Black Mesa (video game)

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Black Mesa (originally Black Mesa: Source and stylized as BLλCK MESA) is a third-party remake of Half-Life developed and published by Crowbar Collective.wikipedia
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Black Mesa (originally Black Mesa: Source and stylized as BLλCK MESA) is a third-party remake of Half-Life developed and published by Crowbar Collective.
Another example is Black Mesa, a Half-Life 2 mod that improves in-game textures, assets and models, and facial animations, while taking place in the events of the original Half-Life game.

Half-Life (video game)

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Black Mesa (originally Black Mesa: Source and stylized as BLλCK MESA) is a third-party remake of Half-Life developed and published by Crowbar Collective. With the release of Half-Life 2 in 2004, Valve re-released several of its previous titles, ported to their new Source game engine, including the critically acclaimed 1998 game Half-Life named Half-Life: Source.
In response to this, a third-party mod remake called Black Mesa was developed with Valve's approval.

Half-Life 2

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With the release of Half-Life 2 in 2004, Valve re-released several of its previous titles, ported to their new Source game engine, including the critically acclaimed 1998 game Half-Life named Half-Life: Source.
Mods vary in scale, from fan-created levels and weapons, to partial conversions such as Rock 24, Half-Life 2 Substance and SMOD (which modify the storyline and gameplay of the pre-existing game), SourceForts and Garry's Mod (which allow the player to experiment with the physics system in a sandbox mode), to total conversions such as Black Mesa, Dystopia, Zombie Master or Iron Grip: The Oppression, the last of which transforms the game from a first-person shooter into a real-time strategy game.

Half-Life (series)

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Black Mesa is a fan remake of the original Half-Life using the Source engine, which has been approved by Valve.

Mod DB

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The project was awarded Top Unreleased Mod by video game modification website Mod DB in 2005 and 2006.
Best Unreleased Mod: Black Mesa

Valve Corporation

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During its eight-year development period, Black Mesa has been featured in several video game publications and received direct attention from Valve Corporation.

Wired (magazine)

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The delays led to Wired awarding Black Mesa high spots on their "Vaporware of the Year" lists in 2009 and 2010.

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The delays led to Wired awarding Black Mesa high spots on their "Vaporware of the Year" lists in 2009 and 2010.

Steam (software)

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Valve, through public voting on the Steam Greenlight program, approved Black Mesa for distribution on Steam, where it was released as early access on May 5, 2015.

First-person shooter

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Black Mesa is a first-person shooter that requires the player to perform combat tasks and puzzle solving to advance through the game.

Gordon Freeman

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As in the original game, the player controls Gordon Freeman, a scientist working at the Black Mesa Research Facility.

Porting

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With the release of Half-Life 2 in 2004, Valve re-released several of its previous titles, ported to their new Source game engine, including the critically acclaimed 1998 game Half-Life named Half-Life: Source.

GoldSrc

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The Source engine is graphically more advanced than the GoldSrc engine used for the original versions.

Havok (software)

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Half-Life: Source features the Havok physics engine and improved effects for water and lighting.

Texture (visual arts)

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The level architecture, textures, and models of the game however, remained unchanged.

IGN

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IGN liked the new user interface and other technical features but noted that it did not receive as many improvements as Valve's other Source engine ports.

GameSpy

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GameSpy said that while it was a "fun little bonus", it was "certainly not the major graphical upgrade some people thought it might be".

Gabe Newell

Valve's managing director Gabe Newell is quoted as saying that a complete remake of Half-Life by fans of the game using Source was "not only possible…but inevitable".

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Originally based on the version of Source released with Counter-Strike: Source in 2004, the project switched to a more recent version released with Valves's The Orange Box in 2007.

The Orange Box

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Originally based on the version of Source released with Counter-Strike: Source in 2004, the project switched to a more recent version released with Valves's The Orange Box in 2007.

Particle system

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This new version included more advanced particle effects, hardware-accelerated facial animation, and support for multi-core processor rendering among other improvements.

Hardware acceleration

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This new version included more advanced particle effects, hardware-accelerated facial animation, and support for multi-core processor rendering among other improvements.

Multi-core processor

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This new version included more advanced particle effects, hardware-accelerated facial animation, and support for multi-core processor rendering among other improvements.