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January 2017 Classic of the Month Livestream

Well I only missed by a few days, so let’s pretend it’s still January and this is the first 2017 Classic of the Month! This weekend I’ll be streaming Vondur’s Prisoner of Event, a short but sweet map pack from the early days.

I’ll be streaming Sunday at 10am Eastern US Time (3pm GMT, 4pm Central European Time).


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

The stream will be on the RunThinkShootLive YouTube Channel. See you there!


3rd February 2017 1 Comment

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 23 Comments

The RunThinkShootLive 2016 Awards: Stage One

Okay, so here we are; almost FEBRUARY! and it is definitely time for the RunThinkShootLive 2016 Awards.

I am sorry for the delay in getting this ready.

Just a reminder before we get started: These awards will consist of three separate stages, each a week long.

Stage One: Nominations.
Stage Two: Elimination.
Stage Three: Winners.

Full details can be found in this post.

There are 5 awards on offer:

  • “Best Source Release”
  • “Best GoldSource Release”
  • “Best Black Mesa Release” AKA BlackSource
  • “Best Ville Entry”
  • “Best Moment in a Release”

30th January 2017 12 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 18 Comments

Week 49 – Weekend Livestream Schedule

I had a mod in mind for this month’s classic but it’s terribly long, so instead I felt like playing an Opposing Force pack. So this weekend it’s A Soldier’s Tale for Classic of the Month. I’ll be streaming Saturday starting at 10am Eastern US Time (3pm GMT, 4pm Central European Time).

Phillip may also stream something this weekend, keep an eye on his twitter and the RTSL YouTube Channel for the info.


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

All streams will be on the RTSL YouTube Channel.

If you have any questions about the streams, just ask.


8th December 2016 6 Comments