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Welcome to TWHL's News Archive! Feel free to peruse a giant backlog of old news posts for your own amusement.

The News

Posted July 29th, 2008

New Tutorial Abound!

Daubster
Daubster
Vault Dweller
[13 comments]

Holy jumping mother o'God in a side-car with chocolate jimmies and a lobster bib! The long awaited Modelling for Goldsource tutorial from none other than Rimrook!

Laying down the basics in a Modelling for Dummies fashion, as well as a couple of extra tricks - it's more than enough to give you a first class flight over the minefield that is learning the essentials on your own.
Give it a shot! ;)

Posted July 24th, 2008

TWHL is Shutting Down

AJ
AJ
Glorious Overlord
[64 comments]

Well folks, it's finally here, but why now of all days? The moderators here at TWHL have recently had an estimate of the site's value taken. We have discovered that the site is worth $74,035 US, and as such, we will be selling the site immediately so the three of us can become filthy, stinking rich! RICH I SAY.

TWHL will be shut down in approximately...five minutes ago. See ya!

Posted July 15th, 2008

New Tutorial

AJ
AJ
Glorious Overlord
[6 comments]

TheGrimReafer has once again dished the goods with his tutorials, this time on the subject of Pointfiles. This is, in my opinion, the best way to find a leak, so if you're confused about the whole deal, check this out.

Posted July 11th, 2008

Competition results posted, world ends

Penguinboy
Penguinboy
Haha, I died again!
[16 comments]

What's this?

Competition Results?

Congratulations to Winners Deathan and Dewdle, if you'd send me a PM with your steam account and what games you'd like (must add up to US$30 or less), I'll organise your prizes. Remember that the prizes are coming from Australia, and we don't get some third party games from steam down here.

Posted July 1st, 2008

MotM Playtesting

Daubster
Daubster
Vault Dweller
[8 comments]

Having been on hold for quite a long time, Map of the Month is finally back on track!

With January's MotM reviews finally posted (yes, January - only 3 months behind), we're moving on to February's cp_goldfinger for Team Fortress 2, a fast-paced classic domination map. Making this month special, though, public playtesting is being organized for the very first time!

The server's up, so if you're interested in pwning some fellow TWHLers or even reviewing the map - check out this thread for more info!

EDIT: I'd like you to welcome two new members joining the MotM team: FresheD, who's already made his debut reviewing January's winner and Captain P. Expect your maps to be picked down to the very last bone. News Image

Posted June 19th, 2008

TF2 Update Now Available

AJ
AJ
Glorious Overlord
[15 comments]

News Image

Valve has released the new update for TF2, which brings with it a bunch of achievements for the Pyro, as well as some new maps. The Pyro's flamethrower is also getting updated with an alternate fire function, and as per the Medic release, 3 new weapons which are unlocked as you complete achievements. Valve have also packed two community built maps in this pack. Now, something tells me you guys could easily make something better than one of those maps...

If, for some reason, you don't have TF2, hit up Steam and play the full game during the free TF2 weekend, which is happening right now.

So what are you waiting for? Start spamming servers with the Pyro!

Posted June 8th, 2008

Compo Results Delay

Penguinboy
Penguinboy
Haha, I died again!
[18 comments]

The results for Competition 25 will be posted in July. The delay is because both Ant and myself are very busy with Uni and other projects, and we both will have a break in July. So stop asking.

Posted May 29th, 2008

New Tutorials

AJ
AJ
Glorious Overlord
[19 comments]

We have two new tutorials up: Carving, by TheGrimReafer and Tetrahedron Terrain, by Daubster.

Now, if you can't carve after reading the first tutorial, then you shouldn't be mapping at all!
Tetrahedron Terrain is a fantastic new method for terrain construction in Goldsource, so if you're up for some advanced mapping techniques, check it out as its a must for optimisation.

That reminds me: there are several people with a tutorial (or 10) in draft, and they haven't changed in a long time. If you have a draft tutorial, get working!

Posted April 30th, 2008

TWHL Wiki

Penguinboy
Penguinboy
Haha, I died again!
[12 comments]

I've coded a Wiki system for use with the Entity Guides, Glossary, and the new Error Guides sections. The Goldsource Error Guide in particular needs lots of editing, so I expect everyone with some mapping knowledge to start adding new entries and editing the current ones!

Posted April 18th, 2008

Compo 25: Not Closing Soon Anymore!

Penguinboy
Penguinboy
Haha, I died again!
[11 comments]

The competition has been extended yet again.

This time it's an 8 day extension, and absolutely no late entries will be accepted after this time. It's been extended because over half the entrants need an extension anyway, and judging wouldn't have started in 8 days anyway, if the compo really did close in 15 minutes from now.

There's a Javascript counter on the competition brief page. This is the official deadline from now on. It will not be extended again.