How can i test if i used pakrat correctly ?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Acumen, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Acumen

    aa Acumen Annoyer

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    So, right after i read that i need to pakrat my map, i knew that there would be missing files in my contest entry :D
    At first i didn't have any model textures at all included, i just stumbled over the bsp filesize and had a deeper look.
    So my question is. Should there ever be another contest entry by me, is there a way i can test the map on my own and find out if i included all the files i need in the bsp ?
    Because i obviously have all the models and textures on my computer but can i somehow simulate how another person sees the map on my own computer as well ?

    Or do i just have to send the bsp to someone else to be 100% sure everything worked out ?

    Same for cubemaps. Are these automatically included in the bsp file after i create them ingame, or did i miss them entirely and should have included them by hand via pakrat ?
     
  2. Bslashingu

    Bslashingu L2: Junior Member

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    I usually rename or move my materials folder and test the map, then switch it all back to normal when I'm done, but giving the map to someone else for testing is your best bet.
     
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  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Buy a second TF2 copy on one of their insane deals and have a second steam account with nothing custom installed.

    Pakrat
    Copy BSP over
    Change account
    test
    publish/repeat

    This is what I do.
     
  4. absurdistof

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    :O
     
  5. Steff0o

    Steff0o L6: Sharp Member

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    Or, if you want to save money, use the undeadpatch for steam, also works:p
     
  6. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    You just need to rename your team fortress 2 folder, test it, and name it back D:
     
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  7. Acumen

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    alright, thanks :)

    and concerning the cubemaps ? they are saved within the bsp itself automatically ?
     
  8. Psy

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    Yep.
     
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  9. Acumen

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    thank you guys, for clearing things up for me :)
     
  10. keithgarry

    keithgarry L2: Junior Member

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    Hahaha... hilarious.