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Welcome to the Valve Developer Community! From here on you can forget Valve; every page you see with an edit tab, including this one, is likely written or at least altered by someone in the community (though Valve staff are sometimes among them). If you want to do the same, go right ahead! Otherwise, take a look at the [[Special:Categories|Categories]] or [[Valve Developer Community:Searching|run a search]] to find what you want.
 
Welcome to the Valve Developer Community! From here on you can forget Valve; every page you see with an edit tab, including this one, is likely written or at least altered by someone in the community (though Valve staff are sometimes among them). If you want to do the same, go right ahead! Otherwise, take a look at the [[Special:Categories|Categories]] or [[Valve Developer Community:Searching|run a search]] to find what you want.
  
== Here on the VDC ==
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==Here on VDC==
There's more to the VDC than just the [[SDK_Docs|Source Engine Documentation]]:
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There's more to the site than just the [[SDK_Docs|Source Engine Documentation]]:
* Got a tricky modding problem you can't find the solution for on the VDC? Check out the [[:Category:Source SDK FAQ|FAQs]] and the [[Help Desk]].
 
* Looking for mods to play? Check out the [[:Category:Mods|Mods category]], where you can browse by platform ([[:Category:HL1 Third Party Mods|HL1]] or [[:Category:HL2 Third Party Mods|Source]]), [[:Category:Single Player Mods|single]] or [[:Category:Multiplayer Mods|multiplayer]], [[:Category:Released Mods|release status]] and more.
 
* Also check out [[:Category:Steam Applications|Steam Applications]], which lists commercial games available on Steam as well as the mods.
 
* Want to join a mod team or advertise a vacancy for your mod? Check out [[:Category:Help Wanted|Help Wanted]] and [[:Category:Help Available|Help Available]].
 
* [[Testers|Need playtesters or want to volunteer as one?]]
 
* Planning a mod in the Half-Life universe and want to make sure it fits in? Check out [[:Category:Half-Life Continuity|Half-Life Continuity]].
 
* Nearly finished on your mod and want advice on getting it out there? Check out [[:Category:Publicity & Publication|Publicity and Publication]].
 
  
== Elsewhere ==
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*Got a tricky modding problem you can't find the solution for? Visit the [[New Help Desk]].
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*Looking for mods to play? Check out the [[:Category:Mods|Mods category]], where you can browse by platform ([[:Category:GoldSrc mods|GoldSource]] or [[:Category:Source mods|Source]]), [[:Category:Single Player Mods|single]] or [[:Category:Multiplayer Mods|multiplayer]], [[:Category:Released Mods|release status]] and more.
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*Also check out [[:Category:Steam Applications|Steam Applications]], which lists commercial games available on Steam as well as the mods.
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*Want to join a mod team or advertise a vacancy for your mod? Check out [[:Category:Help Wanted|Help Wanted]] and [[:Category:Help Available|Help Available]].
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*[[Testers|Need playtesters or want to volunteer as one?]]
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*Planning a mod in the Half-Life universe and want to make sure it fits in? Check out [[:Category:Half-Life Continuity|Half-Life Continuity]].
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*Nearly finished on your mod and want advice on getting it out there? Check out [[:Category:Publicity & Publication|Publicity and Publication]].
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*Looking to communicate better with your fellow contributors? [https://discord.gg/QV9T74W Join our unofficial Discord server]
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==Elsewhere==
 
Beyond the caverns of the VDC, there are [[:Category:External Sites|many fine sites elsewhere on the web]] to help you with your Half-Life wants and needs:
 
Beyond the caverns of the VDC, there are [[:Category:External Sites|many fine sites elsewhere on the web]] to help you with your Half-Life wants and needs:
* Want more help with your modding? Check out [[Modding Sites]].
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*Want more help with your modding? Check out [[Modding Sites]].
* [[Material Download Sites|Looking for free resources (e.g. textures) for your mod?]]
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*[[Material Download Sites|Looking for free resources (e.g. textures) for your mod?]]
* Need some tools beyond those which [[:Category:Tools|come with the SDK]]? Browse for [[Image Manipulation Programs]] and [[3D Modeling Programs]].
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*Need some tools beyond those which [[:Category:Tools|come with the SDK]]? Browse for [[Image Manipulation Programs]] and [[3D Modeling Programs]].
* Sprichst du Deutsch? [[International Sites|A collection of non-English Half-Life sites.]]
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*Sprichst du Deutsch? [[International Sites|A collection of non-English Half-Life sites.]]
* Need to put a file up for download? Check out [[Hosting Sites]].
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*Need to put a file up for download? Check out [[Hosting Sites]].
* Want to download a particular map or browse some map downloads? Check out [[Map Archive Sites]].
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*Want to download a particular map or browse some map downloads? Check out [[Map Archive Sites]].
* For more official Valve sites, try [http://www.steampowered.com Steampowered] (and [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/ its forums]) and the [http://collective.valve-erc.com/ Valve Editing Resource Collective (VERC)] (and [http://www.chatbear.com/board.plm?b=668&v=flatold its forums]).
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*For more official Valve sites, try [https://www.steampowered.com Steampowered] and its [http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/ forums].
* Read more about Valve: [[News Site List|A list of news sites covering Valve's games]], some articles about [[Valve in the press|Valve's design processes]], [http://www.steamreview.org/ The Steam review] (Comment and discussion on Valve Software's digital distribution platform).
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*Read more about Valve: [[News Site List|A list of news sites covering Valve's games]], and some articles about [[Valve in the press|Valve's design processes]].
* Enjoy audio tips and discussion on the [http://tf2.deadworkers.com Control Point] Podcast.
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==See Also==
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*[[Help:Editing]] - a guide on how to edit articles
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VDC:CP

Welcome to the Valve Developer Community! From here on you can forget Valve; every page you see with an edit tab, including this one, is likely written or at least altered by someone in the community (though Valve staff are sometimes among them). If you want to do the same, go right ahead! Otherwise, take a look at the Categories or run a search to find what you want.

Here on VDC

There's more to the site than just the Source Engine Documentation:

Elsewhere

Beyond the caverns of the VDC, there are many fine sites elsewhere on the web to help you with your Half-Life wants and needs:

See Also