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Direct Shortcut to Hammer.exe? - No detour through Source SDK in steam?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Forthex, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Forthex

    Forthex L2: Junior Member

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    Hello, First time poster! Yay!

    Anyway, Is there a way for me to create a shortcut on my desktop/quick start menu/wherever straight to hammer? I know Valve put up an answer in the developer pages, but it's really ambiguous and vague, and I can't follow it.

    I'm a newb mapper for any game, and I'd like to start with TF2.

    Thanks!
     
  2. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    when you install "Source SDK" if should have put a shortcut to your desktop. AFAIK you always need to go through that first before getting to hammer.

    welcome to the site btw! =))
     
  3. Forthex

    Forthex L2: Junior Member

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    Thanks!
     
  4. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    IF for some reason it did not..

    Right click your steam icon bottom right go to GAMES>TOOLS

    "Source SDK" should be white meaning you installed it. Right lcick that and go to "Create Desktop Shortcut"
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Tacking -runhammer on the end of the SDK shortcut target should do it, I used to use it for awhile. Though it's giving me some error right now... dunno if it's a problem on my end or not so give it a try.
     
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  6. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    Yes, -runhammer, straight to the point.
     
  7. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Damn, ty very much for that Snark. I have problems with the SDK taking forever and lagging out my PC when I start it up. It'll be nice to skip that.
     
  8. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    It won't skip that though.