Hey all, Just recently got back into mapping again, well, when I say got back into, I was never any good in the first place. Just come off of a Game Day and it was great fun and to see new maps and how they've developed just interests me. I just can't wait to see one of my maps in there soon. Basically, my question is this, what and how is the best way to start making a map in hammer, after the designing part (MS Paint ftw)? - What type of textures should I use and where? (dev, etc.) - Do I start with BLU Spawn or RED Spawn or without spawns? - Do I put the game time and setup gates etc. first, or do I put them in after I have the lay out done? I am looking to make a multi stage pl_ map. Sorry for these 'noob' questions, but I am in fact a 'noob' at mapping, but I can't wait to get going and to learn so much within the next few weeks. I am looking forward to creating my first map. Thanks in advance for any help, all advice is MUCH appreciated. Regards, Matt 'hytek' Rimmer.