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Your First Map by Matrixfan

The ultra simple beginners guide to making your first map.


Adding a Bombsite to Your First Map by Matrixfan

Adding a  bombsite.


Adding Hostages to Your First Map by Matrixfan

Adding hostages.

Basic Modeling: Creating, skinning, and compiling a block by Matrixfan

Learn how to get a cube model into source, from start to finish.


Doors by Unarmed

Need info on doors? Don't look at a hardware store, look here!


Glass by Matrixfan

Unbreakable, breakable, and shatterable!


Water by Matrixfan

From puddles to oceans, this is your guide.


Ladders by Unarmed

Not a stairway to heaven, but surely the next best thing!


Clouds by Frostbite

Let me tell you about Cloud 9.


Get Hammer level editor, the most commonly used editor for CS and HL levels.
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Get Zoner's Half-Life Compile Tools, the premier compiling tools for CS maps.
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Get the "experts" Hammer configuration for CS mappers to utilize advanced custom CS entities.
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An improved CS:S entity definition file, to allow CS:S mappers to use all entities and options.
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