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Source SDK now free to all
Game

Source SDK now free to all

Jun 28, 2011 Source 8 comments

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.

Blender SMD Tools 1.0 released
Game

Blender SMD Tools 1.0 released

Jun 24, 2011 19 comments

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...

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

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

Apr 8, 2011 Source 18 comments

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

Portal 2 mods will be cross-platform
Portal 2

Portal 2 mods will be cross-platform

Feb 15, 2011 Portal 2 10 comments

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

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch
Half-Life 2

Officially Unofficial Source 2009 patch

Feb 10, 2011 MINERVA 7 comments

This patch solves the problems caused by Episode One's upgrade from Source 2006 to 2009 (yes, we know it's 2011 now).

Bidwell's Big Plan
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Bidwell's Big Plan

Sep 30, 2010 MANN CO. 0 comments

Your eyes didn't deceive you, reader! I -- SAXTON HALE -- just had a DRAMATIC CONFRONTATION with my nemesis and former mentor!

Blender 2.5 SMD Tools
Game

Blender 2.5 SMD Tools

Aug 8, 2010 Source 5 comments

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

Alien Swarm SDK is free to all
Alien Swarm

Alien Swarm SDK is free to all

Jul 19, 2010 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.

Valve announce Alien Swarm
Alien Swarm

Valve announce Alien Swarm

Jul 16, 2010 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.

Tactical Insertion 0.3 released
Dawn of War II

Tactical Insertion 0.3 released

Jun 27, 2010 Tactical Insertion 7 comments

Pick your force and face off against your opponent! Real-time tactics for Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising.

Human Revolution's design tool explained
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Human Revolution's design tool explained

Jun 5, 2010 Deus Ex: Human Revolution 1 comment

The June edition of Game Developer Magazine features an analysis of the state-driven gameplay tool created for the development of Deus Ex 3.

Has your mod broken?
Game

Has your mod broken?

May 28, 2010 Source Developers 19 comments

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...

Visual Studio 2010 released
Game

Visual Studio 2010 released

Apr 12, 2010 Source Developers 2 comments

New UI, new IntelliSense, and lots more. Yes, there's an Express edition!

Source mods can compile for Mac
Game

Source mods can compile for Mac

Mar 10, 2010 Source 7 comments

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

The Source SDK Windows gadget
Game

The Source SDK Windows gadget

Jan 27, 2010 Source 10 comments

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

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

TF2 Contribute: submit your hats and weapons to Valve

Jan 14, 2010 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.

MANN CO. presents SAXTON HALE'S THRILLING TALES
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MANN CO. presents SAXTON HALE'S THRILLING TALES

Oct 29, 2009 MANN CO. 2 comments

Are you TIRED and AFRAID of alligators, sharks or giant enemy crabs ATTACKING you in the night? Need some EXTRA PROTECTION? Try Saxton Hale's newest brand...

Delays and additions
E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy

Delays and additions

Oct 25, 2009 E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy 6 comments

E.Y.E's release has been delayed to an indeterminate date - we hope before the end of the year - in order to add 3 new chapters, new enemies, new researches...

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

Controlling Breen's facial expressions with your own

Oct 10, 2009 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.

Sell your Starcraft II maps on Battle.net
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Sell your Starcraft II maps on Battle.net

Aug 22, 2009 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 3 comments

Blizzard hoping to combat mod scene stagnation with "premium" community content.

Carmack talks Rage, Doom 4, and modding
Game

Carmack talks Rage, Doom 4, and modding

Aug 11, 2009 ID Tech 4 Modders 20 comments

"I don't expect a vibrant [iD Tech 5] mod scene," says father of modern FPS game technology.

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

Garry's Mod update allows 128-player servers

Jul 28, 2009 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!

RPS digs R&D
Half-Life 2

RPS digs R&D

Jul 20, 2009 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!

Research and Development released
Half-Life 2

Research and Development released

Jul 17, 2009 Research and Development 97 comments

Matt Bortolino's excellent HL2: Episode Two "action puzzler" has been released from nowhere!

Source SDK update adds TF2 maps
Team Fortress 2

Source SDK update adds TF2 maps

Jun 15, 2009 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...

New Source SDK beta
Game

New Source SDK beta

Mar 16, 2009 Source 3 comments

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

Left 4 Dead SDK "this spring"
Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead SDK "this spring"

Feb 5, 2009 Left 4 Dead 23 comments

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

The Wastes now on ModDB
Half-Life

The Wastes now on ModDB

Feb 3, 2009 The Wastes 1 comment

Since everyone seems to like it so much for a corpse, The Wastes has been recovered from the slough of despond (Fileplanet) and is now available on ModDB...

Galactic Adventures: actually worthwhile?
Spore

Galactic Adventures: actually worthwhile?

Feb 2, 2009 Spore 0 comments

If you found Spore's space stage depressingly empty, its first expansion could be of interest...

EA coders release "Angel" prototyping engine
Game

EA coders release "Angel" prototyping engine

Jan 31, 2009 10 comments

A free and open source 2D game prototyping engine based on OpenGL and C++, created for last year's Indie Game Jam.

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