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Black Mesa Source, Half-Life mod now available

The creators of the long-awaited Source mod of the original Half-Life haveannounced (opens in new tab)that it is finally complete, and ready for public consumption.

Torrents for the game files (opens in new tab) have already popped up, and are being ruthlessly bogged down by the hordes of HL fans that are bombarding sites like GameFront with download attempts.

The mod is called Black Mesa Source, and it reskins the entire original Half-Life game with more modern graphics made in the Source engine. It is also one of the first games (opens in new tab) to have been approved by the fans in Valve's Steam Greenlight program, meaning it will eventually be available on Steam as well.

There's no word on when that might happen though as the mod isn't technically complete. It doesn't yet cover the very end of the game. We're assuming that the Steam release will come shortly after the full experience is available.

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.