Confused by an editing term that you've seen? Check here for its meaning.
Terms and tips for more successful mapping
Most brush-based and model-based (monsters, etc) point entities allow you to set their rendering properties.
Half-Life Console Commands
General Worldcraft/Hammer Tips
Res files are a very useful extra you can build for your map. They contain a list of all the 'extras' your map contains, like sounds, maps, wads, etc
How to make map overviews
Advanced Half-Life editing FAQ
In this tutorial I will tell you how to extract the .wad file from the .gcf files used by Steam.
An extensive guide everyone will enjoy!
Make use of the Custom Game Feature
botmans article on Building the SDK
Half-Life Aliases and Scripts
I am Half-Life
Mapping Tips from Eyeronik
Modifying Game Strings
The skill.cfg file defines the amount of health, the weapon strength of a monster, and the player's weapon strengths.
2 part theory explaining detail versus design in map making
Mapping with Steam
Half-Life Console Help Index
How to get your mod splash screens to work in Steam HL.
Scroll down to uncover a list of useful tips on Half-Life Mapping
Have you ever seen l33t mappers say they only map with Notepad?
botmans unofficial Half-Life MOD FAQ
Making your MOD name show up on Team Play games
What is in the Pak0.pak file?
Half-Life Multiplayer Help and Tweaking
General Half-Life Cmds & Cvars
This tutorial will explain how to prepare a .zip file for your map for distribution or testing.
Common errors and problems in HL mapping
Rust Entity Guide
Collection of tutorials on getting your mod working on Linux
The majority of email received by Worldcraft support is from people experiencing many of the same problems. The most common problems are listed here.
Adding splash screens to your custom Mod
an indepth look at the issue of r_speeds and framerate, using two popular multiplayer maps as testing grounds. This is a must read for new level designers.
Hotkeys For Worldcraft(VHE)
Impressive movies made easy.
Overview of Half-Life Entities on Half-Life Editing Resource Center
botmans introduction to The Valve Half-Life SDK
Tips and Tricks for setting up a half-life server
Impress your fans with a video
How To Install Maps
Read it! Whether you've been mapping 'forever' or just starting out, there's probably something for you here.
Half-Life Console Commands and Variables
This tutorial is made to give a starting mapper some information about compile times and ideas how to improve them.
A complete tutorial on creating a custom menu for your MOD. This one covers every aspect of creating and integrating custom graphics into your own custom menu.
Change the colour of your HUD.
FAQ on the MOD SDK written in German
This tutorial explains the use of some specific console commands mostly used for mapping and debugging.
In this, the first part in the 'Where is Poppy' modding tutorial series i highlight the steps required for setting up your GoldSrc Mod for its first run.
Accessing the Half-Life Console