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Black Mesa Source out now, here’s how to get it

Friday, 14th September 2012 16:27 GMT By Dave Cook

Black Mesa Source, a remake of Valve’s original Half-Life is available now after years of waiting. Relive your fond memories today.

UPDATE: it seems like the whole world is trying to download the game at the moment, meaning torrent trackers and download links are either slow or down. We’ve listed a few places you can get the game below, but bear in mind they might not be working at all times.

The announcement was made over at the official Black Mesa Source site, and the game can currently be accessed via official torrent, which you can grab here. A second torrent can now be found here.

Their site is going insane with traffic just now though, so the devs have kindly popped the game on to Dropbox too.

Black Mesa Source covers all of the original game up to the Xen stages, which will be released as a whole other game at a later date.

Props to AbsoluteZero for flagging up this Shacknews download link too. Thanks.

We’ve also got in-game screens while you wait for your download. You can find them here.

Thanks PC Gamer.

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  1. Talkar

    Correction: The game isn’t on dropbox, it is just the torrent. And the tracker for the torrent is down at the moment ;)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. DSB

    I’m getting nothing, did they burn down the tracker already?

    Oh right, thanks Talkar :P

    They need to add like five or six more.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @3 trying to get on their site is proving a real challenge :/

    #3 2 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    http://www.shacknews.com/file/32999/black-mesa-source-10-windows-free-game

    Shacknews download link. Might be slow.

    Add these trackers to your torrent software :

    udp://tracker.istole.it:80
    http://www.gameupdates.org/announce.php
    udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80
    udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80
    udp://tracker.ccc.de:80

    http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1152082&p=37663480&viewfull=1

    More here, adding more trackers will make more seeders and uploaders available and get you the .7z faster.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. desadoc

    I found it on TPB by user “l3viathan2142″

    #5 2 years ago
  6. desadoc

    @4

    Thanks. I have peers now :)

    #6 2 years ago
  7. DSB

    I’m actually having more luck with the Shacknews thing.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. absolutezero

    15.9% :(

    #8 2 years ago
  9. freedoms_stain

    I’m just gonna wait til it’s on Steam.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Takeshi

    Downloading at 2MB/s now. Nice.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. GwynbleiddiuM

    I can’t even get the torrent file, that’s how messed up things are…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. absolutezero

    The dropbox link in the article still works just make sure to add the new trackers once the torrent has started because the original tracker is still down.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DSB

    15,3% Shacknews and torrent are head to head, roughly 300kbs.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. absolutezero

    Its better than it has any right to be.

    Its great.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. CPC_RedDawn

    Downloading @ 6.0MB/s with this torrent!

    http://www.mediafire.com/?khmzyygg4vetko0

    I will be seeding with this torrent as MUCH as I can, I have 5.0MB/s upload speed so I will try and use as much of it as I can! :)

    here are the trackers so you can include them to your current torrents.

    udp://tracker.1337x.org:80/announce

    udp://tracker.publicbt.com:80/announce

    udp://tracker.openbittorrent.com:80/announce

    udp://fr33domtracker.h33t.com:3310/announce

    http://exodus.desync.com:6969/announce

    udp://tracker.istole.it:80/announce

    http://www.gameupdates.org/announce.php

    #15 2 years ago