Mapbase is a special improvement mod for Source 2013 that makes mapping easier and more flexible for HL2 level designers and Source modders without changing too much of the game itself. Mapbase includes 50+ new entities (not counting filters or engine ports), hundreds of new I/O/KV (Inputs/Outputs/Keyvalues), heavily reworked FGDs, and a few big surprises. Mappers would create their maps based off of this mod and larger mods with their own unique changes would draw from Mapbase's code and assets.
Mapbase is NOT an improved version of Hammer. Mapbase is a mod for Source 2013 itself and maps using it must be played in Mapbase or a mod running its code in order to function correctly.
Mapbase can be compared to mods like Spirit of Half-Life or even Smod in many ways, but most of Mapbase's changes are quality-of-life improvements that could largely only be noticed in the editor. The main goal of this project is to alleviate the craziness and inconvenience of mapping and modding for Source.
Trello Board: Trello.com
Mod templates: Moddb.com
Source code: Github.com
Mapbase has been released on schedule. The mod is still highly experimental and many things still have not been fully tested. We also haven't posted much documentation yet, but we will be creating more in the coming days. For now, you can click on the "Help" button while an entity is selected in Hammer to see the FGD's own help text regarding what an entity and its I/O/KV do.
Post comments here, open issues on GitHub, or reach out to me on Discord to report any bugs or issues. You can find known bugs and other issues on this board: Trello.com
Instructions for setting up Mapbase for Hammer can be found in the second section of this page: Github.com
We have yet to release the following content:
We will be releasing them in the coming days, but for now we'll mostly be focusing on documentation and feedback.
Thank you for your patience and I hope that Mapbase helps improve the quality of your experience modding Source.
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Lightweight mod templates designed to run directly off of a Mapbase installation in the adjacent folders.
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