Need some help

Hey guys, I was wanting to get into mapping, but have no idea how to do it, or what programs to use.

I was wondering if someone could help me.

About the program, I know about hammer, but was wondering if there was another program i could use.

You want to map without hammer?

There is one, a friend of mine made
http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=840670

I don’t know if you want something like that, but Hammer or Microbrush2 are gonna be the only way to make a map.

Ok, that was quick. Another question, What are some good programs to make models with?

XSI mod tool is free and works great with Source.

Ok thanks. Last up, where can I find some tutorials for hammer?

I’ve already seen the one explaining what the tools do.

Try Interlopers or Half-Wit2