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Black Mesa: Source Gameplay

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Yeah guys the info is apreciated, but better leave it at that. :toast:

The point is that in BM a single 9mm round doesn't kill you at all and not all of the rounds they shoot hit you anyway, so that's about it, "realistic enough" for a sci-fi FPS.

And I think that the fact that Valve subtituted the MP5 for the M4A1 in HL:Source already tells the story about what they wanted that weapon to be in the game. It's not a war simulator, so it's not the MP5 or the M4A1, it's just the automatic weapon, with certain characteristics so that it's fun and useful depending on the situation.
 

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Yeah guys the info is apreciated, but better leave it at that. :toast:

The point is that in BM a single 9mm round doesn't kill you at all and not all of the rounds they shoot hit you anyway, so that's about it, "realistic enough" for a sci-fi FPS.

And I think that the fact that Valve subtituted the MP5 for the M4A1 in HL:Source already tells the story about what they wanted that weapon to be in the game. It's not a war simulator, so it's not the MP5 or the M4A1, it's just the automatic weapon, with certain characteristics so that it's fun and useful depending on the situation.
Its a game, that pretty much sums it up. It has a arcade style feel and damage. Wished the spreads were more on point and that all of the weapons could be pulled up to sights but thats not the case :/
 
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Its a game, that pretty much sums it up.
Yup. I was just conceeding that some other types of games require at least a significant ammount of realism.

And a little off-topic, but related to this (I just saw it this morning and just need to share):

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/09/18/game-theory-borderlands-2-fails-to-cross-ove/

You really need the WSJ to make the worst (yet somehow fun) game review ever. The guy keeps comparing Borderlands 2 to COD, and how it fails because it's not like COD... hilarious. :twitch:
 

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Yup. I was just conceeding that some other types of games require at least a significant ammount of realism.

And a little off-topic, but related to this (I just saw it this morning and just need to share):

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/09/18/game-theory-borderlands-2-fails-to-cross-ove/

You really need the WSJ to make the worst (yet somehow fun) game review ever. The guy keeps comparing Borderlands 2 to COD, and how it fails because it's not like COD... hilarious. :twitch:
Whoever write that review should kill themselves
 

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why are people not seeding this???? it is crawling at like 100KB/s ....

edit: woops spoke too soon. 9.6 MB/s down!
 
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I am having "big moments" with Black Mesa I have not had in a long time.... They just nailed this game....
 
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Heck I started playing original Half Life and Blue Shift...and no the jumping is off in Black Mesa,I made it to office complex in the ver1 with no problems with curb jumps,I could make it on to the lower small boxes and crate crouch jump.Blue Shift has a bug in it when you get to the elevators in G Sector.I had to install this http://old.hl-improvement.com/downloads.php Got past the G Sector elevator bug and put it The saved game file in my steam save folders.Duty Calls is the next map.
 
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I can't wait until they finish the game...Sucks salty sweaty donkey balls to be 4 chapters short of a full game....
 

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I can't wait until they finish the game...Sucks salty sweaty donkey balls to be 4 chapters short of a full game....
wait, it's not finished? no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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wait, it's not finished? no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It ends when you go to Zen.....
Not sure why... I think they are deciding if they are gonna change the ending to make more sense
 
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I just came here to complain that I want more!

I NEED MORE HALF LIFE!
 
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I've had it installed since it came out, but I haven't had time to play it at all.
 
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I got laid off so I was able to devote 13 hours to it....Prolly wouldve had it beat in 8 hours if it wasn't for the mod holding true to that generic ass "crouch jump" from the original half life which btw is most of the gameplay in the game....
 

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It ends when you go to Zen.....
Not sure why... I think they are deciding if they are gonna change the ending to make more sense
They aren't really changing the ending all that much I would think. The dev team released black mesa unfinished. They decided that the entire community waited long enough for the release of this mod. So they put it out there to ease the crowd over until they finish the last 4 chapters of the game.
 
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This really made it possible for me to finally experience HL1 (and possibly Xen when they release it). About 12 years ago when I bought half life, it was only because I wanted to start playing CS. I wasn't interested in the HL series but then HL2 was released and for me it was the best gaming experience ive ever had so owed it to myself to play this through.
 

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This really made it possible for me to finally experience HL1 (and possibly Xen when they release it). About 12 years ago when I bought half life, it was only because I wanted to start playing CS. I wasn't interested in the HL series but then HL2 was released and for me it was the best gaming experience ive ever had so owed it to myself to play this through.
i too bought half life when it came out. maybe 1 month after? anyway, it really was an epic experience and i feel like with black mesa that i am reliving it all over again. this game is so amazing i don't know if anything else will be as good.
 
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Two weeks ago I got stuck not being able to climb the ladder at the far right end of that room filled with green toxic waste at the end of that tram (which sure seemed a bug of some sort; it was right in front of me and appeared the only exit) and I have not tried again as yet...
 

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IMHO - Black Mesa is the best part of the Half-Life i ever played
 
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Ok guys noob time,

i finally got a chance to get to play it but... it's not starting nor showing up on steam, i just re installed steam yesterday and after re installing the game (downloaded from the torrent here) steam downloaded the 2007 SDK but i still can't see black mesa
I googled alot but i can't figure it out:confused:
 
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If you've done everything correctly what you need to do is restart steam and check your game library.
 
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I know that they are still working on a few other levels that they plan on releasing soon, but does anyone have any idea when this game will be "officially" released on Steam? I hate playing incomplete games just like I hate watching half of a movie, doesn't make much sense.
 
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If you've done everything correctly what you need to do is restart steam and check your game library.
OK my bad, i installed it in a different location than the default so it wouldn't show up on steam :banghead:
re installed it correctly and restarted steam and it works
Very good game, makes me want to play HL2 again after i finish it:toast:
 
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It ends when you go to Zen.....
Not sure why... I think they are deciding if they are gonna change the ending to make more sense
All this development time and we got a touched up rerelease (not a reboot) of the original game with 'promises' of future content.

Where is this all headed other than back into a vapor ware rumor mill?