The TWHL Archiving Project
is an effort to restore and renew tutorials and other valuable content from websites that are no longer online. We only gather content from sites that are no longer online, as the content can be considered to be "abandoned" at that point. Content that remains online can be archived if permission is given from the content owners.
Currently in the archive
- VERC Archive - VERC, the Valve Editing Resource Center. This was a "semi-official" Valve-related modding resource. It went offline around 2007 and was archived on TWHL soon afterwards.
- Vlatitude Archive - The 69th Vlatitude website. This site offered a range of tutorials on Half-Life editing, with a few for Half-Life 2 as well. It went offline around 2009 and was archived on TWHL in 2019.
- RUST Archive - Gamedesign.net's RUST site was a popular website that was online between 1999 and 2007 and was archived on TWHL in 2019. The site had tutorials and forums related to editing Quake and it's associated engines, including Half-Life.
If you have content that would fit in the archive, please follow these steps:
- Ensure that the site is no longer offline, or that the content owner has approved the content to be archived on TWHL.
- Get the content, this is usually done by using the Internet Archive or a local copy of the content you have downloaded previously.
- Format the content for TWHL using our WikiCode syntax
- Optionally, revise the content to make it correct for current standards. For example, you might replace WON Half-Life file paths with Steam paths, or fix external links. Try not to change the content too much as this represents the desires of the original author. If you choose not to revise the content, tag the article with Review Required and somebody else will do it later.
- Add categories to the article so it is categorised correctly. For a tutorial, you might tag it with Tutorials and Goldsource Tutorials.
- Add a category for the website you are archiving. For example, articles from VERC are tagged with VERC Archive.
- Add an archive notice to the bottom of the article. Follow the template below.
Archive notice template
When archiving an article, be sure to credit the original author using this template:
This article was originally published on *<website name here>*.
TWHL only archives articles from defunct websites. For more information on TWHL's archiving efforts, please visit the [[TWHL Archiving Project]] page.
* The original author was *<author's name here>*
* The original URL of the VERC article was [url]http://example.com/original-url-here[/url]
* The archived page is available [url=http://web.archive.org/web/.../http://example.com/original-url-here]here[/url]
This example looks like this on a page: