Third Party Tools

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This is a sorted list of third party tools with brief descriptions. See also: Category:Third Party Tools.

BSP related

  • BSP Viewer - view and export GoldSrc maps
  • BSP2MAP - convert GoldSrc BSP maps to .map files
  • EntEd - view and edit entity properties of a BSP
  • Entspy - view and edit entity properties of a BSP
  • Map Analyst - alternative to Bspzip - embed custom content such as materials, models, textures into a BSP
  • Packbsp - embed custom content such as materials, models, textures into a BSP
  • Pakrat - GUI replacement for Bspzip
  • VBSP_h4xed - greatly increase maximum size of visleaves.
  • VIDE - Multi-purpose development suite with BSP packing and asset editing capabilities.
  • VMEX - Source BSP decompiler
  • BSPSource - improved Source BSP decompiler based on VMEX
  • WinBSPC - GoldSrc BSP decompiler
  • WinBSPZip - GUI frontend for Bspzip


Level editing

  • Microbrush - A brush editor
  • Quark - Level editor
  • Radiant - Level editor
  • Vgroup - Group the map into VisGroups based on a grid
  • Wall Worm - Tools to use 3ds Max as Source Level Editor
  • Sledge - An open-source Level Editor that supports GoldSource Level Editing, it's also having work put in to fully support Source Level Editing as well.
  • Twister - Generates displacements that would usually take an extremely long time, or just be impossible to do in Hammer


Texture/Image tools

See also: Image Manipulation Programs

  • 360g - Convert BMP or TGA into VTF, generate VMTs and normal maps
  • Fixvtf - convert Episode 2 format materials to Episode 1 format
  • HL2Tex - convert TGA into VTF, and create VMTs
  • TGAtoDUDV - convert TGAs to DUDVs without needing Steam to be running
  • VectorLib - library to draw vector images directly to memory
  • VTF Creator - convert batches of images to textures
  • VTF Explorer - viewing, converting, extracting VTFs and VMTs
  • VTF Shell Extensions - extend Windows shell to support VTFs
  • VTFCmd - convert images to textures and VTFs to TGAs
  • VTFEdit frontend for VTFLib
  • VTFLib - open-source programming library for opening and saving VTFs
  • VTFTool - outdated, replaced by VTFEdit


  • AVIKit - Windows library for accessing raw video and sound from AVI
  • VirtualDub - free video capture/processing program


See also