Making a HLF2 Multiplayer Mod

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Peligrino, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Peligrino

    Peligrino L1: Registered

    Messages:
    47
    Positive Ratings:
    1
    All right, I've grown to love mapping as a hobby, and I'd like to know a bit more about making a mod, specifically a multi player one. How hard is to build? I have been taking programming classes for a while, and have some knowledge of C++ but and I'd be happy to learn more. How hard is to build with not all original assets, but some original stuff. How hard is it to set up servers and keep them running, even when my computer is off? Etc. I'd love if you guys could link to some good tutorials or just give advice!:rolleyes:
     
  2. Ginger

    Ginger L4: Comfortable Member

    Messages:
    151
    Positive Ratings:
    44
    http://www.moddb.com/ Great site to look at for resources and post's on console game mods and also hl2 mods
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

    Messages:
    150
    Positive Ratings:
    72
    Fun fact:
    If you don't know how to program, this'll may be VERY annoying. Especially C++ (and last i checked, the source engine is prettymuch all C++, although lua is sometimes appropriated, such as in Gmod, but for an actual mod you'll be wanting to do C++).

    My advice is to start with something smaller, if that's the case. Try Something like objective C#, then C++ later. If you do want to go straight for C++ though, tell me, I'm interested in C++ (although I'll be almost 100% useless if you're stuck when coding).

    Also, I need to learn to make shorter brackets (this sentence is how i'm defining brackets), most of that first paragraph was brackets, WAAY too long.

    Also, whats HLF2? I'm pretty sure it's either Half Life 2, or Some Half Life 2 mod (although that's kinda unlikely), but half life 2 is abbreviated to HL2.
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2010
  4. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

    Messages:
    3,076
    Positive Ratings:
    1,314
    C++ is actually pretty easy to learn, especially because he already knows some of it.
     
  5. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

    Messages:
    150
    Positive Ratings:
    72
    *facepalm*. I need to lern2read

    Also, it's not that hard to learn, it's just not the easiest language to learn.
     
  6. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

    Messages:
    902
    Positive Ratings:
    160
    Was rather easy to learn c++ after 10k lines in SourcePawn...
     
  7. Peligrino

    Peligrino L1: Registered

    Messages:
    47
    Positive Ratings:
    1

    1. I've been taking programming lessons for quite some time, so I have some idea of what goes into coding. Im pretty fluent in HTML and Javascript and I've done a bit of C++. Im sure that it won't be tooo hard. It will be difficult.

    2. Ok now you're just nitpicking with the abbreviation stuff!
     
  8. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

    Messages:
    150
    Positive Ratings:
    72
    Nope, I've just genuinely never seen anyone abbreviate Half-Life 2 to "HLF2". It's alway's been HL2. Not to mention, wouldn't it be HFLF2, if you're going to include the prominent consonant at the end of the words?

    Also, the official files refer to half life 2 as hl2.exe ..

    In my opinion, "HLF2" is a really weird way of referring to HL2. Each to their own though, I suppose.