Valve Hammer Editor
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The Valve Hammer Editor (more informally known as Hammer, and previously called Worldcraft) is the official mapping tool for the Goldsource and Source engines (which most newer Valve games run under). It is also included in every game made with Source Engine that is not a mod. In this page, the history of the mapping tool is documented.
Originally developed with the name The Forge and distributed under the name Worldcraft on the retail Half-Life CD, Valve Hammer Editor 3.x is the official Goldsource mapping tool. The program is available on Steam (Half-Life SDK) and certain other websites.
- Half-Life (FGD)
- Counter-Strike (FGD)
- Condition Zero Deleted Scenes (FGD)
- Day of Defeat (FGD)
- Deathmatch Classic (FGD)
- Half-Life: Blue Shift (FGD)
- Half-Life: Opposing Force (FGD)
- Ricochet (FGD)
- Team Fortress Classic (FGD)
Valve Hammer Editor 4.x, provided as a component of the Source SDK, is the official Source mapping tool. Apart from the construction of level architecture, Valve Hammer Editor 4.x is also heavily involved with creating level events and scripting.
- Hammer Editor Documentation
- Level Design Documentation
- Hammer Editor version history
- Hammer Feature Requests
- Wikipedia:Valve Hammer Editor
- Download Hammer 3.4 from Gamebanana
- J.A.C.K – an alternative to Hammer for GoldSource. The program supports Windows and Linux and adds a number of features for level editing and modding.
- Sledge – a free and open-source alternative to Hammer for GoldSource. The program supports Windows. It is no longer being developed.