The MapTap Winner is

6th November 2011

Update: MapTap has been replaced by Gauge.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 officially launched MapTap on 1st October 2011. It is designed to make using SP maps a LOT easier.

I’s been fairly successful but I feel I should have done more work before the launch to ensure that enough tested files were available.

Herr_Alien and I have been working very hard behind the scenes and the next update will be a big step forward. We have about 5 new features planned for future updates too.

Back on the first of the month, I said there would be a game giveaway to one random Map Tap user.

The Winner is Bradley Garlick

Thanks to everybody who has downloaded and used the application.

If you have any questions, please post them as a comment here.

Here are the games Bradley won:


  1. MikeS

    Congratulations to the winner. The games stash being given away is an excellent one.

    And MapTap is an excellent utility. Well done – and thank you – to all concerned.

  2. matt

    is their away to to rename a map file from another website like thinking with portals so that I could play coop portal 2 map through map tap?

    1. It’s possible but it really depends on the file/folder structure within the archive. Remember, the other person will obviously have to have it installed too. Rename the file to “prtl1-sp-FILENAME”. Replacing FILENAME for the real filename.

      I make no guarantees it will work and guarantees of support if it doesn’t. LEt me know what happens though, and if I can I will try and help.

      1. matt

        hey Phillip it kinda work but when it lunched the map I did not have a partner so I was disconnected, but thanks away. also I tried with a .vpk and it crashed MapTap when it tried to install the map.

  3. Hey Phillip, Maptap is not showing my ID or key. In about the spaces where the numbers should be written are blank.

    1. Do you have an official release or one of the earlier beta releases?

      1. I thought I was using official version. I did not know of a difference because I did not know there was official and beta versions. But before I thought it was showing my ID and Key (emphasis on thought). Is there any chance of me winning now?

        1. Well, currently no, but if the winner doesn’t contact me then maybe. You need to uninstall, download the latest version (always from the site: and install that. Let me know if you don’t have the details after that.

  4. Herr_Alien

    Congrats to the winner!

    1. Currently there is no winner, as nobody has contacted me.

  5. Hurray for the not yet existing winner!!

    Thumbs up for the coder(s) of this excellent utility!
    Definitely deserves a thanks from the community.

  6. Herr_Alien

    2nd of November. Do we have a winner, or is it needed to select another one?

  7. Derbler

    I’ve been checking this page every day to see if the number has been updated. I assume if no winner makes contact you will just change the number on this page, right?

  8. The NEW winning ID is: 18497776

    To find your ID, go to the About button. It will display your ID and Key.

    The winner needs to send me an email with their key to [email protected].

    If the key and ID match, I’ll send the games.

    The winner has 3 days to contact me. If I haven’t heard from anybody by then I will select another random winner.

    If you have any questions, please post them as a comment here.

    Please Note: After waiting 3 days, the original winner’s number has been replaced with a new number.
    The original winner was: 755840050

  9. Cmon , just a little lower *sweat*

  10. Something is telling me this is gonne take a while to find a winner who actually knows he is a Winner!!

  11. Lambda

    So when is winner #3 coming up? And I am pretty sure Fodderstompf is right… Good luck!

    1. Very soon. But I’ll be doing it differently this time. Clearly this isn’t working.

  12. Ok , now this is officialy the last 3 days we are going to spend.

    So get your ID and Key to Phillip if you want to be in the drawing.

  13. Herr_Alien

    😀 and to think that we spent a bit of time trying to have a system in place that does both things: respect user’s privacy AND to be hard to exploit 😀

    I guess that people will become more aware of the ID and key after several giveaways (if there are any others lined up for MapTap users) will promote this mechanism.

    Hmm, now that I think of it, could it be that the people that downloaded the app are not frequent visitors of

  14. ikar

    I have another suggestion: maybe he’s not English-speaking,
    or afraid to “reveal” their Steam account
    how in principle to award such a method? can easily select from known active testers / visitors?

    SPUF Hacked?!
    believe this is done through accounts in facebook (recently was another big leak) or through moderators or interpreters[/spoiler]

    1. Yes, it is possible the winner does not speak English.

      They don’t have to reveal their Steam account, just their email.

  15. Derbler

    November 9th. Is today finally the day? haha

  16. The Winner is Bradley Garlick

    Thanks to everybody who has downloaded and used the application.

  17. Herr_Alien

    Yay, congrats to Brad!

  18. Happy winday to Brad , HAPPY WINDAY TO BRAD 😀

  19. Bradley

    Whoo! Thanks everybody!

  20. lambda

    Congrats to Brad!

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