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- ―Combine OverWiki's motto
Combine OverWiki is an independent and comprehensive wiki encyclopedia dedicated to the Half-Life and Portal video game series and its shared universe created by Valve Corporation, and the first of its kind.
The wiki was founded as "Half-Life Wiki" in 2006 on Wikia, a free wiki farm service, and moved in 2011 to a privately hosted domain while the original wiki remained as a duplicate on Wikia. Combine OverWiki is currently hosted by ValveTime.
As an encyclopedia, the purpose of our wiki is to create an accessible compendium of facts and information about Half-Life and Portal in an intelligent and analytical way, with emphasis on behind-the-scenes information and the role of video gaming as an art form.
The wiki also functions as a community hub for Half-Life and Portal fans. Volunteer community members update the existing articles and create new ones regularly based on their own experience of the games and various news sources, making the wiki a vital source for news, updates, and above all exclusive content (See our Content Updates for the most recent changes and additions). Community projects and dialogue between fans is also kept alive through the wiki's various social pages, updated regularly (linked on the right).
The information available here is and always will be free for anybody to share, copy, and adapt, under the.
A small volunteer team of administrators is dedicated to maintaining the quality of the wiki and to managing user disputes, technical problems and the official wiki pages.
- Marc Laidlaw, Valve
- Steve Theodore, Valve
- Harry Teasley, Valve
- David Mertz, Gearbox
- Matthew Armstrong, Gearbox
- Planet Half-Life and Kevin "Fragmaster" Bowen for their archive
- Half-Life Nostalgia Project by Dave Johnston
- Benson Russell and Michael Heilemann of 2015, Inc.
- Slava Dejurá for the tools to view the Half-Life (PlayStation 2 port) files
- MobyGames for their archive
- The guys from the website Half-Life - Beta Project (notably ШЛЫК and H.Grunt), for their deep knowledge of the Half-Life 2 leak/leak (including fixed maps, screenshots, and miscellaneous facts), their hi-res scans of the Half-Life 2 section of Raising the Bar, and their Russia-related knowledge.
- Alex Malkin of LambdaGeneration for his hi-res scans of the Half-Life section of Raising the Bar.
- BetaMaster for the HQ Missing Information logo, which was used as the basis of our City 17 logo and its variants.
- Flat Zeus for his fixed brushes, maps and other nice gifts.
- Vic for his support and friendship through LambdaGeneration.
- Phillip Marlowe for his support and friendship through PlanetPhillip.
- ValveTime for hosting us.
The following logos can be used for promotion and link exchanges.
Unofficial Half-Life and Portal universe logo created for the wiki and used as avatar in our social pages.
The following posters can be used for promotion and link exchanges.
|Informative subjects||About the wiki · Administration · Disclaimers · Donate · Canon · Content Updates · History · Images · Featured content · Featured article queue · Userboxes ·|
|Help subjects||Help Hub · Editing · Discussion board · Images · References · Rollback · Tables · Manual of Style · Layout Guide · Protection policy · Talk page policy|
|Projects||Projects Hub · Cleanup Project · Portal Project · Quotes Project|
|Archives||April Fools' Day 2010 archive · Forum archive|