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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¤ CCG: Juuzou Suzuya  [author] Jul 4 @ 9:36pm 
I know that already. And people should always be aware to look up on "Updated" date before subscribing to ensure it works with the latest version of the game.
RAGE LORD Jul 4 @ 12:00pm 
its not working anymore the game has updated and this mod is outdated
NotFreeman Jun 23 @ 1:10pm 
Im surprised that Shephard wasn't in BMS from the beggining
rocky May 26 @ 3:05pm 
When you updat this
P2 May 6 @ 12:24pm 
Will it still work when Xen comes out?
LittleBigSubset07 Apr 30 @ 2:00pm 
Shepard is a recon, so he'd probably have the shotgun as his favorite weapon
LittleBigSubset07 Apr 30 @ 1:58pm 
I love Gordon's and Shepard's mind
Buzzin light Apr 22 @ 1:21am 
I know what happens when ya kill them but, you try it, clue : critical mission resorses
BlueDoomTrooper Apr 10 @ 6:39am 
Savage Salty Dad Apr 10 @ 6:16am 
He doesn't say anything for me