Half-Life Flipsigns/Military before the incident Created 5 months ago2020-11-30 17:38:41 UTC by Endrew5632 Endrew5632

Created 5 months ago2020-11-30 17:38:41 UTC by Endrew5632 Endrew5632

Posted 5 months ago2020-11-30 17:38:41 UTC Post #344981
So i'm currently developing a mod, and i am trying to replace these blurry yellow mess representing letters https://imghub.io/i/xuArV with real readable texts

I have done them all except the helicopter one...i can't come up with anything,i did a lot of research, also, what are the military doing in black mesa at the beggining and why is black mesa advertising them?
I could use some help.
Posted 5 months ago2020-12-02 05:46:41 UTC Post #344998
Uuh i think i can delete this post, but i don't know how D:
Posted 4 months ago2021-01-02 22:36:47 UTC Post #345136
Black Mesa used to be an ICBM base (inter continental ballistic missile) during the Cold War. Long before they turned it into a research facility.
It stands to reason that the Military had a minor detachment stationed there before and during the Resonance Cascade.

As for the Helicopter. It's one of Americas finest attack helicopters. Enhanced and upgraded for many decades now. I'd type something relating to the specs and that our proud (their) military is continuing with help of Black Mesa's weapon and research division to enhance it even more. A bright star on the horizon regarding the future. Stuff like that.

https://half-life.fandom.com/wiki/Black_Mesa_Research_Facility

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_AH-64_Apache
Posted 3 months ago2021-01-11 21:25:40 UTC Post #345204
Great point 23-down, I think it'd actually be interesting to see the reaction of the "native" Black Mesa military units to the cleanup operation actually. It was something I was thinking of including as an idea in my current mod (albeit at a sister facility to Black Mesa).

The actual pic of the helicopter is directly from the tram ride into the base. You can see it in the tram canyon section, along with Barney waving his arms at it IIRC. In fact it seems all the pics bar the Dam are there are from the tram ride, so clearly they made the texture during the early part of developing the cinematic intro or something.

Also, I think it's clear the military would travel to and from Black Mesa regularly anyway. You'd get military chiefs and so on wanting to see black projects being researched there. In fact, IIRC the HECU was actually a unit assigned to Black Mesa specifically from a nearby base. I would imagine they were initially on hand to provide extra security until their purpose got twisted.

Adds quite a grim undertone to their mission, actually, when you consider some of them may have actually been somewhat familiar with areas of the base and the staff.
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