HL2 / CS:S mapping links

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HL2 / CS:S mapping links

Post by NIPPER » Sat Nov 20, 2004 2:21 pm

If you find any useful mapping info for Source, post the links here please.



Tutorials and references:
http://www.chatbear.com/board.plm?a=boa ... &v=flatold

http://www.valve-erc.com/srcsdk/Hammer/

http://www.interlopers.net/content.php?article.cat.48

http://www.hl2world.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

http://news.leakfree.org/content.php?article.cat.1

http://www.snarkpit.com/editing.php?pag ... s&game=HL2

Texture sites:
http://lemog.club.fr/index.html

http://www.imageafter.com/



My explanation of the texture tools:
To use the wad stuff you need to make some shortcuts for the exes and edit them. vtex turns tgas into the final HL2-useable format, xwad turns wads into tgas.

My setup is like this- I have a vtex and xwad shortcut for regular textures and for transparent textures.

Right click-> properties the shortcut and under target they look like this:

xwad:
For regular textures:
C:\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\email\sourcesdk\bin\xwad.exe -basedir C:\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\email\sourcesdk\hl2 -wadfile C:\Images\currentwads\*.wad

For textures with transparency:
C:\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\email\sourcesdk\bin\xwad.exe -basedir C:\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\email\sourcesdk\hl2 -transparent -bmpfile C:\Images\currenttranswads\*.bmp

vtex:
For regular textures:
Steam\SteamApps\email \sourcesdk\bin\vtex.exe -mkdir -shader LightmappedGeneric

For textures with transparency:
C:\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\email\sourcesdk\bin\vtex.exe -mkdir -shader LightmappedGeneric -vmtparam $translucent 1

I just have to run the xwad shortcuts for them to work, but to use vtex I just drag the tgas into the right shortcut. You'll have to extract all your transparent textures out of the wad and save them as bmp in their own folder and then save the wad without transparent textures in its own folder.

With my setup it throws my tgas in sourcesdk\hl2\materialsrc

And then I cut n paste them here (cause it gives you some can't find game.txt error if you try and convert the tgas from that hl2 folder)
sourcesdk\cstrike_sample_content\materialsrc\yourtextures

Sometimes it won't let me drag all the textures at once into the vtex thing. So I do them like three or four at a time and it works.
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Post by Majin » Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:49 pm

Anyone have a... a hosting site link? I have a map that I just finished but I can't host it anywhere so I haven't released it.
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Post by Yokai » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:59 pm

This may be a helpful sticky!

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Find ppl as Csnation.net too, i think that might help
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Post by dumbtech » Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:11 pm

Majin wrote:Anyone have a... a hosting site link? I have a map that I just finished but I can't host it anywhere so I haven't released it.
I can set you up with some webspace. PM me.
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Post by e_e » Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:17 pm

Wait what have you being using for source mapping? 3.5?
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Post by DrWho » Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:04 pm

axred wrote:Wait what have you being using for source mapping? 3.5?
LOL!
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Post by sys » Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:12 pm

Hammer 4.0.. it's a new version that you can only download over steam after you've got HL2

is anyone else not able to run hammer without steam being on? this is annoying
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Post by Deadly Donkey » Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:55 pm

Best one I've found:

Source Development Compilation
http://sourcedc.com/
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Post by e_e » Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:25 pm

DrWho wrote:
axred wrote:Wait what have you being using for source mapping? 3.5?
LOL!
stfu
sys wrote:Hammer 4.0.. it's a new version that you can only download over steam after you've got HL2

is anyone else not able to run hammer without steam being on? this is annoying
so i download Source SDK?
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Post by sys » Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:50 pm

yes, it should appear on your games list if you have hl2 (down at the bottom under tools)
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Post by Cc_Hairy » Sat Dec 11, 2004 1:52 pm

Good HL2/CSS Tutorial Series For Beginners

http://news.leakfree.org/content.php?article.cat.1
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