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The Whole Half-Life GoldSrc section Articles
Sven Manor (Mapping For Sven Co-op)
The SnarkPit
CounterMap2 CS Mapping site
LiveWires List Of Mapping Resources
Valve Developer Union Tutorial archive

Tools & Plugins: GoldSrc Tools Archive
GS-HL Tools archive
Half-Life Zone Editing tools
Half-Life SDK (can also be downloaded through steam)
Hl-Texture tools - Wad & Sprite Creation Utility
Slackillers Collection Of Legacy HL Tools
Nem's Crafty BSP Viewer Tool
ModDb's Half-Life Section
GameBanana's GoldSrc General Tools Section
GameBanana's Half-Life Tools Section
GameBanana's CS1.6 Tools Section
RIPENT - BSP entity ripper

Mapping Specific:

J.A.C.K Map Editor
Sledge Map Editor
Hammer 3.5.3 by Yo-Den
VHLT - Hammer Compile Tools (improvement on ZHLT)

Modelling Specific:

DoomMusic's Improved Studiomdl.exe (fixed UV shift)
Crowbar MDL decompiler and GUI compile tool
HLMV Standalone - GoldSrc MDL viewer
P2MV Model Viewer (Color Remap Preview)
Game Zombie 3DSmax SMD Tools
WallWorm 3Dsmax Tools & Utilities
Blender SMD tools
Wunderboy's Tools and 3DSMax Plugins
MilkShape3D editor (has built-in SMD support)
kHED lightweight editor (built-in SMD support)


The303's complete map texture 10part guide (includes skybox)
Admers Advanced terrain creation tutorial
The303's 6-part sprite creation guide
Solidhint tip with VHLT
Slartibarty's func_detail document
VHLT Map optimization tutorial thread with pics and multiple methods
func_vehicle CS.16 tutorial

Models & Wads:

17buddies GoldSrc Model Downloads
Gamer-Lab GoldSrc Content Downloads Resource
The Half-Life High Definition Pack


Solokillers updated HLSDK that is compilable with VS2017
Sourcemodding programming tutorial list
Engine notes from
Wavelength coding tutorials

Some notes from various people

Video Tutorials:

RunThinkShootLive's Hammer Beginner stream tutorial
RunThinkShootLive's Level Design Academy Playlist
Modelling For GoldSrc In Blender Series
Animated Helicopter In Blender Tutorial
Transparent Textures
Animated Textures
Creating a Mod playlist & Hammer
GoldSrc Programming and other playlists
kHED simple prop by the303


SourceModding Discord Server
Sven Co-Op Forums
HLFX (Russian Community)
Half-Life Creations Forums
TWHL Forums
Alliedmodders forums
Snarkpit Forums

Legacy Content:

The Valve ERC
legacy modelling docs:
CS1.6 Playermodel Tutorial
HLDM playermodel method
PlanetQuake's Half-Life Tutorials
Legacy 3DSmax Plugins
PeterTheGoats SMD converter (for older versions blender SMD tools)
legacy mapping docs:
Unknownworlds Big Forum Thread on Half-Life Modding
Hammer Content Pack
EYERONIK'S Mapping Tutorials
ZHLT - Hammer Compile Tools ( Down. Web Archive mirror ) Legacy Optimization docs:
r_speeds guide
hint brush tutorial
twhl r_speeds guide
r_speeds and fps charts

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