Team Fortress is an online action game that features a wide variety of character classes -- from Medic to Spy to Demolition Man -- enlisted in a unique style of online team warfare.

Originally released in 1996 by Austrailian based Team Fortress Software, TF has been downloaded by millions of people as it has evolved and become one of the most popular online action games of all time.

The latest incarnation of this multiplayer phenomenon, Team Fortress 1.5, is now available as a free add-on for Half-Life and adds an advanced user-interface system (V-GUI), new networking and server technologies, new scenarios, and spectator modes.

Team Fortress 1.5 also serves as a point of reference for those who are interested in what Valve has in store for the upcoming Team Fortress 2: Brotherhood of Arms.

Players can upgrade to Team Fortress 1.5 via Half-Life's in game update tool or by downloading the latest Half-Life update available from

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
RSS feed Articles

10 Years of Half-Life

7 years ago Feature 92 comments

November 19th, 2008 is the 10th anniversary of Half-Life. It's been ten years since Valve released its first game which went on to take the modding community by storm and spawn a number of completely new experiences that have forever influenced the first-person genre. The game itself was both a critical and commercial darling but for many people, Gordon Freeman's debut adventure was only the beginning of their Half-Life experience. After so many years, the game still tops the popular charts on ModDB for good reason. Valve has drawn strength from its boundless community of modders—almost half of their original IPs have been formed from the ideas of students and amateur developers that Valve have brought into their fold. The following is a list of mods that managed to make it into the big leagues courtesy of Half-Life:

Team Fortress Classic

Team Fortress Classic

Originally a mod for Quake, Team Fortress Classic transitioned to the GoldSource engine after Valve recruited the designers behind it. Robin Walker and John Cook led development on the mod which incorporated nine different classes and a variety of gamemodes that have since become the standard multiplayer fare. Second to only Counter-Strike in popularity, TFC encouraged teamwork having players work together to take advantage of the strengths of each class.

Counter-Strike v1.6


The mod that really took over the online community and harbored the title of being the 'most played online game' for years after its inception. Helmed by developers Minh Le and Jess Cliffe, Counter-Strike aimed for a realistic shooter experience. It put players into the roles of terrorist and counter-terrorist dealing with hostage rescues and bomb defusal within urban settings. With only one life to live each round, you needed to display cat-like reflexes and wits of steel to compete with the best.

Day of Defeat

Day of Defeat

Back in 2000, when the WWII genre churn was still in its infancy, Day of Defeat started development. It soon gathered a loyal following and quickly grew into a multiplayer experience that many favored over other commercial WWII-era games. The mod featured many landmark areas from the European theatre of war with multiple objectives needed to obtain victory. Two years after development had started, the core team was recruited by Valve for a retail version.

The Ship

The Ship

Mystery and murder on the high seas! Find out who your target is and assassinate them before you get whacked yourself. The Ship was a prototype created for Half-Life and eventually released as a commercial game on the Source engine. Unlike the other mods listed, The Ship is not developed under Valve but a company called Outerlight which is already at work on a sequel.

Not to discount all the other mods, Henley has put together a video covering the top 5 mods of all time for Half-Life (top). A lot of these mods still have active communities to boot, so don't hesitate to jump in! It's a quite a lovely roundup that will take you back. Enjoy!

Haven't experienced Half-Life or any of its mods? Shame on you! Pick it up on Steam for only $0.98 — now you have no excuse!



1 month ago Multiplayer Map 0 comments

A nice Half-Life/Team Fortress Classic multiplayer map, similar to Rats. I have included the Half-Life version (turkeyburgers.bsp) and the Team Fortress...

Team Fortress Classic: Flamethrower For Gluon Gun

Team Fortress Classic: Flamethrower For Gluon Gun

1 month ago Weapons Model 0 comments

I used the mdl's as seen in Team Fortress Classic And modify the gluon gun with the triangles in the TFC to make it as TFC'ish as possible.

Soviet background V2 team fortresss classic

Soviet background V2 team fortresss classic

9 months ago Audio Pack 0 comments

Soviet background V2 for team fortresss classic fondo sovietico version 2 para team fortress classic

Soviet background  team fortress classic

Soviet background team fortress classic

9 months ago Audio Pack 1 comment

Soviet background for team fortress classic ,español fondo soviético para team fortress classic

realistic glow for team fortress classic

realistic glow for team fortress classic

9 months ago Sprites 4 comments

realistic glow for team fortress classic added better effect explosion better effect shots better lighting defect best effect of sun

Team Fortress Classic 1.5

Team Fortress Classic 1.5

11 months ago Full Version 6 comments

This is the old Team Fortress Classic 1.5 release for Half-Life WON. Can't be used with Steam.

Post comment Comments  (0 - 10 of 81)
COSMINYAC Jul 24 2015 says:


+3 votes     reply to comment
PMDLEADERSHINX Feb 1 2015 says:

I remember this mod. Oh my lord, I'm getting old as it's been 13 years since it came out

+1 vote     reply to comment
Turpow Sep 27 2014 says:

Team Fortress Classic was released in 1999, not 2002!

+5 votes     reply to comment
ray12370 Sep 18 2012 buried:


WhY DoNT YOu MotHaFacKUHs jUsT PaY tHe 5 DoOLlArS?

-17 votes     reply to comment
devek1 Sep 29 2013 replied:

i bought the half-life complete pack(Half-Life 2 and it's episodes were on a 2 day long 75% discount, making the pack cost 9.99$ rather than 39.99$ for the duration of the discount), the HL1 and HL complete packs involve TFC/TF1.5, plus it seems that you can't get the free version anymore

-1 votes     reply to comment
devek1 Aug 4 2013 replied:

this is the older version, BEFORE this was adopted by valve as a game, also why not just play TF2 or fortress forever for free instead of pay 5 dollars for TFC version 1.5 or 10 dollars for HL1 to play the old version of TF? you have TF2, you have the free(no paid games) sourcemod fortress forever, why not play those instead?

-1 votes     reply to comment
Kristopher117 Nov 25 2013 replied:

i bought TFC cuz my pc sadly cant run TF2 ive played Tf2 before cant remember on what but i know i played and i was happy when i got my pc to play it for free well when that didnt work i got tfc i actually like it better cuz theres grenades in it which tf2 for some reason dosnt have i play tfc all the time that and Counter Strike 1.6 & CZ

+1 vote     reply to comment
Guest May 3 2013 replied:

the typing style

+4 votes     reply to comment
TheZealot Oct 4 2012 replied:

ray12370, the way you type is absolutely disgusting. **** off.

+11 votes     reply to comment
ADTeam™ Sep 19 2012 replied:

WhY DoN't yOu MuTahFuCkAh LeArN To TyPe?


+7 votes     reply to comment
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Send Message
Release date
Released 2002
Mod watch
Start tracking
Community Rating



101 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10


maps: EPIC
gameplay: EPIC
server mods: EPIC

i just love this game

Dec 7 2010 by deathparadeNL

Embed Buttons
Link to Team Fortress Classic by selecting a button and using the embed code provided more...
Team Fortress Classic
Last Update
9 months ago
76 members