Ok i am making like maps (well there not maps there actually half-life2 saved games using the actual game it self and puttin npcs into it). Im doing this cause i dont know how to make my own maps(hegh yea im a noob at this). Well if you can help me start making maps it would be greatly appretiated. like wut programs should i use(tried SDK but dam i cant do it). If somone can teach me that would be great. Well ne way if you would like to play my maps send me and email with the words: Join Map Chain. I make like new map all the time i will send you like a new one every week or sumtimes two. email me at [email="BloodyWolfPack@msn.com"]BloodyWolfPack@msn.com[/email] Hope to hear from you
23rd April 2004
This got me started mapping for the original. Its basically the same concept for HL2 but with a few more features. and physics :)
30th May 2003
That's nice, but only usefull for the very very basics. Even making something simple like a ladder has drastically changed. Here are some sites I use:
http://www.valve-erc.com/srcsdk/ The official Source SDK documentation, it explains how to make a lot of stuff that is new in source, so it's not that good for beginners, but it is official. Not many screenshot either, so you might get a bit confused.
http://www.hl2world.com/wiki/index.php/Category:MappingTutorials Very useful, for beginners and for advanced mappers. Certainly worth a look.
www.interlopers.net Also a lot of tutorials here
I didn't make it!
I am a beginner to mapping, so I haven't used this site too much, but here is a site with lots of tutorials and more coming along. http://www.snarkpit.com/editing.php?game=HL2 But before you use this site I recommend getting Hammer correctly configured (explained in the official valve help site, the one in the previous post) and watching the first basic video tutorial by ichi 3d. He makes the best free VTMs that I have ever seen. You can find his video tutorials at hl2files.com I hope that helps out on your beginning to becoming a mapper. Just stick with it and the better you get, the more fun it gets. Good Luck!!;)
Hey guys just here to say thank you very much for the info.Urbanebula, LIGHTNING [NL], and REB|TR. I bow to you guys:bows: ;)
I did put one of my maps up on fileplanet that is the only map i will be putting on the internet thats just so people can try my map out before they join.
http://www.fileplanet.com/files/140000/148578.shtml (Check it out join the map chain if you like it)