Hammer Launching TF2

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by The Endangered Spycrab, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. The Endangered Spycrab

    The Endangered Spycrab L1: Registered

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    Whenever hammer launches TF2 for me, It's a bit better. Is there anyway for me to see the launch parameters hammer uses to launch TF2? I would gladly appreciate if someone responded. I'm kinda of a new mapper so don't yell at me :(
     
  2. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    I would say look at the extra parameters bar down at the bottom of the play level button (f8 or f9), crash has a tutorial on it (I think), but when in doubt the wiki is the key, but there doesn't appear to be a problem
     
  3. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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    -dev -console -allowdebug -game $gamedir +map $file
    The main problem is not the launch paramaters. The thing is that hammer launches TF2 with its own set of settings.
    This is also the reason why on my end hammer-launching can render normalmaps but steam-launching refuses to render these at all costs.
     
  4. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    That's weird. I can render normal maps on both DX9 and OpenGL (OS X). Are you playing with a graphics config?
     
  5. The Endangered Spycrab

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    That box is empty for me.
     
  6. Tumbolisu

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    No configs, ever.
     
  7. Vel0city

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    Hmmm. Is it only TF2 or other Source titles as well?

    Although, if Hammer-launching TF2 enables normal maps yet Steam-launching TF2 doesn't it should be limited to TF2. Maybe some crazy unknown console command or something?
     
  8. Pocket

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    Doesn't TF2 revert to whatever its defaults are for your hardware config when Hammer launches it? That seems to be my experience.
     
  9. Tumbolisu

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    Changing settings in hammer-TF2 will actually be saved up.

    I do not own any other Source games. (Well, except for the stanley parable)
     
  10. Izotope

    aa Izotope Never releases maps

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    Portal 2, Garry's Mod and Left 4 Dead 2 beg to differ
     
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  11. Tumbolisu

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    Alright alright.
    Portal 2 has normalmaps enabled I think.
    Garry's Mod... I dunno, I don't play it.
    And I never booted up Left 4 Dead 2.