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Black Mesa, the fan created Half-Life recreation finally has some Xen to show off but the downside is it's not ready for Linux yet.

On the Steam forum, one of the developers said this about Linux support for the Beta:

Yeah we have not yet built the binaries. Once we lock the code we have to do a full pass on Linux for MP servers and the Linux build. We THINK we have fixed the crash in ST, but very few of us are able to test it.

So it might be out today, tomorrow, next week. Who knows. Shame they couldn't get such a hotly anticipated beta available for Linux right away too.

Anyway, when we do eventually get it, we will be able to try out the first three maps of the Xen chapter. Crowbar Collective said there's 6 maps in the Xen chapter but 19 maps for the full Xen campaign. They said the purpose of the beta, is to get feedback on a range of different computers, especially as they've made "significant improvements and changes to the Source engine".

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If you want to be ready for whenever the Xen beta drops on Linux, opt into the "public-beta" branch on Steam. I shall be keeping an eye on it for when it drops an update to test, will let you know when it's live on Linux. I'm super excited, as it looks absolutely gorgeous.

You can see their announcement on it here.

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sub 26 June 2019 at 9:41 am UTC
Half Life
Sojiro84 26 June 2019 at 10:14 am UTC
Not long anymore! Been waiting for this mod turned game to be complete before I shall play it from start to finish. Man, it's been what, a decade/almost a decade of waiting?

This year I shall finally be playing Black Mesa!

Xen looks amazing by the way. They did a great job.
sub 26 June 2019 at 10:20 am UTC
Sojiro84Not long anymore! Been waiting for this mod turned game to be complete before I shall play it from start to finish. Man, it's been what, a decade/almost a decade of waiting?

This year I shall finally be playing Black Mesa!

Xen looks amazing by the way. They did a great job.

It all started in 2004.
chris.echoz 26 June 2019 at 12:13 pm UTC
Can't wait. I've been waiting for Black Mesa to be finished for years and years now.
Sojiro84 26 June 2019 at 1:45 pm UTC
sub
Sojiro84Not long anymore! Been waiting for this mod turned game to be complete before I shall play it from start to finish. Man, it's been what, a decade/almost a decade of waiting?

This year I shall finally be playing Black Mesa!

Xen looks amazing by the way. They did a great job.

It all started in 2004.

Has it been that long? Hot damn my memory isn't what it used to be.

Well worth the wait though. Going to be fun and said playing Half-Life 1 again. Sad because there will never be a 3.
MayeulC 26 June 2019 at 3:58 pm UTC
Highly anticipated. I just rewatched the trailer, it is looking gorgeous as ever. Also, I just noticed the HEV zombie at 0:46
Termy 26 June 2019 at 4:25 pm UTC
The trailer looks really slick - although i did enjoy xen back in the day, i'm really curious what their interpretation feels like
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