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  • MinimalismVille

    · Half-Life 2: Ep2, HL2-EP2 Mods, Play · 20 Replies

    MinimalismVille is the first 50-hour mapping challenge I have run. It will not be the last!

    It contains 21 entries and a bonus map.

    The focus of this theme was to use a little as possible. The mapper decided what was “little”.

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  • 50-Hour Mapping Challenge – MinimalismVille

    · Phillip's Blog, Read · 11 Replies

    Hello and welcome to the first (of many or maybe last) 50-Hour Mapping Challenge – MinimalismVille.

    Below are the details.

    PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

    As always, if you have any questions, you can either post a comment or if you require a private reply, send Phillip an email: planetphillip@gmail.com

  • The Hammer Cup 2017 Fund Raising Livestream – May 2017

    · Phillip's Blog · 7 Replies

    Hello everybody. This weekend, starting at 2pm Central European Time on Saturday 13th May, I will be livestreaming to raise money for The Hammer Cup 2017 Prize Fund.

    ALL money raised will be added to the fund.

    However, it’s not going to be simply me playing and you watching, with the occasional donation – OH NO!

    If you want me to keep playing you will have to pay. It will work like this:

    • Starting at 2pm, a minimum of 3 Dollars will need to be raised WITHIN THAT HOUR for me to continue after 3pm
    • Starting at 3pm, a minimum of 4 Dollars will need to be raised WITHIN THAT HOUR for me to continue after 4pm
    • Starting at 4pm, a minimum of 5 Dollars will need to be raised WITHIN THAT HOUR for me to continue after 5pm
    • Etc

    I will attempt to stay online for as long as the money keeps coming in, yes, for as long as the hourly target is reached!!!

    I am sure there are some devious people who will pay to see me suffer – in fact, I am counting on it.

    Remember, All the money goes to The Hammer Cup 2017 Prize Fund, so it’s for a good cause.

    At this point, I plan to play Prospekt and some other longer mods (probably past Villes), probably even an hour or two mapping. – but I am open to suggestions for other things.

    Anyway, I hope you can join me and as always, if you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please don’t hesitate to post them.

    Don’t forget that all RTSL are now on the YouTube channel: https://gaming.youtube.com/c/Planetphillipcom/live.

    Hope to see you on Saturday!

  • 50-Hour Mapping Challenge Next Weekend

    · Phillip's Blog · 22 Replies

    Starting Friday 12th May 2017 at 9:59pm Central European Summer Time, there will be a 50-Hour Mapping Challenge.

    It is NOT part of The Hammer Cup 2017.

    The Deadline for submitting entries will be Sunday 14th May 2017 at 11:59pm.

    The theme will be appropriate for the time period.

    Theme details and standard details will be announced next Friday.

    Dev textures will be allowed. CALM DOWN.

    I will be giving away Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II to the best entry.

    There might be another judge in addition to me.

    This is the first time I have run a mapping challenge like this – it might be a disaster or it might be fun – let’s see.

    I will answer any questions you have now, EXCEPT if related to the theme – so don’t ask.

  • ToxicVille

    · Half-Life 2: Ep2, HL2-EP2 Mods, Play · 93 Replies

    ToxicVille is the second mapping challenge in The Hammer Cup 2017, a series of five mapping challenges spread throughout the whole of 2017, each with a different theme.

    It contains 18 entries.

    The focus of this theme was clever and interesting use of the radioactive toxic goo from Half-Life 2.

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  • Livestreams: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April

    · Read, Weekend Livestream Schedule · 11 Replies

    Hello my little headcrabs. This weekend, I will be continuing my Level Design Academy practise. In case you don’t know, the LDA is an on-going project where Don teaches me how to map for Goldsource.

    The streams will consist of my practising creating basic corridors with a view to developing my skills. I will also be starting Half-Life and observing the design and construction of its corridors.

    Both streams, Saturday and Sunday, will start at 2pm Central European Summer Time (12pm GMT, 1pm BST, 8am Eastern US) on Saturday the 15th.

    On Sunday, I will continue the same process.

    Each stream will last between 90 to 120 minutes.

  • April 2017 General Chat

    · General Chat, Read · 8 Replies

    Hello April, where have you been all my life?

    I plan to map a bit this month, and I might focus on corridors and doors. I’ll add a few maps and mods, plus a few streams. Who knows, maybe even a WHAT THE HEADCRAB! episode.

    I’m going away for a long weekend on the 5th until 9th, so there won’t be any updates on the site until after that.

    I’ll be talking about a book I read in a comment, when I get back from holiday called Armour by John Steakley – I FREAKING loved it.

    What about you? What plans or aims do you have for April?

  • The Hammer Cup 2017 – Challenge 2 – ToxicVille

    · Read, The Hammer Cup · 111 Replies

    Hello and welcome to the second challenge for The Hammer Cup 2017.

    Below are the details.

    PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY.

    As always, if you have any questions, you can either post a comment or if you require a private reply, send Phillip an email: planetphillip@gmail.com

  • What The Headcrab! Special 03 – The Trap 2: Mindlock

    · Watch, What The Headcrab! Specials · 4 Replies

    In this unplanned What The Headcrab! Special, talk about Reaktor’s The Trap 2: Mindlock, an in-development mod for the Source engine that will feature some new gameplay dynamics and some very clever puzzles.

    Oh, did I mention the absolutely fantastic voice acting?!

    Watch the video for full details.

    Follow the mod here:

    The original, and absolutely amazing Half-Life mod can be found here.

    Watch the Video