Latest News See all

We couldn't just let Valve's 25th Anniversary updates for Half-Life go without a TWHL-style celebration!

So we're announcing the Half-Life 25th Anniversary: Vanilla HLDM Competition - make an all-new vanilla Half-Life deathmatch map!
User posted image

Half-Life 25th Anniversary: Vanilla HLDM Competition

Simple: make an all-new deathmatch map for Half-Life and keep it "vanilla" to stay in the style of the game's standard maps.

Deadline: January 3rd, 2024.

Welcome to TWHL!

Since the dawn of time, humanity has sought the answer to one simple question: How do I create content for Half-Life?

TWHL is a community which answers that question (and many others) with tutorials, resources, and forums! Click the Login/Register button in the navigation above to get started.

What's New

Let's get started!

Ready to start modding? Our wiki has all the information you need! Start here:

Today's featured tutorial:
VERC: Compiling 101

Active Competitions See all

Half-Life 25th Anniversary: Vanilla HLDM

Full Map • Judged (each engine separate)


New in the Vault See all

From the Forums See all

Captain P8 hours ago2023-12-09 00:53:51 UTC 2 replies
MESS 1.2.2 is available now

Another hotfix, this fixes an issue with the id() function not returning the targetname of the pa...
You can't prove that a map I submit is not a map I made twenty years ago. It's especially true when the theme of this competition is so generic.
Solokiller1 day ago2023-12-07 19:47:51 UTC 39 replies
= Half-Life Asset Manager V2.0.0 Released

Half-Life Asset Manager V2.0.0 has been released. For more information and a download link see this page:
motherlytailed1 day ago2023-12-07 19:08:46 UTC 105 replies
This is a Nice forum i have got many informative information from this site.
Thank you.
Tarek1 day ago2023-12-07 14:56:00 UTC 4 replies
I mean I can think of some rooms like I said, I just asked if people would have some (additional) ideas for some rooms so I can practice some detailing, cause it wont be good if I just use my own idea...

Poll See all

Posted 3 years ago2020-10-02 12:11:18 UTC • Voting closed • 22 comments
What's your favourite season of the year?
  • Winter: 35% (18 votes)
  • Summer: 29% (15 votes)
  • Spring: 18% (9 votes)
  • Autumn: 18% (9 votes)