Hi, I'm new to the forums, and working on my first map with the hammer editor. I started playing tf2 a few months ago, and started messing around with hammer one or two months ago. I am not a complete noob at mapping, since before TF2 I played ET and made maps for that with that editor (gtk radiant). So far I can tell you the hammer editor is a dream compared to gtk. I left massive holes in my skybox, just to do quick tests and the compiler didn't freak out I was like wow. :woot: Now to get to my "problem" I was finishing up on a map, its a night time themed orange map. Your probably thinking omg, not another orange map, but it's my first give me a break lol. Anyway the "night-time" is the problem. The shadows look pretty bad, but that just needs tweaking with nice lights (but if you guys know something better I'm all eyes ). But the main problem is the skybox. At the moment I was using sky_borealis01, but (no offence to the devs), it looks pretty rubbish in TF2. Before that I used sky_night_01, but at the edges it has pink lines? like the sides or the bottom is missing or something? So that looks pretty ugly when you're looking down from the tower. So I was wondering is there a nice skybox for TF2? or is there a fix for those pink stripes somewhere? I've been searching with google quite alot, but to no success, and I also did a quick search on this forum, but didn't find anything that looked interesting. (did find the major sticky thread with all the links though, looks interesting will definately check a few of those out) Anyway, I hope you guys can help me out with the skybox, thanks! For the interested some screenshots of the map (I'm quite a bit further now, but I don't have any newer screenshots): http://stealth.staatsschutz.org/orangetower20000.jpg http://stealth.staatsschutz.org/orangetower20001.jpg http://stealth.staatsschutz.org/orangetower20002.jpg http://stealth.staatsschutz.org/orangetower20003.jpg http://stealth.staatsschutz.org/orangetower20004.jpg http://stealth.staatsschutz.org/orangetower20005.jpg http://stealth.staatsschutz.org/orangetower20006.jpg These were with the night skybox for tf2 from valve (before I started using borealis) you can see the stripes I am talking about on some of the shots.