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Mapping Challenges have their own page!

At Don’s recent reminder/kick up the bum, I started work on a new Mapping Challenge page. They really deserved their own page and the move from the own domain and new theme meant they got forgotten about.

I recently created a new Mapping Challenge table page, that can be found via the PLAY menu, but wanted something more.

This new page separates each year into its own section and has two sections for the 3×24 and 6×10 series. In addition, there is a JUMP TO menu available on the page to “jump To” each year.

I have added screenshots for the latest 4 challenges, and will add the others when I get time.

If anybody wants to send me the rest, I need 256x125px – Thanks.

This means that the Mapping Challenges can be view in Special page, Table view and standard Excerpt view.

I’ll need to check I have all the links to the views in the right place.

As always, let me know your thoughts and comments.

I’ll try to start adding maps and mods again regularly when I get back from my weekend away next weekend.

11th October 2015 5 Comments

What The Headcrab: Introduction

Today sees the announcement of a new podcast. I have been trying to create a new podcast for a while and have tried a few things.

Ideally, I would like to create the show with one other person, but it just seems impossible to find somebody available when I am and also who has the same “interests” as I do.

Therefore I have decided to try and simply create the podcast alone.

Unlike other podcasts which run to over an hour, this one will be around 20 minutes.

It will cover news, updates and general Half-Life stuff over the previous two weeks or so.

I won’t be going into depth about any particular item, just giving you an overview and hopfully drawing your attention to things you might have otherwise missed.

There is no set recording schedule, but I am aiming for every two weeks.

The show will be split into 5 sections: ModDB, GameBanana, Reddit, YouTube and Misc.

In future, I may add DeviantArt and or any other site that has HL content.

In each section, I’ll talk briefly about what has been updated or announced.

I will NOT be talking about anything I have published on RTSL.

I will be linking to each item in the podcast’s post.

The first show could be this afternoon or maybe next weekend.

I’ll be happy to cover any HL news items you have heard about, so please send me an email.

As always, thoughts, comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome.

4th October 2015 4 Comments

Site Features: Different Views Available

This video describes the different views available on the site and mentions the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

29th August 2015 No Comments

New Categories Page

I am pleased to annoucne a new page on the site: Categories.

This page allows readers to view the posts (but not any pages as they don’t have categories) in the standard “frontpage” view.

The new theme lost the automatically generated list, so I had to build this manually.

Full details about categories can be found on the page itself.

The views displayed differ from the PLAY archives, which are tables and also the LISTEN and READ archives (all found on the main orange menu), which are lists.

The page is linked to via the EXPLORE menu item.

I hope to make a video this weekend, showing the different views and their advantages and disadvantages.

As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to ask, post or share.

28th August 2015 No Comments