Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people, people he cares about, are counting on him.

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The Half-Life Almanac Review

Management Tutorial 0 comments

Looking at, reviewing and getting background on the famous Half-Life Almanac.

Basic Doors Video Tutorial

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 9 comments

In this video tutorial I will teach you the basic principles of making a door inside of hammer. It includes making triggered doors and physical doors.

Rope Bridge Video Tutorial

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 3 comments

In this video tutorial I will teach you how to make a simple rope bridge, we will hang up the bridge with constraints and then add visual physical ropes...

Thruster Canister Explosive BOOM! Video Tutorial

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 6 comments

In this video tutorial we will recreate the scene from 'Gone in 60 seconds' where an explosive canister falls onto the floor and begins to fly...

NPC and Item Placement Theory

Level Design/Theory Tutorial 4 comments

Non-Player Character (NPC) and item placement can influence both the gameflow and immersion of a level. This article aims to give some pointers on how...

Creating a 3d Skybox (Video)

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 20 comments

A quick video tutorial on creating a 3d skybox. (Not active at the moment)

Creating the Perfect Light/Light Effect

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 13 comments

Create the perfect street light, or high quality light, for HL2.

Creating sand storms/fogs

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 4 comments

Hello there! Here's a tutorial on how to make that 'Sand Storm/Dust Fog' in the air. Let's get started...

Altering the camera angle

Client Side Coding Tutorial 14 comments

The camera angle is an extremely simple thing to alter, and can complete a major step in many specialized mods. Here, you will learn just how to do that...

Making Glass Start Out Broken

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 5 comments

This tutorial will teach you how to make a func_breakable_surf start out broken when the map loads without the player doing anything to it.

Displacement maps in Half-life 2 (Video)

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 13 comments

This 17 or so minute video will walk you through using displacement maps to make hills, like the ones in the HL2 coast levels.

How to make skins

Skinning Tutorial 51 comments

This tutorial will show you how to replace a Half-Life 2 skin with your own. You must know how to draw with Photoshop or another image editing tool and...

Beginners Guide to Valve Hammer Editor

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 164 comments

This tutorial will show you how to make a very basic map, you will learn how to create brushes (they are blocks that you use to make your level) apply...

Blow up a wall tutorial

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 10 comments

This tutorial will show you how to make a wall get hit by an explosion and be destroyed. This assumes you know basic hammer functions.

Complete guide for customizing a single-player mod

Client Side Coding Tutorial 68 comments

This tutorial will teach you how to take your custom.bsp level and add the ingredients to make it start in the elaborate way that Half-Life2(r) starts.

Physics Props- From XSI to HL2

Physics Props- From XSI to HL2

Props Modelling Tutorial 20 comments

Need some rubbish for your mod maybe a more l33t crate, this tutorial shows you how to make a cake and get it in the game.

Creating your first room for CS:s

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 12 comments

This tutorial will guide you to making your very first room for cs:s.

Dystopia: A Barebones Level

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 5 comments

Dystopia requires more than a simple info_player_start for a barebones map. I'll go into a bit of detail in this tutorial on what itis you need for...

The Seven Steps to Texturing Enlightenment

Textures Tutorial 7 comments

Seven steps to lead you from Texturing Noob to Texturing Novice, written in Plain English. This will show you have to get a basic, basic texture into...

Changing the HUD Colour, Layout, Fonts & Effects

Client Side Coding Tutorial 50 comments

In this tutorial we will be changing the HUD colour, Layout, Fonts, Font colours & Effects. Also i will cover how to change the colours of the Main Menu...

Changing The Sounds In Your MOD

Server Side Coding Tutorial 5 comments

Add or customize your mod's sound effects, for weapons and such.

Making Teleports

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 12 comments

This tutorial will show you how to make teleports with specific destinations

Making a working multiplayer weapon

Server Side Coding Tutorial 9 comments

There are lots of tutorials out there that explain how you make a weapon for a singleplayer mod. Well here is one on how to add a new pistol to a multiplayer...

Skinning A Shotgun

Skinning Tutorial 19 comments

No tutorial anymore. No tutorial anymore. No tutorial anymore. No tutorial anymore. No tutorial anymore. No tutorial anymore. No tutorial anymore. No...

The Complete guide for customizing a single-player mod (Video)

Client Side Coding Tutorial 15 comments

This video tutorial will take you step by step on how to make your own mod in your own way.

RaveNk's Source Mapping Series (Video)

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 16 comments

The basic's of mapping in Hammer for source.

Basic Hl2 Modeling Tutorial

Weapons Modelling Tutorial 25 comments

Today I will be walking you through the wonderful world of modelling and compiling for half life 2. This tutorial is targeted at 3dsmax users and half...

How to add a button to your level

Mapping/Technical Tutorial 8 comments

This is a simple tutorial that shows you how to add a button in your Half-life 2 level.

Exporting Half Life 2 Characters to a 3D Modeling Program

Players Modelling Tutorial 10 comments

Alright everyone, here goes, my huge tutorial on how to export a Half Life 2 Character into Cinema 4D and/or 3DS Max. I’ll try to be as clear as possible...

Installing A Mod

Installers Tutorial 50 comments

How to install many of the Half-Life 2 mods found on the moddb.com - this is a very basic tutorial!

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