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I don't know about anyone else, but I'm finding this game harder than I feel I normally would. Particularly the soldiers (I'm playing through 'we got hostiles' at the minute). Is it just me sucking, or is this game quite hard (not in a bad way)?

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I agree with you, those soldiers are not as dumb as they were in HL1. You can't just hide in a corner. They will find you and probably kill you. It's a great challenge.

I'm on Normal btw.

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I agree with you, those soldiers are not as dumb as they were in HL1. You can't just hide in a corner. They will find you and probably kill you. It's a great challenge.

I'm on Normal btw.

Same. Glad I checked the settings before I started playing to be honest. Defaulting to easy is silly :p

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It's fairly difficult, but I seem to recall the original Half-Life being fairly difficult, too.

I'm finding the gunplay not very tight, but it's still better than the overwhelming majority of retail games.

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The bullsquids and houndeyes are definitely more potent and the helicopter gunships are more challenging that I remember (they seem a lot more mobile). However, I think it works really well. The majority of people playing Black Mesa will already be familiar with the game, so the challenge comes from the AI.

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Black mesa is really a good remake of the original. can't understand why people are complaining, this was probably a small group who created this. impressive. not to mention that valve seems to have had a helping hand as looking at the credits.

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can't understand why people are complaining

lol. It's the internet, dude, everyone complains about everything. You could make the greatest game of all time and people would call it's devs *******s and the game itself a pile of ****.

Anyway, Black Mesa looks great. I only got to play about 1/2 an hour but I'm pretty impressed.

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Can I play this without any other games installed or do I need the original HL ?

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Can I play this without any other games installed or do I need the original HL ?

All you need installed via steam is the Source 2007 SDK.

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Ok I give up, how do I start the game ? lol

I can start the SDK and run a video stress test of the game but nothing says start game

EDIT - Doh, found it :D

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I find myself really loving the grain effect and the luminescent toxic waste...

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I really can't believe that this is a free game. It's beautiful! This is what I was expecting from Half-Life: Source when it came out.

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I installed yesterday and wow! Its bringing back memories I tell you but I am luckily playing it on a PC maybe 50x greater then what I had in 1998 lol.

I don't think I ever completed HL1 but this time I will I'm loving it. If you haven't downloaded it already do so now its bloody awesome for free!

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I installed yesterday and wow! Its bringing back memories I tell you but I am luckily playing it on a PC maybe 50x greater then what I had in 1998 lol.

I don't think I ever completed HL1 but this time I will I'm loving it. If you haven't downloaded it already do so now its bloody awesome for free!

I agree the whole Half Life experience got me started into computer gaming. Taking my time playing and enjoying it, not trying to see how fast I can get through.

I find myself really loving the grain effect and the luminescent toxic waste...

0242B6B335DBBB9975513B1849D3114D0503ED93

I really can't believe that this is a free game. It's beautiful! This is what I was expecting from Half-Life: Source when it came out.

That is a beautiful shot. You can really see the luminescent effect.

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Is anyone else annoyed by crouch-jumping? I can't pull it off properly 75% of the time. Crouch-jumping in Half-Life 2 was much easier.

Also, I had a head-scratching moment when I encountered a Houndeye early in the game. Every time I reached the area, the Houndeye would uses its sonic attack to make a crate explode which in turn made the floor collapse. My first thought was to try to kill it before it could emit a sonic pulse but that proved futile after a couple of tries. I took a break out of frustration and boredom. The solution came to me as I stared at the loading bar: sprinting. The first couple of tries resulted in being pushed off the floor by the explosion. I don't know if it was luck or skill but I managed to cross the area before the floor collapsed underneath me.

Now that I thought of it, I'd say it's the most difficult gaming experience I've had since my days of playing Donkey Kong 64 as a child.

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Is anyone else annoyed by crouch-jumping? I can't pull it off properly 75% of the time. Crouch-jumping in Half-Life 2 was much easier.

Also, I had a head-scratching moment when I encountered a Houndeye early in the game. Every time I reached the area, the Houndeye would uses its sonic attack to make a crate explode which in turn made the floor collapse. My first thought was to try to kill it before it could emit a sonic pulse but that proved futile after a couple of tries. I took a break out of frustration and boredom. The solution came to me as I stared at the loading bar: sprinting. The first couple of tries resulted in being pushed off the floor by the explosion. I don't know if it was luck or skill but I managed to cross the area before the floor collapsed underneath me.

Now that I thought of it, I'd say it's the most difficult gaming experience I've had since my days of playing Donkey Kong 64 as a child.

There is also a Black Mesa jump fix at GameCopyWorld

http://forums.blackm...ead.php?t=13715

copy this into the autexeccfg file in the config folder for the mod:

//crouch-jump script makes life easier, thanks to mgr.inz.player

bind "space" "+crouchjump"

alias +crouchjump "+jump; wait 5; duckON"

alias -crouchjump "wait 5; duckOFF; -jump"

alias duckON "+duck"

alias duckOFF "-duck"

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