Okay, so one of the greatest mods of all time is coming out in less than 3 days(2 days, 23 hours, 25 minutes, as of this posting) called Black Mesa (Formerly known as Black Mesa: Source, but changed their name at the request of Valve)
So what is Black Mesa? If you have ever played Half-life, you should know exactly what it is. Black Mesa is a re-imagining of Half-life on the Source engine(version 2007).
On September 14th you will see the first release of Black Mesa! This will include our re-envisioning of Half-Life all the way up to Lambda Core. We believe this is a great way to provide a complete-feeling 8-10 hour experience with a solid ending, make our fans happy and help us make the best overall game possible.
We are still working hard on Xen and BMDM, but instead of making you wait we are giving you Black Mesa as soon as it's ready! 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!
We want to make sure all of you are ready for the big day. If you don't already know, Black Mesa will require the FREE Source SDK Base 2007 to run. If you are not too sure that you have Source SDK Base 2007 installed or you don't own any source based games, please go here: steam://run/218 to download and install the Source SDK Base via Steam for FREE.
I know many of you loyal Half Life fans are planning on taking a vacation day from work, calling out sick for school, or even both. We are working very hard to ensure your day off does not go in vain, and that every person trying to download Black Mesa will undergo a smooth and fast downloading experience. The approximate download size will be 3.03 GB, 8 GB uncompressed. At launch, a launch pad will be available offering multiple mirrors and options for download. These options shall be revealed during launch. So go ahead, take that day off and join us!
We know you all are very excited and we want to you share your gameplay experiences as soon as you finish playing. We also want to make sure to collect any bug reporting and get any resolved as quickly as possible. With that being said, the forums shall be moved to it's own separate server. So when you are finished re-visiting Black Mesa, we'll be here to hear all about it.
We are very excited and we are counting down the days right along with you!
- Josh Hubi (Release Personnel)
You can now Download [and listen to for free] the Black Mesa Soundtrack, courtesy of our very own Joel Nielsen, at the very generous price of whatever you want! Enjoy and share!
also, if for some reason you don't have Steam, you can get it here: http://store.steampowered.com/about/
Yah, coming out tomorrow right?
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