Black Mesa is Live, Download it Here!

Without question, Black Mesa is one of the most anticipated mods in years. Originally known as Black mesa: Source (they removed the ‘Source’ at Valve’s request), it began when the teams from two other mods: Leakfree and the Half-Life: Source Overhaul Project, merged to form one super-powerful mod team. Since then, they’ve been working hard at bringing Half-Life over into a much prettier package. It was originally based on the first Source engine, but now uses the 2007 version released with the Orange Box.


Watch Mitchell compare the remake with the original. Find even more videos like this on the Game Front Youtube Channel.

After all these years, Black Mesa is finally upon us. So, what do you need to play it?

  1. The 2007 Source SDK. You can install this from the Library > Tools menu in Steam. Alternatively, you can just click click this link.
  2. The Black Mesa mod. Where can you get that? Right here on Game Front. There are three files you need to grab, an installer, an archive, and the MD5 file. Hit the download links below, and get busy playing!!
Download the Black Mesa Installer Here:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Black Mesa Installation Troubleshooting Tips

  • Verify that the blackmesa.7z and setup.exe files you downloaded are intact, by checking their MD5 hashes. Use this program to do that. Instructions on how to use it are down in the comment section.
  • After downloading, put all 3 files in a single folder, and run the setup.exe file. No need to extract the .7z beforehand. The setup process will do that for you automatically.
  • If you’re hitting a 502 bad gateway error while trying to open the file pages on Game Front, CTRL+F5 a couple times. They should come back.
  • To launch the game, open Steam. Black Mesa should be in your Steam Library now. If it isn’t, try restarting Steam.
  • Make sure you have the 2007 Source SDK installed, which is freely available on Steam. Click the dropdown next to the search bar, click “Tools,” and select the SDK. Restart your computer after it’s installed. Alternatively, you can just click this link.
  • If the blackmesa.7z file is giving you trouble (i.e. if the setup file “can’t find” the .7z file), try uninstalling and then reinstalling 7-zip.
  • Always run the setup.exe file in administrator mode.

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149 Comments on Black Mesa is Live, Download it Here!

Red Menace

On September 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Sooooo, 1 of 3?

Mark Burnham

On September 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm

@Red Menace click the links directly from the list post, they’re all there and they all work.

Ignore the weird 0KB file if that’s what you’re looking at. We’re working on taking it down. In the meantime all the links above work.

thanks!

Red Menace

On September 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Thank you, sir.

Ilikeserial

On September 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

the blackmesa.7z file says it has 1 day to download. whats the deal with that?

tripps117

On September 14, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I downloaded everything and the extracted the black mesa 7 file then ra theinstaller. It told me did you download the back mesa 7 file? any help?

Ales

On September 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm

What a long neck Gordon have on the image at the top

GibberishSpokenHere

On September 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm

When I try to run the installer I get the following:
Processing Archive: blackmesa.7z
Error: Cannot open file as archive
Failed to extract files. 7-Zip returned error code: 2

Mark Burnham

On September 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm

For anyone having trouble, make sure that you put all three files into a single folder, and then run the setup.exe file.

gil

On September 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

When I run setup for Black Mesa Setup it says could not find Blackmesa .7zip “did you download it?”
I did download it and extracted it to a new folder, I also downloaded the md5 but it still wont install, any help?

gil

On September 14, 2012 at 5:00 pm

what 3 files dude? there are only two, the Md5 and the actual BlackMesa .7zip. There is no 3 files not including the Setup.exe

gil

On September 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

do you mean put the md5 file and Extract the Black Mesa Zip to the Folder under steam-source SDK base 2007?

gil

On September 14, 2012 at 5:05 pm

do you mean put the md5 file and Extract the Black Mesa Zip to the Folder under steam-source SDK base 2007?

any ideaa?

gil

On September 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm

do you mean put the two files into the to the Folder under steam-source SDK base 2007?

any ideaa?

Mark Burnham

On September 14, 2012 at 5:18 pm

@gil I meant this–setup.exe, MD5, blackmesa.7z. That’s what I meant by three files. Download all of those, put them in a single folder and then run the setup.exe file.

You don’t need to extract the zip before you run the setup.exe file. It’ll extract everything for you automatically.

Mark Burnham

On September 14, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Hey folks,
Just letting you know I dowloaded all three files from Game Front to my laptop, installed Black Mesa and it all works. Verified! The download may take a while, but that’s just because this “Half-Life” thing is kind of popular I guess.

Here’s a tweet we just put out with an example of how it’ll look if it helps:
https://twitter.com/GameFrontCom/status/246773384611000320

If you’re doing all that and still not having luck, I’d suspect you didn’t download the complete file for whatever reason. Your connection could have been interrupted, perhaps. Check the file size on the screenshot ^^ make sure it’s identical.

Also, open the MD5 file in notepad, and check that against the MD5 of the file you downloaded. That’ll tell you for sure if the file made it to your desktop intact. I just did this using this program, which was small and pretty fast.
http://getmd5checker.com/download

Hope this helps, and thanks for using Game Front!

David

On September 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I can’t get the MD5 file to download. It keeps giving me a screen like this when I click the link.

http://gyazo.com/842b68f3d7964b684e2b98d9013ec84e

The link broken currently?

Mark Burnham

On September 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm

@David

Interesting…That’s actually the MD5 hashes you want right there on the page you linked. So you actually don’t need to download it. Just copy those really long strings of characters, run the .7z and the setup.exe through the MD5 checker I linked, and you should be good.

For whatever reason, it doesn’t want to download the md5 for you. It just wants to spit it out right there.

David

On September 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Still got a couple hours until the download for the 2nd file finishes, so I’ll try again to see if it cooperates later. For now I’ll throw the lines of code in notepad. I wonder if there’s a setting on my computer that’s doing it. If it matters I’m on win 7 using IE9

Takra

On September 14, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Trying to download the Archive and every time I try to download it, it causes me to disconnect from my internet for a second and it won’t download. Any help on how to download it?

Lycanus

On September 14, 2012 at 8:18 pm

When I ran the installer it said it could not find the BlackMesa.7z file even though I had downloaded it and had all three files in the same folder. I looked at the archive file and it was named Black Mesa.7z with a space between Black and Mesa. I removed the space from the file name and the installer could suddenly find the file and worked. Kind of a weird bug but for anyone else having the problem it worked for me.

Will

On September 14, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I try selecting 16:9 widescreen, but it just pauses for a moment and goes back to 4:3. Suggestions?

Ben

On September 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I installed it and everything but i cant find where to launch the game someone help me!!!!

Merk

On September 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm

“Ben

On September 14, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I installed it and everything but i cant find where to launch the game someone help me!!!!

Same here. Installed to Steam folder / steamapps/sourcemods/ BMS

Now how the hell do you run the game, there is only the setup.exe file again as the executable. :/

jacob

On September 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm

i can’t seem to get it on my steam libary any help?

TheMusiKid

On September 14, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Hey, the mod looks great.

I’ve downloaded all three files, and ran the setup files.

However I did not choose to run it at the end of the installation as I was doing other things at the time.

Unfortunately I can’t find any executable files to start it. Looked in the bin folder, in Steam, launched the SDK 2007, etc.

I can’t seem to find any obvious launcher. Any help is appreciated.

Simon M.

On September 14, 2012 at 11:56 pm

The links do “work”, as in you can actually DOWNLOAD the files – but the installer just reports an error. Like EVERY SINGLE OTHER mirror I’ve used from EVERY OTHER SITE. I’m past the point of giving a sh*t any more.

Mr. Whiskers

On September 15, 2012 at 12:05 am

@David

I have the same problem with IE9. I switched to chrome and it worked fine.

Will

On September 15, 2012 at 12:05 am

Musikid, Ben: I found it in my Steam library. Note that it did not show up until I RESTARTED Steam. Hopefully that works for you too.

Name*

On September 15, 2012 at 12:50 am

Great upload! Thanks for the game!
One question though, after closing it out once, how do I reopen it? I cannot find a shortcut or a file path to open it

Richard

On September 15, 2012 at 1:04 am

All 3 files are in the same folder but I get the message: “Failed to extract files. 7-zip returned error code: 2″

I just downloaded the .exe, .md5 and the archive and put them in the same folder. I did not unzip the archive.

gil

On September 15, 2012 at 1:15 am

thank you so much Mark and im sorry for my rudeness and stupidity. I literally have been dyeing to play this game and I got mad when I couldnt figure it out. Again thank you so much for helping me out. People like you make this website Great.

keddiels

On September 15, 2012 at 3:33 am

I don’t get it, iv’e downloaded the MD5, the Archive and the Installer but when I try to run the setup it says “Could not find blackmesa.7z did you install it? What do I do?

keddiels

On September 15, 2012 at 3:46 am

okay so I finally got it to find the archive folder but then it said Error: Cannot open file as archive Failed to extract files. 7-Zip returned error code: 2 and now I have to download everything again I just really don’t understand how to do this so a tutorial would be REALLY REALLY helpful… please!

Falconelius

On September 15, 2012 at 4:36 am

File number one does not exist. It says file not found.

Duskie

On September 15, 2012 at 4:55 am

I’d like some hep, If possible.

Everytime I try to download the MD5 File, I get directed to a blanc screen with this on it

f1d86575816f4c6994a5657eebf76409 *BlackMesa.7z
502b417a7857c3ffb82a8b2c93ee1ecf *BlackMesa-Setup.exe

What have I done wrong?

Aaron

On September 15, 2012 at 6:55 am

I’ve installed the SDK required to install/play this. Downloaded the 3 files and ran the installer.. Installs fine.

HOWEVER, I cannot find ANYWHERE to launch the game, there’s nothing in my Steam games, I’ve checked my steam folder and the only .exe in BLACK MESA folder is the installer.

Where is the run game executable?

Feel free to email me at: aaron.knowles.93@gmail.com

Many thanks

How to lauch this game!!

On September 15, 2012 at 7:29 am

This is for people who can not play this game because there is no ion or shortcuts!!

after following institution top of the article.

in steam program…
go to library look for all games and find “Black Mesas” hit play!!

How to play this F^%$ing game!!

On September 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

Step by step

***no need for original game!!
install Steam program then make an account!!
Download the game file from this web site!! 3.7GB?

While steam is running unzip the game file to default location!!
click on play after installing is done!!
it will automatically download The 2007 Source SDK. You need SDK to play!!!
After SDK installed Go to Library in steam program.
Find All games from drop down menu!!
Find Black Mesa and click play!!!

i think you get “Lost Coast” and Portal Prelude” like this for free!!

****The reason i did not find the game was because i was stuck on “TOOLS” in library in the drop down menu!!!

Step By Step how to play!!

On September 15, 2012 at 8:04 am

After downloading this game i had problem running this game!!! That is the reason i am posting this!!

Step by step

***no need for original game!!
install Steam program then make an account!!
Download the game file from this web site!! 3.7GB?

While steam is running unzip the game file to default location!!
click on play after installing is done!!
it will automatically download The 2007 Source SDK. You need SDK to play!!!
After SDK installed Go to Library in steam program.
Find All games from drop down menu!!
Find Black Mesa and click play!!!

i think you get “Lost Coast” and Portal Prelude” like this for free!!

****The reason i did not find the game was because i was stuck on “TOOLS” in library in the drop down menu!!!

Oversight

On September 15, 2012 at 9:47 am

For those of you having the .7z error, I was having it too. I uninstalled WinRAR and tried again this morning and it worked first time. Not sure if that is actually a solve or just dumb luck, but its worth a try if you’re having issues :)

Samiel

On September 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

I didn’t even needed to put them in 1 folder, I just downloaded the 3 of them and when it was done I clicked blackmesa – setup.exe and it did all the work! (btw guys don’t worry, the only file it takes a lot to download is the actual game: blackmesa.7z) Lots of <3 to the guys who worked on this!

Alex

On September 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

I’m getting error 502, bad gateway any time I try to download these. Anyone else?

Ryan

On September 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

All the links above either hang or give me an HTTP 502 -Bad Gateway error. Are the files being pulled or is there some sort of site maintenance going on or what?

Ryan

On September 15, 2012 at 11:05 am

All the links above either hang or give me an HTTP 502 -Bad Gateway error. Are the files being pulled or is there some sort of site maintenance going on or what?

Ryan

On September 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

Never mind, all good

Ck

On September 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

i put the 3 files in a single folder, but my problem continue this message “could not find blackmesa.7z” i try rename but the error continue , help me please, thanks !

James

On September 15, 2012 at 12:04 pm

@Mark Burnham

I swear I’ve downloaded this three ing times. I’ve put them all in a single folder, I’ve run the setup.exe and nothing. Why can’t the black mesa group just put this up on Steam? It’d make the whole process so much simpler then jumping through all these hoops

Mark Burnham

On September 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

@gil no problem!

Ben

On September 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Thanks Will I had found it in my steam library after reopening steam due to an update for computer. Thanks for you’re help!!! If you want feel free to add me on steam id is: wesleycars. Have a great day!!

Mark Burnham

On September 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm

If you’re hitting an error page when you try to navigate to the three file pages in the post, CTRL + F5 / refresh a few times. I just saw the same thing and will inform IT, but that fixed it for me and I could download all three.

imagetya

On September 15, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I need help, every time i download the files, i put all 3 in one folder and run the setup. But it keeps saying, “couldnt find blackmesa.7z, did you download it.” Why does it keep saying this and how can i fix it?

John Freeman

On September 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Where do I put the one folder and what do I call it?

John Freeman

On September 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Where do I put the folder?

imagetya

On September 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

@mark Burnham, it keeps saying that it cant find the blackmesa file when running the setup, do u know whats up with that? and how i can fix it?

Dylan

On September 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm

@Mark Burnham
Hey Mark. I’m having the same problem as David. When I go to download the MD5 file, I just get the hashes. I downloaded the MD5 checker you recommended and I have the setup.exe and .7z files, but I can’t figure out how to run them through the checker to get everything to work, as you instructed David to do. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!

Richard

On September 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I tried re-installing winRAR as Oversight suggested but I still get the “Failed to extract files. 7-zip returned error code: 2″ message.

All 3 files are in the same folder and I have Source SDK Base 2007 (pretty sure I wouldn’t need that for the install anyway).

Mark Burnham

On September 15, 2012 at 7:03 pm

@Dylan.
Sure thing.

1. Open Md5Checker.
2. Click the +Add icon, fourth button from the top left.
3. Browse for wherever you have the blackmesa.7z file, and select it.
4. That’ll get it queued up, and the program will start to analyze the file and then spit out its md5 hash.
5. Now you need to check that against the md5 hash you downloaded from GF. Double click the md5 hash that md5checker spit out. You’ll see a little pop up window. Copy/paste the hash you downloaded into the empty field.
6. If you see the word “same” come up, you’re all good. The file is perfectly intact. If it says “different,” something went wrong with the download and the file is corrupted.

Hope this helps!

Mark Burnham

On September 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm

One other thing guys.

This may sound obvious, but I highly recommend you download all files on a wired connection, don’t try wireless. If you download it via wi-fi, you’re asking for trouble. If your connection gets interrupted the download will fail.

PapaDragon

On September 15, 2012 at 8:10 pm

downloading!

Dylan

On September 15, 2012 at 8:20 pm

@Mark Burnham

Ok so I have the three files, the setup.exe, the .7z and the .md5, all in one folder, but when I run the setup i get this message:

Processing Archive: blackmesa.7z
Error: Cannot open file as archive
Failed to extract files. 7-Zip returned error code: 2

I’ve tried extracting the .7z with winrar and it tells me it’s corrupt. I’ve downloaded the files over and over again from every available portal and torrent and the same thing happens. From what I’ve seen on forums, other people are having this exact problem and no one has a solution. If you had any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated by many heartbroken gamers.

Thanks for all your help.

John

On September 16, 2012 at 3:34 am

If you have problems installing it: DONT extract the rar! Just copy all 3 files (setup.exe, md5 and the big rar file) in on directory and then hit the setup.exe. That solved the problem for me.

ElitePencil

On September 16, 2012 at 10:02 am

Download 3 of 3 doesn’t work for me :/ It comes up with an error code.
f1d86575816f4c6994a5657eebf76409 *BlackMesa.7z
502b417a7857c3ffb82a8b2c93ee1ecf *BlackMesa-Setup.exe
(Note that I understand nothing that is related to code)

Zach

On September 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

For anyone having problems when they have all three files in the same folder: ALWAYS run setup applications in administrator mode.

Mark Burnham

On September 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

Hey guys,
I added a troubleshooting tips section to the post. We’ll keep it updated with any other tips we discover. Share your solutions with the rest of us in the comments!

Thanks,
Mark Burnham
Managing Editor, Game Front.

Patrick

On September 16, 2012 at 12:55 pm

When i download the MD5 file all it is a page with numbers and letters not sure if its downloaded or if i put this in a notepad file or what

Andy

On September 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I got up to the part with the three headed monster thing and every time i turn on the fan on this part my game just crashes. help?

Ryan

On September 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I’m having the same problem as a few different people, whenever I click to download the Archive my computer loses internet connection. I’m running off a wired connection and it still happens, can anyone help me out?

n00b

On September 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

So, guys… do you have to have the original Half-Life in order to use the mod?
I mean, I would assume but I wanna make sure.

Allan

On September 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm

What programs do I use to run 7z and md5?

John

On September 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Hey, I keep getting the error during installation that the set-up could not find the archive. I have 7z and everything’s in one folder. The archive, the .md5 file, the set-up launcher, I ran it as administrator. Still nothing though. Any ideas?

John

On September 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Also I have checked the .md5 tags and they are all good. The set-up just doesn’t want to install the archive.

John

On September 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Scratch that. I had named the file blackmasa. Stupid clerical error. It’s installed now and in my steam library. Long Live the Freeman!

Killswitch7900

On September 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Every time I try to download file 3 of 3 I get a blank page that displays only this test
f1d86575816f4c6994a5657eebf76409 *BlackMesa.7z
502b417a7857c3ffb82a8b2c93ee1ecf *BlackMesa-Setup.exe
What do I do?

Name*

On September 16, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Do i need half life 2?

Name*

On September 16, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Do i need half life 2 to download help

wray

On September 17, 2012 at 5:54 am

do i need to have half life 2 on my pc thanks

MozartFX

On September 17, 2012 at 5:27 pm

PC gaming is a pain in the ass. Why didn’t Valve just put the damn game up on Steam for free. They already made a bajillion dollars off the Half Life Series. Agggggh. I just wanna play the damn game, not take a course in how to write code. 20 min. to download, 20 min to extract, and I still can’t get it to work. All I know is: there’s 7 gigs of a kick-ass game in my computer right now that I’m not playing.

Dakota

On September 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Black mesa Md5 When i dont load it it wont work it pops up this
f1d86575816f4c6994a5657eebf76409 *BlackMesa.7z
502b417a7857c3ffb82a8b2c93ee1ecf *BlackMesa-Setup.exe

yo dawg

On September 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Yes. . Yes.

Eddie

On September 18, 2012 at 6:23 am

Dude just create a folder and then you drag those 3 files to the new folder then click on the setup. voila simple as it is right?

Sidneyturner

On September 18, 2012 at 8:08 am

You need all of these-

Download the Black Mesa Installer Here
Download the Black Mesa Archive Here
Download the Black Mesa MD5 Here

Download them all and apparently you need to put them all in one folder (not sure if that’s folders within folders or cut and paste contents into one folder)

Paulina

On September 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

@MarkBurnham
Thanks for all your help, Mark. There is one problem though. Everyone seems to be receiving the “Error Code:2 Cannot extract blackmesa.7z” issue. I have already checked the hashes on the MD5 and the code passed the test. I have my (3) files in one folder. What is the problem and how can I fix this? Step-by-step instructions would be LOVELY.

Paulina

On September 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

Everyone! I downloaded Black Mesa on my Windows 7 laptop here are the steps for a successful installation:
1. Download the 2007 Source SDK (You can find the link to the download on this page or in your Steam module look for Steam/Tools/2007 Source SDK [It might automatically download 2006 Source SDK as well but that's not a big deal.]
2. On Gamefront, download the Half-Life 2 Mod (1 of 3) also known as the blackmesa.7z file. DO NOT EXTRACT YOURSELF. The File size should be 3220800KB
3. Download the Half-life 2 Mod (2 of 3) also known as the blackmesa-setup.exe DO NOT run this program yet.
4. Download the Half-life 2 Mod 93 of 3) also known as blackmesa.md5
5. Now find the three (3) files you just downloaded and place them all under a same folder. I placed mine under “c:/programfiles/steam/steamapps/sourcemods
6.Now run the blackmesa-setuo.exe. do this by double-clicking on the icon where you just placed the 3 files or by right-clicking on the icon and selecting “Run program”.

Hope that helps!

Bebef

On September 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

As it uses Source, will it work on a Mac? “Source SDK Base 2007″ is available….

Bebef

On September 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Stupid me… forget that. Source SDK is >NOT< available for Mac platform :-(

PCPunisher

On September 19, 2012 at 1:27 am

Where the heck is ZEN???

GRCooper

On September 19, 2012 at 6:28 am

I was also getting nothing but two lines of text for the MD5 file – I decided to see what would happen if I installed with only the first two files downloaded. It worked fine.

Skyman

On September 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm

I can’t get the game to install once iv put all the files into one folder

Skyman

On September 19, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I keep getting a file error every time I try to install it but when I put it in its own folder it say’s did you download it. Any answers Plz help

rcg

On September 19, 2012 at 11:25 pm

downloaded 2 files third is the link you mention.
now now you saying we gota download some sumcheck program so we can get this to work some how.
i just spent an hour downloading and fiddling with this (there has to be a better way)

James

On September 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

The MD5 is not working , it says is 101MB but this is all that shows

f1d86575816f4c6994a5657eebf76409 *BlackMesa.7z
502b417a7857c3ffb82a8b2c93ee1ecf *BlackMesa-Setup.exe

010

On September 22, 2012 at 2:43 am

1.- Download STEAM and install it.
2.- in STEAM install “source SDK BASE 2007″
3.- Download hte 3 parts od BLACK MESA = EXE, 7zip and MD5 in one folder.
4.- Run the exe
5.- Play ;-)

Meow No.2

On September 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Im having a little trouble like everyone else, the setup keeps on saying ‘could not find BlackMesa. 7z—- did you download it?’ I put the 3 files into 1 but nothing changed. Pls help cause other people have this problem as well as me.

dbdbdb

On September 26, 2012 at 12:15 am

Can’t wait for this to be finished and on steam.. im holding off barely, until its done

Chase

On September 29, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I need some serious help. I really enjoyed playing Half Life 1 and really want to play this. I have downloaded the 7-Zip files, i don’t know where i should extract those to. I also need help with the MD5, my computer says I need to find a program to download in order to open it or choose from a list of programs. I have no idea what to do there, AS for the installing part, i should be fine

BLACKBEARD

On September 29, 2012 at 9:32 pm

I tried to download the MD5 file and I got a blank page with this on it.

f1d86575816f4c6994a5657eebf76409 *BlackMesa.7z
502b417a7857c3ffb82a8b2c93ee1ecf *BlackMesa-Setup.exe

It wont download anything so there’s no way to get the third file. Is there anything I can do?

Joe BLow

On September 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

Why is this so ing complicated? It can’t be this hard. Someone is a lazy .

Kaegro

On October 1, 2012 at 7:25 am

Hi,
i downloaded, installed and even played the game. Once I saved and quit, I am unable to find the game on my pc or create a shortcut for it. I know I’m being vague, but any help?

Mark Burnham

On October 1, 2012 at 11:53 am

@BLACKBEARD Try downloading the MD5 with a different browser. Other uses have reported success doing that.

But in any case, those really long strings of characters are actually the MD5 hashes you need. You can copy/paste them to a doc, and use the program mentioned in the troubleshooting tips above to check them against the files you downloaded.

Even without the MD5 file in the folder, when you run the setup.exe file it should install fine. If it downloaded intact, that is.

Thanks for using Game Front!

mclovin.

On October 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm

learn to consolidate the file into 1….what is this 1990?

Zack

On October 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I downloaded 1/3 fine (biggest file) now 2/3 says “did you download this?” and I caa’t find the files. I have windows 7

Also the 3/3 is just some two lined internet file that i make zero sense of. please please help me

don

On October 9, 2012 at 4:13 pm

im in the middle of downloading the zip, but as i look at all the comments i see a lot of people having trouble, if i get it to work would you like me to make a video explaining how to do it?

gulli

On October 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

can´t start it in steam :( everything else worked fine

gulli

On October 13, 2012 at 11:44 am

I hate steam how do I restart it and how can I find the game?

confused9876

On October 14, 2012 at 12:14 am

can anyone summarize how to install the game upon downloading the installer??
thank u

Allie

On November 8, 2012 at 2:18 am

Ok, I did this:
1. Download STEAM client from the Steam/ Valve website.
2. I restarted STEAM just to be sure.
3. Then I downloaded BLACK MESA from SOFTONIC WEBSITE.
4.Blackmesa7z, Md5, & Black Mesa set-up are downloaded automatically into their BM folder.
5. I took those 3 files (BMesa7z, Md5, & set-up) & placed them in my STEAM /STEAMAPPS/ *SOURCEMODS folder on my computer.

6. I clicked SET-UP & nothing else. STEAM automatically read/extracted everything.
7. Black Mesa installed/loaded/ was able to be play.
8. I saw LAUNCH BLACK MESA button in my GAMES LIBRARY on STEAM. Whenever I want to launch the game, I have to go there.

MaXx

On November 13, 2012 at 12:26 am

The MD5 link doesn’t work ? Where can I DL this file please ?

John Pinkerton

On November 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

Woohoo!

cutcopypaste

On November 25, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I got the ‘Could not find BlackMesa.7z — did you download it?’ error at first.. I was running the file directly through the download in utorrent. I ran the same .exe directly from explorer and it worked.. not sure what kind of sense that makes, but.. it worked.

Kevin

On November 29, 2012 at 9:13 am

1) Download the archive.
2) Download the setup.
3) Download the .MD5

AFTER

1) Create a folder in your desktop (name Black Mesa)
2) Place in this folder the archive, setup and .MD5
3) Launch in admin the setup.

Cristian

On December 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

los 3 link estan caidos

Michael

On April 9, 2013 at 6:17 pm

how can u get Black mesa on mac can someone tell me and place a reply?

mickyj21

On April 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Can someone give me Instructions on how to download Black mesa. i have source SDK 2007 and also have downloaded every file but it comes up with a bunch of codes. can someone please reply?

Faisal Aslam

On April 26, 2013 at 6:09 am

I downloaded all Black Mesa 3 files and it installs on my computer now when I tried to download 2007 Source SDK, it is actually more than 3 GB of file. My internet connection speed is very slow..
Is there any way to run this game without this source..

Faisal Aslam

On April 28, 2013 at 12:17 am

I have downloaded everything and installed it on my computer. I played this game after finishing the setup. After quitting this game, I am unable to see this game in my steam library.
Can you tell me that how can I play this game second time and from where to play this game.
Can anybody help?

DeltaMx

On May 6, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I am trying to run it on the Winebottler program on a Mac and it doesn’t seem to be showing up in Steam and the installation seems to work perfectly fine, but it doesn’t show up as a separate game file in my downloads section either, please help? And no I will not “Get a PC”.

Andy

On June 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I cannot download the The MD5 file. I do nto have the right program to download and I have no idea how to find the right one. I looked everywhere for it but I can’t find the program. This is beyond aggravating and I want to let Mark Burnham and the rest of the Black Mesa Dev team know that this downloading process is a complete pile of s**t. So many people want to play this game yet you force us to jump through all of these hoops just to play it. You have probably lost hundreds if not thousands of potential players due to them giving up on the download process. I shouldn’t have to download and extract files in the first place. Why can’t there be a single Black Mesa download where you click a few times and the game is yours; that’s the way it should be. And don’t f****ng tell me that it is simple; bu****it. Computers don’t always cooperate and the process is often made difficult due to that fact. I have never in my life had to go through such an aggravating process just to play a game. You are making potential players do things that you yourself should have done in regards to extracting and downloading separate files. What the hell is the point of the md5 file anyway? The Black Mesa 7z file has all of the game contents on it; why have the md5 file? Now could anyone enlighten me on an efficient way to download this md5 file?

T. Didi

On August 8, 2013 at 7:23 am

I can’t download Black Mesa MD5; when I attempt to download I just get a text on a blank internet page.

Sebastian Alexander Dieu

On September 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

YES I finaly managed to download all the files and run the setup. Even with my bad internet (250 kbyte/s), then i managed to do it.

First I downloaded the Source SDK file, which was extracted and downloaded automaticly by steam. Steam then established a folder named “Sourcemods” into my “SteamApps” folder.

Secondly I downloading the archive for Black Mesa trough the second link above, it took me a few tries to download the full archive, but I recovered it. The file i downloaded was named blackmesa-2.7.z (Which the installer can’t read) I later changed that to “BlackMesa.7z”.

Third i placed the file into my OS:C/Programs(x86)/Steam/SteamApps/Sourcemods/
There i made a new folder called “Black Mesa” and i changed the name of the 7-zip file’s name to “BlackMesa.7z” so it was compatible with the installer. Note that i downloaded all the files from gamefont except the Source SDK.

Fourth i downloaded the MD5 file, which is the third link above, and put it into the “Black Mesa” folder.

At last i could download and use the installer, which is the first link above, and I placed it into the same folder as the other files and ran the setup. It recognised the files and now it has installed Black Mesa.

It should be noted that i was quite a puzzle to figure out at first why the Black Mesa Installer couldn’t find the 7-zip file, but i found out. I hope this will help all you guys who struggle to install the mod.

Sebastian Alexander Dieu

On September 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

Guide to install Black Mesa from Gamefont narrowed down:

1. Download the free Source SDK, it should make folder inside SteamApps named “Sourcemods”
2. Download and extract the Black Mesa archive with 7-zip
3. Put the file into the Steam/SteamApps/Sourcemods/ and make a new folder in there called Black Mesa
4. If the name of the file is blackmesa-2.7.z then change it to BlackMesa.7z
5. Download the MD5 Black Mesa file and put it into the “Black Mesa” folder, the name of the file should be blackmesa.md5
6. Download the Black Mesa installer and put it into the Black Mesa folder, which you’ve made
7. Run the Black Mesa installer as a administrator and hopefully it should start installing everything.

8*. If the Black Mesa installer can’t find the archive you’ve installed then it might have to do with the name of it. Change the name as mentioned above and it should work. The installer should say what file it’s looking for when it has stopped.

If nothing of the above works then email me by “SebastianDieu1997@gmail.com”

GentleSpy64

On November 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm

The Blackmesa.7z file won’t download it keeps saying that the download is greater then 12 hours. Any way to fix this?

random human

On January 1, 2014 at 3:40 am

MD5 will not download. gets to point where it should start downloading but intead a screen pops up that reads:

f1d86575816f4c6994a5657eebf76409 *BlackMesa.7z
502b417a7857c3ffb82a8b2c93ee1ecf *BlackMesa-Setup.exe

TheRockstarr33

On January 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm

BlackMesa.7z is corrupted on your site with a 3-5 hour download. Please fix.

BlackKnightz

On January 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Can someone help me?

I cant currently download all files because of the following reasons:
1. The blackmesa-setup.exe wont download for this reason:

“This webpage is not found
No webpage was found for the web address: http://media1.gamefront.com/guploads/201209/14/07/blackmesa-setup.exe?b17f4b620c6cf1393ffa644d11eea151ee12995c6f2461e126e601ef5a3f0f0569ff16138594a2f1b165ec34369665246886bad947e7bbd9031439239dd95570755bf7ff115f746597ae88cb15e5d73b7d02ccd4ade1dc9cab6f46f1f8d84447d78b77fc28dde5726c9f2308665f0bbc784a1e44d689f2&ext=.exe”

I have a good internet connection, but why does it show that page when i start to download it?

2: The other files, like the MD5 and the archive doesnt download and doesnt say that the page isnt found, but it says something odd:

403: Forbidden

How come can i download it if it is forbidden?

Pls fix this so i can enjoy this game. :3

Spongey061

On February 1, 2014 at 7:06 am

Is this safe?

K

On February 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

Can you fix Black Mesa download for god’s sake?

Al

On February 3, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Ty so much for putting this out, i really look forward to trying this after all these years i can retry the a new version of the old HL :D means a lot :D DDD

jj

On February 14, 2014 at 12:13 pm

why dont i see a download link for black mesa

Marcia

On March 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm

would love to give this a go but cant get the archive to download in my life time,

The G-Man

On March 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I downloaded it, played it, then left, and its gone??? Did it not extract properly? PLEASE HELP!

csoncsi

On April 13, 2014 at 8:22 am

The links do not work.
403: Forbidden
PLEASE HELP!

Kevin Thielenhaus

On April 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

@csoncsi:

If you’re still having trouble, you can find more download mirrors here:
http://www.blackmesasource.com/#download

connor123123123

On April 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm

thanks mr dieu it workes now

Redshirt1

On April 16, 2014 at 3:53 pm

The installer link only takes me to the Black Mesa website download mirrors, but the MD5 and archive links work. Help maybe?

Abaddon

On April 19, 2014 at 4:21 am

“Download the Black Mesa Installer Here” is NOT WORKING, it redirects me to the “Black Mesa” Homepage, please fix this error, thank you :)

John

On April 24, 2014 at 6:19 am

So, As said above, The Black mesa installer link is not working, Please fix it, I want to play this,

Mr lady

On April 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

The installer link is not working. I have tried it on 2 computers, With a different browser each time. Also, I can see all the other people that can not download it. I want to download this so bad, And this was the only download that still works, Thank you, But please fix this.

Alan

On May 4, 2014 at 9:21 am

Well, the installer link still goes back to the black mesa site..guess no one’s getting the game now. Will have to wait for official steam release and buy it.

Austin

On May 10, 2014 at 5:59 am

http://www.gamefront.com/files/22254754/blackmesa-setup.exe

Here’s the link to the Black Mesa Setup :) hope this helped

Mun

On May 19, 2014 at 3:04 pm

can anyone tell me why when I click on the installer, it sends me straight to the bms website, this is not very helpful. Help please.

SweetPea

On May 20, 2014 at 6:20 am

@Mun
Just go to the BMS website and try another mirror. You can get a torrent too, that’s probably the best option.

Sam Sucena

On May 24, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Hey guys,
The link to the installer is not working. It just takes me to the download page on the website of black mesa

Nacht der Flamme

On June 12, 2014 at 9:46 pm

When I click that link that should download the first file/installer, it just takes me to the black mesa source website, which is how I got here. HELP?!

bounty

On July 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

i have tryed to download these 3 links and i found 2 of them worked for me the installer link send to to a blackmessa soruce page any body help?

Liam Holmes

On July 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

If I click the installer link it takes me to the website of Black Mesa Source which tells me to come back here.

TheDataDesigner

On October 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm

You realize the “Download the Black Mesa Installer Here” jut links back to the page that links to this site and doesn’t actually have a download link, right?

Ron Whitaker

On October 8, 2014 at 4:44 am

@The Data Designer – We’ve updated the download links to properly point to the downloads on site.

Ken

On October 14, 2014 at 7:47 am

Simply put. Download PART 1 , PART 2 , Part 3. Place all three parts into a single folder. Rename the folder to what ever you want to name it. Then run the setup. Any probs after that are operator headspace! Read the instructs up top ! File errors are due to bad connection injecting garbage into down loads . That is why they suggest checking the files MD5 Hashes. Dont worry about any misconceptions of file size , extracting any files or any thing else ! three files one folder run setup after checking hash. Just to avoid any questions of hash scroll up to INSTRUCTIONS and they give a link for program to check hash with instructions on how to run it as well . Jeesh people! If more people took the time to read instructions and try for themselvs instead of getting mad and blaming somebody else for a simple error then things wouldnt be so dang expensive! Support costs too!!