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Tell me some things to include in my map

I've decided i wanna get back into mapping. I want to make a map that as grassy fields water and more, please suggest some things to include.

25th March 2010
by [yournamehere] Go to last post
5 423
Question

Faster compile time?

I've recently been working on some mapping techniques to enhance visual lighting (mostly lightmap) and came across an issue of a slow compile time. I AM aware that a smaller lightmap will cause the compile time to increase! After completing a "T" shaped...

25th March 2010
by l33tkill Go to last post
3 361
Help

Node Graph Limits

I seem to have a problem here. I have a really fucking big map I'm working on, and while it's not specifically designed for a gamemode, I'm still trying to make it conform as best I can to a certain WIP gamemode a friend of mine is making. The thing is...

24th March 2010
by Skyhawk Go to last post
4 498
Help

Using Terrain Generator?

So I've made a terrain with Nem's Terrain Generator and I'm curious as to what I do after saving. How do I open the file? I tried opening it via Hammer by typing "*.*" in the file name. It wouldn't load the file when I tried to open it in Hammer. All...

24th March 2010
by Props Go to last post
2 505
Art

how to make materials with adobe photoshop 7.0?

I have adobe photoshop 7.0 and i was wondering how to make materials with it?

24th March 2010
by TwistedFate Go to last post
11 548
Help

haunted house ride map!

So I'm just about to start on a haunted house ride map you guys have any suggestions?

24th March 2010
by The Pink Scotti Go to last post
10 1,323
Map

Fail at Loading Screen

I am working on a spacebuild map, it is basically done, but when I load it up, it will goto "Loading World" then return me to the main menu, I thought it was from a gray box that was appearing on my loading screen, but I played another map fine with that...

24th March 2010
by Firegod522 Go to last post
6 430
Stupid

GMod "contraption" to hammer?

Basically, I need a sort of tree house thing which I'm going to put into my map, but te mthod I'm using is a faggot. How would I go about making it in GMod and exporting it to hammer. Thanks.

24th March 2010
by gerbils_alt_2 Go to last post
16 1,281
Help

Blocklight problem..

3 first pictures have blocklight in them, but they dont work properly. ANY way to fix this?

24th March 2010
by metallics Go to last post
5 479
Stupid

vvis memory cap

I've been having this issue lately when trying to compile maps for EP2, forgive me if this has been posted before, but when it gets to PortalFlow the compile comes to a complete stop. It doesn't give up and move on like it would normally if there was some...

24th March 2010
by metallics Go to last post
1 378
Question

What's the roof texture used in construct?

I would like to know, what the rubberish texture used for the roof in construct is? I couldnt find it. Thanks. 01:34PM Nvm, I found it. Its building_template/roof_template001a

24th March 2010
by Goz3rr Go to last post
0 362
Help

A small SDK problem.

I've been using the Episode 1-engine for the last 3 days with no problems, but when i use the Orange Box it lags like hell. I don't know what's wrong with it. I just de-fragged it too. Also, it's actually only Episode 2 that lags when you try to map for...

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24th March 2010
by RSN Go to last post
0 301
Help

Teleport on button press?

I've found lots of tutorials on how to Teleport to a location when you go into a trigger, but how would I do it with a button?

24th March 2010
by The_Fly56556 Go to last post
2 335
Help

Adding nodes?

I can't really find out how to add air nodes... any help?

24th March 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
7 536
Question

Hammer Question

How would hammer run on: AMD athlon(tn) X2 Dual-core Ql-64 2.10 GHz 3gb Ram 32-bit os

24th March 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
7 488
Help

Spawning Things back thru a button

Im making a phys map and i want to respawn the blocks that where destroyed thru the use of a button, How would i go around doing that?

24th March 2010
by bull04 Go to last post
3 399
Release

Rp_Metropolis_v2

This is the second version of my map. I haven't made a post of v1 though, since I knew that I was about to make a second version. Hope you like it. - Please report bugs/leaks etc! Link: http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=94085

24th March 2010
by MotherMinge Go to last post
15 1,646
Work In Progress

Portal Map Concept

I've devised an idea for a portal map, the involves taking multiple test chambers and combining them into to one, using moving floors, walls, ceilings, ect. I'll be updating this thread as I go, and I should have some work to show by tonight (Thought...

24th March 2010
by Rastadogg Go to last post
3 560
Work In Progress

RP_Unwanted.

Upcoming Map. Two man Project with my friend Turdoh and Apples (Made a skatepark for us). A large gate seperates the slums and the rich community. Police control the gate with a button. They let who they want in,when they want in. The Projecks and the...

23rd March 2010
by Cruma Go to last post
9 633
Help

Setting Player's HP

Is there a way to set the players's HP when they spawn? Like, for example: The player starting with 40 health instead of 100.

23rd March 2010
by WastedJamacan Go to last post
6 411
Question

HOM Effect in Water from Flashlight

To keep it simple, I built a shallow pond for a park area in a map I'm making. The water is made out of 32 (I think) triangles from the arch tool. All nodraw except for the top water texture. At the moment I'm using nature/water_lowmurkyref. When I...

23rd March 2010
by kukiric Go to last post
5 508
Work In Progress

RP_Manta_City ( 2 Last )

Silver Town is now renamed to Manta City! And why am I making a new thread cause of only a map rename? Well, the old thread has just a bit over 1000 posts, and reading 37 pages of bull crap and whine just to find some info isn't everyones favorite...

23rd March 2010
by Firegod522 Go to last post
63 4,052
Help

Prop issiues

I have an problem with props, i have made a series of fences, prop_static ones.. BUT they blocklight.. any way to let light trough?

23rd March 2010
by Sprelle Go to last post
9 454
Help

point_spotlight Color input not working...

Ok. Can anyone show me how to change the color of a point_spotlight via a func_button? I have been fiddling with the Color input for about an hour now, and nothing seems to work. I have used the 3 byte format for RGB, I have used RGBA, and RBGI for...

23rd March 2010
by SeveredSkull Go to last post
18 1,051
Help

Complete Compile Mess!

Sorry, but this is just such a big bug that made me confused by a hell of a lot, I don't even know how to discribe it. Ok, maybe I can. Basicly, my map won't compile AT ALL. Here's my log if anyone can see anything wrong. ** Executing... ** Command:...

23rd March 2010
by El_Jameo Go to last post
21 862
Beta

Tr_1gaugeworld

This is a first for mapping. It is a 1 gauge map that has a factory, 2 stations, a quarry, 2 towns and yards, a standard gauge track and more. This is a beta but I feel it is a good map so far and hope you enjoy it. map made by Rockon and MeatBall Sub ...

23rd March 2010
by Terragen Go to last post
28 1,399
Map

Adding CS:S models and textures to gmod maps

I own both Counter Strike : Source and Gmod 10, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to configure hammer to include Cstrike models and materials. Adding the cstrike.fgd only allows me to use the entities(such as info_player_terrorist), not the...

23rd March 2010
by Terrenteller Go to last post
12 4,257
Help

Intensely simple question!!!

After pressing view>3d texutured polygons, I now have 3 cameras and one wireframe instead of 3 wireframes and 1 camera. Any solutions to remove the camera?

23rd March 2010
by Yadda Go to last post
1 297
Question

How do you make a train that never stops driving with a looping scenery ?

Yeah, how do you make a train that never stops driving with a looping scenery ?

23rd March 2010
by ~ZOMG Go to last post
22 977
News

gg_warlords(Mostly Destructible Map)

http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/127829 That's the link with the download and more info. Its a smallish gungame map for Counter Strike Source. Right now some of the textures are orange and the lighting needs a little work. The thing about this map...

23rd March 2010
by Rambo_9 Go to last post
25 1,419
Help

Random brush came from nowhere

I started on a map today, and this pop out of nowhere, what the hell. This is the first time I ever messed with round ceilings, Hell, first time I messed with anything round at 32. You can clip trough it too.

23rd March 2010
by Intoxicated Spy Go to last post
9 712
Help

Vmf wont load or open

seriously ive been working on this map for fucking ever and it wont load it just gets up to reading chunks and crashes 03:45PM please help

23rd March 2010
by Terrenteller Go to last post
20 849
Help

Lighting and Vvis issues

Ok, so this is my second map, and my first HL2 map, and having unusual issues, mainly with lighting, that I did not have making my TF2 map. I'm making a map for GM using the HL2: EP1 engine. The problem is, when compiling, I have VRAD on, BSP on, and...

23rd March 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
4 411
Question

A Stupid, Old question

Was Gm_TornadoChase ever released?

22nd March 2010
by swampie Go to last post
9 511
Release

Gm Ultimate Hill Grass ( 2 Last )

A huge gm_construct styled hilly map. It was pretty easy to make but the 3d skybox wasn't. Also i put some effort into the Easter egg. Features: HDR 3D skybox Custom sky texture A lake

22nd March 2010
by Shackle Go to last post
47 6,447
Help

Engine Error

So I've been working on this map Just compiled it, and immediately after the game begins loading after Gmod's main menu, the game crashes and I get: Engine error, Map with no textures Already checked pointfile in hammer, and get nothing Any...

22nd March 2010
by metallics Go to last post
8 458
Work In Progress

TTT Map (No name yet.)

Here is my current work progress with updates. I've been working on this map for awhile. I really like the map TTT_Office and I wanted a similar feeling, which is what I was kind of going for. It's still very much a work in progress but I've been...

22nd March 2010
by Redcow Go to last post
6 667
Work In Progress

GM_Nightway WIP

This is my first map. It is a road through a small forested town at night. 3d skybox, cafe, gas station, pharmacy. Tell me what you think!

22nd March 2010
by Firegod522 Go to last post
11 983
Help

How do i change textures in maps?

Ok so i'm wanting help to know how to change textures in maps to anything i want. Like lets say in any map theirs a poster that has some stupid saying or a picture. And i'm wanting to change it to a realistic and good one. Does any one know how to do...

22nd March 2010
by laharlsblade Go to last post
7 607
Work In Progress

rp_devtown ( 2 Last )

The map will be released sometime in June, atleast act like the topic is closed. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS THREAD! Edit: I understand a group of people don't completely hate the idea, but a select few have pushed me too far.

22nd March 2010
by Firegod522 Go to last post
67 3,813
Help

cannot sew displacement

it wont sew or else my cave will stand out heres a picture

21st March 2010
by flippy645 Go to last post
9 540
Science

Need help! Mapping texture not working

Im quite a new mapper on hammer and when i got on, i placed the box tool and it does'nt show a texture

21st March 2010
by Yadda Go to last post
3 359
Help

BspZip not working.

When I try to use BspZip to extract files from a BSP, I get the following error: When I use the BzipGUI, I get the error:

21st March 2010
by JerryCougrawr Go to last post
5 628
Map

Trying to stop a citizenfrom following me

Hi I'm trying to make a mod to hl2 and anyways the citizens won't stop following the player, and I had "Follow Player on Spawn" in flags unchecked so ...... WTC is wrong with it??!!!!!! :mad: 07:43PM all I want them to do is just glance at the...

21st March 2010
by ViralHatred Go to last post
6 623
Help

How to use custom models and textures in hammer and save them as part of the map

Hey im quite new to mapping and i was wondering how i could import these models http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=16193 into my map and then have them work without need all the clients to download the model pack.

21st March 2010
by Legend286 Go to last post
6 1,015
Help

SDK major issue!

The problem is that EVERY single entity is obsolete, and i cant use the entity spawner (cant see any entities on the list) --------VERY annoying..

21st March 2010
by Yadda Go to last post
8 553
Help

3d Skybox problem

I followed a tutorial on youtube on how to get a 3d skybox, and this is what I see when I compile and load the map Anybody know what amateur mistake I made that would have caused this to not work?

21st March 2010
by Frisk Go to last post
16 944
Poll

Portal 2 - New engine or old hope? ( 2 3 4 Last )

It's been confusing me for a while now, do you people think portal 2 will be packaged with a brand spanking new engine or a modified version of the Left 4 dead/OB SDK? Pics (Sort-of)

21st March 2010
by Firegod522 Go to last post
152 7,053
Help

Reflected Light

I don't know how to get rid of this reflecting light, it starts turned off, and turns on when i press a button. Also the prop switch model when i press the same button. http://i42.tinypic.com/23m6cg3.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/8wyrts.jpg...

21st March 2010
by crilleX Go to last post
5 378
Question

Propper optimisation question

I'm working on a hostel kind of thing with a massive part of it destroyed. What I've done is clipped the shit out of it, removing a lot of brushwork, then clipped the remaining walls into brick shapes, then randomly deleted "bricks" to make it look...

21st March 2010
by ViralHatred Go to last post
10 656
Help

fucked hammer up along with map.

It took hours to design my map for my clan for gungames. Then my hammer decided even though the map looked flat when i maked it, its sideways. I put two spawns and when that happened, i slid off the map because it was sideways.. Now whenever i try to...

21st March 2010
by ViralHatred Go to last post
5 520
Science

I opened a wormhole in Hammer ( 2 Last )

What is this, I messed with the clipping 32-sided torus time-continuum D:

21st March 2010
by hexpunK Go to last post
41 2,104
Help

Missing Grid

i had configured my SDK to GMod but i am missing the grid:

21st March 2010
by swampie Go to last post
8 560
Stupid

How do I enable the console menu?

It's quite embarassing that I'm having to ask this, nevertheless I just started mapping yesterday and wanted to test my first few maps. However I don't know how to get the console menu up upon opening Half Life 2 so I can type in the name of my map for...

21st March 2010
by Legend286 Go to last post
9 569
Help

Cannot Playtest after compile

I compile fine and start css but when i try to run my map i am brought back to the starting css screen here is my log ** Executing... ** Command: "c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\bigwaffleman\sourcesdk\bin\ep1\bin\vbsp.exe" ** Parameters:...

21st March 2010
by bigwaffleman Go to last post
4 399
Help

My map crashes the game...

I made a map and a few compiles ago it started crashing the game when ever I started the map. I tested it in CS:S and Gmod so its not the game. I also tried reinstalling gmod and that didn't help. Does anyone know what might be causing this problem? ...

21st March 2010
by [yournamehere] Go to last post
10 681
Work In Progress

RP_Construct ( 2 3 4 5 .. 17 18 19 20 Last )

The easiest way to get updates on this map is to scroll through some of the recent posts for pictures. I will update this post a lot less than I'll just throw pictures of what I'm working on right now into a post Howdy folks. I've decided to make an RP...

Sirrus Thread has images Artistic x 46
21st March 2010
by E-Z-E Go to last post
790 33,575
Release

RP_Construct

http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=91948 An RP map for DarkRP that I made. NOTA BENE: This isn't optimized perfectly and you will experience a little bit of framerate drop when trying to look at the entire map. There is also only one...

21st March 2010
by Unrealomega Go to last post
20 2,267
Work In Progress

Gm_Homely?

Hellooooo facepunch! It's been awhile since I've showed everyone what I have been up to. So I figured I'd post up some screenshots of my new project. Its a big house in the middle of a forest. Comments, critiques welcomed. ...

21st March 2010
by SSBMX Go to last post
13 1,106
Help

Vehicles no-colliding with map gemoetry.

I am working on a map with some terrain. I used the method of Creating vertexes within the block with the power of four, then made hills with the "Paint Geometry" tool. I wanted to test the map for vehicle use, so I opened console and typed in...

20th March 2010
by Izkhanilov Go to last post
9 614
Request

*Requesting team of mappers and texture artists* More info in post

Hello I would like to start a map project on a school but I can't do it by my self... this is a real school so I would like it to be as accurate as possible. What will be needed in the map.... Classrooms Gym Auditorium lunch room and other stuff...

20th March 2010
by leontodd Go to last post
25 1,093
Map

Learning to Map, Wondering How I'm Doing

Title says it all, I've begun learning to map. The map I've currently finished is just a simple house, And I was wondering how I did on it, and how I can improve. http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=94165 There's the link to the download,...

20th March 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
15 737
Help

Source Sdk Noobish Problem

Hi Guys I have encountered a problem on sdk. I am fairly new to using sdk. 05:56PM The problem is when I open sdk and click the Block tool and try and drag it it moves the axis insted of draging a box! Help!

20th March 2010
by Grumpygit2009 Go to last post
2 315
Question

"Syncing" a map and a 3D skybox?

Would I have to copy the fog controller and the light environment into my 3D skybox? At the moment it looks like shit.

20th March 2010
by Lord Pirate Go to last post
3 538
Question

Banking Road Turns with Displacements

Alright, so I made a road with an arch, but everytime I try to vertex edit the turn's edges to raise them and make the turn smooth, I get invalid solid, so now I'm going to try using displacements to do this, but I can't find any way to subdivide a smooth...

20th March 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
6 655
Map

Problems Compiling?

I am having a problem compiling this map (gonna upload the .vtf file) --> http://www.filefront.com/15877899/RushModMap.vmf I'm not sure why it wont compile, im pretty new to mapping. Can anyone make the necessary changes in the map to make it usable?...

20th March 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
9 409
Question

Getting EP2 content into Potal for use in Hammer

Title says it all. How do I go about getting Half-Life 2: Episode 2 content for use in the Portal?

20th March 2010
by Aperture fan Go to last post
3 432
Question

Tutorial for laser cannon?

In the mapper's encyclopaedia, there's a laser cannon map. Can someone please explain to me how exactly this works or post a link to a tutorial because I'm pretty lost. Thanks in advance.

20th March 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
9 615
Help

Block is appearing in game, but isn't in hammer

First. forgive me for the large pictures. This is probably an amateur mistake, but there's a block showing up in game that isn't in hammer. This is what I see in hammer. And this is what I see in game when testing out my map (sky is black...

20th March 2010
by IronPhoenix Go to last post
6 440
Help

Hammer Editor Map Size

I am new at hammer editor and I'm going to make a map of my business to have fun with some of my co-workers on. if my office building is 711 x 720 feet, what would the map size be on hammer editor. Would it be bigger, smaller, our those dimensions. Thanks...

19th March 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
18 3,869
Work In Progress

White City ( 2 3 Last )

So after my friend found out his computer can't run Mirrors Edge, he let me borrow it for awhile. So far, It's awesome, and I wanted to make a map based off the white textured city in the background of the main menu. Im still trying to get the ambient and...

19th March 2010
by Diealready Go to last post
85 4,071
Release

ons_wastelands_v2-christmas

**THIS MAP REQUIRES EP1 & EP2** PS: The christmas part of it was just so it stood out while I was working on it, but I was too lazy to remove it. This is basically a winter edit of my onslaught map. This shall be my last release before school & GCSE...

19th March 2010
by Agent Cobra Go to last post
12 4,976
Help

Fixing a leak that i can't find! ( 2 Last )

Tried going to the co-ordinates it gave me and nothing.. says a leaked prop_dynamic.. which i have quite a bit of.. I covered the max co-ordinates of hammer with a skybox and still it tells me i've got a leak Compile log: ...

19th March 2010
by WastedJamacan Go to last post
45 1,759
Release

gm_olgserverbuild_v6_updated

http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=93797 Hi! This is the version six of a map that is now available to any server, even though it's still dedicated to the Official Legendary Gamers server. This map has many different features for both...

19th March 2010
by PermabannedGuy Go to last post
6 960
Help

Tie To Entity issue

So yeah, I'll make this quick. I'm making a elevator for my map, I make a group of brushes and tie it to a entity, later on I accidentally remove all the settings and add decide some more brushes (accidentally select a wall here as well, without...

19th March 2010
by Phone-Booth Go to last post
3 269
Release

gm_jon_island

This map was made for me. This is the Jon's Island from the game Ishar 2 Messenger of Doom. This pretend to be a recreation of this island from the ms-dos graphics to source engine. Include npcs to battle, Is fully compatible with CSS. It map have...

19th March 2010
by elcidop Go to last post
22 2,063
Beta

Gm_Desktop_V2!

Some of you may remember this: http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=812043 Well, I decided to start again, And hopefully do better than last time :D LAST UPDATE THINGS TO DO

19th March 2010
by PermabannedGuy Go to last post
26 1,218
Question

Scaling overlays?

How do i do it? If i try grabbing one of the white aquares on the edge and drag it away, the decal repeats itself.

19th March 2010
by Jettan Go to last post
7 579
Question

Filtered weapons

is it possible to make it so only one team can pick up a weapon that is put in a CS:S map?

19th March 2010
by bull04 Go to last post
1 490
News

VMF Take Away Megathread! - Drop your dead VMF's here. ( 2 Last )

So, here is a megathread of Dead Vmf's. Vmf = Valve Map File . If you were making some map and you decided to stop it because you got bored. Post it here, Someone might find it useful and maybe even you will get some credit. So post pictures and link to...

19th March 2010
by bluedog12244 Go to last post
40 3,828