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Half-Life 2 Deathmatch & SDK Released

Steam News announces the release of Half-Life 2 deathmatch along with an updated software development kit for Valve's first-person shooter sequel. Here's the deal:

A Half-Life 2 update has been released via Steam. Please restart Steam to apply the update.

Included in this update:

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
    New multiplayer game featuring physics simulation system

Half-Life 2/Source SDK
    Includes game code needed to create Half-Life 2/Source MODs
    Ability to edit Half-Life 2 maps
    Maya model exporter
    3d Studio Max model exporter source code
    Sample MOD with vehicles

Source Updates
    HTTP and non-HTTP map auto downloading functionality
    Enhanced dedicated server logging capabilities
    Various tweaks and fixes

*Also: A Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Map Making Contest has been announced. The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $5,000. Two runner up entries will receive a cash prize of $3,000.

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18. Re: yay Dec 1, 2004, 09:46 Stuart
 
Pros:

- It's fun.
- It's Half-Life 2 and HL2 maps.
- Guns are cool.
- Gravity gun is cool to play with. Lots of potential for new stuff.

Cons:

- Spawn spots are non-existent. Don't know how many times I spawned in the middle of a battle and died.
- TDM & DM gets boring very quick. I hope they put in CTF or something.

 
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