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Source SDK now free to all

Source SDK now free to all

Source Developers 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

Blender SMD Tools 1.0 released

Source Developers 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"

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

Source Developers 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

Portal 2 9 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

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

Bidwell's Big Plan

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

Blender 2.5 SMD Tools

Source Developers 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

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

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

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

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?

Has your mod broken?

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

Visual Studio 2010 released

Source Developers 2 comments

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

Source mods can compile for Mac

Source mods can compile for Mac

Source Developers 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

The Source SDK Windows gadget

Source Developers 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

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

MANN CO. presents SAXTON HALE'S THRILLING TALES

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

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

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

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

Carmack talks Rage, Doom 4, and modding

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

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: 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!

Research and Development released
Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Research and Development released

Research and Development 99 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

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

New Source SDK beta

Source Developers 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"

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

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?

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

EA coders release "Angel" prototyping engine

News 10 comments

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