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Black Mesa: "There's not a lot left to go" - Say the Developer

The developer team of Black Mesa, the upcoming Half-Life 2 Mod, speak about the delays: "We weren't able to keep up the pace to finish the game for our 2009 deadline, mostly due to family/work/school commitments. There's not a lot left to go, we're basically just fixing and improving things." More infos screenshots and a video of Black Mesa in this article. (Black Mesa, Black Mesa: Source, PC)

Dramscus  +   1850d ago
Please. I've been waiting ages already.
TronEOL  +   1850d ago
I'm with you on that one. I've been following this mod for what feels like forever, and it's still not out. Only thing we can do is wait though. This looks to fantastic to pass up.
Perjoss  +   1850d ago
heh its feels like so long ago since i first heard about this mod. Beem
n impressed with everything ive seen so far, I cannot wait to play this!
thor  +   1850d ago
It's getting more outdated by the day, though. The whole point was to update Half-Life 1 so that it didn't look so outdated - well it would have worked 2 years ago. Now the Source engine is looking pretty outdated itself.
toaster  +   1850d ago
Source still puts 80% of console games to shame ;) Pretty good for a 6 year old engine.
thor  +   1850d ago
It might put console games to shame, but where those console games have a PC version it usually looks better than anything Source has produced.
jony_dols  +   1850d ago

Yeah, Source puts all Sony's 1st party engines to shame.
Uncharted and Killzone can't compete with Valve's 6 year old engine. sarc/

Anyway I've been waiting for Black Mesa for years. And I hope to god it comes out soon! I love the way Source can run perfectly on my 3yo mid spec laptop!
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DigitalAnalog  +   1850d ago
I'm wondering if they can transfer their assets to the new Source engine.
Just like the PS3's version of ME2 porting it's assets to the ME3 engine.

That would be just.................siiiiiiii iickk!

-End of Line
kramun  +   1850d ago
jony_dols  +   1850d ago
They already moved it too the newer version of Source which HL2 Episode 2 used.

So to answer your question, they have.
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DigitalAnalog  +   1850d ago
**Looks at comment..
Oh right, I forgot to mention - I'm talking about the Source engine running on Portal 2.

-End of Line
hassi94  +   1850d ago
It's not like it'd make much difference DigitalAnalog. Te ME2 on ME3 engine hasn't been tweaked to ues the ME3 engine to it's full potential, in fact it looks exactly the same as regular ME2.

Same as when valve ported Half Life to Source, only made it look a little better and the physics run better. The textures and actual look of the game were the same.
Cajun Chicken  +   1850d ago
Always good to hear an update. :)
ApexHell  +   1850d ago
yes! go go go!
outwar6010  +   1850d ago
i'm not very good with all this tech stuff(im a console gamer by nature lol) but didnt they release a mod for half life 1? if so can i use it with my version that i bought off steam? and can someone plz tell me how to map my 360 wired controller so it works(im using a netbook and yh its difficult)
The_Count  +   1850d ago
Yo need to already own a source engine game on steam for it to work. The mod is free though.
TABSF  +   1850d ago
Really looking forward to this one.

@ outwar6010 - If you have 1 Source game on Steam you can get any mods, HL1 is not included unless its HL1: Source.
Pads works by going into the game menus, not sure if only games do this on PC, check Windows device manager.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1850d ago
hopefully it will release this year
Vip3r  +   1850d ago
Im really looking forward to this and I know it'll do well.

But I hope it won't do a Garry's Mod and end up costing money on steam.
Mista T  +   1850d ago
I say it eventually will. If it does very well, like counter strike did way back when. they might get jobs at Valve and they might acquire it and they'll start selling it.
sam2236  +   1850d ago
"There's not a lot left to go"

Six months later...

"No release this year, sorry."
Ducky  +   1850d ago
Am I the only one who finds it amusing that both BlackMesa and Half-Life have similar development cycles?
madpuppy  +   1850d ago
I have been looking forward to this for quite a while. These guys should be picked up by Valve, heck they even made their own music for the remake and is it superb! nice and atmospheric with a lot of mood. and that is just the music, built from the ground up remake of the levels and monsters is truly the work of artists.

I really cannot wait to experience Half-life again for the first time.
Xfanboy  +   1850d ago
Yes finally!! is it free becuz I actually want to pay for it!!
Ashriel  +   1850d ago
I hope they do release it sometime o_o I can wait for this one, there's lots of great games to keep me busy in 2011 :)
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chak_  +   1850d ago
Same bullshit talk since 09.

Seriously they're just mocking us, either they have a deal with valve, either they were lying to us 2 years ago.
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xino  +   1849d ago the time this gets released, it will only be half done!

it's taken too long to be made, and I think it's because of lack of support and from fans.
Duke Nukem Reloaded is going smoothly, a lot has progressed from when they announced it which isn't too far off, it's getting constant support from fans.
That would be destined to be released by the end of 2011.

As for Black Mesa...they just need some motivation man, from fans support.

-Ninja Gaiden 3-is sick man!:)
ATiElite  +   1849d ago
Black Mesa close to being finished.... YEH Right.

I've giving up on this vaporware. I know people have other things to do besides work on a mod all day but this has been going on for like 8 years.

Operation:Black Mesa will be out before BM and OBM started about 6 months ago. Someone made a dam Far Cry 2010 mod quicker than these guys. Episode 3 will be out before Black Mesa so don't believe this article.
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spdarksky  +   1849d ago
I will gladly pay for this game.

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