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Solution needed for a pakrat problem and gmod maps

So I have never made a gmod map using custom content until now, one thing that boggles me is, If I have always used half life 2 deathmatch or Counter strike source, will the .vmt be downloaded into the half life 2 deathmatch folder and will be unable...

16th January 2010
by Anonymous 057 Go to last post
4 487
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Weird displacement rule, or mapper stupidity? This thread has images

When making a map, and adding displacements, when I try to "Paint Alpha" my displacements, it works for one displacement, but when I try to "Paint Alpha" any other displacement, it simply won't paint. Sorry for the wall of text

16th January 2010
by Loriborn Go to last post
13 763
Map

Guys NEed help

CAn u guys teach me how to make a phys_house like phys_houseclifff i like that but i don't know how to make it thank you for teach me :D (User was banned for this post ("Undescriptive thread title" - PLing))

16th January 2010
by St33m Go to last post
28 947
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Map error This thread has images

So i got this little annoying error, when player tryes to exit the map with noclip through my maps border - the game crashes. The funny thing is that this only happens on one side of the map: The map doesn't have any leaks or any other errors when i...

15th January 2010
by Chili Banan Go to last post
5 369
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The Particle Editor.

Hi, I've been trying to create a custom particle system for awhile now, but with no success. I've been trying to read the Valve Dev Wiki page about it, the "creating your first system", (I also did some backround reading about the editor). When I open...

15th January 2010
by Chili Banan Go to last post
7 414
Help

How do i make maps for gmod?

This is NOT A MINGE POST!! I know how to map and i am learning more everyday. All im asking is what game do you use as a base? Half life 2? Half Life 2 Deathmatch? Counter-Strike? What?

15th January 2010
by ~ZOMG Go to last post
9 696
Help

i need more help >.>

lol it's me again (the noob mapper) and i am working on a map... anyway, i tried compiling it (fast compile) to test it out, and it gives me an error message: "the system cannot find the file specified" i went back to hammer and hit ALT+P (i forget what...

15th January 2010
by Dj-J3 Go to last post
3 354
Release

rp_sector_infinity

Hello, this map was originally thought up of Mr Anonymous for the Infinity's Ward Clan. It has taken about a year to make. We are proud to finally release it and hope you have fun with it but we have some rules. 1) Do not reupload to any sites. 2) Do...

15th January 2010
by Rowtree Go to last post
28 3,565
Help

Vmex

Hello everyone, i recently discoverd that there is a program called Vmex. It allows people to get a BSP map file and decompile it back into its VMF so they can edit it. Is it possible to stop this and how?

15th January 2010
by Dj-J3 Go to last post
8 1,674
Help

Light Passing Through Brushes? This thread has images

I am currently having trouble with my lighting because the light from my light_enviroment is somehow passing through a closed building. I am also getting very odd looking shadows on the walls inside of the building, none of my brushes are invalid so I...

15th January 2010
by HiddenMyst Go to last post
7 617
Map

gm_elemental

I'd like to see some servers on this map please! Name: gm_elemental Version: v2 Description: The second and final version of gm_element Requirements: Garry's Mod and .rar

Paw
15th January 2010
by hilllbilllyjoe Go to last post
26 3,219
Release

rp_newtown This thread has images

Details: The map is a small copact Role Playing city. It is big enough for cars to get a good drive around. The map has many features wich include: Multiple shops Multiple houses Strip club Hotel

15th January 2010
by Mr Anonymous Go to last post
13 1,873
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Trains and Paths

Hey im currently in the stage of making a map and i would really like to know some things so if you could help that would be great. A) How would you make a npc move in a specific path that you have made. For instance a combine dropship fly once around...

15th January 2010
by Mr Anonymous Go to last post
21 1,014
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Reducing lag in maps

Hello im currently in the end stage of making a map and when looking at a certain point in game i get the Lua error message about rendering something, it also slightly laggs. I was wandering whats the best ways to reduce lagg and make it so things you can...

15th January 2010
by Mr Anonymous Go to last post
4 445
Question

Ideas for a map, strengths and weaknesses listed within.

Well noble Facepunch Mapping forum, what do you suggest or request I make in Hammer over my 4 day vacation? I am fine at outdoors, great indoors, but I never really find an idea that suits me, everything I think of is way to generic. Facepunch, your...

15th January 2010
by mr_fj Go to last post
13 569
Humor
15th January 2010
by mr_fj Go to last post
25 812
Beta

Forest Bunker (Needs proper name) This thread has images

This map at the moment I believe will be turned into a roleplay map, the story behind it is as follows: A government base was being formed and as they were digging new tunnels they came across an alien spaceship and opened up a hole new operation to...

Mp6
15th January 2010
by Mp6 Go to last post
12 1,105
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Error when compiling Maps.

Only recently, and on only this map, has this error popped up when I press F9 and begin to compile: System cannot find file specified The file specified id a .bsp, which I thought was created when the map compiles. What is going on?

15th January 2010
by Loriborn Go to last post
13 486
Work In Progress

Pressing a button and having 3 NPC's spawn after a delay of 60ish seconds?

I need a button that I press and after a delay of about 60 seconds it spawns 3 rebels with SMG1's. I got the button ready, and I already hooked it to a clip of Microsoft Sam saying 'Beacon Sensor Activated. Requested backup from nearest rebel...

15th January 2010
by laharlsblade Go to last post
9 425
Request

Sewing Textures

Hey everyone! I'm starting a huge nuts project- and I am going to have to go out and take a bunch of pictures to replicate the buildings and everything correctly in the map. So, when I take a picture of, a brick wall, lets say- now i have the picture,...

15th January 2010
by Lord Hayden Go to last post
5 423
Help

Can anyone compile a map for me?

Can you compile this map for me? http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=88446 (its GMOD)

15th January 2010
by Doritos_Man Go to last post
13 511
Question
15th January 2010
by JOMBIX Go to last post
2 437
Help

Specific model replacement per map in L4D campaign?

Sup guys, I'm looking to replace the M4 model in L4D on a campaign I'm working on. However, I need it to be specific to that campaign and not a straight model replacement. That is, once I leave and wish to play a different level, I want my old M4...

15th January 2010
by metallics Go to last post
8 496
Stupid

Quick question about lightmap scales.

I read that higher lightmap scales can slow down the rendering, I read in another thread that it was suggested to use lightmap scale 4. 1. If I am going to use lightmap scale 4, should I use it everywhere? 2. If 1 = yes, will it slow down the...

14th January 2010
by selby3962 Go to last post
17 833
Help

Optimizing open maps. This thread has images

Ok so i need some help for optimizing big and open maps such as flagrass just with more stuff in it. So lets say that i have a map like this which takes all grid, has a big displacement and some structures in it: And this is what i usually do to...

14th January 2010
by Firegod522 Go to last post
22 860
Work In Progress

Menu background map, worth a look ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Yes, I know that there is problems with the lighting and brushwork, but this was mainly a test to hone my I/O skills. There is a .vmf in the download to give people some examples on how I did the camera system, spawning, npc movement, and all of that. ...

14th January 2010
by Stupideye Go to last post
46 2,452
Map

Construction of a mediocre single player map This thread has images

Alright so imma be making this Single Player map where you play as one of the combine soldiers left at nova prospect during the 2 weeks or how ever long when Gordon is stuck in a time warp when he teleports to klieners lab. Image one, (besides...

14th January 2010
by HoliestCow Go to last post
6 444
Help

Map will not compile

So, its not compiling, it goes to 1...2...3...4...5 an then just STOPS and crashes hammer. Any idea? Also If you want me too i'll post VMF for you to compile if you cannot figure it out. Thanks.

14th January 2010
by Roleplay World Go to last post
7 355
Question

Cant load hammer error

So i just recently moved my steam folder and deleted the clientregistry.blob in my other hard rive and ran steam on my new hard drive. I can play all my games but when i load hammer it says cant find gameinfo.txt in sub directory(my old hard drive) how...

14th January 2010
by HoliestCow Go to last post
3 242
Help

disabled ai?

when u get to the end of my one map. and it loads the other. it says ai disabled at the side. and i cant figure out how to make that not happen

14th January 2010
by Dj-J3 Go to last post
7 575

The "Expand my idea" thread ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

This thread is basically for people short on ideas, so say you have something, you're not sure what though, post it here, people can expand it! example: Poster 1: Gahh! I have this idea where you free-run away from zombies but I don't know how to...

14th January 2010
by IRN Zombie Go to last post
40 2,112
Post Your

What have you done in Hammer recently? ( 2 3 4 Last ) This thread has images

So, guys, what have you done in hammer recently? Can be anything that you did in hammer; failed to do something, accomplished something, etc I, for one, (welcome our Valve overlords :downs:) have tried making a bunker. Looking much much better,...

14th January 2010
by SweetSwifter Go to last post
121 6,339
Release

Gms_RollingHills ( 2 Last )

Name: Gms_RollingHills Version: 1 Description: A calm, peaceful map with plenty of resources and room to breathe! Requirements: CS:S, HL2 Download:

14th January 2010
by robo126 Go to last post
53 11,385
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mapping npc help

hey guys, when i try and map to put an npc down theres no option to make an npc from the entity list. how do i fix this?

14th January 2010
by Magman77 Go to last post
7 444
Map

My bump maps didn't seem to work and check out my sexy textures! This thread has images

Ok, so they're not that sexy, but they're my first textures that I've made from scratch and I'm very happy how they've turned out. Sorry for the lighting. It's dim so I could see if the bump maps were working. My bump maps don't look like...

14th January 2010
by Livewire123 Go to last post
7 592
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Unable to use Orange Box games in Source SDK (HL2 EP2, Portal, TF2)

Never mind. The problem is fixed now. Apparently, purchasing the Orange Box did NOT fix Hammer for me. I have all three games fully installed and updated and I have finished Portal and Half-Life 2 Episode 2. I have also played quite a good bit of Team...

14th January 2010
by ~ZOMG Go to last post
25 4,015
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Map Loading Help

I have been following Valves 'Make your first room tutorial' and have encountered some difficulties. The map is able to complie and all that well enough but then it loads HL:EP2 and up at the top corner there is a message stating that the server is having...

14th January 2010
by Magic Brick Go to last post
6 447
Question

Why is there no map "discussion"?

Why are there no threads simply about map discussion? Stuff like "what do you like in maps?", "what do you think makes a good mapper?" or "what do you like about mapping/hammer?". The mapping community isn't a massive one, but it's a good 100-150. ...

14th January 2010
by Root Beer Go to last post
6 502
Map

gm_Motivated_by_boredom This thread has images

This map was motivated by boredom! low-down on the map: its 10000x10000 units and 6500 units high for getting extremely high! it has vast open spaces for building stuff, it has water and a random tower! it also includes a complex of buildings and...

14th January 2010
by hilllbilllyjoe Go to last post
8 1,145
Map

Gm_Azure_V1 This thread has images

This is the first map I've done in a very long time, but then again... I've only made 3 maps *laughs* A friend of mine always told me "Before you can perfect somthing you need to have somthing already made." Thats why I can promise there is definantly...

14th January 2010
by Fidchelle999910 Go to last post
11 1,096
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load another map?

i want to load another map after u teleport in my map. i dont know how to do this. i tryed info_landmark and trigger_changelevel. but i think i did it wrong

14th January 2010
by SweetSwifter Go to last post
7 419
Help

What is the best way of making this type of roof? This thread has images

Ive been wanting to ask this for a long time now, but I never got around to it. What would be a good way of making these type of slanted roofs? Like this... I know one way of doing it, but It's sloppy and not very good. Help would be appreciated.

14th January 2010
by SweetSwifter Go to last post
3 378
Poll

SSRP_FunHouse This thread has images

Currently: Version 1 This map was created by me. It's intended for the upcoming gamemode SSRP which is being developed by me and some other people. (Side-Stream Role Play) It'll contain SOME building, props will have a cost, possibly wire, and lots more....

14th January 2010
by TwistedFate Go to last post
9 1,284
PC Games

Questions about Legality of Remaking Maps from Games This thread has images

I have a question about the biggest question that almost always needs to be answered: legality. Basically, I am remaking a map from a pretty old yet popular game (not saying which one; wouldn't want someone to steal it after planning it for months). I am...

13th January 2010
by ~ZOMG Go to last post
28 921
Stupid
13th January 2010
by ~ZOMG Go to last post
4 656
Beta

gm_creepyhouse... working title *WIP* This thread has images

I've been working on this map for a few weeks now. I'm pretty pleased with how it's come out, despite being far from completion, so i thought I'd get some opinions from the "community". Jesus, that sounds cheesey. Anyway; Really, really not...

13th January 2010
by Fourm Shark Go to last post
14 801
Question
13th January 2010
by gman_freeman Go to last post
4 349
Release

Enhanced Planet Devkit This thread has images

These are planet devkits that I made. There are six different sizes. Feel free to use them. Please do not upload them anywhere else. If you use these in your map(s) you do not have to give me credit. Thanks.Screenshots: 2048 Planet: 5120 Planet:

13th January 2010
by raviool Go to last post
18 2,731
Help

Is it possible to go over 100 HP?

Hello, as the title says, is it possible to upgrade a players health to over 100? I've been trying to it by targeting !activator, (!player and !caller) and using the SetHealth (and AddHealth) input, but it doesn't seem to work. The players health remains...

13th January 2010
by Chili Banan Go to last post
3 367
NSFW

gm_coonstruct

I set out making a super huge hilly map for vehicles. What should I add?

13th January 2010
by Chili Banan Go to last post
14 1,214
Release

Would you play a Decompiled OFFICIAL Episode Three map?

I just wanted to know how Facepunch feels if somebody from valve gave them a decompiled Ep3 map to play, Would you compile then play or would you pull your eyes from your sockets at shout god dammit to the wall.

13th January 2010
by PieClock Go to last post
33 1,277
Stupid

How do you resize brushes while keeping their proportions?

I don't think I worded the title well. In hammer, how would you resize a brush (for example, a brush that was 8x4) while keeping it's proportions, so the sides would stay 1:2? Is it even possible? Google turned up jackshit. Thanks in advance.

13th January 2010
by Melon_Mapper Go to last post
15 726
Map

Italian City [W.I.P] This thread has images

I realized, Community Groups and Contests are great. But I'd rather do my own projects. So I started of this: (I've only put 3-4 hours of work into this so far.) References:...

13th January 2010
by Sockpuppets Go to last post
29 1,272
Help

I'm stupid, all I can do is make boxes.

I'm new to Hammer and when modeling all I know how to do is make simple boxes. How do you curve something? Like make a curved wall/tunnel.

13th January 2010
by ~ZOMG Go to last post
6 506
Help
13th January 2010
by Janooba Go to last post
1 466
Work In Progress

Burj Dubai in GMod ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

K well im creating a map of the burj dubai in gmod, im just posting a very wip video of this to see if this is something people would be interested in me continuing. if so ill go back through the map, make it larger, add a surrounding city around it, add...

13th January 2010
by Rastadogg Go to last post
40 2,279
Release

Creation Grounds - Based on math ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

May this inspired you to further bring about creation. Download: http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/121741

13th January 2010
by Xeloras Go to last post
44 3,296
Help

anti physgun help

ok , ive seen the garrysmod wiki thing for it , but i cant get my head around how to add it into the values whatever i try it doesn't , could someone explain to me how to put it in?

12th January 2010
by metallics Go to last post
6 464
Help

AllocateLightmap error hammer editor

Hey guys I'm getting this error when I try to load up my map in garrysmod MaterialSystem_Interface_t::AllocateLightmap: lightmap (516x128) too big to fit in page (512x256) And it crashes garrysmod! Here is the compile log I do not see anything...

12th January 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
7 1,200
Help

Stupid question: How do I make props unbreakable?

I used wooden fence props as boundaries in my map, and thought that if I set the "Min Damage to Hurt" really high it would be virtually unbreakable, but that didn't seem to do anything. Is there something I'm missing?

12th January 2010
by Dj-J3 Go to last post
10 545
Help

func_physbox "weight"

Okay, so I was wondering if it is possible to lower a func_physbox's weight. What I want to make is the puzzle from Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time, where you push the block into a slot and to trigger something. However, the block in LoZ is rather...

12th January 2010
by Magman77 Go to last post
5 911
Help

Using Propper With Ep1 (Folders dont auto generate)

Uggh Sorry for making another thread so quickly. But the old issue was resolved and can be deleted if need be. I've had trouble setting up propper for use in Ep1, every time i run it i get the error "Error: Exception_Access_Violation" "Error:...

12th January 2010
by crazycarl1 Go to last post
10 1,090
Help

Skybox meteor shower

Hey, I have a map that is in the middle of a meteor shower (they are actually asteroids). I was wondering, how would I be able to make asteroids in the skybox randomly fall. I've been experimenting with func_tracktrains, env_shake, and stuff like that. It...

12th January 2010
by Croco15 Go to last post
7 544
Release

gm_clusterfuck_2

This summer! the tunnels are back... and HUNGRY FOR REVENGE! You, a lone and completly random/ misplaced supersoldier are stuck in a vast system of tunnels that dont make any sense but are there anyway! Can you survive the waves of NPC's? Can you...

12th January 2010
by Fidchelle999910 Go to last post
5 1,340
Help

Gah! Help me make track curves This thread has images

I've got the straight tracks part down, I just need curves. :frown: Help me :gonk: I've made the outer-part of the outer curve but I still can't make the inner part. :argh:

12th January 2010
by Black-Ice Go to last post
6 552
Help

Hammer Saving Problem This thread has images

Hello. Every time I save my map in Hammer and then run the map, it doesn't save the changes in-game. It shows up as it did before I last saved it. I looked for a problem, but couldn't find anything. Here are the logs: materialPath: c:\program files...

12th January 2010
by metallics Go to last post
11 545
Help

Automatic Doors This thread has images

I'm trying to make sliding dual-doors, but even though the move directions are 90 on one and -90 on the other they work like this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv8BZKiR4c8 I'm using func_door entities.

12th January 2010
by [yournamehere] Go to last post
10 622
Help

Questions about hammer.

Yeah I have two questions about hammer. 1. How do I make a gunship fly in from the distance and attack? 2. And how do I make a NPC to start a scene, when I enter a room ?

11th January 2010
by VaSTinY Go to last post
1 293
Stupid

A question about making photos into textures. This thread has images

If I had a photo of something rectangular but I took the photo at an angle, could I select it and make it into a rectangle? Like this: I'm wondering because I'd like to attempt to map my something and I want to make custom textures using photos...

11th January 2010
by ~ZOMG Go to last post
13 626
Repeat

Left 4 Dead maps in GMod - Now possible ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Well I was shitting around in Hammer today found that L4D maps do work in GMod with proper tweaking. I've fixed a few problems in the map, and theres on major one. L4D relies on alot of film effects that are incorporated into the new engine, GMod's EP2...

11th January 2010
by EmRA Go to last post
64 19,664
Question

Some Detail Grass This thread has images

For several days I am looking for detailed grass, which looks something like this screenshot from map by JLea: I have seen this grass on several maps from different authors, but they were all WIP. Nobody wants to share?

11th January 2010
by metallics Go to last post
21 1,997
Map

gm_perfectz_world_v2 ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Hi Guys. did you remember the old map? now, the new one: gm_perfectz_world_v2 VIDEO:

11th January 2010
by gmodnoob Go to last post
61 8,220
Work In Progress

Apartment skilltesting map This thread has images

I made a little map to see how skilled i am at hammer. Please give CC. http://www.filefront.com/15330651/dm_apartment_dev.bsp

11th January 2010
by Deadchicken Go to last post
14 703
Release

gm_lakeramp This thread has images

This is my frist working map it may be fun i dont know i got a cool phys map going i maybye will release it soon well now i got this one http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=88067

11th January 2010
by hydrospawn Go to last post
6 1,045
Help

Having some glass problems This thread has images

I've used cubemaps and built them, but the glass is still reflecting oddly. It could be the glass texture it's self, but there is no other glass texture I want for my building! Is there a way to fix this?

Paw
11th January 2010
by Paw Go to last post
16 1,360
Help

Help :) Achievement_UltraIdle_V1 Yes it's fun/ Cubemap help!!

So yea guys within 6 hours I made an achievement Idle map, and well I am having some problems with cubemaps, I put them in the places necessary windows metal etc. After i did buildcubemaps and console then exited the game and came back in nothing was...

11th January 2010
by Root Beer Go to last post
2 298
Work In Progress

Stargate Prometheus This thread has images

I started this map last year, a started again recently (after i lost the sdk files) This is what i have got so far mainly the Prometheus's Bridge and viewport. This is the first map that i have taken seriously and tried to make look good. So please give...

11th January 2010
by Wolfmatyr Go to last post
3 1,255
Help

how do i make a falling character pick up the hev suit?

i need the character to get the h.e.v suit while falling. cause the map starts as the character is falling. how do i get the h.e.v suit on the player while falling. i tryed haveing the player fall through it. spawn in it before spawn. i just cant figure...

11th January 2010
by robmaister12 Go to last post
9 986
Help

[Facepunch Knows Best] Judge my map/Help me Fix stuff ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

So over the past week i have asked quite a few simple questions about different aspects of mapping. Pretty much i've come to the conclusion that i simply couldn't list everything wrong with my map and how to fix it. Yet i desire to be a better and...

11th January 2010
by mack1510 Go to last post
50 1,794
Art

Rp_theSlums (working title) ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

The Slums is something I've never seen done, and no, I'm not talking about City 17; I want to actually FEEL dirty playing in a map intended for crime, drugs, and whatever other shitty features make DarkRP. The skybox is totally incomplete, so ignore...

11th January 2010
by DanielPinoy Go to last post
43 1,779