News posts

Andy15 years ago2004-11-12 20:13:00 UTC 0 comments
Hammer 4 is awesome, tutorials are hitting the Major sites already discussing setup, use of custom textures, the Nodraw texture and mapping for source.

VERC have not posted the entity guide yet, which isn't surprising given the amount of properties and attributes they have....I cannot wait for the forum posts... it will be like it was 2 years ago.

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1 Day's left for the TWHL Compo...
No entries yet so it is possible that any piece of rubbish might win?
1 weeks left for the machine compo at RUST, only one entry there... Want fame, then enter.
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Seventh-Monkey15 years ago2004-11-06 06:27:00 UTC 0 comments
Hammer 4 (still sometimes internally referred to as Worldcraft) and its documentation have been released to people who have pre-loaded HL? and unlocked it over Steam. The documentation is also available for everyone else to peruse here!

Half-Life ? itself is to be released in about ten days.
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Tutorial:
Ministeve has produced a basic tutorial for those of you interested in mapping for HLDM, check out:
Half-Life Death Match

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Seventh-Monkey16 years ago2004-10-27 15:55:00 UTC 0 comments
My Steam tutorial and Peace and LOve's Equipping Weapons in CS tutorial have now both been released. Please let me know if you find any mistakes via the Contact Us link at the foot of every page.

Half-Life 2 in nineteen days!
Andy16 years ago2004-10-26 17:22:00 UTC 0 comments
Greg Coomer (VALVe) was recently asked "what are VALVe's priorities now that HL2 had gone gold, have you started work on HL3?..."

From Greg:
TF2 is definitely one of the next things on our plate. We're going to have a MOD expo here in Seattle, and spend some effort for a while getting the SDK in shape and working with the MOD community. Continuing support and content for CS:S is also high-priority. What's Half-Life 3?......

So.. anyone interested in TF2 ?

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Before you post a question in the Forums please read: Forum Posts by Seventh-Monkey.
This tutorial is a MUST read for all TWHL members and anyone else interested in posting on the Forums.
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Seventh-Monkey16 years ago2004-10-25 09:24:00 UTC 0 comments
Two more tutorials are on their way, a Steam tutorial from myself (preview here) and one from Peace and LOve which I believe will be on Counter-Strike weapon equipping.

If you want to write a tutorial, you're more than welcome to. E-mail subjects you'd like to cover to Andy or I via our profiles or the Contact Us link at the footer of each page.
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Andy16 years ago2004-10-22 19:57:00 UTC 0 comments
The Flame War's
It seems that Anonymous and Peace and LOve have taken their war into the shout box...
We all know that the Bigger man will let it go and stop responding...
Which one will it be?
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Congratulations are in order...
Anonymous and Peace and LOve Seem to have agreed to disagree and get on with business as usual.
Well done guy's, I am impressed.
Hopefully everyone will take note of the maturity that prevailed...and remember, if you ignore the Troll's, they will go away. :-)
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Seventh-Monkey16 years ago2004-10-20 08:15:00 UTC 0 comments
Right, well I'm now Andy-level admin and can post tutorials, entities, news etc. Planning to add a few more links in the Entity Guide (references to tutorials, example maps). That's about it at th' moment really.

HL? is finally officially confirmed to be arriving soon, and there's a new competition.

All pretty good except the flame war of "Anonymous" vs Peace and LOve, who's failing to live up to his name somewhat.
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Andy16 years ago2004-10-18 22:00:00 UTC 0 comments
Vivendi have announced HL2 Gold, with an expected release date of Nov 16 according to this article is at: Blues News
This has been confirmed on the VUG site.
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Real World Construction is our latest compo... All you need to do is map something from the real world in the half-life world. Don't forget the photo unless it is a VERY recognisable landmark.
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Before you post a question in the Forums please read: Forum Posts by Seventh-Monkey.
This tutorial is a MUST read for all TWHL members and anyone else interested in posting on the Forums.
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Andy16 years ago2004-10-14 04:55:00 UTC 0 comments
There seems to be a drift back to the old day's of elitism amongst our 'expert' members.
Remember you were Noob's once and treat them with kindness.
I am willing to turn a blind eye to flames against Anonymous posters... but if they have signed up... give them a fair go.
Also, some members have lost their ability to complete a sentence without swearing...
Practice makes perfect.. Try it some time.
Seventh-Monkey16 years ago2004-09-30 02:56:00 UTC 0 comments
Hlfallout has some news on the release of HL2. Looks like the HL1 source will be available.

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Before you post a question in the Forums please read: Forum Posts by Seventh-Monkey.
This tutorial is a MUST read for all TWHL members and anyone else interested in posting on the Forums.
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Andy16 years ago2004-09-23 07:15:00 UTC 1 comment
Wondering where your account has gone?
It was deleted.
No more warnings for imposter sign-up's.
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ModDB News
After a year of development the time has finally come to unleash Mod Database v2. Whilst the new site will appear similar to the present one, it has undergone over 200 changes.
Each of these was implemented to carry this site onto bigger and better things.
Here are the notable updates:
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<li>New design (easier on the eyes)</li>
<li>Mod tutorials section (at last!!)</li>
<li>Support for multiple languages</li>
<li>Support for multiple templates</li>
<li>New super-control panel for ALL members</li>
<li>Better / more accurate search systems</li>
<li>New permission system (cater for more staff members)</li>
<li>New accurate mod rating system</li>
<li>Cleaner mod listing</li>
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On the 25th of September, the Mod Database will be updated.
There is a scheduled downtime here of 2 hours, however given that 25,000 images have to be updated and 1,100,000 database records have to be shifted about, this may take longer or something may go horribly wrong.
Rest assured there will be a massive party / gathering in #moddb on irc.gamesurge.net so join in for the latest news.
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Andy16 years ago2004-09-22 08:17:00 UTC 0 comments
I have been having a look at the IRC logs and am not a happy bear.
Seems that some people think it is clever to spam pages of rubbish, just because they are bored. Skeeve set the channel up so that people could ask Half-Life mapping questions.
He didn't set it up so a few people could make it difficult for those that wanted to learn.
We have a few options open, but at the moment I would be more than happy to close the channel.
Up to you...

While we are on the Spamming subject, we have all noticed that there are a few 'new' members who take it upon themselves to use profanity and obscene comments to justify their pathetic existance...
If you are offended by these people, e-mail Atom.
I am sure he can remove the main offenders.

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Before you post a question in the Forums please read: Forum Posts by Seventh-Monkey.
This tutorial is a MUST read for all TWHL members and anyone else interested in posting on the Forums.
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Andy16 years ago2004-09-04 01:46:00 UTC 0 comments
PlanetPhillip is looking at all current FPS modifications. Check out the WebSite... Some great stuff there.
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By now you will all know that people who have Steam and have indicated that they want HL2 will now be seeing a little Icon in their game list. To find out more, check the news at VERC
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TheGrimReafer has put together a simple tutorial on the Scripted_sentence with all the tricks and tip's you need to get you monsters talking.
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Andy16 years ago2004-08-25 06:06:00 UTC 0 comments
paulkennedy has simplified the contents of the Half-Life directory and produced this easy guide: Half-Life directories
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The old Gamedesign.net prefab site has been resurrected and contains an amazing 1500+ Half-Life prefabs. The site is NOT fully functional and most of the external links don't work... but the prefabs are there!!
Check these out at Prefabs.
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Before you post a question in the Forums please read: Forum Posts by Seventh-Monkey.
This tutorial is a MUST read for all TWHL members and anyone else interested in posting on the Forums.
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Andy16 years ago2004-08-18 04:52:00 UTC 0 comments
Compo 11, <a href=http://cariad.co.za/twhl/compoinfo.php?id=11> Glass</a> closing date has been extended due to popular demand.
Entries are now due on the 6th of September.
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