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TomB Jun 27, 2013 @ 10:58am
Suggest Tool Makers, Communities, and Mentors
Are you a content creator and know of another organization or individual you'd like to be able to share in the success of your item's sales?

Let us know on this new page.

Feel free to continue to share resources in this thread, but we will only look at suggestions given to us on the new page.

For a current list of service providers, click here.
Last edited by TomB; Jul 24, 2013 @ 6:18pm
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Artfunkel Jun 27, 2013 @ 11:07am 
I make the Blender SMD/DMX Tools which allow Blender users to export to (and import from) Source. Seeing as you have the Blender Foundation listed I'd quite like to be there too!

Edit: you also have two Blender tutorials using my exporter listed.
Last edited by Artfunkel; Jun 27, 2013 @ 11:13am
Mother Gem 7 Jun 27, 2013 @ 11:27am 
Is there the possibility of charities being listed further down the line, or is this intended to be a purely project-oriented thing?
Harribo 2 Jun 27, 2013 @ 11:31am 
Drp's Description in the Service Providers Communtiy section should include talk of TF2mods.net which has hosted and still hosts some of the communtity item updates as well and generall TF2 skins. It's rather more relevant to item makers than talking about TF2Maps.net
Brad Pitt Jun 27, 2013 @ 11:33am 
Can we add these popular TF2 sites to the communities?

http://www.tf2outpost.com (Alexa Traffic Rank: 16,916)
http://www.backpack.tf (Alexa Traffic Rank: 32,396) -- spoiler alert: it's my site --
http://www.tf2wh.com (Alexa Traffic Rank: 88,080)
http://www.tf2r.com (Alexa Traffic Rank: 116,685)
http://www.scrap.tf (Alexa Traffic Rank: 147,298)
http://www.bazaar.tf (Alexa Traffic Rank: 153,635)
http://www.steamrep.com/ (Alexa Traffic Rank: 156,514)
http://www.kritzkast.com/

These are not random TF2 fan sites. All of these sites are pretty big and it would be nice if they were added so they can all get some additional help running these community services. I can think of many ways to reward my users for purchasing in-game items. Thank you.
Last edited by Brad Pitt; Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:34pm
gryn_ 13 Jun 27, 2013 @ 11:39am 
@Brad Pitt, most of the sites you've linked don't in any way help the TF2 item creators..save for kritzkast.
Brad Pitt Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:08pm 
@gryn It's not limited to item creation communities -- "know of another organization or individual you'd like to be able to share in the success of your item's sales"

Item creators and map creators already get their share. Big teams like NaVi get their share in Dota 2. I think from VALVe's perspective It just makes a lot of sense to keep rewarding those who are creating great content and making the game even more popular.

Just look at the amount of traffic the sites above receive. teamfortress.com is ranked 12091 on alexa. I think it says a lot when some of these fan created sites are extremely close to the real, official game site that already has an incredible amount of content, including the wiki.

Personaly, I would love to be able to team up with an item creator. It could be as complex as something like the "map stamps" or could be as simple as something like a community crate. Get an item "themed" to one of these popular community sites. And as a bonus, earn special privileges for owning that item on each specific community site. I think the creators of these items would be quite happy...
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SNIPA 62 Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
I'm the author of some old tutorials over at CG.Tuts: http://cg.tutsplus.com/tutorials/source-sdk/3d_cg_game_dev_source_sdk_valve_halflife_team_fortress_mod_modding/
Cgtuts has been a great resource for me to learn how to make content for games and such.
duder |eXtv| Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
Sure would be great to have the option to support competitive TF2 leagues and the organizations that support and cover them around the world.
MaxOfS2D 13 Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:50pm 
I'd like to suggest WallWorm, it's an extensive automated toolsuite for 3ds that helps a lot (it's also available on the latest editions of 3ds max unlike some of the older community plugins)

http://dev.wallworm.com/topic/2/wall_worm_model_tools.html
MaxOfS2D 13 Jun 27, 2013 @ 12:59pm 
Also Nem's Tools! They're very widely used, especially VTFEdit http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/
Geel #scrap.tf Jun 27, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
I second the addition of popular community website (http://scrap.tf as well, obviously 8) )
KarlMarx Jun 27, 2013 @ 1:36pm 
http://cgcookie.com/blender/
Definetely, these guys help immensely with all aspects of Blender Modelling, which I am learning from right now.
SNIPA 62 Jun 27, 2013 @ 1:43pm 
Big thanks to wunderboy too: http://www.wunderboy.org/apps/smdimport.php
For his smd importer and exporter tools.
Napy Da Wise 65 Jun 27, 2013 @ 1:56pm 
I'm glad I was choosen :D
It would be very cool if we, valuable contributors, could edit the text to add more links to our stuff : I made a steam guide for the TF2 imports tools because lots of people added me to have more infos (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=148063940), and i'm working on more guides in the future. Or maybe even write that we don't mind being added on steam for various questions regarding our "range of expertise" :p
TomB  [developer] Jun 27, 2013 @ 2:20pm 
Originally posted by Napy Da Wise:
I'm glad I was choosen :D
It would be very cool if we, valuable contributors, could edit the text to add more links to our stuff : I made a steam guide for the TF2 imports tools because lots of people added me to have more infos (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=148063940), and i'm working on more guides in the future. Or maybe even write that we don't mind being added on steam for various questions regarding our "range of expertise" :p

We encourage you to add that information to your profile. If you have some edits to your description, please send them to the Valve person who contacted you.
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