This has probably been discussed about a lot of times before, I just can’t put my finger on it.
Sure a lot of people use custom content which is awesome if they are good at it.
But you need a base, Half-Life 2 ofcourse, but what to add?
Css, Ep1, Ep2, Dods?
I myself don’t have dods, but I do have the other three, If I make a map using css content, and the map will hypothetically be famous, some people won’t be able to have as much fun because they don’t have css.
My question to you fellow mappers is, do you care about the end users?
People that are going to play your map?
Whether they have css, ep1, ep2 or not?
If I were to make a map, say a Roleplaying map, Would it be wise to avoid using content from any of those games?