Black Mesa

Black Mesa

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Shephard in Lambda Core
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Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:33am
Dec 17, 2015 @ 4:24pm
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Shephard in Lambda Core

UPDATE: Dec 17 2015 See the changelog to see what has changed (not much).


Corporal Adrian Shephard now appears at the very end of the Lambda Core, moments before portal collapse, greeting Gordon Freeman.

Complete with Adrian's familiar voice!

The addon is a reference to both Shephard's Mind, created by Krimsin, and Half-Life: Opposing Force.

Many thanks to Crowbar Collective for providing a fantastic game (and the mapsrc files!), and to Krimsin for an awesome series Shephard's Mind (and his tendering voice!).

Note: This is a very minor thing, but if you want subtitle to be displayed, you can download my [More Subtitles] addon. This is completely optional.

Shephard's Mind can be viewed at:


Q: Shouldn't Shephard be holding a Glock?
A: Of course! Unfortunately, Black Mesa marines were not coded to use pistol. So I had to exchange it to shotgun; which is (I believe) his second favourite weapon.

Q: How about using the multiplayer model of marines? Or use a security guard with marine model?
A: This would require editing some core NPC files which I am not capable of.

Q: Shephard is black (no intention to offence people!) [or] not wearing gloves! Fix it!
A: This is actually randomized everytime the map loads. I wanted to make the NPC have all the equipments (gloves, gas mask) that Shephard also have. However, the Black Mesa's Face Creation System only allowed me up to controlling the mask. So I have no control over the skin color or anything else. You're not really supposed to get a close look, though!

Q: Shephard should say "BAACKRUUUBSSSS!" [or] "Hey! Get back here, you big orange f--k!", not the other!
A: This is also randomized everytime he says, and I deliberately did this. I'm a fan of both series so I couldn't settle down on one choice.

Q: I noticed that the aliens don't try to kill him and vise versa (Shephard doesn't attack aliens).
A: I had to map it that way. Aliens will distract Shephard and it will therefore be less dramatic.

Q: Is this a custom map, or will the addon actually modify the end of the Lambda Core chapter?
A: This is a modification to the campaign. Therefore you can witness the event during your gameplay journey. The name of the map (in case you want to skip everything and just see the event) is bm_c3a2h.

Q: Will you update the map once the Operation: Black Mesa comes out?
A: Unlikely. Not because I don't want; I would love to do it. However, Operation: Black Mesa will be a drastically different game from Black Mesa. I would be unable to recreate the environment present in OBM, in BM. Lots of props and textures will be different, and I highly doubt if I can make it even remotely similar. So, no, sadly.

Q: The map does not work?
A: Like I mentioned previosly, the map modifies the last map of the Lambda Core, so if you by any chance have another addon that also modifies this part of the chapter, this addon will collide with another, and will not work. If you don't have such addon, however, then I'm not sure. Make sure your game has fully downloaded the file (and has not corrupted it by any chance).

Q: What happens if I kill him?
A: Try it.
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Flaninty Nov 13 @ 9:54pm 
@Laben_Vinci Uh oh! Looks like someone didn't read the description!
Laben_Venci - Busy|Mobile Oct 28 @ 6:08pm 
Shepard is not black, in the official art, character model and view model arms, he is white.
☻MYSTIC☻ Oct 15 @ 8:04pm 
Is this compatible with this mod Claasic Romka HECUs V3?
Duc P Oct 3 @ 10:39pm 
Update this please. Shephard needs more recognition.
FeReise Sep 4 @ 4:34am 
I'm sorry to say this mod caused the 'Node Graph out of date. Rebuilding...' and 'AI disable' problem in the Lambda core chapter, right at the portal core (very last) section. Can you updated this mod for us?
Zorex Sep 1 @ 1:03am 
now the last few things we need him to say are
Duc P Aug 17 @ 12:02am 
Does this still work?
foxydash Aug 11 @ 7:32pm 
REDFOOD Jul 17 @ 8:44am 
this mode is broken
1v4n94 Jun 29 @ 1:08am 
Woow. That's cool!