Left 4 Dead SDK Beta is out, find out the info here!
Posted by Henley on May 15th, 2009
I've hinted at it, guessed it would come out earlier but it never happened. Until now that is. Valve has finally released a beta version of the Left 4 Dead SDK so modders can now officially start creating their own maps with custom content, like music, models and skins.
Here's what's included:
This release also introduces a pair of plug-ins for SketchUp, a 3D modeling program you may download for free. You may use these plug-ins to create building blocks and props that can be imported into Hammer for use in game levels.
Right now you can download the update free if you own a copy of Left 4 Dead. Simply navigate to the tools tab on steam and start the download. As of right now you won't be able to play the custom maps just yet although they have their reasons...
FYI Valve, people started making maps a very long time ago. Aw well its a step in the right direction, so start preparing, as Left 4 Dead just got more popular.