Source SDK Windows Gadget

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Windows The Source SDK Windows Gadget is for Windows Windows Vista or Windows Windows 7. It is a replacement for most functions of the Source SDK Launcher and Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 Authoring Tools.

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Source SDK Windows gadge
Launch Hammer, Faceposer and HLMV from the desktop
Change the active VProject
Jump to important folders
Get help on the web

If you get missing DLL errors when launching any of the tools, it means that there has been an engine update and that you need to run the SDK Launcher once to refresh some files. After this the tools will start working again.

User updates

New Version update 1.6 (2013-08-05 - read the changelog )

It can be downloaded here. Fuzz 20:06, 4 August 2013 (PDT)
Note.pngNote: Do not use launch SDK with Source sdk base 2013 SP & MP, this will give you an error, and as the this branch of the SDK do not provide any launcher.

(2012-10-13) custom user update with add support for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive can be downloaded here


  • Gadgets are discontinued according to Microsoft website, and this tools will by the way not support Windows 8 or later operating systems. However, there are unofficial way, such as using 8GadgetPack, which restores the Windows Gadgets feature on Windows 8 and later (also support Windows 10/11).
  • The game you want to mod with, must be installed into the same drive than Steam.
  • The "Launch SDK" button will only work with games that are release with a sdk authoring tools that have a launcher
  • When the Gadget is removed, the configuration is not saved.
  • Dota 2 is not delivered with Hammer and HLMV or Faceposer, it's recommanded to use SFM configuration in the Gadget, for Dota 2. It just need to create a NEW mod project , name it Dota2 and set the path on that directory.
  • Furthermore, Dota 2 is only supported with the original Source Source 1 version. Source 2 Source 2 is not supported.
Note.pngNote: feed back is greatly appreciated, so click on the discussion page to report any news issues. Fuzz 12:52, 5 August 2013 (PDT)


1.6 (2013-08-05)
Add More Support :
Source 2013 Singleplayer Source SDK Base 2013 - Singleplayer
Source 2013 Multiplayer Source SDK Base 2013 - Multiplayer
Counter-Strike: Source Counter-Strike: Source
Day of Defeat: Source Day of Defeat: Source
Dota 2 Dota 2 ( useful to be sure the VPROJECT is set on the Dota 2 beta/dota/ directory)
Warning.pngWarning:Does not support Source 2 Source 2 version of Dota 2. Only the original 2013-2015 version of the game, which runs on Source Source engine.
Garry's Mod Garry's Mod
Half-Life 2 Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
Portal Portal
Team Fortress 2 Team Fortress 2
1.5 (2012-7-28)
Source Filmmaker Source Filmmaker support.
1.4 (2011-10-20)
Source Multiplayer Source Multiplayer "branch" support
Made branch select element nicer
1.3 (2011-05-11)
Portal 2 Portal 2 support.
1.2 (2010-07-25)
Alien Swarm Alien Swarm support.
1.1.1 (2010-06-01)
Fixed engine branch settings sometimes being overwritten by the value above them.
1.1 (2010-05-12)
Updated to support new SDK filestructure
Gadget now displays only the SDK tools when docked
1.0.2 (2010-01-27)
Fixed settings page's link to Hammer Manual Configuration.
Made it clearer that settings page labels have explanatory mouseover text.
1.0.1 (2010-01-26)
Initial release.