Black Mesa

Black Mesa

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Black Mesa: Blue Shift

Description




The fourth chapter of the Half-Life: Blue Shift remake, Captive Freight, is now released!

Relive the Black Mesa Incident as Gordon Freeman's best friend - Barney Calhoun!

Make sure you set the reflections on maximum setting for the model/NPC reflections on some floors!




Installation via "bshift_install.bat":


-Subscribe to the mod in Workshop and wait for it to download.
-Go to your Library, click right mouse button on Black Mesa, go to "Manage" and click on "Browse local files";
-Go from current directory ("steamapps/common/Black Mesa" up to the "steamapps" folder;
-From this directory, go to "workshop/content/362890/2424633574";
-Once you locate the mod files, double click on "bshift_install.bat" and follow what it says.
-Done.


Installation via symbolic link:

Important: This method may not work on various versions of Windows.
Important: If you already have an active "bshift" folder in Black Mesa root directory, you have to delete it or otherwise the symbolic link might fail to create!

-Go to "*/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/362890/2424633574";
-Launch the "bshift_gamelink.bat" as administrator;
-Check, if the symbolic link "bshift" has been created in the Black Mesa root directory ("*/Steam/steamapps/Common/Black Mesa");
-Done.

Installation via file browser (If previous methods didn't work):

Important: Delete the old "bshift" folder from the Black Mesa root directory before copying the new one or you'll face some issues.

-Go to "*/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/362890/2424633574";
-Copy the "bshift" folder and the "bshift.bat" or the "bshift_oldUI.bat" into your Black Mesa root directory ("*/Steam/steamapps/Common/Black Mesa");
-Proceed to the launch instructions.

Important: You will have to do this again each time a new version is released since Steam will only Update your workshop folder!




Launch via Desktop Shortcuts (If used the "bshift_install.bat" Method):

-Launch the game via "Black Mesa: Blue Shift" or "Black Mesa: Blue Shift (Old UI)" shortcut on your Desktop. This is the Step 5 in the installation video.

Launch via file browser (If used the Symbolic Link Method):
-Go to "*/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/362890/2424633574";
-Launch the "bshift.bat" file (or the "bshift_oldUI.bat" if you want to play under the old UI).

Launch via file browser (If used the File Browser Method):
-Go to your Black Mesa root directory ("*/Steam/steamapps/Common/Black Mesa/");
-Launch the "bshift.bat" file (or the "bshift_oldUI.bat" if you want to play under the old UI).

Launch via Steam Library:

-New UI: Go to Black Mesa game properties in Steam and type "-game bshift" into your launch options.
-Old UI: type "-game bshift -oldgameui" into your launch options.

Important: Don't forget to remove this entry when you want to play Black Mesa again.



Uninstall via bshift_uninstall.bat:

-Go to Black Mesa root directory and launch "bshift_uninstall.bat".

Uninstall via file browser:
-Go to your Black Mesa root directory ("*/Steam/steamapps/Common/Black Mesa/");
-Delete:
-"bshift" folder
-"bshift.bat"
-"bshift_gamelink.bat"
-"bshift_icon.ico"
-"bshift_oldUI.bat"
-"bshift_uninstall.bat"



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Chapter 4: Captive Freight
-bs_c3m2b: There's a small chance of Murdoch refusing to enter the elevator (not critical).




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Popular Discussions View All (31)
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18 hours ago
Crashes every time I load any save
Cooldog
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PINNED: INSTALLATION / LAUNCHING (Troubleshooting guide)
Cyvo
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PINNED: General Feedback and Bug reporting
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Kure 'Tesum Jul 23 @ 6:19am 
@AKgamer19, they can't make it because the Source Code isn't open which is stupid. This is why i've left the Black Mesa Modding Community is because that the Source Code isn't open so we would most likely will never get Black Mesa Opposing Force or Decay.

My original vision is having the BMCE Revised apply to Black Mesa & its 3 expansion packs, and having everything match-up & the modified enemies repurposed.
Kushing Jul 22 @ 6:19pm 
So glad someone's making these mods.
AKgamer19 Jul 22 @ 3:13am 
when are you making opposing force mod XD
Combine NCC-0017 Jul 21 @ 4:52am 
Beatiful :headcrab:
markzone Jul 21 @ 2:06am 
dont answer it. i got it working
markzone Jul 21 @ 1:18am 
hello, can you help me? i have subbed to the addon but when i got to contents/362890, the file for 362890 is empty, but the going to workshop/downloads/362890, the file for 362890 is filled. while all that, black mesa is also validating. does validating has something to do with the missing files in the folder?
Jofoyo  [author] Jul 20 @ 5:18pm 
This either means Steam hasn't downloaded the addon yet and you can try starting the game and restarting Steam, or, if you installed Black Mesa on a different drive, it's on that drive instead.
Nebulium Jul 20 @ 5:16pm 
What do I do if the only folder for installed workshop content is 4000 (gmod)?
dj 70 Jul 20 @ 3:47pm 
Excellent ! This mod should be more known. I discovered it by pure chance :) .
Jofoyo  [author] Jul 15 @ 11:42am 
Use the old UI. The new UI crashes sometimes when loading maps.