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 Valve's GDC presentations available

Valve's GDC presentations available

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Four of the presentations given by Valve at the Game Developers Conference are now available from their publications page.

"We’re spending a tremendous amount of time on tools"

"We’re spending a tremendous amount of time on tools"

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Gabe Newell: "We’re spending more time on tools development now than anything else."

Act I Full Source Code Now Available
Half-Life 2

Act I Full Source Code Now Available

Estranged 15 comments

The source code for Estranged: Act I is now available in its entirety on GitHub.

Adam Foster joins Valve
Half-Life 2

Adam Foster joins Valve

MINERVA 87 comments

Creator of the Minerva: Metastasis starts Ep3 work this October.

Alien Swarm SDK is free to all
Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm SDK is free to all

Alien Swarm 44 comments

A new UDK! Valve have launched their new SDK without access restrictions, allowing TC Source mods to become totally free – no purchase necessary.

Blender 2.5 SMD Tools

Blender 2.5 SMD Tools

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Blender is getting one hell of an upgrade, and the new version will have support for Source's SMD format from day one.

Blender SMD Tools 1.0 released

Blender SMD Tools 1.0 released

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After more than 50 releases, the Blender SMD Tools have left beta. Import and export all types of SMD, compile QCs automatically and import DMX with 100...

Controlling Breen's facial expressions with your own
Half-Life 2

Controlling Breen's facial expressions with your own

Half-Life 2 17 comments

FaceAPI can track a user's facial features via a standard webcam and immediately map them onto a virtual character.

Devblog #54
INFRA

Devblog #54

INFRA 0 comments

It's been a long time since the last blog entry. You may have guessed that we've been very busy with finishing the first part of INFRA. Exterminating...

Fellow developers - We are looking for you!
Divinia Chronicles: Relics of Gan-Ti

Fellow developers - We are looking for you!

Divinia Chronicles: Relics of Gan-Ti 0 comments

As we all working hard to meet our development goals for the Early Access version, we are again reaching out for all individuals on Moddb: This year we...

Garry's Mod update allows 128-player servers
Garry’s Mod 10

Garry's Mod update allows 128-player servers

Garry’s Mod 10 7 comments

The new player limit was hit just hours after its arrival in a truly epic deathrun match. Video inside!

Hammer Deluxe Release
Half-Life 2

Hammer Deluxe Release

Hammer Deluxe 10 comments

Future updates will come but for now it'll stay this way until i can get my personal life going properly. Until then, enjoy mapping and coding Hammer...

Has your mod broken?

Has your mod broken?

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If your mod mounts a game instead of SDK Base, it is likely to have been broken in the recent Steam updates that brought in the Mac-supporting "Source...

Left 4 Dead SDK "this spring"
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead SDK "this spring"

Left 4 Dead 23 comments

Custom maps will be discoverable from matchmaking; release to coincide with 'Survival Pack' DLC.

New Source SDK beta

New Source SDK beta

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It's not Left 4 Dead, but it's still worth trying out! Shaders, source code and tools have all been updated.

Particle editor documentation on VDC

Particle editor documentation on VDC

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Mike Durand has added Valve's internal documentation for Source's particle editor to the Valve Developer Community wiki.

Particle, Material and Commentary editors released

Particle, Material and Commentary editors released

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Released, that is, but barely usable. All the same: launch with -tools to access them.

Portal 2 mods will be cross-platform
Portal 2

Portal 2 mods will be cross-platform

Portal 2 9 comments

"The mod tools have to stay on PC, but the content that comes out is agnostic."

Portal now on ModDB
Portal

Portal now on ModDB

Portal 3 comments

Valve's Orange Box puzzle game Portal now has an entry on ModDB. Upload your maps for massive damage!

RPS digs R&D
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

RPS digs R&D

Research and Development 28 comments

"It's as must-play as an HL2 mod gets" - Research and Development has received a glowing review from Rock, Paper, Shotgun!

Source mods can compile for Mac

Source mods can compile for Mac

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Code will be available for building Source SDK mods on Mac OS X "shortly after release", Alfred Reynolds has confirmed on hlcoders.

Source SDK Base - Orange Box released

Source SDK Base - Orange Box released

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Source mods can now run from the Orange Box engine code without requiring an Orange Box game.

Source SDK beta with Ep2 game code released

Source SDK beta with Ep2 game code released

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Access Orange Box game code and other beta updates with "-beta srcsdk0122".

Source SDK now free to all

Source SDK now free to all

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Following the relaunch of TF2 as a free-to-play game, the Source SDK and SDK Base 2006 game have been made available to everyone on Steam.

Source SDK update adds TF2 maps
Team Fortress 2

Source SDK update adds TF2 maps

Team Fortress 2 2 comments

Beta ends with a bonus: VMFs for Lumberyard, Ravine, Badlands, Dustbowl, Granary, Gravelpit, 2Fort, Badwater, Goldrush, and Hydro. Model sources and more...

TF2 Contribute: submit your hats and weapons to Valve
Team Fortress 2

TF2 Contribute: submit your hats and weapons to Valve

Team Fortress 2 6 comments

The TF2 team have opened a new web page, where you can upload your hat and weapon models for inclusion in the game as unlockables.

The Ark teaser!
Half-Life 2

The Ark teaser!

The Ark 5 comments

Hi guys! Finally finished a teaser for the mod. Hope you like it! Make sure to watch in HD!

The Source SDK Windows gadget

The Source SDK Windows gadget

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A replacement for most functions of the Source SDK and Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 Authoring Tools, for Windows Vista or later.

Valve announce Alien Swarm
Alien Swarm

Valve announce Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm 154 comments

A new TFC! Black Cat Games were hired by Valve two years ago and have been quietly developing AS for Monday's free release, which includes source code.

Valve Developer Community beta in progress

Valve Developer Community beta in progress

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Help beta test the new VDC wiki. (There need to be 50 characters here.)

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