Black Mesa Created 9 months ago2017-12-24 11:45:06 UTC by satchmo satchmo

Created 9 months ago2017-12-24 11:45:06 UTC by satchmo satchmo

Posted 9 months ago2017-12-24 11:45:06 UTC Post #338483
Black Mesa is newly revamped and also ON SALE now!

There are enough eye candies to make any level designer drool.
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-24 19:27:27 UTC Post #338489
Hello dad/medic
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-24 19:37:58 UTC Post #338490
YOUNG SATCHMO!!!

It's nice to finally meet you!
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-24 20:10:06 UTC Post #338491
Hey! Welcome the community - We've heard a lot about you, it's nice to finally meet you!

Also, yeah, the new BM engine improvements are super exciting. I'm going so far as to use up my mobile data to download it at my Dad's place so I can play with the dynamic lighting sooner.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-25 00:00:42 UTC Post #338494
I've still not touched Black Mesa, and won't until it's the complete package. It was due out by now at one point, but I think it was delayed?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-25 02:02:22 UTC Post #338495
Yeah, they delayed Xen because they realized they couldn't get it as good as they wanted it in the timeframe they had given themselves. IMO it's still worth buying now, even if you don't intend to play it until it's finished.
Also if the earthbound sections are any indicator, Xen is going to be awesome, unlike Xen in HL1, which is meh.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-25 04:04:40 UTC Post #338496
I bought it because it was $5.

Even if they just retextured xen, it would be an improvement. I'm definitely looking forward to it.
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-25 04:07:26 UTC Post #338497
The architectural design and gameplay both deviated significantly from the original Half-Life, which is a good thing. It retained the original spirit of the game, but with a fresh new twist.

I am watching my son playing through it. I have to admit that he's a more skilled gamer than I was.
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-25 09:27:32 UTC Post #338498
Welcome to TWHL, Mini-satchmo! Your dad is one of the coolest people I've ever had the pleasure of speaking to. Glad to hear you're kicking his butt at games :)
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-25 10:16:49 UTC Post #338499
Welcome to TWHL, Satchmo the 2nd! :D

On the topic, I'm actually quite curious to see if Black Mesa will even run on my laptop, haha.
Admer456 Admer456What's this? Custom title? OwO
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-25 17:53:19 UTC Post #338500
I was pretty sure I had played Black Mesa up to the end - yet I look at these screenshots and don't recognise a single one of them. Did they really change it so much since I played it? Or did I never really play it? There's only one way to find out.

Welcome to TWHL, little Satchmo!
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-26 19:22:31 UTC Post #338501
They indeed changed a shit-load since the initial public release.

Play it, it's almost like a new game.
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-27 06:01:13 UTC Post #338504
I'm going to wait for the Xen update and then I'll replay it.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-27 10:20:43 UTC Post #338505
Yeah, I'm in that camp as well. I played the mod version through to the end, same with the retail version. I'm waiting for Xen now and I'm gonna start from the beginning when it drops to add to the anticipation. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulamonster_urby
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-27 13:33:06 UTC Post #338506
I'm thinking of replaying the earth sections again just to see all the ways they used the improvements, and when Xen comes out I'm going to do a playthrough of BM, HL2, and the Episodes.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-27 18:21:31 UTC Post #338508
does it still have those deadly aimbot soldiers?
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-27 20:30:26 UTC Post #338511
To bad that the unofficial uncut chapter packages wont benefit from the new graphic effects and seeing that the author of these is now a long term dev member himself I doubt we will see em anytime soon. :(

As for the related grunt aim question:

In recent patches their accuracy appears to have been slightly nerved. And in this patch finally the A-grunts as well.
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-28 12:39:54 UTC Post #338515
Save/restore problem:
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You shouldn't change graphics settings in-game then either load a save or transition to the next level:
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Made yesterday with the "public" build (not the December beta). Looks like Black Mesa also suffer from the "changes aren't saved" syndrome from other Source engine games/mods (HUD post-process isn't saved, texture quality isn't saved).

I'll try the beta once I've finished with the hat achievement ^^
Shepard62700FR Shepard62700FRHalf-Cat is watching...
Posted 9 months ago2017-12-28 13:32:27 UTC Post #338516
That's not a glitch it's just another teleporter meant to take you into the chessboard realm.
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