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Tutorial
 

- Basic Guidelines -

Yo relax, this is just keeping this subforum in check. New: Some non-source mapping is fine, even down to discussing mapping/architectural concepts with or without software. Have in mind this place is primary for Source mapping. Just thought...

16th September 2014
by Craptasket Go to last post
1 5,340
Release
 

GM_Flatgrass_Pyramid (Update)

I have updated my map and it's now available for anyone who wants it. Please use this link if you want to download it. http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=72212 This update removes the spinning door and adds a larger skybox. V2 is still...

7th July 2009
by snuwoods Go to last post
1 802
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Glitchy Water?

So I'm currently making a map with a lot of water, and I've been getting odd glitches when I go underwater and look up. The water tears, looks terrible, and is a nuisance to anyone who goes under. This seems to be a fairly common problem, but with search...

7th July 2009
by Morcam Go to last post
24 1,746
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Func_rotating

I got a func_rotating that you gonna walk on. The problem is that it stops when i walk on it. I have succeded before to make it spin even if you stand on it. I even copied that one and it still dont work. Anyone got any idea? Thanks in advance!

7th July 2009
by robmaister12 Go to last post
5 778
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Regular SDK Laggy, L4D SDK fine

I've recently been having problems with my regular Source SDK, namely of course, Hammer. It didn't used to be this way before either. It's just not the 3D view lagging, everything is; and the program seems to like to hang on doing a single task for a...

7th July 2009
by robmaister12 Go to last post
1 531
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Hammer Help: Hanging Lamp?????

ok, so I can make a regular lamp that swings with invisible rope... But when I try to add keyframe_rope and move_rope I dont know how to make it so that it moves with the lamp as it swings as if it's connected! Plus, putting a moving light? Attaching a...

7th July 2009
by Joannou1 Go to last post
14 1,574
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custom texture help

hi, i need help on a texture im making and i need to know how to set it up, i already have the vtf and vmt done, but i get this problem --> http://img14.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=spvalleybasev10000.jpg as you can see in the images, some of the textures are...

7th July 2009
by Magman77 Go to last post
2 532
beta
 

Left 4 Dead Swamp (W.I.P) This thread has images

Hi there, I present you a new project ( hope I can finished it soon ). It's a map based on the swamp of clear sky for L4D. It still WIP. I've made a basic scene to test my models and build the nav mesh to see if it's fun to kill infected in the bushes.

8th July 2009
by Hostel Go to last post
26 2,572
Photos
 

Rp_sola ( 2 3 Last )

Rp_sola is map what i am currently working on. It will be a small village in middle of nowhere like Rp_saari. Pics: Older:

8th July 2009
by Legend286 Go to last post
102 6,643
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hammer editro help needed!

my hammer editor will not snap to grid when I'm using the select or block tool (even the clipping tool doesn't work) so please tell me how i can fix this! it was working before i started it up today.

8th July 2009
by Legend286 Go to last post
4 1,118
Release
 

L4d_sv_parking - Re-released This thread has images

Re-release of my Survival map. Now using .vpk for easy installation and playing. Including working poster and all. Also, cars (not including the trucks) are physical now; tanks can throw them around. Description: A detailed Survival map...

8th July 2009
by Jukka K Go to last post
12 1,458
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Mappers wanted

Hey me and a couple of friends over at xfire are starting a half life 2 singleplayer based mod and need help mapping the levels we need. We have the basic outline of the story finished and would greatly appreciate any help that anyone on this forum can...

8th July 2009
by HiddenMyst Go to last post
34 1,547
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Trouble With Teleporters

I've looked up many tutorials on making teleporters and they seem so easy to make and yet when I put them in a map, they don't work. Video of the problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJYYnRib1XU I've made a brush, made it trigger_teleport. Then...

8th July 2009
by kidwithsword Go to last post
2 529
Release
 

GM_Open_Glades This thread has images

A nice calm map for those who like building in the open. http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=71746 Not very large, ideal for making slow moving vehicles and bases atop the 4 main islands. Each island is virtually equal in size and flat,...

8th July 2009
by BillyTalentx Go to last post
17 1,745
Stupid
 

Max prop limit for a map?

Yes, what is the limit of map props? And is that even my problem? I'm playtesting my map in hl2 and when trying to load it just says: Warning: Table modelprecache is full, can't add models/weapons/w_smg1.mdl Host_Error:...

8th July 2009
by EvilDead19 Go to last post
4 1,368
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Ladder problem/door question.

K first, ive always mapped for cs:s and you could just ctrl_t a brush into a func_ladder but now im making a episode 2 map and their is no func_ladder so how do you make a ladder. Secondly i wanna make a double button thing where you gotta hit these two...

8th July 2009
by Ghast Go to last post
5 753
Stupid
 

Reinforced Glass

This may seem like a stupid question but I can't for the life of me find the reinforced glass texture in the texture list. I've scanned all the results for just "glass" and tried things like safety glass, reinforced glass, etc and I'm turning up nothing....

8th July 2009
by greko11 Go to last post
3 740
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Hammer not reading certain textures? This thread has images

This is strange, I get back to mapping recently and reload my games and boot up Hammer, and it seems to not be reading some textures: It's even gone so far as to not read shadertest/SHADER5 (the Gordon Freeman stained-glass). I've refreshed the SDK,...

8th July 2009
by yuki Go to last post
10 1,154
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jail walls for css??

how do i make a wall that you can see out one side, but not the other? and that you can shoot through it without it breaking?

8th July 2009
by Yobdren Go to last post
4 662
Request
 

Mapping Advice

Can any mappers give me some advice? I'm very new to mapping. Right now i'm working on my first map... atm it only has 1 building and a lot of flat area. lol. Thanks for any CONSTRUCTIVE advice! : D Specific & general info is appreciated!

8th July 2009
by BlackVenom Go to last post
12 903
Request
 

Water-on-glass texture

I was wondering if anyone can make and release an underwater texture? I have searched the forums for threads, with underwater textures for fish tanks and what not. But i haven't been able to find some links that work. So if anyone could make a texture...

8th July 2009
by mac338 Go to last post
9 1,389
beta
 

gg_vacant_cod4_beta This thread has images

Name:dm_cod4_Vacant_final_rc1 Version:V8 RC1 Requirements:Counter Strike Source Mirror 1:http://prototstar.com/release/vacant Mirror 2 FPSBanana thread:http://www.fpsbanana.com/wips/21889 Interlopers thread:...

8th July 2009
by Uberslug Go to last post
28 2,265
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Mapping

Hi, recently i have been playing a LOT of Garry's mod RP servers. And i have been thinking, i want to creat my own maps. But one problem, every time i try to in Hammer its says some error or something. So i was wondering, does anyone and i know someone...

9th July 2009
by garryzmod Go to last post
11 790
Map
 

Rp_StargateWorldsv3 ( 2 3 4 5 Last )

Name: Rp_StargateWorldsv3 Version: 3 Description: The third Rp_StargateWorlds :D Requirements: Gmod, Stargate Svn, C:SS Download:

9th July 2009
by asd900 Go to last post
160 32,387
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How do you make terrain? This thread has images

How do I go about making terrain for gmod maps? Thanks for any help! What am I doing wrong here: EDIT: If you wanna help this is probably the easiest way: http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?p=15934025 Thanks

9th July 2009
by BlackVenom Go to last post
11 1,845
Stupid
 

Traffic Lights?

I was wondering how you would set up Traffic Lights, similar to Evocity. Any help would be appreciated, if you don't get it, then please tell me and I'll try to explain better.

9th July 2009
by Ghast Go to last post
7 725
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Dance Club Help

Ok, I'm making a disco for a map I'm making, and I want to make floor smoke. You know, you push a button and smoke rolls in over the floor? Well, I'm having difficulty. Should I use env_steam? All those particles make my video card scream. I'm not...

9th July 2009
by HiddenMyst Go to last post
11 679
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WTF map wont compile!

** Executing... ** Command: "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\toughdog6789\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\vbsp.exe" ** Parameters: -game "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\toughdog6789\team fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\toughdog6789\team...

9th July 2009
by HiddenMyst Go to last post
3 611
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Somehow I managed to goof up making a transparent texture This thread has images

I followed this procedure and Hammer/Source won't recognize the alpha layer in my textures: Open the source image in Photoshop Create layer from background, select background with quick select, hide selection (background is now clear) Save as PNG...

9th July 2009
by Athena Go to last post
10 1,319
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reflective textures won't work (TF2)

whenever i put anything reflective in the map, it has that black and purple stuff that means that something somewhere hates me. i have a cubemap, at head height, and there's an env_sun and a light_environment entity on the map. this also effects water, to...

9th July 2009
by toughdog678 Go to last post
7 867
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unknown hammer error, searched found no solution. This thread has images

I've been mapping with Hammer for a few years now. My map has a lot of falling balls.. When I added a few decals and some boxes the map becomes UN-compilable . ** Executing... ** Command: "c:\program...

9th July 2009
by garryzmod Go to last post
10 844
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DOD:S Giving Ammo With Ent

Hey Facepunch, I've been working on an interesting map for DOD:S lately. I wanted to give out specific types of ammo without using some sort of mod/addon for DOD:S. So in my map i created a trigger and an entity. But the thing is, i cant figure out...

9th July 2009
by Autopsy Go to last post
0 450
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Where're the tree models in Hammer?

How can I get tree models in Hammer? When i make a prop and sort through the (static) models I can't find any trees. EDIT: Stupid question solved.

10th July 2009
by BlackVenom Go to last post
4 861
Release
 

CanyonDrive This thread has images

This is a map I made for driving around in. My complete lack of displacement skills resulted in some pretty barren canyon walls but I made plenty of distractions with power lines, architecture, props, etc. Either way it's mostly meant for driving around...

10th July 2009
by Bean-O Go to last post
28 2,160
Work In Progress
 

Ideas for gm_facepunchbuild

I've been wanting to make a build map for a while with a few goals in mind: -Huge! -Lots of interesting environments to build in. -High level of quality -Not a single section that looks like gm_construct -Custom texture work -Not too many...

10th July 2009
by Dashiel Go to last post
22 1,381
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Windows reported the error, the file could not be found

This problem have occured to me like, fiftyeleven times now, and I demand an answer on how to fix it. When this problem occured to me earlier, I didn't really care and just made a new map. But now I've been working like, 5-6 hours on this map, and this...

10th July 2009
by Rixxz2 Go to last post
5 602
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COD4 Helies to L4D This thread has images

I don't remember the link, but there is a set of Helicopters from CoD4 that were ported from said game and released for GMOD. I was wondering if it is possible to get them into a map. I have tried just by sticking the models and materials into the...

10th July 2009
by slinkman Go to last post
12 899
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Help with portals This thread has images

It doesn't seem to matter WHERE I put them, their always sealed off completely. I always get errors about how it isn't sealed off or how it isn't touching 2 sides or something similar. The only time it works is if I have a simple room for a map and the...

10th July 2009
by Zyx Go to last post
3 635
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Problem with ladder

Ingame my func_ladders that i made with the trigger texture are visible.You can also see right through the trigger texture like there is a whole in the wall. HELP!

10th July 2009
by ANTI-CHIEF Go to last post
4 533
Politics
 

Making a MOD with the EP2 engine

Hey people. Is this possible? On the "create a mod" window, it just says "Mod half life 2 singleplayer" I have orange box highlighted in SDK, would this mod ep2 or hl2... I've already made maps with ep2 textures __

10th July 2009
by BillyTalentx Go to last post
3 413
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Resteraunt_WIP This thread has images

a very early version of a resterant for my RP map. http://www.garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=72190 the baracades on the door will be gone later. i just got bored. :) tell me what you think, what i should add. i dont like pics.

10th July 2009
by Ninja101 Go to last post
25 1,368
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Hammer Help

(previous question answered) I need some help with the skybox now. I've been reading about it in the valve developer wiki and I've read this ... ___________________________________ Adding sky to a map : Simply texture a world brush (not a brush...

10th July 2009
by GarrysMod Go to last post
5 376
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Custom textures not receiving dynamic shadows This thread has images

As the title says. In game my custom textures are not receiving shadows from props or whatsoever. Although the shadows generated by VRAD are cleary visible. Screenshot: Does anyone know how to solve this?

10th July 2009
by Drumdevil Go to last post
3 499
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RP_Ghetto (WIP, same applies to the name) This thread has images

Well for the last couple of months as an on and off project with someone I have been making a map, mainly helping them fix it up at first, as they learnt they relied on me less and less, obviously. One day we just started working on it together, as a...

10th July 2009
by hexpunK Go to last post
23 1,657
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Smoke volumes

They just won't work!!! It's enabled, i've tried trigger and nodraw... it just doesn't show no matter WHAT settings i use, please help me.

10th July 2009
by robmaister12 Go to last post
6 493
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map not compiling new changes.

I'm having a rather large problem with a map I'm working on, whenever I compile, it doesn't seem to compile the newer changes I have made since the last compile. I tried Interlopers Compile log checker without any luck, and took a few looks over it...

11th July 2009
by Legend286 Go to last post
8 579
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Door open after 7 minutes

Well, I'm using func_door, how do I make it open after 7 minutes?

11th July 2009
by Legend286 Go to last post
8 647
Help
 

Env_screenoverlay custom overlay?

how can you make custom transparent overlays?

11th July 2009
by Terrenteller Go to last post
1 482
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Textures glitching and see through This thread has images

I made these textures for my map, but its glitching out weird. nodraw, clip, and others arent supposed to be there "LightmappedGeneric" { "$basetexture" "Kolton/WallPack/WallPack_Beige01" "$bumpmap" "Kolton/WallPack/WallPack_Bump"

11th July 2009
by Janooba Go to last post
19 1,106
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[TF2] Map keeps crashing on death This thread has images

So i started working on my map and i made around 30% of it and i compiled it to try it and test. I died, then map crashed, i asked a friend to join, he joined and when he died map crashed(That is whole TF2 crashed) Is this maybe caused by something or...

11th July 2009
by WarRage333 Go to last post
6 623
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L4d?

Are there any L4D maps out? I can't seem to find any.

11th July 2009
by mescool15 Go to last post
1 384
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Making Stuff Move

I'd like to try some things that can spice my map up, I want dynamic things, gears spinning stuff moving. I know how to make stuff rotate, but what I don't know how to do is tell a prop to move to point A, to point B (And maybe to C, D etc. etc. in X...

11th July 2009
by Black-Ice Go to last post
2 386
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Displacement with "grass" This thread has images

Im trying to make my own grass material (displacemt), and I need some grass that pops up from the texture, like in many other nature textures from half life 2. I dont know how to do this, so i tried to find some materials from the source materials gcf...

11th July 2009
by Legend286 Go to last post
11 1,285
Stupid
 

L4D version of hammer

I have the L4D version of hammer, and i was wondering if there was a way i could make maps for GMod/HL2... If there isn't, is anyone willing to let me send them a map, then change the neccessary things, and compile it? Thanks in advance.

11th July 2009
by Honkers101 Go to last post
12 766
Repeat
 

gm_Forest - 2nd Anniversary Release This thread has images

Ladies and gentlemen...it's time to present you...The gm_Forest 2nd Anniversary Release! :D (there's going to be a garrysmod.org link when Garry fixes the shit he's caused) Anybody remember how 2 years ago on this same date, I released the first...

11th July 2009
by BlackVenom Go to last post
27 4,879
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Custom sounds

Custom sounds. I am able to use them in hammer, pakrat them and they work correctly in single player. However, when I host a map with my custom sounds on a dedicated server, they won't work. At all. What's going on here?

11th July 2009
by Drumdevil Go to last post
5 475
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Where are the autosaves

Continued my map 2 hours, crashed. Now wondering where are the autosaves? I tried look pretty much everywhere.

11th July 2009
by pdkm931 Go to last post
4 479
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dod flag

i want to add a animated dod flag into my map to be used in garrysmod, but it seems when i get onto the map the flag is unanimated. ive simple added a prop_dynamic flag in. is there anything else i should do? anyway you can help?

11th July 2009
by darius_bielecki Go to last post
4 391
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What causes this? This thread has images

Why are those wierd shadows there?

11th July 2009
by braxus Go to last post
3 484
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Hammer Stargate

Hello. I need help creating maps. I've figured it out on how to actually create a map, but now I would like to know how i can spawn Stargates/DHD's in it... In the entities tab i can't find anything related to it, so i believe i have to configure...

12th July 2009
by RCOO Go to last post
16 1,208
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Customly made map textures show as purple and black

Hey i've just made some custom map textures and i included vmf and vmt files and they show up as purple and black. Please help me fix this.

12th July 2009
by robmaister12 Go to last post
7 690
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How do I place updated ichthyosaur AI into EP2

I am currently working with a friend to make a small campaign for Episode 2. I am making a part that has a lake and wanted to put an ichthyosaur into it. I have seen updated AI in mods and GMod, but I have no idea how I could go about placing that into...

12th July 2009
by Pure Go to last post
2 583
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Hammer Issue

OK, i was finally working on a decent map, then i made a door, ran it it worked, then i clicked on the box tool, hammer froze, and shutdown...and now....i cant load my file... HELP!?

12th July 2009
by milkyway Go to last post
4 474
Request
 

Double Effort

Not sure if I should have put this in fast threads or what, so sorry if it's in the wrong forum. I like mapping, creating underground tunnels that give off such a creepy feel to the player they don't want to continue. Making a large alien building that...

12th July 2009
by GayPancake Go to last post
2 413
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Pissing off NPCs

Alright, before you reply, I have to mention there are special circumstances: I made a part of a map for RnL mod about year ago, where I made it so bird NPCs can attack players. Unfortunately, they always start dormant, and you have to shoot them...

12th July 2009
by hypno-toad Go to last post
12 817
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how was your mapping developed? This thread has images

day 1: a block with grass texture week 1:a room with a few boxes and mediocre textures. week 2: a warehouse month 1: a building with an inside. month 2: N/a year 1: N/a year 2: N/a

12th July 2009
by HiddenMyst Go to last post
29 1,277
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Hammer - Stargate Ramps/Stargate dimensions (!?!)

Yes, Does anyone happen to possess the knowledge of the dimensions of aVoN's stargates and the stair thingys? Just wondering.

12th July 2009
by BananaBread.exe Go to last post
4 629
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ep2 mist effect? This thread has images

on ep2 theres this really cool mist effect. how do you get this effect, i would really like to know. thx :)

12th July 2009
by darius_bielecki Go to last post
7 716
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Prop_door_rotating and light This thread has images

I got a Prop_door_rotating that dosent seem to gather light. here is my compile log. materialPath: c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\simme_lu\half-life 2\hl2\materials Loading C:\Program Files...

12th July 2009
by zeepaaan Go to last post
2 421
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How do i turn this image into a skybox?

I've done this in terragen 2, how do i make it into a skybox now? http://i29.tinypic.com/34nmcnq.png I didn't know what size to put it in, also i know it clips, but this is just a test atm.

12th July 2009
by Yobdren Go to last post
4 508
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How do i create a skybox in terragen 2?

I'm looking for a tutorial/guide for making skyboxes in tg2. Anyone that knows a good one?

12th July 2009
by HiddenMyst Go to last post
3 1,215
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can't solve quadratic for light

I need help, the this one part in the compiling that seem to get my attention. can't solve quadratic for light 95.000000 95.000000 can't solve quadratic for light 95.000000 95.000000 Could some one give me an answer? Thank you for your time. ...

12th July 2009
by Legend286 Go to last post
6 953
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Metrocop Patrol

Can someone tell me how to make an metrocop patrol(and also please exactly how to secure the ai_XXX_police, mine isnt doing anything -.-)

12th July 2009
by l337k1ll4 Go to last post
5 588
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Add NPC Entities to Hammer

I'm using the hammer editor to create a simple single player map. I'd like to create the map in TF2 but the hammer editor doesn't allow me to use the npcs included in other source engine titles such as HL2. Is there a way to add these npcs to the...

12th July 2009
by Kingy_who Go to last post
8 1,441
Release
 

Pirate_Ship_Build This thread has images

**deleted**

12th July 2009
by Sejr Go to last post
18 1,400
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How do I copy a bunch of blocks?

I making a tf2 map and I'm trying to copy Blu's Spawn but I don't know how.

12th July 2009
by Drumdevil Go to last post
2 466
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skybox help

I have looked at all the articles I could find and cannot find out how to make a sky box. I read the article in the Valve developer community and it read this... Adding sky to a map Simply texture a world brush (not a brush entity) with the...

13th July 2009
by Cadell400 Go to last post
9 479
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Tables Not Showing Up This thread has images

I try to place any models/props_c17/furnituretable and it won't show up, I had models/props_c17/furnituretable002a.mdl show up once, though it was gone when I next compiled (After I parented that nodraw brush to the revolver. Compile Log: **...

13th July 2009
by benjgvps Go to last post
4 530
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hammer editor is at it again

hello, im sure this is another hot key of hammer i managed to press on a retard occasion, but whenever i click or drag to make a block or anything, it drags the grid instead! needless to say i have no idea what to do, please tell me what i have done to...

13th July 2009
by Magman77 Go to last post
2 436
Everything/Nothing
 

A mixture of RP maps? This thread has images

Hello fellow Facepunchers. Today I had a glorious thought... Wouldn't it be amazing if somebody could COMBINE Rp_tb_thecity45 and Rp_C18? Please post comments and ideas...

13th July 2009
by The Pro Go to last post
21 1,349
Release
 

Zw_woodcut This thread has images

Map made for the gamemode Zombifiedworld to Garry's mod, but can be launched in Half Life 2 ep2 aswell. It takes place in a forest, with a little lumbermill and a power station. It might be good for Roleplay too. Half Life2: Episode 2 is required. ...

13th July 2009
by OutLawed Blade Go to last post
9 1,160