[ Advanced Half-Life 1 Game Definition File (Aka FGD) for Valve Hammer Editor 3.5 ]
[ /!\ This FGD file was completely developed and updated by me. /!\ ]Development is based on Chris Bokitch's Version 184.108.40.206 update.
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Current Version: 220.127.116.11 ][
First Version: 18.104.22.168 ]( Version 22.214.171.124 skipped because it was previously used by someone. )[
Supported Level Editor: Valve Hammer Editor 3.5 ]( A special version for the J.A.C.K. Hammer may be added in the future. However, it is recommended to use VHE for now. )[
Minimum Required Compiler: ZHLT v3.4 Final ][
Recommended Compiler: VHLT v34 ]( Although Advanced VHLT [ Advanced FGD Add-on ] has not been released yet,
light_environment has 2 VHLT-specific keys. )[- Alternative Links -][ GameBanana: English Version - Turkish Version ]
[>>] General Descriptions:
The main purpose of the development of this FGD is to simplify Goldsrc mapping, speed up and improve the existing experience, and simplify setting entity properties with preset value list of keys.
2 years passed in the development of Advanced Half-Life FGD.
The reasons for the long development time are that there were many problems especially in the external life over time, learning the features of the Goldsrc engine and mapping topics, and also learning the whole Half-Life entities from start to end.
[>>] Advanced HL FGD Features:
There are many great features in this FGD that will make it easier
to use compared to others![- Icon Sprites -]
[- Helper Models -]
- Created -Valve Style- icon sprites for 27 different entities.
- There are 13 different entities using animated icon sprites!
- Source 1 (Half-Life 2) sprites were used for 21 different entities.
- Added an icon sprite showing the light color used for
light_environment entities using studio model.
[- FGD Structure -]
- Added Helper models for 18 different entities.
- Source 1 (Half-Life 2) models were used for 5 different entities.
- Source 2 models were used for 4 different entities.
- Added Helper Arrow models for 14 different entities.
[ /!\ It is highly recommended to look at the [ The Whole FGD Changelog ].txt file in the archive to see all the entity changes. /!\ ]
- All BaseClasses have been overhauled and many entity-specific BaseClasses have been added for the sake of an organized Attribute list.
- Almost all functional or non-functional keys and flags of all entities have been removed/added/changed based on the results of entity functions in Half-Life codes and in-game tests.
- Added "options" describing the function of the relevant key for almost all key values.
- Added the "/!\Hammer Entity Info/!\" key to many entities to contain additional (sometimes important) information about themselves.
- Attribute list of all entities is now more organized and categorized.
- Added preset values as "options" to quickly set up related entities for almost all key values.
[>>] Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
[ Q1 ] "Can I share this FGD file elsewhere?"[ A1 ]
For this FGD file to become popular, it is of course allowed to be redistributed elsewhere. However
, provided that the FGD file has not been modified in any way ( except Mod FGD )
and that its Real Creator is specified![ Q2 ] "How can I create a Mod FGD for a Half-Life Mod I made?"[ A2 ]
There must be a template Mod FGD
file in the archive downloaded from a reliable website. When you open it (with any notepad program)
you will see all the information on how to create a Mod FGD
.[ Q3 ] "Can I change this FGD file? (Entity keyvalues, flags etc.)"[ A3 ]
Changes you make to this FGD are allowed only for your own use. Sharing of the modified "Advanced Half-Life FGD
" is not allowed anywhere! It is recommended to inform the real creator about the parts that need to be changed.[ Q4 ] "Can I use this FGD file for other Source games or Goldsrc games?"[ A4 ]
This FGD file cannot be used in the mapping for any Source game. It can be used in mapping for other Goldsrc games, but all entities, keyvalues and flags are based on Half-Life SDK codes. The properties of the same entities or keys may have changed in other Goldsrc games.[ Q5 ] "Do I still need to use the Half-Life FGD I used before?"[ A5 ]
Using both the Advanced Half-Life FGD and the other Half-Life FGD at the same time can cause problems. When using the Advanced Half-Life FGD, no other FGDs ( except Mod FGD and Addons )
should be used at the same time.[ Q6 ] "How often will Advanced Half-Life FGD get updates in the future?"[ A6 ]
Advanced Half-Life FGD and its add-ons will continue to be supported for a few years for updates such as typo fix, completion of deficiencies and addition of new features. The feedback received before the update will be evaluated and the update will be prepared when the necessary changes are accumulated enough.Happy Goldsrc Mapping !