Welcome! HL2DMU was founded in December of 2006 to help strengthen the HL2DM community. This is an updated mirror of the original HL2DM University website, which no longer exists.

Latest News

September 3rd, 2021

The forum database has been kindly donated by Da11aS, and upgraded to a modern format converted into a read-only archive. The old website banner was too low-res for the forum software, so I recreated it in the same style. Thanks to this new banner, I've also increased the page width slightly to better suit modern displays. If you haven't already, be sure to join the community Discord server.

August 20th, 2015

HL2DMU has been mirrored here. This is the most complete mirror of the original possible; all the old frag videos have also been uploaded to YouTube. Go check them out. No credit is claimed for any of the content here - read the disclaimer. Questions, comments, interested in revamping the site? Contributions are welcomed.

August 10th, 2010
Clans-United presenting Summer CUP 2010

# 1st place: 6 months hl2dm server 8 slots private + 75€

# 2nd place: 3 months hl2dm server 8 slots private + 50€

# 3rd place: 3 months voice server 10 slots private + 25€

More information: http://www.clans-united.net/index.php?site=news_comments&newsID=3330

January 31st, 2009

As we roll on into 2009, there are a few new things going on. First of all, we now have a web based chat client that puts you right into the #hl2dm IRC channel where you can chat with members of the community and request matches. To access this, just click the "Chat" in our menu, enter a name and start chatting.

Our second Map Contest is now well underway. There is still time to submit a map, the deadline is Feb 28th. For more info check out the rules.

As usual, people continue to say the HL2DM community is dead. Keep in mind, people have been saying that for almost three years, and yep, we are still here. In fact, if you still enjoy HL2DM, the less active the pub scene becomes the more important other channels are for getting games. Stick around, HL2DMU isn't going anywhere for a while.

March 5th, 2008

HL2DMU Forums have been updated to a new version. If the forums appear disabled, please update your bookmarks and/or clear your browser cache and cookies. If you continue to see a disabled board, please let us know by emailing siteadmin@hl2dm-university.com.

January 3rd, 2008

We are proud to announce that HL2DMU will be merging with hl2plugins.com this weekend. This collaboration is one that we feel will be mutually beneficial by:

A) Bringing those visiting hl2plugins.com to HL2DMU


B) Exposing and getting the HL2DMU community more involved in Keeper's work

Overall, we feel this will create a more unified community. HL2DMU strongly supports Keeper's work, and this merge further strengthens our commitment to "promoting better servers by providing useful information to the server admin community".

Keeper will move his content to this domain, and in doing so he will join me as co-admin of the site. In addition to Keeper being an existing Board Member and having an extensive knowledge of the back-end of the game, he also brings a great deal of technical expertise the site. We feel this is a positive step for the community, and we hope everyone here will support it.

October 23rd, 2007

If you haven't already, please join the HL2DMU steam community group, and help us out by sending invites to your friends:


This website exists not just to bring together the community, but to try to keep the game active and growing in the face of new games being released, and a shortage of attention from Valve. In order to do this, we need more involvement from the community.

Remember, this site is not a clan, nor is it seeking server traffic. It is made by the community for the community, the goal being that HL2DM stays strong and active in both the competitive and pub scenes.

August 21st, 2007

There is still time to enter HL2DMUs map contest. First prize is $150.00 US and the top three maps will be included in a special HL2DMU map pack.

July 10th, 2007

CAL-HL2DM season 3 will be kicking off the preseason on Monday, July 23rd. HL2DMU supports CAL as the premier North American league for HL2DM. Currently the league needs active participants and teams in order to have a successful season. Please support CAL and HL2DM by participating in one or more of the four divisions (1v1, 2v2, 4v4, CTF 5v5). All skill levels are welcome, the two most important things are that you show up for the matches and have fun competing. For more information see the thread on the forums, or visit www.caleague.com and select the HL2DM division from the drop down.

March 5th, 2007

HL2DMU is now officially live! Please help us spread the word, and also support the game by getting out there and pubbing, scrimming, and getting involved in the various HL2DM leagues.

February 12th, 2007

HL2DMU has recently been involved in the revision and testing of several maps. Site development will resume shortly, along with a site rollout announcement in the next week or two.

January 19th, 2007

The East Coast Server is installed.

January 1st, 2007

The HL2DMU Forum is added to the site.

December 8th, 2006

The website goes live in barebones format.