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HL SDK or WarHammer? - A Forum Thread for Counter-Strike 1.6

It will be my first time that I am going to make maps for cs and I have my doubts. Which one should I download? The HL SDK or the Valve Hammer. I don't know how they differ so I would like to know.
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    HL SDK contains Valve Hammer and more useful tools for mapping.
    If this is your first time, you can check JACK editor (, tutorials section and different websites dedicated to GoldSrc.

    Learning curve may be moderate
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    I recommned you to start with JACK Level Editor. You can download it from the official site for free. JACK is better than HAMMER for various reasons that you will be able to see in said site.

    Also, i invite you to join my Discord GoldSource server. It's a place where you can ask for help and eventually help others. We have some experienced members always willing to lend you a hand.
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    Hello i am new at maooing too and i used first time valve hammer editor, but now i am using JACK its easier and better. I recomended to use JACK (

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