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Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« on: January 24, 2017, 09:28:15 AM »
Today I get to mark an incredible milestone with you all; Half-Life Creations has officially turned 10 years old.

James and I had our humble start January 25th 2007 with a vague idea of doing a service for the Half-Life modding community; provide a space for people to work on what they were passionate about without having to worry about costs for a web presence. We have offered hosting to several projects that we are proud to say had their start here on Half-Life Creations. From Cry of Fear, The Gate, Heart of Evil NE, DiamonD's HL Packs, Arrangement, the PC port of Half-Life Decay, Frag Out, Shephard's Mind, Shotgun Sunrise, Half-Life Zombie Edition, HIT Model Depot, several portfolios for people who have since gone to work in the industry, to hosting the archive of one of the best Half-Life related Podcast's ever recorded, Podcast 17.

We have had the opportunity to do so much beyond just hosting; we had the pleasure of hosting two game tournaments with a sponsor, participate in collaboration with several Half-Life communities and learn and grow together. I've had the opportunity to talk with many community members and catch up with them and their lives outside of the modding community and many have even found work in the gaming industry.

It has been an absolute pleasure and a fantastic trip these last 10 years. Don't worry, we aren't going anywhere, even if the community has slowed down. If there is a need for web-hosting for a Half-Life based project, you better believe that the doors of Half-Life Creations will be open to them.

Lastly, a very special thank you to all of our community members that have supported us throughout the years. Too many people to name have donated their time, talent and resources to make Half-Life Creations what it is today. It means a lot to James and I to have your support for such a long duration.

Now, what would a 10 year anniversary be without some nostalgia?

Original Launch Site from 2007
http://half-lifecreations.com/old%20site%202007/

Redesign by RavenGT
http://half-lifecreations.com/old%20site/site_whatishlc.html

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 04:39:10 PM »
I'd put a history of how I first know HL, started modding, came to HIT, and all that stuff before HLC, but I feel that would be way too sappy (and one bloody long wall of text).

One thing for sure though, it's great being here.
Here's hoping this site still stands for when HL3 comes out.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2017, 04:43:16 PM by zikshadow »

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 09:06:34 AM »
WOW, I don't knew the first design, but I pretty remember RavenGT's one! :)
Happy Birthday HLC!
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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 10:41:17 PM »
Time definitely does fly, happy to be a part of this community.

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 01:36:32 AM »
I kinda feel old now.

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 01:39:52 PM »
Holy shit this place is old.

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 01:47:33 PM »
Looks like Thanez forgot to pay the bills  :sagan:

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 07:42:14 AM »
Nerds sneaking in a new leet design

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 09:38:48 AM »
Like the new look too, what's the occasion?
Interestingly, a bunch of icons that are used to be nothing but asterisks on my end has actual graphics now.

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 10:03:30 AM »
Like the new look too, what's the occasion?
Interestingly, a bunch of icons that are used to be nothing but asterisks on my end has actual graphics now.

10 Years pal, there is more to come too. Let's just say this "leet" design will soon be everywhere. This was just ready to test first.

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 12:25:56 PM »
I'm surprised this place is still alive with HL as a series being dead and Steampipe fucking everything up.

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 12:49:47 PM »
I'm surprised this place is still alive with HL as a series being dead and Steampipe fucking everything up.

We're not going anywhere anytime soon pal.

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Re: Half-Life Creations Turns 10 Years Old
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2017, 02:12:02 AM »
Sorry to break up the fun here but if you have any thoughts about the new forum design, I'd like to round them all up in this thread. We'd love your feedback, consider it a QA test :)
« Last Edit: May 24, 2017, 06:44:28 AM by Thomas »