how to open a valve map?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by willbanks, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. willbanks

    willbanks L1: Registered

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    I've looked up how to open valve maps but they are confusing and don't seem to work. Can someone give me a step by step tutorial on opening valve maps in hammer?

    Thank you so much
     
  2. Shogun

    Shogun L6: Sharp Member

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  3. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    In order to open a map in Hammer, it has to be in .vmf format, which means that the already-compiled Valve maps need to be decompiled first. There is a thread that contains all of them for your convenience. If Hammer asks you to re-save with invalid objects removed (or something along those lines) upon opening the map, just decline it.
     
  4. willbanks

    willbanks L1: Registered

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    thank you so much!