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BlackMesa Source: A TRUE Half Life Source with COMPLETELY New Textures

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Gimpymoo, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. Gimpymoo

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    Did a search and couldnt find details of any posts relating to this.

    http://www.blackmesasource.com/

    LOOKS ABSOLUTELY BLINDING.

    Their aim is to recreate Half Life 1 on the Source engine from the groud up :eek:

    A mammoth task, but going by their website, if they can pull this off.... :cool:
     
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  2. Mobius 1

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    Some bits they are going to add/remove and change but it will be the same story. Cant wait to play it. Its a big task, and they will pull it off i think. Really really looking forward to this.
     
  3. gord

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    Aye, its cropped up in the various HL2 mod threads.. still quality website and quality mod it seems.
     
  4. kemistry

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    looks really good
     
  5. fini

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    wont valve stop this as they're making money out of selling HL1 still in the silver and gold packs?

    fini
     
  6. Reppyboyo

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    No.
    Valve did ask them to remove the "source" from their name however.
    So now its just called Black Mesa.
     
  7. Frost

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    looks amazing :) cant wait till thats finished
     
  8. Mobius 1

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    Vavle once said that someone will re create the half life experience. And i dont think valve mind whatsoever. I read it somewhere on the BM:S site.
     
  9. Gimpymoo

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    Good point, but its not actually Half Life 1 is it.

    The casual gamer wont know of its existence anyway.. and any serious fan will have HL1.

    VALVE appear to be freindly towards their community so think theyell be OK with this.

    At the end of the day, I think Valve know that Half Life 1 deserved a much better "SOURCE" treatment than it got so think theyre happy to let someone else have a go.
     
  10. b (thats it)

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    looks very cool, if they can pull it off i'm very much looking forward to it.
     
  11. benjo

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    [​IMG]

    Does look very nice :)
     
  12. Gimpymoo

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    OMG - "HDR SHOT"

    In the FAQ it says that HDR is a "Maybe" - Half Life 1 w/ HDR :eek:
     
  13. DaveyD

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    Been around for quite a long time now, but it is coming along very nicely.
    Just hope we see it before Half-Life 3. :p

    This pic especially looks sexy :D
    Click Me!

    Off to play Half-Life: Source now I think :D
     
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  14. Jackal

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    such a long time waiting for this, just hope they do the original justice
     
  15. XPE

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    lets face it we all know what VALVE will do, when its finished they will bye the mod for pennys off the mod team, package it and sell it and make another big pile of money :(
     
  16. Memphis

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    There has been no sign of this in the past. In fact, they employed members of the Counter-Strike and Day of Defeat team if I recall correctly.

    I do like it when people bad-mouth companies for being successful (Microsoft, Valve, etc) when in fact they haven't a clue about the businesses and their practices.
     
  17. Phalanx

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    my friend is one of the mappers for it, so it could be that you're looking at his maps :cool:
     
  18. XPE

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    i didnt bad mouth them for being successful, i bad mouth them for selling on what used to be free user made mods. And i sure the people involed with these mod could have got a job any where in the industy not just valve
     
  19. Sirrel Squirrel

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    Looks brilliant, can't wait :D
     
  20. DaveyD

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    Remember Valve are being awfully nice to support mods the way they do, they have good support for developers for pretty much nothing. I wouldn't really care too much if they charged for Black Mesa, I'd still buy it if it was reasonably priced.

    They bought out CS / DoD back in the day as they were hugely popular, and got a lot of support, and made sense to anybody with with any sort of business idea that there was a lot of money in CS / DoD. You wont see that in Black Mesa, yet at least, as it's probably not going to be downloaded as much, or played as much.