Custom Particles Help

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Mince, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Mince

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    I've been trying to get this to work for a few hours but the solution eludes me. I downloaded aurora particles from https://tf2maps.net/downloads/aurora-particles.992/, created an info_particle_system in the map with Particle System Name - aurora02b and Start Active? - Yes, and created the manifest file named mvm_testing_particles.txt (The name of the map is mvm_testing) in the maps folder with the contents:

    particles_manifest
    {
    file "!particles/aurora_borealis.pcf"
    }

    Yet the particle isn't visible in the map and errors in console still pop up:

    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_3d"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_3blue"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_3blueb"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_02b"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_2c"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_3green"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_3greenb"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_02d"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_4b"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora_3b"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "blood_impact_red"!
    Attemped to precache unknown particle system "aurora02b"!
    The server is using sv_pure 0. (Enforcing consistency for select files only)
    Voice_Init: Using Steam voice optimal sample rate 24000
    Mince connected
    Compact freed 565248 bytes
    --- Missing Vgui material vgui/..\vgui\maps\menu_thumb_Missing
    --- Missing Vgui material vgui/..\vgui\maps\menu_thumb_Missing
    --- Missing Vgui material vgui/..\vgui\maps\menu_thumb_Missing
    Attempting to create unknown particle system 'aurora02b'
    Redownloading all lightmaps
    'scout.cfg' not present; not executing.
    Item Whitelist file 'item_whitelist.txt' could not be found. All items will be allowed.
    NextBot tickrate changed from 0 (0.000ms) to 7 (0.105ms)
    Attempting to create unknown particle system 'aurora02b'
     
  2. DrSquishy

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    Where have you put your .PCF file and the materials?
     
  3. Mince

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    Their respective folders that they came in in the zip (drag and drop particles and materials folder onto tf) so the pcf ends up in particles in tf and aurora.vmt/vtf end up in materials/effects in tf.
     
  4. DrSquishy

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    "file" "particles/aurora_borealis.pcf"
    Try using this as the format in your _particles.txt file and see if it works. I've put quotation marks around the "file" and removed the ! before particles/ - perhaps it might change something
     
  5. Mince

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    Same result.