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