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Valve Makes The Source SDK Free Of Charge

Valve

Published on 01 July 2011 08:02 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
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Valve Software has announced they'll be making the Source Engine's Software Development Kit (SDK) available free of charge to the community and their gaming customers.

Details can be found on the Valve Software web-site. They also have information on their Wiki as making free access to the Source SDK should allow their "modding" community to further flourish.

This announcement comes just a few days after Valve announced they would be making Team Fortress 2 available free of charge.

Those interested in checking out the Source SDK can obtain it from the Steam client, per long as they have purchased a Source Engine game from the multi-platform client like Counter-Strike: Source or Half-Life 2.

I'm afraid I don't have time to comment further or analyze the SDK at this time due to a Phoronix trip to Washington.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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