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Left 4 Dead SKD is Out

Category: News/Updates/Resources
May 17, 2009

The SDK (software development kit) for Left 4 Dead is released open beta.

If you own the game, the SDK mod tools are now available through Steam.

Valve has also released SketchUp Source tools, which allows modders to create content for the Source engine using Google SketchUp. Which is Free!

The list of features:

Updated Hammer, the Source level editor

Suite of command line compiling utilities, such as studiomdl and map compiling tools

Updated Particle editor

Updated Faceposer

Example maps

Example models: common Infected, a breakable prop, and explosives

A set of example particle effects

So update your Steam and download Left 4 Dead SDK.

I have already began to record video tutorials and they will be released soon.

Here is some of my notes that I am planning to make videos on.

Section 2 has already been finished.

left 4 dead mapping notes

left 4 dead mapping notes

Updated & Revised - Preproduction Blueprint: How to Plan Your Game Environments and Level Designs

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