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