Archives now include Authors!

From today, users of the PLAY archive pages can now view the author of almost each and every map.

Thanks goes to Jan for writing the code to make it happen, which was harder than it might have sounded because we had to extract the details from the post and put them into a custom field.

There are a few maps and mods that don’t have the details, but those are the ones that got truncated when I moved database servers, but at least it makes it easier for me to find them and then slowly update them.

I have tried to make as few changes as possible to the authors spelling but a couple of times I have made changes. For example I have change the Euro sign for an “e” in the hope that it makes it easy to find.

The Author column is sortable and filterable just like all the other columns, so finding maps by your favourite author should be easier than searching the site.

5th July 2015 No Comments

Donation Drive 2015

Hi Everybody, every year around early Summer I run a donation drive. I don’t like asking for donations, but it’s necessary.

In the past, I have used some buttons and widgets to collect the money, but this year I couldn’t find any I liked (Chip-in has closed).

I will therefore be giving you my PayPal email address and asking you to make donations that way. I know for people without PayPal accounts, that’s not convenient but I can’t see another way to do – if you know a good way, please let me know.

3rd July 2015 5 Comments

The Ville Retrospective: GravityGunVille – This Saturday

This Saturday 8am EDT / 12pm GMT Darren will be livestreaming GravityGunVille on the RTSL Twitch Channel as part of the The Ville Retrospective event.

Viewing is open to everybody and you don’t need an account with Twitch to watch. Although, you’ll need an account to join the chat (Sorry, not our choosing) but you can follow it without an account.

So, set all the alarms in your house and ask the neighbours to wake you up too. You won’t want to miss Darren’s interesting views and stunning skills.

1st July 2015 1 Comment

Military Duty

for Half-Life

You are Alexander Shepard; Corporal and a soldier of the Hazardous Environment Combat Unit.

You don’t know exactly what’s going on. But orders came in to pack up everything and head out for a highly classified mission.

The destination is Black Mesa Research Facility.

Nobody knows for sure what has happened down there but you will find out soon enough.


Total Downloads: 35428th June 2015
15 Comments and 4 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!

AvsM 2: Project XEN

for Half-Life

You are J.C., agent of a secret organization known as OATA.

After barely escaping with secret plans of terrorist group RWG, this sequel answers: what are their secret plans? What is Project XEN? How to stop it?

After escaping X-LAB on AvsM1, story of this mod starts after few hours, J.C. arrived to his base to get some rest and have a beer, but new mission awaits him.


Total Downloads: 14021st June 2015
9 Comments and 2 recommendations, 1 say "Play It Later"

Gut Reaction

for Half-Life

Mr Freeman has once again been “recruited” by the elusive and stone-faced G-man to handle a “situation’ that could prove catastrophic if not handled immediately. It seems that a rift in the space-time continuum has allowed the minions of Xen to establish a stronghold inside one of the main reactor cores in the Lambda Complex.… Read More


Total Downloads: 1,09320th June 2015
20 Comments and 10 recommendations, most say "Play It Now!"

Nightmare House

for Half-Life 2

You are driving across the coast to visit your family when suddenly your car starts to break down. You end up rolling right in front of a house before your car completely quits on you.

You have no cellphone so your only choice is to ask the inhabitants for some help. You open the giant, rusty gate and begin to walk up the path.

You are barely five feet in when the gate slams shut. Something doesn’t look right about this house…Welcome to the Nightmare House.


Total Downloads: 21519th June 2015
13 Comments and 4 recommendations, most really enjoyed it!


Your Town’s Generator has broken and you must repair it and steal a Power Module from the Army Base.

Explore two dungeons with different enemies and weapons.


Total Downloads: 5518th June 2015
1 Comment and 1 recommendation, most really enjoyed it!

Classic of the Month This Saturday: Gut Reaction

This Saturday 9am EDT / 1pm GMT Don will be livestreaming Gut Reaction on the RTSL Twitch Channel as part of the Classic of the Month event.

Viewing is open to everybody and you don’t need an account with Twitch to watch. Although, you’ll need an account to join the chat (Sorry, not our choosing) but you can follow it without an account.

So, cancel that colonoscopy or whatever other boring but important thing you had planned and get ready for Don’s informative and entertaining playthrough.

18th June 2015 No Comments


You find yourself in what seems to be an underground base.

Things are not looking good.

Can you find a way forward without getting turned into a zombie or worse, killed?


Total Downloads: 2717th June 2015
2 Comments and 1 recommendation, say ""