Left 4 Dead Mod Tools Released

The software development kit for Valve's zombie shooter Left 4 Dead were released to open beta today.

The SDK mod tools are now freely available to all owners of the game through Steam. nope Valve has also released SketchUp Source tools, which allows modders to create content for the Source engine using Google SketchUp.

The full list of kit features follows:

  • Updated Hammer, the Source level editor
  • Suite of command line compiling utilities, such as studiomdl and map compiling tools
  • Updated Particle editor
  • Updated Faceposer
  • Example maps
  • Example models: common Infected, a breakable prop, and explosives
  • A set of example particle effects
A Wiki for the tools has also been posted by Valve.