Hammer Editor Customization

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kiddnils, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Kiddnils

    Kiddnils L3: Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I am trying to change the images for the entitys in hammer because some are really ugly.
    I extracted them and changed them with vtf-edit. Then I put them in the directory C:\Programme\Steam\SteamApps\*********\sourcesdk\hl2\materials\editor.
    But it doesnt work. Have anyone a idea where to place them or if this possible?
     
  2. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    The images themselves are stored in the .fgd I believe. Snark should know anything and everything about this.
     
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  3. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    They aren't stored in the FGD, but the FGD says where to find them. So you don't need to extract or override anything, just make new icons and then open the FGD and point it to them.

    That said, it should also work to override them.
     
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  4. Shanghai

    Shanghai L6: Sharp Member

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    ABS, why hasn't Valve hired you yet?
     
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  5. Kiddnils

    Kiddnils L3: Member

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    True if you would ask they would hire you.
     
  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Doubtful.
     
  7. Kiddnils

    Kiddnils L3: Member

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    So I looked trough the hl2, tf and sdk fdg file and havent found any useful. In the Half Life 2 fgd I found
    @PointClass base(Targetname, Parentname) iconsprite("editor/info_target.vmt") = info_target_gunshipcrash : "Gunship Crash Target"
    So I know that they are in the file editor. But where?
     
  8. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I can't tell you without knowing what you are looking for. But you obviously know the path/name of the file since you tried replacing them, so just perform a search for that file and it should show up as an iconsprite value.