Finally got ahold of a backup computer while my main one is on its way back to the manufacturer, so here’s some comments:
I’m pretty sure there was originally a fence or some other kind of grating over this power box; if not I’d classify that as a map bug where the original BM devs thought it would not be visible because there really should be.
Levitating props on the computer console.
Something must be done about the trams, as they move very slowly in reverse.
It would actually be very nice to be able to get down here into the maintenance area.
Odd that there is still rubble floating in the containment pool now that the catwalk is intact. I’d suggest moving this stuff onto one of the wide sections of the catwalk.
A lot of these office-style doors can open, but won’t close. This is a known bug where the doors won’t close if there is a solid brush inside the collision geometry; you can set the glass to ‘not solid’ to get it to work
I would suggest flipping this container around so that the open part is ontop; like a trailer container.
This ladder could use some supports on the bottom half where it just hangs. Alternatively, perhaps just terminate the ladder model at the bottom of the tube and extend the logical func_ladder- I find it helps mobility in pre-disaster maps to assume that Freeman can grab ladders or ledges at eye-height and lift himself up.
Not sure why this door is inoperable or why there’s this black brush on the other side.
The movement sounds for this door don’t sound ‘heavy’ enough.
Similarly, I think the shiny elevator doors look a little out of place here and would probably be better with the ‘grungy’ texture.
Managed to get into the shark cage and was unable to extricate myself. I would suggest sticking an Office Complex fridge-style lever on this plate (it actually appears to be a warning sign) that causes the cage to be pulled back up to the crane so that the player can climb out; either that or just put a slanted physics brush on the cage so that the player cannot get in by jumping and will always slide off.
It is impossible for either the player or the Black Mesa staff to get to these lower-level balconies on the non-bridge side of the wall. For the middle one I figure you could put some kind of elevator behind that garage door, but for the bottom one I’m not really sure what to do with it other than maybe making it possible for the player to get from the ladder directly to them or alternatively making the big metal partition a door
that moves up and down so that the balcony in question can be accessed from the other side.
Similarly, the player can climb up out of the far side of the pit using this ladder but there’s not really anywhere to go.
The second balcony from the top is also inaccessible.
This back area is a little bland, in particular the textures in the stairwells. Maybe add some vents in the ceiling here? And possibly make the concrete textures on the stairs slanted to match.