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Updated by FrieChamp on August 14th, 2014
Updated by 'RZL on June 10th, 2018

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  • 3 months later...

I'm sure most of you on the Source engine know these sites already, this is for the newcomers:

Snarkpit: http://www.snarkpit.net/

A (rare) French tutorial on a lot of things: http://nyko18.free.fr/Hammer/?p=optimisation#II_3_B

Free sounds and sound effects for everyone: http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/


Obviously the Valve wiki should be listed as well:


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Here's my 50cent! =)

Yet another great bump han? ;)

Source engine resources


HALFLIFE2.NET - http://www.halflife2.net/

Half-Life 2 Online Source - http://www.hl2source.com/

Cannonfodder's Half-Life 2 Tools - http://www.chaosincarnate.net/cannonfodder/cftools.htm

Edit Life - http://www.editlife.net/

Slackiller - http://www.slackiller.com/

HLGamer.com - http://www.hlgamer.com/

Half-Life 2 Files - http://halflife2.filefront.com/

Interlopers.net - http://interlopers.net/

Mod HQ - http://www.mod-hq.com/

Half-Life 2 Mods - http://www.hl2mods.co.uk/

HL2Mapping.com - http://www.hl2mapping.com/

Iwannamap.com - http://iwannamap.com/


Wavelength - http://forums.thewavelength.net/


AMMAHLS - http://ammahls.com/index.php?page=downloadcat&cat=tools

Category:MappingTutorials | HalfLife 2 Knowledge Base - http://www.hl2world.com/wiki/index.php/ ... gTutorials

Gamewag - http://www.gamewag.com/hl2.html


Source Blog - http://www.sourceblog.net/

VERC - http://collective.valve-erc.com/

Valve Developer Community - http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Main_Page


..:::MNeMiC Tutorials:::.. [V4.0] - http://www.mnemic.tk/

Modding Resources - http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=173279

Mod Making Tutorials - http://tutorials.moddb.com/?search=true ... =61&diff=0

VMT - http://0mfg.co.uk/hl2_mod.html

69th Vlatitude - http://www.vlatitude.com/tutorials.php

Mod Making Tutorials - http://tutorials.moddb.com/106/Complete ... a-single-/

Mod Making Tutorials fogs - http://tutorials.moddb.com/70/?fpage=0

Gamewag - http://www.gamewag.com/hl2.html

The SnarkPit - http://www.snarkpit.net/editing.php?pag ... s&game=HL2

HL2World Knowledge Base - http://www.hl2world.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Edit Life - http://www.editlife.net/tutorial.php

Interlopers.net - http://www.interlopers.net/index.php?page=tutorials.htm


Creating a simple model for HL2 with StudioCompiler - http://www.chaosincarnate.net/cannonfod ... r_help.php

Static Models - http://www.hl2world.com/wiki/index.php/Static_Models


Hammer Face Edit Dialog - http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki ... ture_Group

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There is no reason not to learn UE3, knowing UE2 is pretty much entirely useless right now.

Yeah, I guess so...

If anyone knows any useful links regarding UT3 editing, post away please.

I know the game isn't out yet, but RoboBlitz has been released ages ago, I bet there's already some tut's and articles around the internets.

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