How do I upload a map that has custom content?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kazagin, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    My map is (finally) ready for the initial Alpha play-testing, and I need to know exactly how to upload a map that has custom content. (In this case, a few of Spike's Jungle Pack plants, a neutral Spytech console, two rock-wall textures and a Lava texture.
    I don't want to upload my first map only to realize that it isn't working...
     
  2. Vigilante212

    Vigilante212 L7: Fancy Member

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    Use pakrat to pack the custom content in.
     
  3. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    That's it?
    Cool, thanks. :D
     
  4. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    I've had some weird issues with pakrat recently, so I'd be careful to double-check it worked right, especially if you do things like custom particles. bspzip is a less-fancy alternative.
     
  5. Garner

    Garner L4: Comfortable Member

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    Yeah, you need to get teh custom content onto the users computer, so adding files using pakrat is teh best way to do that. Maker sure you include EVERY peice of custom content you used in your map, or you'll get errors / purple and black checkboard textures ect.

    :)
     
  6. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    I'm doing the first "real" compile now.
    I'll take the pictures, Pakrat it and upload it later tonight.
    Hopefully it'll be done around 10 EST. (It's 6:30 now)
     
  7. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Pakrat probably makes a copy of its own, but make a copy of your just-compiled .bsp file so that if something goes horribly wrong you can restart without redoing the compilation step.
     
  8. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    I plan on doing so, I always make copies. :D