News posts

Penguinboy14 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.
Daubster14 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.
User posted image
AJ14 years ago2008-06-19 20:55:06 UTC 15 comments
User posted 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!
Penguinboy14 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.
AJ14 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!
Penguinboy14 years ago2008-04-30 22:06:09 UTC 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!
Penguinboy14 years ago2008-04-18 19:46:39 UTC 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.
AJ14 years ago2008-04-03 19:57:28 UTC 14 comments
To all you anonymous visitors: we lack the ability to contact you back if you're not a member of this site!

I say this because I received a PM from an anonymous visitor, one that I was unable to reply to. So, keep that in mind, folks.

And to that anonymous visitor: I'm not ignoring you, I just have no way to contact you back!
Penguinboy14 years ago2008-03-30 00:02:54 UTC 9 comments
Everyone clear your cache or refresh TWHL (press f5 now) to use the new AJAX shoutbox.

Also, the competition has been extended 2 weeks if you didn't already know.
AJ14 years ago2008-03-22 08:20:05 UTC 16 comments
A happy Easter to all TWHLers who celebrate it! And for those who don't, just eat some chocolate, it's all good.
Penguinboy14 years ago2008-03-19 00:35:12 UTC 15 comments
News comments!
MOTM comments!
Search results pages!
That's all the new stuff you'll see today. Yay!
Penguinboy14 years ago2008-03-13 04:05:41 UTC 0 comments
If you get a page with an error on it (most probably "call to undefined function" errors), shout or post it in the bug thread.

You shouldn't get any, as I've looked in the code pretty thoroughly. But just in case, k?

Don't forget to vote for MOTM and enter the compo!
Penguinboy14 years ago2008-03-05 23:25:03 UTC 1 comment
Now that most bugs have been given the boot, I've started adding real functionality to the site! First up, I have added the User Journal lists - where you and others can view old journals of everyone!

To access them simply click the link at the top right, or the bottom of the 'Journals' tab in the user's Profile.

UPDATE!
I have added comments to journals! No more admins editing your journal to reply to its content, no more users creating an entire journal just to reply to what you have to say! Simply click the [x comments] link next to the journal from either the latest journals on the front page, the journals page, or a user's profile. Yay!

Watch this space - I will be adding more exciting new things for you guys (and a ton of stuff for the admins!)
AJ14 years ago2008-03-02 08:43:42 UTC 0 comments
We've just hit March, so voting has opened for February's Map of the Month! Jump into the Map Vault, find the map you want to vote for and, well, vote for it!

We also have a new Source tutorial: Combine Dropship by ZeG.

Well, we said it was coming after TWHL3 and here it is: Competition 25 - Remake a Game. We're allowing a grace period of a couple of days for you guys to comment on the compo, so if you have any beef about it, make yourself heard. Keep an eye on the official thread for updates.
AJ14 years ago2008-02-25 03:34:07 UTC 0 comments
Hello everyone and welcome to your new TWHL! After well over a year of development, it's finally here for you to enjoy!

All details about the redesign can be found here.

Enjoy!

Edit: There's a brand new Source tutorial up for you to check out: New Glass and Basic Logic_Compares and Game_UIs by TheGrimReafer. We've got a whooping set of 14 more Source tutorials coming from Grim, so stay tuned! Off the mark as well is The Hunter with an essential read: How to Propose a Mod, and following him is doodle with NPC Scripting Basics. A Brief Introduction to the Source SDK has also been released, by me.

Penguinboy has released a new tutorial, How to Write a Tutorial, which will help everyone learn to use the new system, so you can add your own tutorial to this list!

Tutorial proposals are now back online, so now's the time to get proposin' if you've got them. Remember, the proposal form is not a place for you to just paste your tutorial in!