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Strider11 years ago2008-11-06 21:17:15 UTC 23 comments
So the demo is out for all those who preordered Left 4 Dead. Apparently it's awesome, as those who aren't currently stuck at work would know. :<

Early impressions are good, though there's been some complaints about the matchmaking system. Never fear though, Valve have fixed it.

Speaking of zombies and death, here's a note from someone beyond the grave: take a look at this! - Ant
TheGrimReafer11 years ago2008-11-03 20:08:19 UTC 16 comments
The compo is finally done :>

We finished out with a total of 8 entries, which is a pretty nice turnout compared to some of the past few competitions.

We'll be giving little mini-reviews to all the entries, and also remember that the winner gets to decide the next compo (With approval, of course).

Daubster and myself will begin to judge over them.. soon *

May the best man win ** :D

*"Soon" meaning until 2010 or the release of DNF.
**.. or anyone showing the biggest generosity towards judges.
Daubster11 years ago2008-10-09 15:31:05 UTC 31 comments
.. well actually, it's a whole new tutorial on a subject never properly covered before - a real TWHL exclusive. Just for you.

Radar locations in Counter-Strike: Source by The Hunter is a detailed guide to giving specific areas in the map names usually seen under the radar and on the HUD next to recent radio commands. Being quite a helpful feature ingame, its definitely something you should include in any CS:S map of yours.

Give it a try!

Also, if Daubsterino doesn't mind me hijacking his news post, it seems that Portal: Prelude is out! What's that you say? It was sorta already out yesterday? WELL I'M SORRY.

-Strider


Alright, here's a slight extension on the compo, just because I think you all deserve at least a little weekend cram time.

You now have until Monday. (November the 3rd)

Compo done. :>


-Grim
Daubster11 years ago2008-09-25 13:34:00 UTC 8 comments
Reviews for February's MotM winner (yep, we're THAT fast) cp_goldfinger posted.

Up next is March winner Flat-Life, a GoldSource mod developed by our very own ChickenFist! Since it's our very first mod of the month with new multiplayer gameplay features, something rather special is being arranged. Stay tuned for that.

In not-so-other news, vote for this month's candidates if you haven't already. We're counting on you.

Also, if you feel like fragging for cash on CS:S, check out this thread for more info.
TheGrimReafer11 years ago2008-09-17 01:32:02 UTC 24 comments
As promised plus a week of delay, a new compo is here!

Compo brief is here.

Official compo thread is here.

Also be sure to check out our newest tutorial, the Coding Fog Addendum tutorial by darkphoenix_68. He's done a fine job re-writing the old tutorial, which now has much more clarity and is easier to read.

On another note, the behavior of the forums needs an uplift. We're contemplating the idea of temp-bans to all those who might degrade the forum on a daily basis. Dont derail off-topic without relevance. Dont argue a thread into a flame-fest. No posting links that lead to anything porn related (I'm definitely serious about this one). Lastly, dont make useless spam journal threads that aren't either mentioning something serious or showing off work. It's common sense. If I need to write a guide on forum etiquitte, I will. You know who you are.

Edit: Because of concern in the shoutbox, my definition of "serious" journal posts extend to the light hearted ones too. Habboi's pirate journal is just fine. We really just want to avoid the completely mindless ones like the "Andrew J. Morris's" and the failcat pictures. No memes of any kind unless they're in conjunction with something else.

Edit2: Rephrased: Dont make your journal posts one sentence that says "I did something!". Also if you have a journal post of good length, dont edit it back to one sentence.
Strider11 years ago2008-08-25 11:07:31 UTC 17 comments
TWHL regulars should have noticed by now that TWHL now has two new game servers up under it's name! The Hunter and Daubster have both sacrificed some of their well-deserved moolah and bought a CS:S and TF2 server respectively, and they're not even going to charge you guys to play on them, lucky you!

Head on over to their threads and give them a big old hug and a thankyou.

In other not-so-recent news, TF2 has received several updates for 3 of it's classes so far! I hear the Medic gets some kind of healing needle-gun? :o
AJ11 years ago2008-07-30 08:18:53 UTC 33 comments
Holy Batman fandango, Batman! We have a new Forum Moderator!

In all honesty, this has been a long time coming, but hey, better late than never: TheGrimReafer has finally joined the moderator ranks here at TWHL.

Welcome aboard, son!

[hijack]
Hello! Get Twister! It can make Goldsource stuff now!
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Daubster11 years ago2008-07-29 06:18:42 UTC 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! ;)
AJ11 years ago2008-07-24 06:07:02 UTC 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!
AJ11 years ago2008-07-15 01:53:54 UTC 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.
Penguinboy11 years ago2008-07-10 23:24:00 UTC 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.
Daubster11 years ago2008-07-01 06:32:12 UTC 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.
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AJ11 years ago2008-06-19 20:55:06 UTC 15 comments
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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!
Penguinboy11 years ago2008-06-08 02:30:29 UTC 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.
AJ11 years ago2008-05-29 10:00:39 UTC 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!