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Help with my Skybox.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kazagin, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    I'm trying to do a quick compile of my map to see how it look in-game so far, but I can't get the Skybox to work.
    I keep getting "can't load skybox file skybox/sky_granary_01 to build the default cubemap!"
    I tried Interlopers, but the solutions given weren't too helpful.

    Is there something important I'm supposed to put in my map before the Skybox will function? I've already tried using both the "Skybox" and "2D Skybox" textures. (Not at once, though :p)
     
  2. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    The best solution would be to place an env_cubemap in your map (positioning isn't critically important at this stage), then buildcubemaps. you build cubemaps by opening up the developer console (in the map) and typing:
    sv_cheats 1
    mat_specular 0
    buildcubemaps
    then disconnect
    mat_specular 1
    map arena_badlands (or anything really)
    map (your map)
     
  3. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    Son of a gun! I forgot a HUGE detail.
    My map, it won't let me load it.
    When I try and start a server with it, it the "Start Server" overlay just vanishes.
    I can't believe I forgot such an important detail in this. :blushing:
     
  4. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    Open console, type map mapname.
     
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  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    That cubemap error is to be ignored. Valve started making their skies different in TF2 and it's basically an informative error. Once you make real cubemaps it's irrelevant.
     
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  6. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    Well this is embarrassing...
    I did the map mapname thing, and I realized why my map wasn't loading.
    It turns out, I put an apostrophe in the name, which made the map cut out the part of the mapname.
    I changed it, and now it works good.