Post by Rankkor
Ajoy there, well my friends, I just had some great news today. A fan project that has been in development for a whooping EIGHT YEARS
has FINALLY seen the light of day.
My friends, I present thee: Black Mesa Source.
Have you played Half-Life 1? are you a fan of that game? if the answer to either of these questions is yes (and if its "no" a more proper question is "what the hell is wrong with you?") then prepare to be rejoiced.
All the way back in 2004, Half-Life 2 was released, and with it, a "remake" (and I use the word very loosely here) of Half-Life 1 called "Half-Life: Source". Supposedly it was a remake of the original game, but with the more potent source game. In reality, it just was the original half-life, but with ragdoll physics. All the low-res textures of the original 1999 game were still there, same sounds, same voices, same everything.
Some fans decided that this was NOT the actual remake a grandiose game like Half-Life deserved, and thus began their project, Black Mesa Source, the idea being that this would be a REAL remake of the original, with better textures, lightning, ect. Its been far too long since a peep was heard from them. And after 8 years, most people (myself included) thought they had long since given up. Turns out, they didnt.
And just a few days ago, they released their mod. FOR FREE!
If you are interested in reliving some nostalgia, from a more modern PoV, go herehttp://www.blackmesasource.com/download.html
And get this bad boy NOW. I'm downloading it now and can't wait to play it.
and some in-game footage:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tTO6kCcSZQ
As the youtube comment from that video says:
This why PC gaming is the best. This FREE mod is better than most of the "AAA" crap, huge multi billion dollar corporations can give us.
Amen brother, amen.
IMO this is a really fitting homage and tribute to what has got to be the finest Shooter I've ever played (yes even better than DooM something I thought impossible for nearly 10 years till I played half-life and half-life 2 all those years ago)