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- To learn about Source, mapping, modding, etc, read the Source SDK Documentation.
- Have questions or need help? See the New Help Desk.
Welcome to the Valve Developer Community! If you're new, you might want to check out some of these pages:
- Help:Editing - How to edit pages, including wiki markup, templates, and style guidelines.
- Help:Etiquette - You might want to check this before editing.
- Valve Developer Community:About - A brief explanation of the VDC and its goals.
- Valve Developer Community:Community Portal - A guide to some of the many things you will find on the VDC.
- Help:Mod Profiles - Thinking about making a mod or an article about a mod? Don't make an article until you've read this page! It has guidelines on writing the article as well as policies about when articles are acceptable.
- Valve Developer Community:Protected page - Protected pages are pages that can only be edited by administrators. Read more about protected pages and find out how to request a page be protected.
- Valve Developer Community:Image use policy - This page explains what images are and are not acceptable. Images which do not conform to policy will be deleted!
- Help:Deletion - Information on what types of articles are eligible for deletion, and how to mark the articles so they can be deleted by administrators.
- Category:Half-Life Continuity - Want to make sure your Half-Life mod fits the canon? See these pages.
Wikipedia and MediaWiki resources
The VDC uses MediaWiki, an open source wiki engine licensed under the GNU GPL. The largest array of resources for learning how to use MediaWiki can be found at the largest wiki using the engine, Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia:Help:Contents - Main Wikipedia help menu.
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Tutorial - A series of introductory articles, each page discusses one useful feature of the wiki software.
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia:How_to_edit_a_page - Comprehensive guide on editing MediaWiki sites, including markup details.
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia:FAQ - Answers questions commonly asked about Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Contributing_FAQ - Answers questions commonly asked by contributors to Wikipedia.
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Editing_FAQ - Answers the most common questions about editing Wikipedia.