Who remember Half-Life: Source, embellished version of the first game of the series, launched along with Half-Life 2? There were plenty of critics at the time in connection with Half-Life: Source, Valve’s people being accused of laziness in the game port on the new (at the time) Source graphics engine.
So many filmmakers MOD’s, dissatisfied with the effort from Valve, and gathered to make Half-Life: Black Mesa, a modification for Half-Life 2 designed to bring the old Half-Life 1 at contemporary visual standards, using the same graphics engine Source.
Unfortunately, as in any project on amateur, development of Black Mesa has lasted too long time (it is almost eight years after the launch of Half-Life 2), MOD’s risking falling into vaporware category (product announced with great fanfare and deferred without ever released).
Here’s that on Internet have made appearance on November 2 gameplay video of Half-Life: Black Mesa, to some extent giving hope to those who still believe in the successful completion of this MOD. The first of these is part of the chapter “On the Rail” and apparently was taken from an older version of the MOD’s, but running on the latest revision of the Source graphics engine. The second, much lower quality, seems to be captured in the chapter “Surface Tension” using a very old version of MOD’s.