Submitted by Proeliator 1166d ago | article

Black Mesa Source vs. Half-Life Screenshot Comparison


"If you’re a gamer of substantial experience, the past few years may make you believe in miracles.

Duke Nukem Forever finally saw the light of day, essentially making sales on the premise that the game had actually come out.

Now, another miraculous instance has occurred: the long-awaited Half-Life remake modification for Half-Life 2, Black Mesa Source, has been released.

Take a gander at the tremendous difference in fourteen years of graphical fidelity below." (Black Mesa, Black Mesa: Source, Half-Life, PC)

Proeliator  +   1166d ago
Even if the source engine they used isn't the most modern (as in CS:GO)... WOW!
Raf1k1  +   1166d ago
They've been at it for ages. I'm just glad they've finally released it.
da_2pacalypse  +   1165d ago
The amount of detail which is present at every single point of the game shows why it took them 8 years to make it. This is a work of art.
BattleAxe  +   1165d ago
Well if its as boring as HL2, I'll save my money.
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Hooshuwashu  +   1166d ago
everyone needs to download this mod and support the people who created it. It's like experiencing HL for the first time again.
SnotyTheRocket  +   1166d ago
never played HL, im getting this.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1165d ago
Yeah, they did a very, VERY good job with it. Seriously.
shackdaddy  +   1166d ago
I'm having such a hard time dwnlding this. It's killing me how retarded my computer is acting right now after I've waited so long to play this mod D:
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Proeliator  +   1166d ago
I was surprised at the optimization.. a few stutters here and there, but overall a very impeccable presentation.

The first time you get blood on your crowbar... I needed new pants.
Hooshuwashu  +   1166d ago
It took me a while to get it downloaded too =/ direct download was moving at no more than 100 kb/s, so I had to use the torrent.
sorceror171  +   1166d ago
Use bittorrent. Played some tonight and it's really impressive, and fun. Just enough updates to keep it fresh, but still a lot enhanced deja vu.
sarydactl  +   1166d ago
Those are pretty amazing differences.
pr0digyZA  +   1166d ago
Ive only gone a little into the first chapter but you can really see these guys loved the "source material". Feels like playing half-life for the first time again- was really strange but great.

If you cant start it up get source sdk (either from steam or from a source released game, I used left for dead 2).
Hooshuwashu  +   1166d ago
They've made a TINY bit of creative changes, but they're for the better.

I laugh at those complaining about some of the voice acting though.. it's a free mod people!!
gaminoz  +   1166d ago
I can't believe some people work so hard on something free
CaptCalvin  +   1162d ago
They modernized the lines a bit but haven't changed the tone. The scientists were supposed to sounded very deliberately snobbish and they replicated that in this remake. Some kids these days take everything too seriously
Hazmat13  +   1166d ago
can i play this on my Mac?
Blastoise  +   1166d ago
Amazing what people can do sometimes
Plagasx  +   1166d ago
I never played the first Half-Life so this will probably be quite the experience for me :)
Burnin  +   1166d ago
great... now where can I get a free copy of HL1?
Bladesfist  +   1166d ago
you do not need half life 1 to play this mod. You only need the source SDK which comes with any source game or from steam.
Burnin  +   1166d ago
nice... thanx for he heads up
THESHAUNZY  +   1166d ago
beerkeg  +   1165d ago
I've been playing this for the last hour or so, and I'm pretty impressed by it. It was always going to be quite a task for someone to take on, and I think they've done a great job.

It's taken a while, but for a team of modders I think they deserve a lot of respect. They've made some nice additions to the game as well, a few changes here and there that are very welcome.

Yeah, gets a thumbs up from me.
XB1_PS4  +   1165d ago
Half life series is in my top 10 of all time. I need this.
Braid  +   1165d ago
Allright guys, if you don't know what to do, here's what you need to get the game working, it's absolutely free:

1. Go to the NeoGAF forums, find the Black Mesa Source thread and get the modded torrent file (with DHT enabled) in page 9 or 10 so that you can download the game files at full speed with your favorite torrent client.

2. Install Steam, create an account if you don't have one, go to libary/tools and download "Source Base SDK 2007" for free.

3. When you're done with the torrent download, use the setup.exe that comes with the game files, that'll extract the .zip file into the proper Steam folders on your computer.

4. Restart Steam, go to libraries and voila! You'll see Black Mesa listed right there. Create a shortcut to your desktop if you want to, and enjoy the taste of sweet, sweet nostalgia!

PS. Best regards to Black Mesa devs for this amazing work, the gaming community salutes you for the effort you put into this game.
2pacalypsenow  +   1165d ago
or you can go here to download :-)

LAWSON72  +   1165d ago
Got it yesterday played it for about an hr. It looked good only complaint I have is they do not have 1360x768 so I have to use 1024x768
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beerkeg  +   1165d ago
The option is there, if you change the Aspect ratio to Widescreen 16:9 the option for 1360x768 becomes available.
PhoenixRising37  +   1165d ago
release on XBLA for 1200?
Motorola  +   1165d ago
No its a user made mod for the source engine.
2pacalypsenow  +   1165d ago
Downloading now :-)
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