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Crowbar Collective want you to break Black Mesa and test the 1.0 build

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The final release of Black Mesa, the re-imagining of Half-Life is coming close and Crowbar Collective want as many people as possible to test out the latest Beta build.

Most important for them are game breaking bugs as they want it to be "as smooth and enjoyable as possible". However, they said it's been "very stable" in their own testing but we all know how this type of thing goes when more people get access. They also want to know about spikes in the difficulty with the upgraded AI, if any part of the game is unclear and to make sure the achievements works as there's now 50 of them.

As for what's changed in the 1.0 beta, a huge amount that they said they will detail "soon". The previous Beta updates certainly made it run a lot smoother on Linux and so far with my own time spent in this new Beta, everything feels pretty good.

To try it out, you need to opt into the "public-beta" branch on Steam. Right click the game, go to Properties and then hit the Beta tab and select it from the dropdown. You can see the announcement about all this here.

You can find Black Mesa on Steam.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Early Access, Beta, FPS, Steam | Apps: Black Mesa
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2 comments

MayeulC 14 Feb
But... but... I just started doing that with my xen playthrough :'(

Well, guess I'll do a full playtrough soon-ish :P
Grimfist 14 Feb
Ah I was just near the end in the Xen chapters when the update hit. Now savegames are invalid and I need to start allover. But I intended to so nevertheless, so everything is fine. Can't wait for the upgraded HECU AI, as the original one was pretty dumb and easy to beat even on Hard difficulty.
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