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It seems the season of leaks is continuing with Steam developer Valve now having a bunch of content from their games leaked online. Not the first though, as a Left 4 Dead prototype was leaked earlier.

This is a pretty huge leak, seemingly the biggest in their history and no doubt they won't be too happy about it. The leaked content includes assets from the likes of Portal, Counter Strike: Source, Day of Defeat: Source, Half Life 2: Episodes 1 & 2, Half-Life 2 multiplayer, and lots from Team Fortress 2.

All the leaked stuff appeared on the "Valve Cut Content" Discord server as captured by various Twitter users, with the leaker named "Leakerwanderer" apparently holding onto the files since 2016, and a bunch of it apparently comes from a repository that Valve "licenses to people when they pay for Havok and sign the NDA for the source engine". No doubt a treasure trove for people who love seeing what could have been in various Valve games.

As for why this Leakerwanderer did it, they started by explaining they noticed "recently that stuff was leaking through (sadly) Tyler McVicker, I decided to upload my copies of what I noticed was not uploaded today". So some of it was done due to frustrations about previous small leaks.

They went on to say "I am completely disconnected from the community, I'm just here to upload my copies from what otherwise I believe is something that's been floating around for a while now.", they continued, "I also did my toying around with it for a few years, did not upload because I was threatened everytime." and "I don't care anymore. That person is no longer in contact.".

They didn't elaborate on who was threatening or who they were in touch with previously. 

No doubt Valve will more closely guard what is shared with any partners in future. 

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Leaks can be interesting but I just want to know what some actual new stuff from Valve is, like Neon Prime

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Doesn't look like something Valve will lose their sleep for, since those are all games released more than a decade ago and they were sharing the assets anyway.

Now, leak some prototype of HL3 and we will get some reactions.


Last edited by [email protected] on 16 January 2023 at 9:09 pm UTC
tohur 16 Jan
This doesn't make any sense at all .. Valve has NOTHING to do with Havok.. Microsoft owns Havok.. so this story is a bit off and is pretty much a lie from the leaker.. Pretty sure this is a Inside job as highly doubt Valve gives access to their assets to ANYONE even if they are a partner other then the assets that are already included with the source engine


Last edited by tohur on 16 January 2023 at 2:16 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 16 Jan
Quoting: tohurThis doesn't make any sense at all .. Valve has NOTHING to do with Havok.. Microsoft owns Havok.. so this story is a bit off and is pretty much a lie from the leaker.. Pretty sure this is a Inside job as highly doubt Valve gives access to their assets to ANYONE even if they are a partner other then the assets that are already included with the source engine
To clarify for you: previously if you used Source to make things, you needed to pay a fee which was waived back in 2021 when Valve made a deal with Microsoft on it.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 16 January 2023 at 2:25 pm UTC
tohur 16 Jan
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: tohurThis doesn't make any sense at all .. Valve has NOTHING to do with Havok.. Microsoft owns Havok.. so this story is a bit off and is pretty much a lie from the leaker.. Pretty sure this is a Inside job as highly doubt Valve gives access to their assets to ANYONE even if they are a partner other then the assets that are already included with the source engine
To clarify for you: previously if you used Source to make things, you needed to pay a fee which was waived back in 2021 when Valve made a deal with Microsoft on it.

Ah well guess that makes sense as Microsoft acquired Havok in 2015. but still to me doesn't make no sense valve were putting out all their assets other then whats already included in source when you download it. IDK if they did this leak is on them.
ShabbyX 16 Jan
Someone educate me, why should a leak like this bother Valve?
Brokatt 16 Jan
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: tohurThis doesn't make any sense at all .. Valve has NOTHING to do with Havok.. Microsoft owns Havok.. so this story is a bit off and is pretty much a lie from the leaker.. Pretty sure this is a Inside job as highly doubt Valve gives access to their assets to ANYONE even if they are a partner other then the assets that are already included with the source engine
To clarify for you: previously if you used Source to make things, you needed to pay a fee which was waived back in 2021 when Valve made a deal with Microsoft on it.

Just an FYI: Source 2 does not use Havoc but a Valve developed physics engine called Rubikon.
Marlock 16 Jan
Yeah, this is superbad for Valve... all those old and unused game resources for games that sold zillion copies or are F2P are sure to convince people to de-buy the game or play the resources without the games... lol

I just expect Valve will make fun of it and turn this into positive marketing for their games division, not that they need any help keeping people engaged
Uptiwoned 17 Jan
Quoting: [email protected]Doesn't look like something Valve will lose their sleep for, since those are all games released more than a decade ago and they were sharing the assets anyway.

Now, leak some prototype of HL3 and we will get some reactions.

I agree with this, ofc it might be annoying but the games are fairly old now, but none the less, a leak like this is always bad for business as cut content always can spark a debate.
Marlock 17 Jan
"spark a debate" is not necessarily bad for Valve either, quite the contrary!

it doesn't even matter too much if the scrapped assets are horrible or better than the final ones, this can only increase interest in those aging games and increase their lifespan...

...unless they're Blizzard and the game assets somehow turn into extra proof of an office harassment culture, then it's a real problem for them, but so far this has never been the case with Valve AFAIK

my point is that this kind of feels like those certified 100% organic "leaks" of GPU and CPU specs one week before the official announcement


Last edited by Marlock on 17 January 2023 at 9:30 pm UTC
Quoting: Marlock"spark a debate" is not necessarily bad for Valve either, quite the contrary!
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