminds me of...
(http://images.bit-tech.net/news_images/FPS_play_premieres/article_img.jpg) (http://tinktink.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/doom3_screen001.jpg)
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Anton on June 13, 2012, 12:38:29 AM
That "Surgical Unit" was such a quake thing, probably a remnant from quiver or something. Didn't make a whole lot of sense.

Thinking of it, most of Questionable Ethics was weirdly dissimilar to the rest of Half-Life, who mapped that anyway?
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: D3ads on June 13, 2012, 12:47:56 AM
Holy shit they even updated Moddb!

http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-mesa/news/a-red-letter-day1 (http://www.moddb.com/mods/black-mesa/news/a-red-letter-day1)

(http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4384/Bm_mr_08.jpg)
(http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4384/Bm_mr_03.jpg)
(http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4384/Bm_mr_05.jpg)
(http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4384/Bm_mr_06.jpg)
(http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4384/Bm_mr_07.jpg)
(http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/5/4384/Surface_Tension_Gunfight.jpg)

What was that about it looking dated again...?

Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: SPRKH on June 13, 2012, 01:42:45 AM
Alistar is easily distracted by explosions, color-crading and tilted cameras. :coolbiden:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Anton on June 13, 2012, 02:10:44 AM
Hey man they need those extra degrees man, it's a dutch angle, man, figured you'd know man...

That agrunt looks good btw.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: prototstar on June 13, 2012, 07:51:54 AM
For some reason the screenshot are meh to me now, before I would be fanboying over it. But, I have to agree with Anton, I love the alien grunt model.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Carnevil44 on June 15, 2012, 07:18:17 PM
Meh, I'll still play it

Even though it has the most disgusting PR, I would still like HL1 but with better graphics  :ray:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: D3ads on August 31, 2012, 08:33:19 PM
(http://cdn3.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/5202119/polygon_media_06_gallery_post.jpg)

(http://cdn3.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/5202112/polygon_media_05_gallery_post.jpg)

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/5202116/polygon_media_04_gallery_post.jpg)

(http://cdn3.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/5202114/polygon_media_03_gallery_post.jpg)

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/5202123/polygon_media_02_gallery_post.jpg)

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/5202120/polygon_media_01_gallery_post.jpg)
Title: Black Mesa Source release in 11 days!
Post by: D3ads on September 02, 2012, 05:58:16 PM
No comments on the new screenshots? Ok... well try this one;

http://www.blackmesasource.com/ (http://www.blackmesasource.com/)

They're releasing everything upto Lambda Core, then Xen will be added in another download when it's finished...
Title: Re: Black Mesa Source release in 11 days!
Post by: Alex on September 02, 2012, 08:26:43 PM
Xen will be added in another download when it's finished...
when it's finished...
The Half Life fanbase will have long since died when this happens. At least they're releasing something now though, and the part no one cares about is left out  :suicide:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: cSMG on September 06, 2012, 10:49:52 AM
The soundtrack is up for download and sounds great imo.  Definitely a lot more varied than the original soundtrack and some of the songs like Questionable Ethics 1 and Surface Tension 2 are now stuck in my head.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Imperial Wizard on September 06, 2012, 11:41:15 AM
The guitar songs sound like linkin park without the shit vocals, and the electronic tracks sound like generic Hollywood movie soundtrack.
Overall: shit.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Editor on September 06, 2012, 11:57:24 PM
The guitar songs sound like linkin park without the shit vocals, and the electronic tracks sound like generic Hollywood movie soundtrack.
Overall: shit.

Yeah we know you hate everything not French.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Da Fat Cat on September 06, 2012, 11:59:58 PM
Sound track is amazing <3
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: cSMG on September 07, 2012, 01:16:22 AM
The guitar songs sound like linkin park without the shit vocals, and the electronic tracks sound like generic Hollywood movie soundtrack.
Overall: shit.

When it comes out, I'm gonna replace Questionable Ethics 1 with this:

Linkin Park - Numb (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXYiU_JCYtU#ws)

 :ray:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Anton on September 07, 2012, 01:42:29 AM
Crawling in my skin confirmed for first xen track
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: toadie on September 12, 2012, 03:27:20 PM
2 days, 20 minutes. Is your body reggie?
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: D3ads on September 12, 2012, 03:33:40 PM
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/8739/becc3190b5234dae933d8c5.png)

Cry Of Fear got Greenlight status too!
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Alex on September 12, 2012, 05:35:19 PM
God the phong on those NPCs looks BALLS. Someone better edit the VMTs on release day.

Also Barney's beard looks like it was drawn on with pen.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: toadie on September 13, 2012, 06:13:08 AM
it was  :cop:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Chaos Wake on September 14, 2012, 02:10:36 AM
(Just showed up here after finding HIT again after 6-7 years)

Im somewhat looking forward to BMS although like others im pretty apprehensive about it.

They've been really pushing the Duke Nukem Forever thing, and I'd hate for it to turn up like DNF finally did.

Still, anything at this point that they release would be interesting to be able to at least take a look at.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Editor on September 14, 2012, 02:26:04 AM
(Just showed up here after finding HIT again after 6-7 years)

Im somewhat looking forward to BMS although like others im pretty apprehensive about it.

They've been really pushing the Duke Nukem Forever thing, and I'd hate for it to turn up like DNF finally did.

Still, anything at this point that they release would be interesting to be able to at least take a look at.

My thoughts exactly Wake, welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Alex on September 14, 2012, 10:37:37 AM
(Just showed up here after finding HIT again after 6-7 years)

Im somewhat looking forward to BMS although like others im pretty apprehensive about it.

They've been really pushing the Duke Nukem Forever thing, and I'd hate for it to turn up like DNF finally did.

Still, anything at this point that they release would be interesting to be able to at least take a look at.

Another old HIT person, welcome aboard. As you may have noticed HIT is kind of dead, so this is the place to be :V
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Chaos Wake on September 14, 2012, 04:26:30 PM
Oh yeah I noticed haha. Thanks for the welcome.

Its good to know these sorts of communities are still around.

Also today's the day this mod is supposed to be released. Let's see how that goes.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Alisha on September 15, 2012, 06:57:15 PM
It is released, people are playing it...
But not on Steam yet - WTF Valve?!
You need to get it from the developers instead!  :ninja:

Somehow I've managed to install it on my shit PC and PLAY a bit (!) - what I've experienced so far was pretty cool, but there's a point, in Blast Pit, where whole levels goes black and I cannot go into the game any further :O xD
Btw, You certainly won't have that glitch, I have some random crap 90s video card my Mummy provided me with, so... -__-  :argh:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: End Of Days on September 15, 2012, 07:43:52 PM
I played a little. Impressive yes but not blown away. I haven't played HL1 SP in ages so I don't remember much when trying to compare it to BMS.

I'll play it to the end though for old times sake.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Chaos Wake on September 15, 2012, 08:17:21 PM
I played a little. Impressive yes but not blown away. I haven't played HL1 SP in ages so I don't remember much when trying to compare it to BMS.

I'll play it to the end though for old times sake.

That's generally how I feel.

I'm pretty surprised they were able to release something so solid. I expected something incomplete, full of bugs, and with a substantial amount of graphical errors. Its nice to know I was wrong, the mod plays pretty well.

Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: D3ads on September 15, 2012, 10:26:30 PM
I know it's cliché, but I've got One word... wow.

I spent an hour just walking around the Anomalous Materials Lab, throwing things at people, spoiling their lunch and just generally exploring the environment. I love how all the dialogue from before is there without little to no changes and more bolted onto it like when you speak to one npc, another will make a comment in the conversation as well. The graphical improvements are breathtaking, there are some bland textures here and there but nothing that really distracts from the atmosphere. I liked how if you returned to areas in the HEV suit, more dialogue took place.

and finally... female scientists!

I lolled at the roflcopter reference and the comic con rpg meme talk.

Anyone else used the alarm repeatedly at the reception desk? Thought that was never gonna end!

You'd best get like a missile and cruise :joebiden:

Not even at Office Complex yet, I've got a Hell of a ride ahead of me I'll bet  :neckbeard:
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: Imperial Wizard on September 15, 2012, 10:45:13 PM
It somehow manages to feel fresh even though I know where to go and what's gonna happen.
Title: Re: Black Mesa Mod, 20,000 Likes FB Page = New Media
Post by: cSMG on September 16, 2012, 02:32:20 AM
You'd best get like a missile and cruise :joebiden:

You'd best make like diarrhea and run :joebiden: