1. Post #1
    Gothic_Box's Avatar
    June 2012
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    I haven't been playing GMod for very long (since last fall) and I was wondering whether it is possible for Mac OSX users to make custom maps for HL2 and GMod. I know that the Source SDK, which includes the Hammer editor, is only for the Windows operating system. Is there any way to map on a Mac without porting Hammer and/or the whole Source SDK?

    Edit: Bootcamp is not an option
    Edit #2: This isn't a Mac flaming thread. I use Mac because it isn't based on top of a very old operating system, which means it does not crash as much, and that there are less viruses for the Mac OSX.
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    You can map in Google Sketchup I believe

  3. Post #3
    Gothic_Box's Avatar
    June 2012
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    You can map in Google Sketchup I believe
    But how would you add interactive objects (such as doors) textures, spawn points, etc.? Adding those would be impossible, if not very tricky, involving loads of coding

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    matey9's Avatar
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    You'll want to run it on Windows, the SDK is buggy enough in it's native environment.
    You should be alright using a heavily discounted version of Windows in VirtualBox
    https://www.virtualbox.org/

  5. Post #5
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    IronPhoenix's Avatar
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    I believe macs have bootcamp, so you can install a copy of windows onto your mac (dual boot).

    Or...ya know...use a pc. Not that there is any difference between them now.

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    omega322's Avatar
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    Bootcamp

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    Stiffy360's Avatar
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    But how would you add interactive objects (such as doors) textures, spawn points, etc.? Adding those would be impossible, if not very tricky, involving loads of coding
    Actually, You can make zombies and other entities In sketchup. Then go through the tedious process of texturing in textwrangler by designating the texture in the vmf

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    November 2007
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    For Gmod/HL2? No. L4D and above? Maybe, Valve has released a set of vbsp/vrad/vvis tools for the mac, but there's no GUI for using them other than the Portal Testchamer Editor, you can use QuArK I think

  9. Post #9
    Gothic_Box's Avatar
    June 2012
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    I believe macs have bootcamp, so you can install a copy of windows onto your mac (dual boot).

    Or...ya know...use a pc. Not that there is any difference between them now.
    I forgot to add that for me, bootcamp does not seem to work for anything. I can't even download the windows software needed just to run notepad.

    Edited:

    Or...ya know...use a pc. Not that there is any difference between them now.
    I don't have access to one.

  10. Post #10
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    I forgot to add that for me, bootcamp does not seem to work for anything. I can't even download the windows software needed just to run notepad.

    Edited:



    I don't have access to one.
    Bet you are wishing you had a pc now...

  11. Post #11
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    Bet you are wishing you had a pc now...
    A mac is a Personal Computer.
    Its just not a Personal Computer with windows installed on it.
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    A mac is a Personal Computer.
    Its just not a Personal Computer with windows installed on it.
    Apple would disagree, mainly because apple like to try and fool people that they are buying a piece of art designed for their needs. Where as people with windows pcs get past the obvious flaws of the system and have access to so much more.

    Macs are getting more stuff now, but its a slow process. Mac's used to be good for grahical design, but now they use standard hardware, all that is left is the os.

    If bootcamp isnt an option, couldn't you just install windows on a 2nd drive?
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    Apple would disagree, mainly because apple like to try and fool people that they are buying a piece of art designed for their needs. Where as people with windows pcs get past the obvious flaws of the system and have access to so much more.

    Macs are getting more stuff now, but its a slow process. Mac's used to be good for grahical design, but now they use standard hardware, all that is left is the os.

    If bootcamp isnt an option, couldn't you just install windows on a 2nd drive?
    And sadly, my Dad bought a Mac because "People buy Apple products, and they make a lot of money, so it must be great." Sure, Macs are good, but for literally every single use anyone who would be using it can be done on a PC. Not to mention you can get the same specs on a PC for cheaper than it would be on a Mac.

  14. Post #14
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    And sadly, my Dad bought a Mac because "People buy Apple products, and they make a lot of money, so it must be great." Sure, Macs are good, but for literally every single use anyone who would be using it can be done on a PC. Not to mention you can get the same specs on a PC for cheaper than it would be on a Mac.
    I'm sure people love paying 2,500 for a mac when an equiv windows machine would be over half that.

  15. Post #15
    Gothic_Box's Avatar
    June 2012
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    you can use QuArK I think
    It's PC only, and to be able to use it without bootcamp I would have to pay $60+ for some software like crossover
    IronPhoenix posted:
    Bet you are wishing you had windows now...
    Yes, yes I am.
    IronPhoenix posted:
    If bootcamp isnt an option, couldn't you just install windows on a 2nd drive?
    That's got me thinking...

  16. Post #16
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    It's PC only, and to be able to use it without bootcamp I would have to pay $60+ for some software like crossover
    I thought someone already ported it since it's basically phyton. But ahahahah No you don't. Just go to http://www.macports.org/ and get wine

  17. Post #17
    Gothic_Box's Avatar
    June 2012
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    I thought someone already ported it since it's basically phyton. But ahahahah No you don't. Just go to http://www.macports.org/ and get wine
    I'm not very good at porting with wine.