Hammer Editor for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by BearKing, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. BearKing

    BearKing L1: Registered

    Messages:
    2
    Positive Ratings:
    0
    Haha, yes, I use mac, funny. If you're only here to make fun of me for using a mac, you should be proud for wasting your time.

    Anyways, my question is, as stated in the title, is Hammer Editor Mac compatible? And if so, can I get a link for it?

    Thanks - If you're not here to tease ;D
     
  2. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

    Messages:
    2,372
    Positive Ratings:
    4,167
    It's not compatible on its own but I was able to get it running through Wineskin, although it's kinda awkward to set up (it involves reinstalling Steam and TF2) and the visuals are buggy.

    I've thought about writing a full guide on running Hammer through Wine but I haven't gotten around to it...
     
  3. Hyperion

    aa Hyperion L16: Grid Member

    Messages:
    810
    Positive Ratings:
    617
    Windows emulator is best option
     
  4. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

    Messages:
    1,071
    Positive Ratings:
    832
    I've used it via Parallels so can tell you not to bother with that. Its performance is a bit slow sometimes, especially in the 3D viewport, and it's hard to get the virtual mouse to work nicely.

    No one is going to make fun of you for using a Mac, here, but I understand why you pre-empted it. Usually it's Windows users who are secretly jealous and don't understand why you'd want to use a Mac ;-)

    I use Windows 10 via Bootcamp and it's fine, here. No problems on my late 2012 iMac. I tried setting up Wineskin like Mudpie did but I couldn't be arsed trying to fix the problems :-D
     
  5. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

    Messages:
    1,066
    Positive Ratings:
    1,122
    I do all my level design on a retina MacBook Pro. Bootcamp into Windows 10 and you'll be sailing.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. sevin

    aa sevin

    Messages:
    954
    Positive Ratings:
    651
    +1 for Bootcamp. Before I built my PC, I had been using a 2012 iMac with Bootcamp into Windows 8. No issues at all, it was part of what convinced me to build a PC.
     
  7. hutty

    aa hutty

    Messages:
    443
    Positive Ratings:
    345
    Not exactly mac, but I got hl2 hammer working through wine on linux ... without needing to reinstall steam/hl2.
    You should try pointing wine to the hammer exe in tf2's bin folder (assuming it is there) and see what happens.


    I used to hold macs in high regard back in 2006, but every art class at uni has them now and they are just the worst. But then, university macs tend to have messed up antivirus software making everything suck. But then, the mac mouse is the worst possible mouse for 3D modelling (the older model with a ball in it), and we are using them in a 3D modelling class. That combined with a 60hz screen that is set to a resolution too high for the mac's hardware to handle properly. ugh.


    That and none of their laptops have numpads ... which makes half of apple's products straight out useless right off the bat.
     
  8. BearKing

    BearKing L1: Registered

    Messages:
    2
    Positive Ratings:
    0
    Dang. I'm not too high on money right now, and I use a macbook air with 120gb max space. I dunno how, but for some reason I only have 20gb left ;P Bootcamp's about 30gb or more even. Uh, at least I'll be getting a proper laptop for christmas. I guess I can wait till then D:

    I recently created a game mode with my friend, Dyl, and he - and another friend - are making the maps. I would really like to help them as soon as possible, but I guess they'll be fine. Only a few months left :D

    (The secret game mode with the name in the URL http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ObstacleCourseMode#)
     
  9. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

    Messages:
    2,372
    Positive Ratings:
    4,167
    Wineskin is 100% free and it doesn't take up too much space.