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Hey, ive been putting together a fast reference list for Goldsrc modding and wonder if anyone knows of any others.

1. Sites:

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

2. 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

2.1. 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)

2.2. Modelling Specific:

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

3. Models & Wads:

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

4. Video Tutorials:

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

5. Communities:

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

6. Legacy Content:

The Valve ERC
CS1.6 Playermodel Tutorial
PlanetQuake's Half-Life Tutorials
Legacy 3DSmax Plugins
Unknownworlds Big Forum Thread on Half-Life Modding
Hammer Content Pack
EYERONIK'S Mapping Tutorials
ZHLT - Hammer Compile Tools


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    Really useful links, thanks a lot !!
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    Nice. I thought that a lot of these websites are dead/offline. Apparently there's still gold in GoldSource :D
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    Member Joined 11mo has a huge collection of web archive links which is great for sites that are down.  A lot of those old sites helped me learn :D
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    Some more here.

    Hlbox17B is a good tool, it packs your maps  for you.

    Maps Packs creation :
    Create a zip archive of your map by incorporating automatically all the necessary resources (textures, sounds, models,
    sprites, skies, etc ...), and only them!
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