Saturday, January 22, 2011

Source Engine

The backbone of Half Life 2 and the episodes lie within the custom-made engine, built by Valve.
This engine, debuted June 2004, was written in C++ and incorporates everything from Platform Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Xbox and Xbox 360 to PlayStation 3.


SDK:
On June 28, 2005, Valve opened the Valve Developer Community Wiki.
The Source SDK is a software development kit compiled by Valve Software that is used to create maps or mods for the Source engine, with the exception of Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, and Alien Swarm. These games are packaged with their own SDK.

The Source SDK currently has three engine versions. Choice between the 2006 version of the Source Engine, which is only used by Half-Life: Source, Half-Life DM: Source, and various mods built on old Source 2004 code.


Valve Hammer Editor:
The VHE is a  program included in the Source SDK, all versions, that allows users to create maps for the games of the Source Engine, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike: Source, and Portal are some examples.

Don't forget to check out my Portal Blog 

23 comments:

  1. The Source engine is one of the best ever made! I never have any problems with any of valve games!

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  2. It is a great way to not let people download and steal your games.

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  3. The source engine really is a next step for gaming.

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  4. source engine sounds like the way to go

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  5. @up - source engine is very old :P but that's true this is one of the best engine :P

    I use source SDK when I want to create a new map to CS:S :)

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  6. I loved CS:S but stopped playing it when modern warfare came out

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  7. I really enjoy source games, CS:S is what I play a lot of.

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  8. Source engine is one of the best, I love playing Counter Strike: Source it's much better than 1.6

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  9. the source engine is awesome

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  10. Well, you know, Valve was always well known for going that extra mile.

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  11. It's pretty ridiculous the leaps and bounds that video games have taken over the past few years. It's getting really crazy how good the graphics are.

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  12. One of the greatest engines, that have obviously withstood the test of time.

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  13. I love the source engine so much, a few of my friends are sticking with 1.6 but i love the feel of the source engine so much more it's way smoother

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  14. I enjoy Source, but it is kinda old. I hope valve announces a new, incredibly versatile, source compatable engine.

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  15. Hammer editor is pretty amazing, but thats offcourse mainly because the Source Engine is so versatile! keep them coming mate!

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  16. I have heard good things about the Source engine

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