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The purpose of this article is to provide sites where developers can find extra materials to use in their maps. Please check for any limitations (e.g. no commercial use) when downloading and using resources you find on the web.
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The websites on this page provide free ([https://freedomdefined.org/Definition libre]/gratis) [[texture]]s.  
  
== Material sites ==
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== Free PBR Textures ==
* [http://textures.mandik.net/ Textures Link Directory] - Add your site for free.
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* [http://www.cgtextures.com/ CG Textures] - Thousands of high quality, royalty free texture/reference photos.
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These websites host free [libre] PBR textures. In order to utilize these textures in [[Source]], some processing is needed.
* [http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/packs/index.htm Free Texture Packs] - Hundreds of royalty-free textures in various categories.
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* [https://texturehaven.com Texture Haven]
* [http://www.freewebs.com/flashsjunk/textures.htm The_Best_Flash's Junk] - Over 200 bumpmapped VTF files.
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* [https://hdrihaven.com/ HDRI Haven]
* [http://prototstar.imperial-runescape.com Prototstar's Solar Industry] - Custom-made textures made for Source Engine.
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* [https://cgbookcase.com/ CG Bookcase]
* [http://www.vgpro.com/ VGPro (downloads site)] - [http://www.vgpro.com/file/7751_cncr04ssourcetexturepack2.zip.html Half-Life 2 Texture Pack 2 by cncr04s]
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* [https://cc0textures.com/ CC0 Textures]
* [http://www.animax.it/ Animax.it] - Free textures.
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* [https://cloud.blender.org/p/textures/ Blender Cloud]
* [http://www.imageafter.com/ Image * After] - 10,000+ free images and textures.
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* [http://textures.z7server.com/ Textures Library] - Free textures for download, organized into categories.
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== Traditional Textures ==
* [http://www.mayang.com/textures/ Mayang.com Textures] - Free textures for your maps and mods.
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* [http://forum.moddb.com/thread/1975/ Moddb texture site directory] - Directory of free, ready to use game textures.
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These websites host mainly traditional textures, which can be utilized in Source without much processing. Check for limitations (e.g. no commercial use) before using them!
* [http://www.morguefile.com/ MorgueFile] - Free, high-resolution stock photography.
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* [http://perso.wanadoo.fr/oyonale/ Oyonale] - Small library of source photos suitable for turning into textures, courtesy of [http://www.oyonale.com/ Gilles Tran].
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* [http://www.locationworks.com/ LocationWorks] - Lots of pictures, anything from old castles to pubs.
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* [http://www.sxc.hu/ SXC.HU] - Huge library of images.
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* [https://www.textures.com/ Textures.com] (formerly CG Textures)
* [http://www.planetquake.com/berneyboy/textures.htm Berneyboy Texture Packs] - Photo-realistic and Lego styled.
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* [https://www.goodtextures.com/ GoodTextures.com]
* [http://www.davegh.com/blade/davegh.htm David Gurrea]
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* [http://www.spiralgraphics.biz/packs/index.htm Spiral Graphics]
* [http://www.grsites.com/textures/ Absolute Background Textures Archive] - "Cheap 'n' Cheerful Low-res"
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* [http://www.moddb.com/addons?filter=t&=Search&type=129&game=61 ModDB texture packs]
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* [http://www.gaming-models.de/?p=texture_list Gaming-Models] (VTF)
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* [https://www.tophattwaffle.com/downloads/ TopHATTWaffle's] (VTF)
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* [http://opengameart.org/ OpenGameArt.org]
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* [http://www.davegh.com/index.php/en/ David Gurrea's]
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* [https://duion.com/art/textures Duion.com]
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* [https://commons.wikimedia.org/ Wikimedia Commons] - large library of various images.
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* [https://gamebanana.com/textures Gamebanana] (Recommendation: search textures in the [https://gamebanana.com/textures/games/35 Source Engine] and [https://gamebanana.com/textures/games/8 Gamebanana] sections)
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=== Non-tiling ===
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* [http://www.imageafter.com/textures.php Image*After]
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* [https://morguefile.com/ MorgueFile]
 
* [http://textures.forrest.cz/ Texture Forrest]
 
* [http://textures.forrest.cz/ Texture Forrest]
* [http://lemog.fr/lemog_v6/index.php Lemog's Maya Textures]
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* [http://www.texturevault.net/ TextureVault]
* [http://www.3d.sk 3d.sk] -  Human Photo References for 3D Artists and Game Developers (large source -partly free)
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* [http://www.shutterstock.com ShutterStock] - 700,000 photos/vectors/illustrations/images/etc avail by subscription. All royalty-free.
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== See also ==
* [http://creativecommons.org/ Creative Commons] Exceptional public domain quality.
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* [http://dbn.exofire.net/releases/#MapperResources DeathByNukes.com] A few free, ready to use Source materials.
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* [[Texture]]
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* [[Adapting PBR Textures to Source]]
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* [[Creating a Material]]
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* [[Prop Download Sites]]
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* [[Sound Download Sites]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:33, 10 September 2020

The websites on this page provide free (libre/gratis) textures.

Free PBR Textures

These websites host free [libre] PBR textures. In order to utilize these textures in Source, some processing is needed.

Traditional Textures

These websites host mainly traditional textures, which can be utilized in Source without much processing. Check for limitations (e.g. no commercial use) before using them!

Tiling


Non-tiling

See also