As I’m sure you all already know, there’s a lot of aspects involved with content creation and it can be difficult for Crowbar Collective to keep up with what’s needed, broken or wished for. This thread will serve as a sort of modding request compendium for CC to look into for Black Mesa. This will help keep things more tidy and organized so that the developers can easily access what the modding community would like addressed.
So if you’re a content creator and you’ve got something you’d like to bring to the attention of the developers to fulfill your modding needs, feel free to post about it here. What’s asked is that you keep it reasonably specific (nothing like “animations don’t work”) and relevant. THIS IS NOT A GENERAL REQUEST THREAD. This thread is for modding and content creation-related requests only.
To ensure that we get some content in right from the get-go, I’ll start off with a couple things.
- Allow custom scripts/resource files: Black Mesa seems to ignore custom files located in the bms\scripts and bms\resource folders in favor of stock files. Problematic as it disallows a wealth of custom user content, such as closed captions, HUD modification, soundscapes, and more. Also ignored is the bms\particles folder.
- Enable tools mode: Tools mode is used most notably for creating particles and developer commentary. Currently when attempting to launch Black Mesa in tools mode, the game launches fine but the tools interface is nowhere to be seen.
- Fix logic_playerproxy entity: Some functions of the entity seem to not be called. Confirmed ones so far are PlayerDied and FlashlightOn.