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o0SuicideKing0o Aug 18, 2013 @ 7:31pm
Question about Black Mesa.
I've never played Half-Life, but since people want to know when HL3 comes out more than Brad Pitt wanted to know what was in the box, I've decided to give it a try.

I understand that there are three versions of Half-Life. There's Half-Life, the original. Half-Life Source, which I hear is pretty much the same thing. Finally, there's Black Mesa, which is supposed to be better in every way except for one reason. It isn't finished.

I understand it's been about a year since Black Mesa came out so my questions are. Why is it not finished? Will it be finished? Do I only need HL2 to get Black Mesa?

Every forum I look at people are very vague whenever they talk about this.
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Egon Haystack Aug 18, 2013 @ 10:47pm 
So, you're suggesting that Black Mesa, the mod that is already released, is really going to be Half-Life 3?
o0SuicideKing0o Aug 19, 2013 @ 3:59pm 
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:
So, you're suggesting that Black Mesa, the mod that is already released, is really going to be Half-Life 3?
What?
屁眼火辣辣 Aug 19, 2013 @ 5:30pm 
i guess u only need HL2 to get Black Mesa
Egon Haystack Aug 19, 2013 @ 5:49pm 
Originally posted by o0SuicideKing0o:
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:
So, you're suggesting that Black Mesa, the mod that is already released, is really going to be Half-Life 3?
What?

Oh, hehe, oops. Anyways the Xen levels and Deathmatch portion of Black Mesa have been post-poned until the second release. They are not going to announce a release date for the second release. Also, you don't even need Half-Life 2. All you need is Source SDK Base 2007, which can be found under the tools tab of your steam library.
o0SuicideKing0o Aug 21, 2013 @ 6:27pm 
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:
Originally posted by o0SuicideKing0o:
What?

Oh, hehe, oops. Anyways the Xen levels and Deathmatch portion of Black Mesa have been post-poned until the second release. They are not going to announce a release date for the second release. Also, you don't even need Half-Life 2. All you need is Source SDK Base 2007, which can be found under the tools tab of your steam library.
So does it have the complete story, or are the Xen levels part of the story as well? I really only care about the story.
Egon Haystack Aug 21, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
Originally posted by o0SuicideKing0o:
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:

Oh, hehe, oops. Anyways the Xen levels and Deathmatch portion of Black Mesa have been post-poned until the second release. They are not going to announce a release date for the second release. Also, you don't even need Half-Life 2. All you need is Source SDK Base 2007, which can be found under the tools tab of your steam library.
So does it have the complete story, or are the Xen levels part of the story as well? I really only care about the story.

It WILL have the complete story when the second release is. Right now it's everything from Black Mesa Inbound to Lambda Core.
o0SuicideKing0o Aug 21, 2013 @ 6:47pm 
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:
Originally posted by o0SuicideKing0o:
So does it have the complete story, or are the Xen levels part of the story as well? I really only care about the story.

It WILL have the complete story when the second release is. Right now it's everything from Black Mesa Inbound to Lambda Core.
Ok. This thing has been out for a year now. Do we know when they are planning to release the rest?
Egon Haystack Aug 21, 2013 @ 8:58pm 
Originally posted by o0SuicideKing0o:
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:

It WILL have the complete story when the second release is. Right now it's everything from Black Mesa Inbound to Lambda Core.
Ok. This thing has been out for a year now. Do we know when they are planning to release the rest?

No. They're going for the same "When it's done" approach
A Dud Aug 22, 2013 @ 4:57pm 
>story
>half-life

Pick one.
Guest1982 Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:15am 
Can I pick my nose instead?
Egon Haystack Aug 23, 2013 @ 2:24am 
Originally posted by Guest1982:
Can I pick my nose instead?

Yes
o0SuicideKing0o Aug 23, 2013 @ 3:27pm 
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:
Originally posted by o0SuicideKing0o:
Ok. This thing has been out for a year now. Do we know when they are planning to release the rest?

No. They're going for the same "When it's done" approach
It kind of looks like a lost cause to me. I can't find any talk about it anywhere.
A Dud Aug 23, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
Originally posted by o0SuicideKing0o:
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:

No. They're going for the same "When it's done" approach
It kind of looks like a lost cause to me. I can't find any talk about it anywhere.
The Black Mesa devs rarely talked about their mod when it was in development, that doesn't mean it's a "lost cause."
Egon Haystack Aug 23, 2013 @ 5:42pm 
Originally posted by Como:
Originally posted by o0SuicideKing0o:
It kind of looks like a lost cause to me. I can't find any talk about it anywhere.
The Black Mesa devs rarely talked about their mod when it was in development, that doesn't mean it's a "lost cause."

The mod was voted to be greenlit on steam a while ago. Valve and the Black Mesa Development Team are working to get the steam release with Deathmatch and Xen ready. The BM devs have an agreement with Valve, and they can't release anything about the second release.
o0SuicideKing0o Aug 24, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
Originally posted by Egon Haystack:
Originally posted by Como:
The Black Mesa devs rarely talked about their mod when it was in development, that doesn't mean it's a "lost cause."

The mod was voted to be greenlit on steam a while ago. Valve and the Black Mesa Development Team are working to get the steam release with Deathmatch and Xen ready. The BM devs have an agreement with Valve, and they can't release anything about the second release.
Oh, cool. That probably means that it will cost money, but oh well. I'll get it anyway.
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