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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...

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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

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

HELL YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH RULEZZZZZZZZZ

don't worry, be happy

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Kedgeree
Kedgeree

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

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.Clash
.Clash

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

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CaptainLagfail
CaptainLagfail

All hail hats?

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Dope_Dk
Dope_Dk

Hate thoes damn hat!

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl

(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

This conclusion does not make any sense at all.

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jjawinte
jjawinte

True that - none whatsoever...

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Blindxside
Blindxside

Source SDK is already free...?

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audryzas
audryzas

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 Author
Dman757

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

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MARiN3
MARiN3

so you can play mods without owning a source game ?

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EricFong
EricFong

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

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altercuca
altercuca

lol, valve is like a HUGE indie developer

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THRRRPT
THRRRPT

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

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hate4uall
hate4uall

wow?

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mescool
mescool

That's actually pretty cool.

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jjawinte
jjawinte

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

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

Good news i guess.

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audryzas
audryzas

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

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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