Cant open Hammer because gameinfo.txt is missing but i have one

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  1. DragonX

    DragonX L1: Registered

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    whenever i open hammer in the bin folder it shows this error
    steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\gameinfo.txt is missing
    i tried to find it in tf folder but its there
    ---i verify the game files ----and deleted the hl2 application file and forcing update tf2
    NOTHING WORKED

    i tried to open hammer via sfm but full of problems including cant open resource pack and cant run the map
    sooooooo
    how can i make maps!?!?!?!
     

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  2. MOCOLONI

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    Your gameinfo file, although existent, could be corrupted. Try deleting it and verifying the game integrity again.
     
  3. ics

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    Start TF2 once, then see if the gameinfo appears. Sometimes some hammer files fail to load if its a clean install. Starting tf2 also should prompt a verify/download if it find something missing.
     
  4. DragonX

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    not working
     
  5. DragonX

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    not working
     
  6. AsG_Alligator

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    Are you trying to run hammer from tf2s bin folder or are you attempting to use Source SDK?
     
  7. DragonX

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    tf2 bins folder
    and no, im not using SDK
     
  8. puxorb

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    I've had this problem before and I've helped a lot of people with it. Usually its because hammer is looking the wrong location for gameinfo.txt after someone relocates a drive's files or installs the game on another drive. Go to steam\steamapps\common\TeamFortress2\bin and find GameConfig.txt

    Open it and make sure all the lines that include a file address under "Half Life 2" and "Team Fortress 2" are set to look up the right file location. For instance, I moved my tf2 installation from the C: drive to my G: drive so I had to change all of the instances where C: appears in the file to G:

    Very simple fix, hope this helps.
     
  9. DragonX

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    It worked Thank you
     
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  10. That's the plan

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    I know this is a old thread, but I'm having some problems with this, and I'd like to re-open it. So after getting a new PC, I went in and edited the file location in the "gameconfig" folder and set both to my D:/ drive. When opening hammer with tf2 it works perfectly, but when trying to open hammer with half life 2 it gives my the same error as before, except I set the location in both tf2 and half life 2 to be in the D:/ drive, so I'm not sure what the problem is.
     
  11. AsG_Alligator

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    Why are you trying to open the HL2 config using TF2's hammer?
     
  12. That's the plan

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    Eh, I just wanted to try and make Hl2 maps for a change.
     
  13. AsG_Alligator

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    Use HL2 hammer instead (steamapps/common/Half-Life 2/bin). The TF2 one will not work.
     
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