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http://www.computerandvideogames.com...nful-for-devs/

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Gabe Newell admitted that for both Valve and those who employ its development tools, Source has become "painful" to use, as it makes development difficult.

The interface of Valve's Hammer Editor, the SDK's world-creation tool, has not changed significantly since its initial release alongside the original Half-Life in 1998.

However, the exec revealed that's all set to change - as Valve beavers away on a slicker package for third-parties.
Is it really that difficult to use?
I never would have guessed with the massive amount of mods, standalone games, and expansions being released on it .
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So, our current tools are... very painful, so we probably are spending more time on tools development now than anything else and when we're ready to ship those I think everybody's life will get a lot better.
So, that explains why HL2: EP3 is taking so long.
    
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When I originally tried to get into Hammer, I was too lazy (and undetermined) to look up literature on how to use it. I got very confused with it's layout and buttons. However, I am now heavily involved with Blender (open source 3D modeling app), and may look into trying out Hammer again. First things first, I need larger hard drives. :\\
    
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What's that image of? EP3?
   
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What's that image of? EP3?
Supposedly.
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Supposedly.
If it's real, then that is one of the most beautifully shadowed and detailed images I have ever seen in a game
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that image isnt real haha
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What's that image of? EP3?
it says hl3 demo in the top right corner of the picture
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The source engine is dated and ugly. Valve needs a new engine.


That looks amazing.
    
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Yay. Hammer needs that update bad.
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