Utilities/Files/GeneralOfficial CS website with FAQ, forums and CS download.
Counter-Map also is a source for WC 3.3 editors, Zoner's tools, texture tools, compiling tools, sprite tools, and more. also tutorials, basic and advanced. Part of Counter-Map has Nemisis' Tools with his front-end Batch compiler to work with zoners compile tools, a terrain generator, a BSP veiwer and more.
Snark pit has tutorials, prgms, textures, reviews.
Half-life Workshop is old, 2001 dead website, but has some utilities and tutorials there.
Q Radiant map editor for HL maps, with a CS setup for Qradiant, tricky; and also tutorials & prefabs. website died in 2003, but stuff is still there.
Gracelessland has the TBCC front end for compiling, a RAD file editor and a text editor for map files.
ZHLT Compile GUI A front end compiler
Fallen Angel has a compiler front end for standard Zoner's tools.
MachIII has Sprite Make program, and a Sprview program - as does Wrench Software which also has a Sprview program. same names, confusing. But Wrench seems to have vanished, so your choices are down. You may also want the german program Sprite Mage to lock the z, x and y axis of a sprite.
Mapster is a program that links to other CPUs across the internet for faster compiling of large .map files. While an excellent project that worked fine, Mapster seems to have died from lack of participation.
FGD files for a few mods of HL: Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, Deathmatch Classic, HL single player, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Ricochet, Spirit of Half-Life, Team Fortress Classic .
Script Spot has special CS and HL scripts - Game Level Builder 2.1 - to use with 3DSmax.
Botman's Tools has all kinds of handy prgms, many for Bots, but also BSP viewers and manipulators.
BotsThe Nuclear Box has Podbot, Akimbot & Parabot for HL & CS.
RealBot & AndroidBot are CS bots. You can also get Realbot here.
BSDbot for CS.
SturmBot is a DoD bot.
Rocket Crowbot has bots for NS.
Shrike Bot is the ToD bot. Vampire Slayer comes with built-in bots.
ModelingchUmbaLum soft has the freeware Milkshape program to make models with and tutorials how to.
LithUnwrap is a tool to work with Milkshape on models.
Psionics has milkshape modeling tutorials.
models for all sorts of games, including HL & CS.
CS player models
PrefabsGamedesign.net prefabs has all sorts of prefabs for the lazy mapper.
Half-Life Prefab Lab has lots of prefabs, but is in archive mod, not adding anything.
Crinity has prefabs, maps, some skys and textures. archive mode from 2001.
FaN's page of prefabs has some cars and a boat.(seems dead)
Prefabland has lots of prefabs.(seems dead)
Half-Life Dept. of Engineering has tutorials, prefabs and they will test your map for you to find out how it can be improved!
ReveiwsHalf-life deathmatch map reveiws - see which are the best! then make yours.
CS - Jolt.co is a UK (& us site)site with reveiws, maps, wads, forums, files.
ZeroPing does some map reviews. (seems dead)
Mapping tutorials - general HL, mainly for Worldcraft/Hammer editorsKarls Jone's great Links and tutorials page.
69th Vlatitude - great tutorials on all sorts of entities.
The VERC Mapping Collective has all sorts of tutorials and info, but it may take a bit of searching. Its older base of the Half-Life Editing Resource Center - ERC - is pretty much gone, but it still has the WC/Hammer setup guide. The old ERC is moving step by step into the VERC.(outdated) try this instead
Mapping at egir has a great tutorial on how to setup for CS 1.6/STEAM mapping, among other tutorials on HINT, CLIP and more.
Mobiltune also has some tutorials on how to setup for STEAM mapping, and more tutorials and advice.
Wavelength has some excellent beginner tutorials.
Chaincraft has some files.
snark pit - tutorials and more. Popular, often exceeds bandwidth allowed, hard to get on.
Eyeronik's & slackiller's tutorials - begining, medium, & advanced tutorials.
[DNv]Cross mapping and texturing has tutorials and info on many topics.(gone)
BenTheKuno has some good beginning tutorials.
RUST has tutorials, interviews, prefabs, files and more.
EditHalfLife has some good tutorials.
Planet Half-life has a lot of HL tutorials.
Laco's tutorials (gone) a mirror for it
JCHQ - tutorials, compiling errors, textures, maps (gone bye bye)
Todesangst Map Techinques has a few mapping and camera tutorials. (gone)
Department of Engineering - some HL tutorials, more at less formated form.
mappers kingdom has tutorials, maps, articles and a knowledge database.
Half-Life Workshop - some HL tutorials.
Jinx's maps & tutorials - some HL tutorials.
Cagey on Clip hulls (gone)
machinima tutorials - on a wide variety of games/mods & programs.
HLTV :Ownage on tape - tutorials on makeing a HLTV overview. Counter Server has general HL commands and Cvars. How to create a pond. can also be used to make craters.
Mapping tutorials - Counterstrike specific
Mapping tutorials - Day of Defeat specific
Mapping tutorials - Natural Selection specific
Mapping tutorials - Ricochet specific
Mapping tutorials - Tour of Duty specific
Mapping - Vampire Slayer specific
Graphics/Textures/SkyTerragen image rendering prgm to make your own cs sky/background.
Primordial Soup has some sample skys and reveiws of drawing prgms.
The Wadfather has skys, in additon to textures/wads, sprites and spraypaint logos.
Texture Forest also has all sorts of textures and some tutorials on texturing.
The Texture Studio has many textures.
3D Cafe's free textures pics are nice, as are the various graphix tutorials.
Relic25 has some nice textures. (moved or dead)
GoodApprentice has some WADs, maps. (dead)
BeerSpray can MAKE a spray decal from YOUR picture, fast.(dead)
The NS mapping forum thread on all NS textures has all sorts of textures for NS maps only!
textures - CS
textures - DoD - most are down or have recently moved, as DoD Retail
MAPPING FORUMS ON WEBSITES:Countermap forums for Counterstrike mapping.(dead) (csm2 or editlife)
Offical CS forums for all sorts of CS stuff.
Valve ERC forums for HL mapping.
69th Vlatitude forums for HL mapping
Rust forums for all kinds of mapping & prefabs.
NS official forums
DoD official forums
Polycount forums about modeling.
Nuclear Box Bot Forums about Bots.
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