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

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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


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!

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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

9 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.

Old Wrench Model

Old Wrench Model

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This is the old Team Fortress Classic wrench model. It was replaced by a newer model in the Steam version of the game and it can't be found in the game...



1 year ago Multiplayer Map 1 comment

-4 Teams -Capture the Neutral Flag -All Classes Allowed

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kaneli2000 Jan 10 2009 says:

I play both, TFC and TF2. If asking me, i would say they are both great, but if there would be a hl2 mod that adds everything together, like spys feings from classic and graffics from tf2 etc. etc. etc. then it would be the best.

Fortress Forever is close, but still not.

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bdvqwerty Mar 20 2009 replied:

if u ask me, tfc is better than tf2. my computer can't play tf2, but i play it at my local cyber cafe or at a friend's house. Sure tfc doesn't have that '60s spy movie feel or the hilarious sayings and taunts, but it has it where it counts. And less 3 yr. olds play it.

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Midcode Aug 25 2009 replied:

I agree, I find that TF2 isn't as fast paced as TFC (on most servers you have to wait before respawning) and there are too many serious players on TF2.

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NinjaDuck Dec 31 2008 says:

This came out 1999, because that's what I saw on steam when I bought this. Not many people are playing it now, everybody is playing TF2. I play both and I think both are great.

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fireprowler Nov 28 2008 says:

big question who still plays this because many servers are dissapearing
maybe a mod db server is a good idea and how do i get bots working i've the steam version an dno idea how i need to do it

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SurfWaxAlex Nov 19 2008 says:

TFC Came out in 2000 i think, right? or was it 1999?

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ImNoobA1 Nov 19 2008 replied:

i think 1999 is sven coop

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ImNoobA1 Nov 19 2008 says:

i want team fortress 2 skins to be in tfc T_T
Only one skin that looks like tf2
butterfly knife

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Spriter-San Jan 5 2009 replied:

Not going to happen.
And yes, you are a Noob.

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Lt.SnoWolf Nov 18 2008 says:

Best multiplayer game ive played i think except for grenade spammers and the vast amount of CS nerds who think this game is gay.

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AltTabber Oct 27 2008 says:

So many memories....which one to dwell on?

Of course the ones of temporary server domination as the denoman....

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