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Level Design Academy & Classic of the Month Streams This Weekend.

This weekend, Don and I will be starting the Level Design Academy, an on-going project where Don teaches me how to map for Goldsource. Due to the break, this weekend’s session will be a review of everything that I have probably forgotten, which is probably everything.

That stream will start at 2pm Central European Time (1pm GMT, 9am Eastern US) on Saturday the 25th.

On Sunday, Don will also be continuing his Classic of the Month project. This month it’s the excellent Focalpoint.

It will be at the same time in the U.S. (9am EDT) BUT due to Europe starting daylight saving time on Sunday that equates to 3pm Central European Time and 2pm in the UK.

Please check the RTSL twitter for updates and as usual the stream will be on the RTSL YouTube Channel for the info.

You should double check the Time & Date.Com website for your local time.


22nd March 2017 4 Comments

The Hammer Cup 2017 – Challenge 2 – ToxicVille

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


22nd March 2017 45 Comments

March 2017 – General Chat

Last month I wrote “OMG, it’s February already, where did January go?” and now I can write “OMG, it’s March already, where did February go?”

Anyway, I won’t talk about what I plan to do because it seems I never do it. From now on I am just going to do it

What about you, what would you like to talk about?

What is this post?

Each month I create a “General Chat” post for readers to post whatever they want within the limits of being a family-friendly website.

Please don’t post reviews, questions or comments about maps and mods listed on the site – post them on the respective post – all those comments will be deleted. I do this to ensure that when a reader visits a map or mod page, all the information is in one place.


5th March 2017 22 Comments

February 2017 General Chat

OMG, it’s February already, where did January go?

I am hoping to allocate more time to the site this month and that means adding maps and mods and finishing pages I have started.

I love streaming but I need to balance that with the site content.

Anyway, what about you, what are you plans for this month?


1st February 2017 26 Comments

12-hour LiveStream, Saturday 28th January

Hi Everybody,

This weekend, I will be live-stream for hopefully 12 hours starting at 12pm Central European Time on the RTSL YouTube channel.

I will only be playing maps and mods for Half-Life games, so no Unreal or Red Faction etc like last time.

In addition, I do not have time to set up all the mods before, so some of the stream will be me getting everything installed and working, which may be educational in itself.

Last weekend, I played a bunch of other mods and didn’t get to play Point of View, Human Error, so I will start with both of those.

Depending on time, I will also stream any other map or mod that is suggested on the stream or I fancy playing.

Once finished, I will be editing the stream into individual videos for the RTSL channel.

That’s it for now, if you have any questions or mod suggestions, please let me know.


26th January 2017 7 Comments

12-Hour (ish) Live-Stream This Saturday

Hi Everybody,

This weekend, I will be live-stream for hopefully 12 hours starting at 12pm Central European Time on the RTSL YouTube channel.

I will only be playing maps and mods for Half-Life games, so no Unreal or Red Faction etc like last time.

In addition, I do not have time to set up all the mods before, so some of the stream will be me getting everything installed and working, which may be educational in itself.

Currently, I plan to play Point of View, Human Error, Break Through for Ep2; an unreleased map and Half-Life 2: Odyssey; a collection of new maps. In addition, I hope to play another as yet unreleased mod but I am waiting to receive permission (No, it’s not Downfall!).

Depending on time, I will also stream any other map or mod that is suggested on the stream or I fancy playing.

Once finished, I will be editing the stream into individual videos for the RTSL channel.

There’s also a chance that on Saturday 28th I will be doing another 12-hour stream.

That’s it for now, if you have any questions or mod suggestions, please let me know.


19th January 2017 17 Comments

The Hammer Cup 2017 – Challenge 1 – DefendVilleTwo

Hello and welcome to the first 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


18th January 2017 42 Comments

The Hammer Cup 2017 Overview

Hello and welcome to 2017!

I am very pleased to announce that RTSL will be running another Single Player Source Mapping Challenge Event and this post explains everything you need to know.

Instead of assuming everybody reading this knows all about The Hammer Cup, I will start by explaining it. And move onto the details.


4th January 2017 17 Comments

January 2017 General Chat

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Let’s hope this is the best year for HL modding ever.

As some of you may know, I have been away, but I’m back for 4 days and then off for another week.

I’ll be posting some maps and mods when I get back, but nothing before.

What have I missed in the last 10 days?

And what plans do you have for 2017?

What is this post?

Each month I create a “General Chat” post for readers to post whatever they want within the limits of being a family-friendly website.

Please don’t post reviews, questions or comments about maps and mods listed on the site – post them on the respective post – all those comments will be deleted. I do this to ensure that when a reader visits a map or mod page, all the information is in one place.


1st January 2017 31 Comments

RTSL in 2017

See that cat above? That’s how I have been feeling the last 6 months. I just haven’t been able to get the energy to do any work on the site.

However, I have almost reached a decision to continue with the site BUT before I make that final commitment, I want to be sure.

In a few days, I am going away for the Christmas holidays and then on 4th January I am going for a holiday in the sun. I will relax, looking at the ocean and ponder life’s unanswerable questions: “Can Gordon talk?“, “Should I stop pretending to be a bad player?“, “should I extract all the modding knowledge from Don’s brain and become a mapping giant?“, and of course “Should I continue running the site?“.

I suspect the answer to them all will be “YES!“. So, let’s just assume that for the rest of this article.


16th December 2016 17 Comments