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Freeman's Mind in Black Mesa... Sort of.

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First post, so I'll introduce myself by saying I'm a lurker and a long-time fan of Freeman's Mind since 2009. The Half-Life series is one of my most favourite games of all time below the Oddworld series (hence the avatar).

 

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I made this as an experiment for fun, and got as far as re-doing FM Episode 5 before calling it a day and shifting my attention back to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsHzCdXViwc. Maybe I'll continue later if there is more interest in later episode remakes, I can be bothered, nobody else is doing it better than me, and enough people want to see it done.

 

To save people scrolling, here are the links to all episodes, or

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9S0OrTO9_Y

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxzmwnpZSlo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-WZ9U1TCXk

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZkXB3IcYFY
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Yeah I noticed that after I uploaded mine - It's not the most original of ideas after all. :P I'm doing mine in a different way and using BMS's audio when I can, but since it's something I'm doing for the hell of it, I'm undecided if I'll continue or not. Regardless, I'll be running some experiments shortly to see if I can get my actions to sync a little better with the FM audio.

 

He can do his in his way, I'll do mine in my way (if I continue), and people can decide which one they want to watch. :) I'm sure many others will have a go at doing this too.

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...Yeah It's not the most original of ideas after all...

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I'm sure many others will have a go at doing this too.

Yeah, I though of that too when I played through BMS and I guess a lot of people did.

 

Luckily I have no clue of video or sound editing whatsoever, because I seriously have better things on my mind.

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Well, my life is quiet and this staves off boredom. But whatever. :) My experiments sort of worked and the second part is now up, featuring the resonance cascade:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxzmwnpZSlo

 

Making FM's audio work with the dialogue is hard. Maybe this could use even more polish, especially when it comes to cropping, but windows movie maker sucks and I'm lazy.

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We'll without the actual sounds you lose quite a lot of the immersive expirence if you know what I mean; based on a film/machinima standpoint.

 

It's important to note that those sounds that are added can play a big role into realism apart from the visual expirence.

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@sheridanm962 - I've no idea what you're talking about.

 

Anyway, somehow this worked really well. Not sure how, maybe I'm just good at improvisation, but it worked. (though I can't get it perfect of course) Enjoy!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-WZ9U1TCXk

 

(Also it's a bit weird how the first episode has 1,000+ views and 42 likes while the second episode only has 200 views and 7 likes... Oh well)

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All I've done is dubbed the FM audio over the Black Mesa footage I captured (and the Half-Life 1 sounds that come with that). Perhaps I changed a few of BM's sounds to Half-Life's. I guess it shows just what good a job the BM dev team did with most of the sound scape.

 

(Also, hello again, I suppose. :P Shame it didn't work out for you on the OWF.)

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I think it's a neat idea to do :} esp since it gives me a chance to see more of BMS since I haven't the time right now to give it a go

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My only real complaint with this one is that the audio cuts out at the very end. But otherwise, keep up the good work, dude!

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I think you'll find that the original does this too. :P

 

E: Just a heads up that Ep 5 is the last I'm doing for the time being - It is possible to continue, but people aren't really interested in the later converted episodes, and I've got

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsHzCdXViwc now that I have what I've been waiting for.

 

Still, I'm yet to see someone do this better than me, but not that there's any point to it anyway.

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If Ross released the raw voice recordings in wav it could really let people with way too much free time have some fun with it.

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