Having some problems with the map resource pack

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by obodobear, May 11, 2016.

  1. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    So I've tried a couple times to download Boojum Snark's map resource pack, but every time I try to install it, it will go through with the download normally. But what happens is whenever it finishes downloading I click on it and it just automatically deletes itself... Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    You're clicking on the uninstaller. Once installed all you have to do is open up Hammer, then search for either the gametype library on your computer or do whatever else it is you want to be doing with the ABS pack.
     
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  3. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    oh ok I feel kinda dumb now XD
     
  4. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    Yeah, when you install it, it will automatically extract the contents to the default directory. The vmf libraries went to steamapps/common/Team Fortress 2/sourcesdk_content/tf/mapsrc. Once you install you don't need to open/run anything else; it is already ready to use.
     
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  5. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    I'm installing it again right now I'll let u know if it works
     
  6. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    also a little side note will it work if I'm using hammer from the tf bin file? Hammer doesn't work when I use sdk
     
  7. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    It should. That's how I use hammer.
     
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  8. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    its working thanks guys!
     
  9. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    Where is the map that has all the previews of the props?
     
  10. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    They're in the same place as the directory i mentioned earlier in this thread. They're called ABS_PropLibrary_Part_A.vmf, Part_B, and Part_C respectively.
    Part A has general decorating props like vehicles, track pieces, and crates;
    B has skybox props and out-of-bounds props like cliffs, trees, and buildings;
    C has railings, fences, doors, windows, and stairs.

    They're split up into 3 vmf's because hammer can't handle loading all the props at once. Also, the vmf's don't have all of the props in existence, just the more commonly used ones.
     
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  11. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    hmm this is weird I searched the entire sdk_content folder and there is nothing there did something mess up while I was installing it do you think?
     
  12. Potada

    Potada L1: Registered

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    Question: Is this directory where one puts any custom downloads like props or textures? I've been meaning to add some of the items from the site here to my computer, but I wasn't sure where they go.
     
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  13. killohurtz

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    You sure you're looking at \Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc? If there really isn't anything in there, run through the installer again and make sure you didn't accidentally uncheck the vmf libraries (since you can choose which parts of the pack to install).

    Most properly prepared downloads will come in a premade folder structure that makes them easy to install; just merge the models and materials folders from the download with those of the same name in \Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf. If there are no models and materials folders there, you can create them.

    Alternately, if you want to keep things in your custom folder instead:
    \Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\custom\<anything>\models
    \Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\custom\<anything>\materials
     
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  14. obodobear

    obodobear L4: Comfortable Member

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    Tried reinstalling but to no avail... Also where do you choose what parts of the pack to install? I looked but couldn't find anything and is the .exe file that downloads the unistaller?
     
  15. Beef Bucket

    aa Beef Bucket L41: Blessed Member

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    Obodobear is having trouble with the ABS Mapping Resource pack.

    He creates a new thread instead of necro-bumping the original resource thread

    Obodobear is smart. Be like Obodobear
     
  16. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    I'm talking about the installer executable, the thing you get when you download the pack from the site (Mapping_Resource_Pack_2014-11-06.exe). On this page you can choose specific parts of the pack, and the next page asks you to choose an install location for the libraries. Either go with the default location or pick a new one (like wherever you keep your other vmfs, for example) and then look there for the files. If you still don't see them, then I don't know what else to say, but I could at least provide you with a copy of mine.
     
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  17. obodobear

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    It never lets me open it for some reason though, every time I click on it after it finished downloading it automatically deletes itself
     
  18. sooshey

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    I don't understand what you're doing wrong because the installer walks you through it step by step and it should put everything in the default directory. Are you absolutely sure you're not clicking the uninstaller?
     
  19. Nicky

    aa Nicky Lets try something new!

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    I've had this same problem before, and it was with my anti virus software. Try disabling any antivirus stuff if you have it. The software picked the installer up as an unsafe file, so it auto matically deleted it when I downloaded it.
     
  20. obodobear

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    Thanks Nick I disabled antivirus and everything worked!