Half-Life: Source

Half-Life: Source

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JoannaDark Sep 6, 2012 @ 8:03pm
Whats the difference of HL:Source and Black Mesa,,,
I thought the point to the Black Mesa project was to re release HL with the source engine.

Hasnt Valve already done this with HL Source?

Doesnt that pretty much nullify the Black Mesa Project? Or is there something major in Black Mesa i dont know about?
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Aidan Sep 6, 2012 @ 9:34pm 
Half life source simply ports half life to the sorce engine without many visual improvements. Black Mesa is a complete remake of Half life with modern graphics and expanded levels.
JoannaDark Sep 7, 2012 @ 12:10am 
Very nice, cool, thanks for the reply.
Stain Sep 7, 2012 @ 12:35am 
Next stop: blue shift source! lol
Toast Sep 7, 2012 @ 4:08am 
Black mesa:source is just a graphics upgrade for hl:s so there both the same thing
Hero4Zero Sep 7, 2012 @ 5:25am 
No..no its not, Black Mesa is a re-imagining of Half-Life.
MindWeb Sep 7, 2012 @ 9:28am 
Black Mesa is a Modern retake on HL, with updated graphics, new voices, new music, expanded level design with memorable set pieces intact around the new level layouts, and a load of sweat and tears.
Kevin Carbonara Sep 7, 2012 @ 12:42pm 
Black Mesa was supposed to be a proper remake, instead of a lazy port. It would have modern graphics and voice acting, instead of content from 1998.
Instead, they spent 8 years in development and still only finished half the game, so we're still stuck with graphics nearly a decade old, and somehow, the VA is actually a step down from the original. Black Mesa reminds me of nothing so much as Duke Nukem Forever.
McGooTheWise Sep 7, 2012 @ 1:22pm 
For the game being free, there certainly are a lot of people ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and moaning about it. Judge it after you play it. I suggest you check out the BlackMesa youtube channel, and forums to form your own opinion on the project instead of letting some of these people ruin the experience for you with their ignorantly negative criticism.
JoannaDark Sep 7, 2012 @ 1:25pm 
Haha , McGoo, thanks for the input. Also , thats my little boys nickname, McGoo .. haha.
Riddenivory Sep 7, 2012 @ 1:59pm 
Yep, HL Source was just Half Life with the Source Engine. The only improvement was on water and skyboxes, as far as I know.
Strangerhand Sep 8, 2012 @ 12:23am 
There's quite a difference alright.

Half-Life Source is a literal "remake" (a port) of the original game in the Source engine. It's just like the original game, but adds such as clear water, new lighting and shading, new Source engine physics, etc. If you like Half-Life then you'll also like Half-Life Source. It's a great way to (re-)play the excellent Classic game that everyone loves.

Black Mesa is a bit different, though. It's a redux, a re-imagined remake of Half-Life much in the same way that Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom³, and Tomb Raider: Anniversary are re-imagined remakes of Wolfenstein 3-D, Doom, and Tomb Raider, respectively, see?

I can hardly wait for (the first half of) Black Mesa to be released, as I am sooo gonna play that! :)) hehehehe

In summary: If you love Half-Life (and what real gamer doesn't), then just get both, man. It might be that you'd then have so much Half-Life as if coming out of your ears, but what could be wrong with that? What, that would be a bad thing? ???

And yes, as another poster mentioned off-the-cuff: I too would love to finally see a Half-Life: Blue Shift Source and a Half-Life: Opposing Force Source also, as I've been asking for both of those for some time now! hehehehe
Woolies Sep 8, 2012 @ 9:41pm 
Black mesa source is a sound and graphics remake of HL:S. There probably bits I have left but eh.
weldijon Sep 8, 2012 @ 10:57pm 
BTW, Blue Shift and Op. Force remakes are in the works. They're on ModDB somewhere.
JoannaDark Sep 8, 2012 @ 10:58pm 
Haha , nice, those are both great too. Meh , the whole damn half life series was just freaking awsome.
Strangerhand Sep 9, 2012 @ 12:27pm 
Originally posted by Weldeon:
BTW, Blue Shift and Op. Force remakes are in the works. They're on ModDB somewhere.
Yeah, those are gonna be good, I bet. I wanna play those too hehehe

But those are gonna be like Black Mesa--graphical & audial remakes of the two Half-Life expansions. However I, myself, would also love to see a straight port of them into the Source engine just like Half-Life Source is a straight port of Half-Life.

But, damn, they still haven't made those yet! I mean I would totally buy them if they made them. Jeez, I sure did buy Half-Life Source, didn't I! I dunno what the problem is there hehehehehe
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