finished map

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by grahamwolfe, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. grahamwolfe

    grahamwolfe L1: Registered

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    how do i bring my map from my computer to the upload phase, i've scoured this site as well as others, I know to you guys who know this might be something simple but honestly i havent seen the documentation anywhere. please help thanks
     
  2. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    Do you mean to make it playable? If so you need to compile it (f9), or if you mean uploading it then do that here
     
  3. grahamwolfe

    grahamwolfe L1: Registered

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    yup I've compiled it many times, i've ran tests on it made everything work and fit seamlessly etc so there is no holes, made cap points etc. What I mean is just get it from my hard drive to this site. Do I write a thread? How do i take it off my hard drive? do i just grab the files from the source folder they are located in, toss em in a pile and zip them up? when I download maps they are generally in multiple folders.

    What I'm asking basically is if you've finished compiling a map, what next?
     
  4. Lancey

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  5. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    If you didnt use custom content just zip and upload the bsp (i recommend adding a readme txt)

    But you talk about multiple files so:
    If you have custom content (textures models sounds particles ect.) read this: http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Pakrat
     
  6. Caliostro

    Caliostro L6: Sharp Member

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    ...Are you serious?


    You upload it anywhere that'll have the file and you post it.

    If you wanna post your map here, open a thread in the Maps section, I do believe there are instructions somewhere on how to post the thread, but I'd argue the process is self-evident.

    You don't need to zip your .bsp file, but you can. You can also use 7zip to compress it as a bz2, but, again, that's optional, and only really useful if your map is quite big.

    And don't forget to Pakrat your .bsp file, to include any custom content and such...

    ...That's it.
     
  7. Lancey

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    You should anyway. It's good practice.

    This way, if you happen to have a bsp file that is rather large, you'll zip it out of instinct, instead of uploading without any compression.
     
  8. grahamwolfe

    grahamwolfe L1: Registered

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    Yes I am serious, I said I am a newbie. Thanks for the tips though.