Browse the Community
NameServicesRating
The Mighty AtomGreat little selection of some of the harder to find resources on Half-life
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World of Level DesignTutorials on Mapping for many platforms
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tophattwaffleExcellent tutorials on Source mapping
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69th VlatitudeGood oldschool tuts and resources can be found here
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hl2modcentralA site that had a wealth of useful tutorials but unfortunately lost.
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The Weapons Workshopprovided downloads to Hl Models.
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Gamedesign.net Prefabshosted multitudes of prefabs for half-life
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Half-Life ArrangementFew small tutorials for Source
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Ask YahnQuestions put to Valve Employee Yahn Bernier
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Official Valve Developer Mailing ListsCsgo_sdk - Csgo_servers - hlcoders - hlds - hlds_announce - hlds_apps - hlds_linux
hlmappers - P2mapper - steamrepo - TF2Workshop
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KV File GeneratorOnline tool that automatically generates a formatted .kv file based on your selection for CS:GO
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hl2worldNo longer exists but was once the defacto source of tutorials for HL2 Modding
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Arbitrary ImpositionSite dedicated to the Gman and his sightings
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ChaincraftOlden goldie here with some very useful modding tips on goldsrc
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Half Life ExpressOld site for news on Half-Life
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half-life.ruActive Russian Modding Community
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MapeadoresSpanish modding Tutorials
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modsentryGreat resource covering popular game mods
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Plague FestGreat mapping and modding community
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SFMLabDownload free models for use in your Source Filmmaker shorts
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Garrys BlogFrom the creator of Garrys mod comes Garrys Blog...
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HL ImprovementThriving Modding Community
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Texture StudioOld texture resource for Half-Life, contains some tutorials
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Combine OverWikiComprehensive information on Half-life and Portal
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Design 3 (Noesis)Big collection of high quality Source engine tutorials (paid)
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valvenewsOld site for news on Half-Life
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Planet FortressTeam Fortress Based fan site
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isolated-design.deA good resource for GoldSrc modding tutorials
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The Razzer TutorialsTutorials for Source mapping (Deutsch)
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SourceWikiOnce had some good coding tutorials and offered help, unfortunately lost.
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Weapons in GoldSrc/SourceBlack Mesa - Counter-Strike - Counter-Strike Online - Counter-Strike: Condition Zero - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Counter-Strike: Source - Day of Defeat - Day of Defeat: Source - Firearms: Source - Half-Life - Half-Life 2 - Insurgency
Insurgency 2 - Left 4 Dead - Left 4 Dead 2 - Team Fortress 2 - Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
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CS:VelocityOnce another vibrant community from the Counter Strike golden days
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Grinder74Another Polish community dedicated to Half-Life
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NerdChowCoding tutorial for Half-Life
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Half-Life DeathMatch GuideGuides for succeeding in HL1DM
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SteamDBRecords all changes to steams games and products
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Type 3 studiosSource Engine mapping and tutorials
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Black MesaBlack Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software's classic science fiction first person shooter, Half-Life. Powered by Source Engine, You will re-visit the inaugural role of Gordon Freeman and his memorable journey through the Black Mesa Research Facility.
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Halflife2.filefrontHuge collection of downloads for Half Life and Source
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Half-Life Codingone of the best original resources for Half-Life Coding
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RvanhoornHalf-Life 2 Map Editing Optimization Guide
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ModMaticMod review site from the developer of Minerva
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Mach IIIDecent site from the old days covering Half-Life
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LeakfreeSome useful tutorials on mapping with Source
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HalfLife.netAnother Half-Life website from back in the day
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ammahlsTutorials for Sven Co-op
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Game EditFew small tutorials on HL1 mapping
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Modding AreaGreat French community for Modding resources.
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SourcedcHad some decent Mapping tutorials, Worth a look.
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Sven Co-opGreat website with a very active community for the Sven Coop Mod
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ValvetimeGreat source of news on everything Valve related.
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SDK NutsOne of the older HL2 modding websites
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LambdaGenerationA great community fan website for all things Valve related with a primary focus on that which is Half life. Gives great exposure for new mods.
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WallwormModeling tools for Max
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CeskemodyCzech Modding site with both GoldSrc and Source Content
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HL CollectionRussian Mod hosting site dedicated to Half-Life
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Where is Gordon FreemanThis website is a timeline documenting the range of fascinating events that have happened between Gordon Freeman’s most recent appearance in 2007 and his yet-to-be-announced next appearance in the franchise.
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nextwishOld site with useful info on modding for GoldSrc
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Podcast 17Another great collection of podcasts on anything steam, valve or source related
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100 Half-Life 1 Mods100 of Half-Life 1's best Mods hand picked by Andrej Mernik
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Steampowered ForumsThe Original Official Steam Forums
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Garry's Mod WikiWiki with useful information for developers and gamers playing with Garry's Mod
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Half-Life 2 ModsA collection of all known mods for HL2
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gamewagLinks to plenty of mapping and modding tutorials based on Source
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CITY17.RUAnother unfortunate victim of disregard, CITY17.ru was a great site dedicated to everything Half-life.
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RadiumOld Map rating and review site
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Resource CodeOld site with large collection of coding tutorials written in German
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Counter Server MapsAnother unfortunately dead resource that supplied plenty of downloads and tutorials
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Botmans BotsDecent starting point for modding the SDK
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VDCThe Valve Developer Community is the official Source SDK Documentation
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Half-life Coding IndexOld site indexing the coding tutorials available for half-life
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Half-Life HQOnce a very busy site for Half-Life
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nashalifeRussian Modding site for Half-Life
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Half-Life LibraryThis site focuses more on user generated content like custom maps, modifications, videos, models, clans and more for all of Valve's games.
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Persistence of VisionTutorials on creating movies in half-life
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Half-Life Beginners guideDecent attempt to make it easier for newbs to come to grips with the SDK
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Half-Life Programming Planetplenty of good old tutorials here for Half-Life
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EGIR.DKProvided a vibrant forum and tutorial collection back in the day
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Background RadiationUnfortunately dead, this site provided prefabs back in the day
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ContaminatedDefacto place for everything half-life around its release. Closed only to re-open as Planet Half-life.
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Handy VandalDecent oldschool resource for half-life modding
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Half-Life.orgSome interesting articles to read here
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Petes PlaceOld coding tutorials
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SRCDSSource Dedicated server resource
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Official mailing listsAsk questions related to mapping, coding and steam services through each mailing list, view the archives as well!
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The SnarkpitHost for maps, tools and tutorials, active community
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Action Half-LifeUseful maps and Tutorials (use the wayback machine to navigate)
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Half Life Saganot useful for modders but a must read for those interested in the half-life Universe
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Amphibian ModsAnother great resource for modding, unfortunately lost in Valvetime
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Half-Life ProgrammingGreat resource for Half-Life coding
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VosseyActive French Modding Community
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ModdbHuge Database of Mods, tools and tutorials, thriving community and useful rating system
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UbermicroCommunity of tutorials on mapping and modding
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dying2killAustralian & NewZealand based Gaming Community
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Counter-Strike PlanetGreat old mapping resource for Counter strike.
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Half-Life Editing ResourceSimilar to VERC, decent collection of tutorials here as well as downloads
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WorldCraft OnlineTool for creating Hammer maps from a 2D perspective
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Phineas BotBots for Half-Life and tutorials
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SlackillerTutorials, textures and maps for Source
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ChaosincarnateTools and Tutorials for Source Modding
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InterlopersHL2 News, Tutorials and forum with a thriving community
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metrocopComics from Source engines games, specifically Garrys Mod.
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Level Design TheoryBlog documenting single player map creation for Half-Life 2 and other Source Games
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Half-Life WikiAnother great wiki covering Half-Life
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Counter MapUseful maps and Tutorials for CS 1.6 and CS:S
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Gaming-Models.deDownload free models for use in your mods
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Vanilla Capsuledecent pipe tutorial for Hammer
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Steam ReviewSite covering interesting facts about Steam
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When its doneSome tutorials on HL1 development
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Source RunsSource runs is a great site documenting and supporting community members who attempt record breaking speed runs through GoldSrc and Source Engine games.
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NetdayMap hosting site including but not limited to Valve Games
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The WadfatherContains some useful links to tutorials
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WavelengthSource, GoldSrc tutorials, inactive forums, mostly defunct, use the wayback machine to get some missing pages
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Mortal DevGreat website with links to useful resources
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HL2DM UniversityHalf-Life 2 Deathmatch based community resource.
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EncyclopediasHalf-Life - Half Life Machinima - Left 4 Dead - Team Fortress Wiki - Counter Strike Wiki
Day of Defeat Wiki - Alien Swarm Wiki - Dota Wiki - Half-Life Mods Wiki
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hl.loessVery useful list of mods for Half Life
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HalfLife Control UnitGreat web resource for Half-Life
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Official Valve
Game Sites
Dota II - Thinking with Portals - Team Fortress 2
Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Counter Strike: Source - Left 4 Dead - Left 4 Dead 2
Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Portal
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HL SpainSpanish blog covering Half-Life 1 Mods
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scmapdbTutorials for Sven Co-op
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Source Subreddits/r/sourceengine - /r/SourceMods - /r/Hammer - /r/AskMappers - /r/csmapmakers
/r/csworkshop - /r/SFM - /r/TF2 - /r/L4D2 - /r/Portal - /r/Portal2 - /r/Halflife
/r/CounterStrike - /r/DotA2 - /r/steam - /r/valve - /r/Sourceengine2 - /r/Portalmaps - /r/SourceEngineTest/
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The 303Tutorials for Source
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VERCVERC Collective (Valve Editing Resource Center) website no longer exists but can be traversed on the wayback machine, Predecessor to VDC
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Editing ArchiveThe Archive serves as a gathering point for people interested in games and game development. The Archive has various features to help unite the community, and bring them together.
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Valves Official Twitter AccountsSource Film Maker - CS:GO - DOTA2 - TF2 - L4D
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Half-Life [GameHut]Old site with walkthroughs on half-life
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ModDotaGreat resource for modding Dota II
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GoldSrc GoldExhibiting and preserving the great look and feel of Goldsource engine games & mods from days gone bye.
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Half-Life Beta ProjectNice little russian site covering Half-Life designed around the old steam colors.
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A Working PigHalf-Life 2 Deathmatch maps and utilities
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MaxofS2DGifted movie maker and modeler who worked extensively with Source...
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pcosmos.caCollection of Half-Life and Opposing Force Mods
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Nems ToolsExtremely useful tools for Source modding
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Halfwit 2HL2 mapping and tutorials, general information
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SteamcastGreat collection of Podcasts on everything VALVe
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Half-Life Nostalgia ProjectCollection of screens and info prior to the release of Half-Life. another victim to gamespys untimely demise.
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HLDS 101Cool resource explaining how to use the Half-Life Dedicated Server
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HL2DBAnother lost site that had some promise back in the day.
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No DrawGreat Blog detailing concepts when it comes to TF2 map creation
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FacepunchGreat website with plenty of tutorials many of which focus on Garry’s mod but none the less a very useful website
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Mr Funeral ModsTalented Source Modder with good quality Tutorials
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3kliksphilipTalented CSS and CS:GO Mapper with a wealth of Tutorials
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Map CoreLegendary Half-life Based Mapping Resource with a Vibrant community
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taz00Some useful source modding tips can be crawled here
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Half-Life CreationsUseful Community for modding tutorials
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Half-Life PortalGerman site covering Valves games
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Half-Life SDK2 ResourcesGood site for getting up and running with the old SDK
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The FixxxerGood collection of coding tutorials here
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HL2 CodingProgramming Tutorials for HL2
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EditLifeOne of the older sites dedicated to mapping and resources. No longer live :(
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The WallGerman Mapping community with a wealth of Tutorials
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Game BananaOne of the original game modding websites (previously known as FPS Banana)
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Appalachian Killing GroundsOld site with large collection of tutorials
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Half-Life MuseumA good break down of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, unfortunately it is no longer live.
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HL2 Mods.ruA Russian Mod Review site for Source Games
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Run Think Shoot LiveA great community website for all things valve related. Focused on mods, tutorials and the expression of the community. Previously known as Planet Phillip.
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TenFourOnce a great review site.
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WunderboyVery useful Tools and Tutorials for Source Modding
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HLFXActive Russian Modding Community
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TWHLSource, GoldSrc tutorials, active forums, friendly community
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headcrab.plPolish community dedicated to Half-Life
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Half Life ZoneSmall site for Half life related content
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Half-Life FalloutOne of the better communities for Half-life content
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3rdLifevery hard to crawl but was once a great tutorial resource
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Half-Life FusionFrench site dedicated to Half-Life
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Mods InsideRussian Mod community providing forums, files and reviews.
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Half-Life ComicComical take on the Half-Life Universe
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HL2SpainSpanish site covering everything Source
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Planet Half-LifeOnce one of the greatest sources for everything HL2, is now shutdown with Gamespy’s closure
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Jinx's MapsGreat little site with some good tutorials and resources on Half-life
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Mapping BaseGreat German community for Mapping resources.
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Alien Swarm:Single Player BlogGreat Blog based on the Single player conversion mod for Alien Swarm
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Note: Not all of the websites above are live and can only be found through the Web Archive. If you know of any other useful websites related to source engine modding in any way please be sure to let me know via Email or a Link Submission.