Hammer, 16 years ago.

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  1. xzzy

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    Some photos of a visit to the Valve "office" in 1998 made it online:

    http://imgur.com/a/YxcSu

    In particular this one was interesting and relevant to tf2maps:

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    This was probably WorldForge back then, the precursor to Hammer, but it's funny how we're using basically the same program today.
     
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  2. YM

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    If it ain't broke...

    .. wait, this metaphor doesn't really apply here does it?
     
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    1998 is as far away as 2030.
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

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    Got your names tangled up!
    The Forge (bought up, and hence why FGD is Forge Game Data) -> Worldcraft (HL release) > Valve Hammer Editor (renamed for no apparent reason) > Hammer (Source version)
     
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    I'm intrigued by that window in the center. Were they running the preview builds in tiny windows to save on processing power, you think?
     
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    TF2 does that too, if you press F9 and let it fire up the game it starts in windowed mode at a relatively small resolution.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it was to save on CPU, but it also means it's easy to tab out and make adjustments while you explore the map.



    And yeah I always get worldforge crossed up with worldcraft. It was a long time ago, and is only useful as trivia at this point. :O