Half-Life 2 Mod Black Mesa: First in-game video, new screenshots - Update: Four new dev videos
There is news of Black Mesa, the popular Half-Life mod project. The first in-game video gives some impressions and the new screenshots demonstrate weapons and multiplayer maps.
Though we have not heard very much from the makers of the Black Mesa mod lately, the development is being pushed on strongly. The aim is to completely replicate Half-Life 1 (dt.) on the Source engine. The vague release date is 2009. Black Mesa is not not supposed to require a particular Steam game but should be playable with every Source engine game that belongs to the gamer. Therefore it is virtually for free.
The developers are especially proud of the new tools and technologies of the Orange Box. Particle effects, physics, bump maps with self shadows, dynamic shadows and a new feature called Procedural Terrain Displacement are mentioned.
The first two minute video demonstrates how the game scenes look in action. The new screenshots in our picture gallery show the used weapons and several multiplayer maps.
Are you looking forward to Black Mesa? Or do you think it's pointless to replay Half-Life 1 (dt.) with the actual Source Engine? Everbody's opinion is welcome so feel free to comment - even if you aren't a member of the PCGH community.
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Update: July 16, 2009
New videos of Black Mesa have been published on Youtube. The clips show the current state of development. Have fun with the four demo trailers.
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