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NameService
Phineas BotBots for Half-Life and tutorials
Game BananaOne of the original game modding websites (previously known as FPS Banana)
WavelengthSource, GoldSrc tutorials, inactive forums, mostly defunct, use the wayback machine to get some missing pages
Gaming-Models.deDownload free models for use in your mods
Steam ReviewSite covering interesting facts about Steam
Half-Life Nostalgia ProjectCollection of screens and info prior to the release of Half-Life. another victim to gamespys untimely demise.
Alien Swarm:Single Player BlogGreat Blog based on the Single player conversion mod for Alien Swarm
Half-Life ArrangementFew small tutorials for Source
HL2DBAnother lost site that had some promise back in the day.
Left 4 DeadThe Official Left 4 Dead Website
UbermicroCommunity of tutorials on mapping and modding
No DrawGreat Blog detailing concepts when it comes to TF2 map creation
Half-Life Physics ReferenceThe Half-Life Physics Reference is a wonderful site with un-official documentation on the GoldSrc Engine.
Sven Co-opGreat website with a very active community for the Sven Coop Mod
hlcodersOfficial mailing for Half-Life Coders
HalfLife Control UnitGreat web resource for Half-Life
Weapons of Counter-Strike OnlineWeapons of Counter-Strike Online
ChaosincarnateTools and Tutorials for Source Modding
Half-Life.orgSome interesting articles to read here
Ask YahnQuestions put to Valve Employee Yahn Bernier
dying2killAustralian & NewZealand based Gaming Community
Half-life Coding IndexOld site indexing the coding tutorials available for half-life
The Weapons Workshopprovided downloads to Hl Models.
csgo_serversOfficial mailing for CS:GO Servers
pcosmos.caCollection of Half-Life and Opposing Force Mods
Weapons of Day of DefeatWeapons of Day of Defeat
Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Counter Strike: SourceThe Official Counter-Strike Website
Half-Life Programming Planetplenty of good old tutorials here for Half-Life
Half-Life SDK2 ResourcesGood site for getting up and running with the old SDK
scmapdbTutorials for Sven Co-op
Half Life ZoneSmall site for Half life related content
Appalachian Killing GroundsOld site with large collection of tutorials
ModdbHuge Database of Mods, tools and tutorials, thriving community and useful rating system
CS:VelocityOnce another vibrant community from the Counter Strike golden days
Petes PlaceOld coding tutorials
Counter MapUseful maps and Tutorials for CS 1.6 and CS:S
Dota IIThe Official Dota 2 Website
Weapons of Firearms: SourceWeapons of Firearms: Source
Map CoreLegendary Half-life Based Mapping Resource with a Vibrant community
hlds_linuxOfficial mailing for Half-Life Dedicated Servers on Linux
Weapons of Left 4 Dead 2Weapons of Left 4 Dead 2
/r/Hammer/r/Hammer
Official twitter for Valve SoftwareOfficial twitter for Valve Software
metrocopComics from Source engines games, specifically Garrys Mod.
Mods InsideRussian Mod community providing forums, files and reviews.
NetdayMap hosting site including but not limited to Valve Games
HL ImprovementThriving Modding Community
HL2SpainSpanish site covering everything Source
Plague FestGreat mapping and modding community
hl2worldNo longer exists but was once the defacto source of tutorials for HL2 Modding
Weapons of Counter-StrikeWeapons of Counter-Strike
Texture StudioOld texture resource for Half-Life, contains some tutorials
nextwishOld site with useful info on modding for GoldSrc
Modding AreaGreat French community for Modding resources.
Handy VandalDecent oldschool resource for half-life modding
CeskemodyCzech Modding site with both GoldSrc and Source Content
Botmans BotsDecent starting point for modding the SDK
Persistence of VisionTutorials on creating movies in half-life
hldsOfficial mailing for Half-Life Dedicated Servers
tophattwaffleExcellent tutorials on Source mapping
Half Life ExpressOld site for news on Half-Life
HL2DM UniversityHalf-Life 2 Deathmatch based community resource.
Official twitter for DOTA2Official twitter for DOTA2
Gamedesign.net Prefabshosted multitudes of prefabs for half-life
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.
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.
Vanilla Capsuledecent pipe tutorial for Hammer
/r/L4D2/r/L4D2
3kliksphilipTalented CSS and CS:GO Mapper with a wealth of Tutorials
Weapons of Vampire the Masquerade: BloodlinesWeapons of Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
half-life.ruActive Russian Modding Community
HalfLife.netAnother Half-Life website from back in the day
Half-Life DeathMatch GuideGuides for succeeding in HL1DM
Grinder74Another Polish community dedicated to Half-Life
VDCThe Valve Developer Community is the official Source SDK Documentation
3rdLifevery hard to crawl but was once a great tutorial resource
headcrab.plPolish community dedicated to Half-Life
MaxofS2DGifted movie maker and modeler who worked extensively with Source...
ModMaticMod review site from the developer of Minerva
HL2 CodingProgramming Tutorials for HL2
Alien Swarm WikiEncyclopedia of Alien Swarm
A Working PigHalf-Life 2 Deathmatch maps and utilities
Official twitter for CS:GOOfficial twitter for CS:GO
SteamcastGreat collection of Podcasts on everything VALVe
/r/SFM/r/SFM
HL SpainSpanish blog covering Half-Life 1 Mods
Half-Life ComicComical take on the Half-Life Universe
Counter-ScriptThe #1 Counter-Strike Scripting Site... now gone :/
Half-Life 2The Official Half-Life 2 Website
HLDS 101Cool resource explaining how to use the Half-Life Dedicated Server
Half-Life Codingone of the best original resources for Half-Life Coding
Counter-Strike PlanetGreat old mapping resource for Counter strike.
/r/Portal2/r/Portal2
RvanhoornHalf-Life 2 Map Editing Optimization Guide
hl2modcentralA site that had a wealth of useful tutorials but unfortunately lost.
InterlopersHL2 News, Tutorials and forum with a thriving community
When its doneSome tutorials on HL1 development
CITY17.RUAnother unfortunate victim of disregard, CITY17.ru was a great site dedicated to everything Half-life.
Half Life Machinima WikiEncyclopedia of Half Life Machinima
Design 3 (Noesis)Big collection of high quality Source engine tutorials (paid)
Half-LifeThe Official Half-Life Website
Weapons of Counter-Strike: Condition ZeroWeapons of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
Weapons of Half-LifeWeapons of Half-Life
The WadfatherContains some useful links to tutorials
Weapons of Insurgency 2Weapons of Insurgency 2
Weapons of Left 4 DeadWeapons of Left 4 Dead
RadiumOld Map rating and review site
Action Half-LifeUseful maps and Tutorials (use the wayback machine to navigate)
Day of Defeat WikiEncyclopedia of Day of Defeat
EditLifeOne of the older sites dedicated to mapping and resources. No longer live :(
Weapons of InsurgencyWeapons of Insurgency
Official mailing listsAsk questions related to mapping, coding and steam services through each mailing list, view the archives as well!
Weapons of Source Film MakerWeapons of Source Film Maker
Half Life Saganot useful for modders but a must read for those interested in the half-life Universe
Valve Developer Unionthe Valve Developer Union’s goal is to preserve the toolset and knowledge for modding Quake-based games, including games built off Valve Corporation’s GoldSrc and Source engines.
Amphibian ModsAnother great resource for modding, unfortunately lost in Valvetime
The SnarkpitHost for maps, tools and tutorials, active community
hlds_announceOfficial mailing for Half-Life Dedicated Server Announce
100 Half-Life 1 Mods100 of Half-Life 1's best Mods hand picked by Andrej Mernik
Arbitrary ImpositionSite dedicated to the Gman and his sightings
Official twitter for TF2Official twitter for TF2
EGIR.DKProvided a vibrant forum and tutorial collection back in the day
Weapons of Black MesaWeapons of Black Mesa
/r/Sourceengine2/r/Sourceengine2
Resource CodeOld site with large collection of coding tutorials written in German
/r/Portal/r/Portal
WunderboyVery useful Tools and Tutorials for Source Modding
ammahlsTutorials for Sven Co-op
/r/csworkshop/r/csworkshop
SDK NutsOne of the older HL2 modding websites
Garrys BlogFrom the creator of Garrys mod comes Garrys Blog...
/r/SourceEngineTest//r/SourceEngineTest
Weapons of Half-Life 2Weapons of Half-Life 2
ValvetimeGreat source of news on everything Valve related.
/r/csmapmakers/r/csmapmakers
Mapping BaseGreat German community for Mapping resources.
Weapons of Team Fortress 2Weapons of Team Fortress 2
World of Level DesignTutorials on Mapping for many platforms
Half-Life 2 ModsA collection of all known mods for HL2
isolated-design.deA good resource for GoldSrc modding tutorials
Thinking with PortalsThe Official Portal Website
/r/CounterStrike/r/CounterStrike
NerdChowCoding tutorial for Half-Life
TWHLSource, GoldSrc tutorials, active forums, friendly community
Weapons of Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveWeapons of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
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.
modsentryGreat resource covering popular game mods
Half-Life Beta ProjectNice little russian site covering Half-Life designed around the old steam colors.
SourcedcHad some decent Mapping tutorials, Worth a look.
Source RunsSource runs is a great site documenting and supporting community members who attempt record breaking speed runs through GoldSrc and Source Engine games.
69th VlatitudeGood oldschool tuts and resources can be found here
VosseyActive French Modding Community
Garry's Mod WikiWiki with useful information for developers and gamers playing with Garry's Mod
Halfwit 2HL2 mapping and tutorials, general information
Background RadiationUnfortunately dead, this site provided prefabs back in the day
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.
ContaminatedDefacto place for everything half-life around its release. Closed only to re-open as Planet Half-life.
The Orange BoxThe Official Orange Box Website
Half-Life CreationsUseful Community for modding tutorials
hl.loessVery useful list of mods for Half Life
ModDotaGreat resource for modding Dota II
TenFourOnce a great review site.
Team Fortress WikiEncyclopedia of Team Fortress
The WallGerman Mapping community with a wealth of Tutorials
/r/AskMappers/r/AskMappers
ChaincraftOlden goldie here with some very useful modding tips on goldsrc
/r/sourceengine/r/sourceengine
SRCDSSource Dedicated server resource
The Mighty AtomGreat little selection of some of the harder to find resources on Half-life
GoldSrc GoldExhibiting and preserving the great look and feel of Goldsource engine games & mods from days gone bye.
Team Fortress 2The Official Team Fortress Website
HL CollectionRussian Mod hosting site dedicated to Half-Life
Half-Life 2: Episode 2The Official Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Website
Mr Funeral ModsTalented Source Modder with good quality Tutorials
Half-Life 2: Episode 1The Official Half-Life 2: Episode 1 Website
The Razzer TutorialsTutorials for Source mapping (Deutsch)
KV File GeneratorOnline tool that automatically generates a formatted .kv file based on your selection for CS:GO
The 303Tutorials for Source
SlackillerTutorials, textures and maps for Source
Half-Life FalloutOne of the better communities for Half-life content
Half-Life Editing ResourceSimilar to VERC, decent collection of tutorials here as well as downloads
Half-Life Beginners guideDecent attempt to make it easier for newbs to come to grips with the SDK
Official twitter for L4DOfficial twitter for L4D
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.
Half-Life WikiEncyclopedia of Half-Life
Half-Life Mods WikiEncyclopedia of Half-Life Mods
FacepunchGreat website with plenty of tutorials many of which focus on Garry’s mod but none the less a very useful website
Half-Life MuseumA good break down of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, unfortunately it is no longer live.
SFMLabDownload free models for use in your Source Filmmaker shorts
/r/SourceMods/r/SourceMods
WallwormModeling tools for Max
Type 3 studiosSource Engine mapping and tutorials
taz00Some useful source modding tips can be crawled here
Left 4 Dead WikiEncyclopedia of Left 4 Dead
Counter Server MapsAnother unfortunately dead resource that supplied plenty of downloads and tutorials
Half-Life [GameHut]Old site with walkthroughs on half-life
nashalifeRussian Modding site for Half-Life
/r/Portalmaps/r/Portalmaps
/r/Halflife/r/Halflife
/r/TF2/r/TF2
Level Design TheoryBlog documenting single player map creation for Half-Life 2 and other Source Games
WorldCraft OnlineTool for creating Hammer maps from a 2D perspective
Counter Strike WikiEncyclopedia of Counter Strike
VERCVERC Collective (Valve Editing Resource Center) website no longer exists but can be traversed on the wayback machine, Predecessor to VDC
Mortal DevGreat website with links to useful resources
The FixxxerGood collection of coding tutorials here
SteamDBRecords all changes to steams games and products
MapeadoresSpanish modding Tutorials
Planet Half-LifeOnce one of the greatest sources for everything HL2, is now shutdown with Gamespy’s closure
LeakfreeSome useful tutorials on mapping with Source
/r/valve/r/valve
Halflife2.filefrontHuge collection of downloads for Half Life and Source
Dota WikiEncyclopedia of Dota
Steampowered ForumsThe Original Official Steam Forums
Weapons of Counter-Strike: SourceWeapons of Counter-Strike: Source
Left 4 Dead 2The Official Left 4 Dead 2 Website
Half-Life FusionFrench site dedicated to Half-Life
valvenewsOld site for news on Half-Life
Half-Life WikiAnother great wiki covering Half-Life
Weapons of Day of Defeat: SourceWeapons of Day of Defeat: Source
Half-Life: AlyxThe Official Half-Life: Alyx Website
HLFXActive Russian Modding Community
Game EditFew small tutorials on HL1 mapping
Half-Life PortalGerman site covering Valves games
Half-Life ProgrammingGreat resource for Half-Life coding
Jinx's MapsGreat little site with some good tutorials and resources on Half-life
Combine OverWikiComprehensive information on Half-life and Portal
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.
/r/DotA2/r/DotA2
SourceWikiOnce had some good coding tutorials and offered help, unfortunately lost.
HL2 Mods.ruA Russian Mod Review site for Source Games
Nems ToolsExtremely useful tools for Source modding
gamewagLinks to plenty of mapping and modding tutorials based on Source
Half-Life HQOnce a very busy site for Half-Life
Mach IIIDecent site from the old days covering Half-Life
/r/steam/r/steam
Podcast 17Another great collection of podcasts on anything steam, valve or source related
Planet FortressTeam Fortress Based fan site

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