Classic-Style Flashlight Sounds

A Sound Mod for Black Mesa

A combination of the flashlight sounds from both Black Mesa and Half-Life.

Posting this here 'cause I can't figure out how to publish to the Black Mesa Workshop.

Black Mesa retains several HEV-related sounds from both Half-Life and Half-Life 2, but oddly enough, it replaces the little "blip" sound for turning the flashlight on and off with more traditional sort-of clicks. I realize that they may be because the "blips" get annoying, but I wanted to see if I could add them back in. So, I edited Black Mesa's sounds (so the on and off sounds are still distinct from one another) to have those "blips" as well.


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Original Authors
Kelly Bailey
Sound Designer, Half-Life
Joel Nielsen
Sound Designer, Black Mesa


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Development Info

I used Audacity to edit these sounds. I simply timed up the "click" part of Half-Life 2's flashlight sound with Black Mesa's on and off sounds, and removed the "click" from the Half-Life 2 sound so only the "blip" remained. The result are sounds that retain the style of the Half-Life flashlight sounds, but still have unique on and off variants.

I was inspired to make this after seeing that people had made mods to replace Black Mesa's flashlight sounds with Half-Life 2's. This makes it use the same sound for both turning the flashlight on and off, just like in Half-Life 2, but I wanted to preserve the distinct on and off clicks from Black Mesa. Realizing that it would be pretty easy to do, I went ahead and edited it.


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