Custom particles won't show up.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Lampenpam, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    A friend made two custom particle effects for me but they won't show up in game and the console reports "
    Attempting to create unknown particle system 'pop_parent'

    But I'm pretty sure I didn't make a mistake setting them up.
    This is how my files in the tf folder look like
    This is how they look in the particle viewer
    And here the settings of the info_particle_system

    Of course I'm playing the test.bsp map and I want to use pop_parent and qd_parent as the other effects are parented to it.

    Did I make a mistake anywhere? Or do we need to do something else to make them useable?
     
  2. Exactol

    aa Exactol Certified Hammer Hacker

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    Did you create a particle manifest named (yourmapnamehere)_particles.txt?
     
  3. Lampenpam

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    as you can see on the screenshot, yes
     
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  4. Exactol

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    try using the path "!particles/quake_particles.pcf"
     
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  5. ics

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    You are missing proper path from the mapname_particles.txt. Should be particles/yourparticlename.pcf
     
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  6. Lampenpam

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    Ah that was it. I compared it so many times how I set up particles in older maps and but somehow just didn't noticed that >_>
     
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