Help with custom particles

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by ades, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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    I'm trying to get these amazing Aurora particles by Exactol to work on my map
    http://tf2maps.net/downloads/aurora-particles.992/

    but whenever I compile I keep getting error messages saying it cannot load the particles

    I followed the valve guide (twice) on how to make the custom particles work and consulted the map chat about it and still I keep getting the error.

    so hopefully I can get some help with my issue and get it working
     
  2. wiseguy149

    wiseguy149 Emperor of Entities and Amateur of Aesthetics

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    If you want to use custom particles in a custom map, you need a particle manifest to declare them.

    You'll want to follow the second option detailed on that page, and create a /maps/<map name>_particles.txt file.
    And in that file, following the formatting on the particle manifest page, you'd want to declare the aurora_borealis.pcf file.


    So, for instance, if your map was named cp_example.bsp, you'd want to create a text file right next to that in the maps folder called cp_example_particles.txt, and the contents should look like this:
    Code:
    particles_manifest
    {
        file    "!particles/aurora_borealis.pcf"
    }
     
  3. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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    thanks for the help but I tried doing this again and it still shows up as an error....
     
  4. wiseguy149

    wiseguy149 Emperor of Entities and Amateur of Aesthetics

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    Can you post the specific error you're encountering?
     
  5. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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    its something like "failed to load particle (particlename)"
     
  6. Izotope

    aa Izotope Never releases maps

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    I always get particle errors in the console, but they still work.
    Did you check if they are actually visible?
     
  7. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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    I set the particle entity to enable automatically and everything seems like its properly done and set but yet the particles fail to show for me
     
  8. PigPig

    PigPig L1: Registered

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    I have the same issue :c
     
  9. Nicky

    aa Nicky Rotten Tops

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    Try packing the particles into your map. Though I would expect it to work if it is in your tf game files even without packing it. You said your manifest is in your maps folder, but I also see it in the screenshot of the particles folder. I don't think you need it there. I believe you HAVE to pack the manifest into the bsp for particles to work. I may be wrong, but it's worth a shot.