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Well it seems our mod has made a tiny little splash in the modding scene finding some long awaited news. An email sent by Riley our playtest lead and Xendrid and my partner in PR, has lead valve to rethink the Source SDK’s limited availability. According to TF2 developer Robin Walker...

Posted by Dman757 on Jun 30th, 2011

Well it seems our mod has made a tiny little splash in the modding scene finding some long awaited news. An email sent by Riley our playtest lead and Xendrid and my partner in PR, has lead valve to rethink the Source SDK’s limited availability. According to TF2 developer Robin Walker

Robin wrote:We are in the process of getting [the SDK's together]. It’s a bit messy because we have multiple versions of the SDK, and there’s some dependencies we need to shake out. But yes, the gist of it is that we’re just going to go ahead and make the Source SDK freely available.

Were they already planning to do this? Has it been on the back burner for a while now? We may never know, but I'm sure we aren't the only source developers happy to hear this news. No more confusing conversations attempting to explain to new players how your game is free, but you need to buy one of these other games first to play...

More info after the jump.

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azultain
azultain Jun 30 2011, 6:12pm says:

HELL YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH RULEZZZZZZZZZ

don't worry, be happy

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Kedgeree
Kedgeree Jun 30 2011, 6:24pm says:

There seems to be a lot of big things going free lately.

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.Clash
.Clash Jun 30 2011, 6:26pm replied:

Especially on steam. F2P games, then TF2 for free, and now this.

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CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail Jun 30 2011, 7:38pm replied:

All hail hats?

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Dope_Dk
Dope_Dk Jul 1 2011, 1:12pm replied:

Hate thoes damn hat!

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl Jun 30 2011, 6:33pm buried:

(buried)

That's a really interesting news and that means Portal 2 was probably the last Game made by valve on source...

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cheesemoo0
cheesemoo0 Jun 30 2011, 8:05pm replied:

This conclusion does not make any sense at all.

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jjawinte
jjawinte Jul 2 2011, 1:19pm replied:

True that - none whatsoever...

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Blindxside
Blindxside Jun 30 2011, 7:14pm says:

Source SDK is already free...?

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audryzas
audryzas Jul 3 2011, 4:39am replied:

Free for those who bought any of source engine games. Though i heard source sdk base 2006 is free too now, but 2007 is not and thats what most mods are based of today.

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Dman757
Dman757 Jul 3 2011, 5:34pm replied:

SDK 2006 became free with the release of TF2 for free I believe.

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MARiN3
MARiN3 Jun 30 2011, 7:21pm says:

so you can play mods without owning a source game ?

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EricFong
EricFong Jun 30 2011, 7:58pm replied:

I think you still need some source sdk base to play mod.

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altercuca
altercuca Jun 30 2011, 8:27pm says:

lol, valve is like a HUGE indie developer

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THRRRPT
THRRRPT Jul 1 2011, 12:34am says:

I love you Valve. Please don't suddenly turn evil.

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hate4uall
hate4uall Jul 1 2011, 7:21am says:

wow?

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mescool
mescool Jul 2 2011, 3:39am says:

That's actually pretty cool.

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jjawinte
jjawinte Jul 2 2011, 1:22pm says:

I'd love to see the day ( pessimism aside - concerning Valve; saying is one thing and doing is another ).

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Smiley_Riley
Smiley_Riley Jul 3 2011, 1:02pm replied:

Oh they already made the sdk and sdk bases 2006 and 2007 available for everyone since the 28th last month lol

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audryzas
audryzas Jul 3 2011, 4:40am says:

Good news i guess.

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audryzas
audryzas Jul 3 2011, 4:42am says:

Oh come one can't reply >>

Well source sdk released for free without sdk wouldn't make alot of sense. Because if you don't have any games you don't have what to map for and if source sdk base is not aviable too you don't have any use for source sdk at all unless you purchased any games.

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Smiley_Riley
Smiley_Riley Jul 3 2011, 1:05pm replied:

Free version of TF2 and a load of other mods are available to map for; you have full rein to create your own mod as well as long as it doesn't use any restricted content like CSS

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