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A free Windows application to manage your maps and mods.

MapTap is designed to work with Maps and mods downloaded from RUN. THINK. SHOOT. LIVE. and has special features that mean managing your maps has never been easier.

Full release that have been tested and are ready for public use.

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Gauge 2.7.2 Now Available

So sorry to all those who have had trouble recently trying to install directly into Gauge. This release fixes issues with the change from HTTP to HTTPS.

Gauge won’t ask you to update automatically, I still need to fix that, so, either download the update and do it manually or the full installer.

Visit the gauge homepage for full details and download links.

14th March 2018 6 Comments

Gauge 2.7.0 Now Available

Okay, first of all, let’s talk about the name change. When MapTap was first envisaged, it was just designed for single maps and unpackaged files. Over time we started adding more and more features. Now, MapTap installs mods, so the name “MapTap” limits its perception as useful.

With all that in mind, I decided to re-brand it. It is now called “Gauge”. My thinking behind it is that it fits with the idea of Valve and Steam, without using one of their brand names.

The version numbering will continue from the previous versions. The name change is from this point forward. I will need to make the changes to the sub-site, buttons etc, but those will have to wait a few days.

9th January 2016 15 Comments

MapTap 2.6.0 Now Available

Update: MapTap has been replaced by Gauge.

Alex and I are pleased to announce that MapTap 2.6.0 is now available for download and use.

Current MapTap users should get a message the first or second time the run the application telling them a new package is available. If not, just visit the MapTap page and choose between the Update (smaller download) or the full version.

22nd November 2015 10 Comments

MapTap 2.5 Now Available!

Update: MapTap has been replaced by Gauge.


After a lot of work and planning, MapTap 2.5 is now available.

So, what does 2.5 do that previous versions didn’t?

Well, firstly, it can solve MANY Steampipe issues.

It manages mods, maps and mappacks downloaded from (it almost certainly won’t work with archives downloaded from other websites).

If you install a mod, it will create the correct type of gameinfo.txt file (and backup the original of course!) and often this makes the mod work with no effort from you.

To be honest, that’s the big difference. There are lots of smaller changes, but unless you are really interested in bug fixes and changes to how the code works, they are not important.

Now, we have tested this version a lot, BUT we can’t test it on hundreds of different systems, so if you encounter an issue with the application PLEASE tell us. You can either email me directly: [email protected] or use the Contact page on the site.

If you have an issue with a particular archive/file, PLEASE use the REPORT button in the application. I check the report every week and see if archives are broken.

Head over to the application’s dedicated page to learn more and download the latest version.

2nd April 2015 No Comments

MapTap 2.4 Now Available

Update: MapTap has been replaced by Gauge.

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

I am very pleased to announce the release of MapTap 2.4, which addresses the Steampipe update.

This version has been extensively tested and we do not anticipate any issues.

However, if you do encounter any problems, please let us know immediately.

27th May 2014 1 Comment

MapTap Version 2.3.0 Now Available

Update: MapTap has been replaced by Gauge.

Single Player First Person Shooter Maps and Mods for Half-Life 1, 2 and Episodes 1, 2 and 3

I am very pleased to announce that MapTap version 2.3.0 is now available.

In case you don’t know, MapTap is a free application I have built with Alex, the coder, that manages your SP maps for all Half-Life games.

This new version has some fixes and new features. The complete list is below:

28th October 2012 No Comments