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 Sierra.com.

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10 Years of Half-Life

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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

Counter-Strike

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!

UPDATE:
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Mister Sucko's TFC Maps

Mister Sucko's TFC Maps

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This pack contains every TFC map made by Bryan "Zouave" Dillow, aka Mister Sucko. The only map that I couldn't include was Shove; if anyone finds it...

tfc_orange_bridge_v2

tfc_orange_bridge_v2

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Name: tfc_orange_bridge_v2 Game: Team Fortress Classic Type: Capture the Flag. Credits: Original map(gg_the_bridge_v2) - Terrorkarotte, porting - Cybermax...

Team Fortress Classic E-sport model pack

Team Fortress Classic E-sport model pack

Models Pack 2 comments

Team Fortress Classic E-sport model pack. It replaces all weapon models Before using this package make a backup of the original models.

Team Fortress Classic Contest Winners

Team Fortress Classic Contest Winners

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I found this map pack on my Opposing Force CD. Apparently it included three maps that won a TFC mapping contest in 2000. The included maps are alpine.bsp...

Snickers Nail Gun

Snickers Nail Gun

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This Nail gun shoots Snickers "balls"!! For install it,extract the .mdl file and put it in ur TFC models file ;) Enjoy it!

Turkeyburgers

Turkeyburgers

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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...

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PMDLEADERSHINX
PMDLEADERSHINX

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

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ray12370
ray12370

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WhY DoNT YOu MotHaFacKUHs jUsT PaY tHe 5 DoOLlArS?

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devek1
devek1

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

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devek1
devek1

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?

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Kristopher117
Kristopher117

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

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Guest
Guest

the typing style
its
beutiful.

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TheZealot
TheZealot

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

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ADTeam™
ADTeam™

WhY DoN't yOu MuTahFuCkAh LeArN To TyPe?

Seriously.

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blazingfire909
blazingfire909

how i can download the game team fortress classic 1.5

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Physika
Physika

You have to buy it on Steam

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Xylemon
Xylemon

Steam is 1.6, if he is desiring to play 1.5 he'll need the 1.1.1.0 patch for the Half-Life CD Version (WON). You can also get the WON2 patch for it and play online (which I'd really recommend doing).

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i just love this game

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