I need help

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by erookie96, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. erookie96

    erookie96 L1: Registered

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    Hi,

    I'm new here but I have had an interest in map making for some time now.
    I have no idea what programs to use or how to go about making maps.

    Sorry if this is the wrong place for this question, but I don't know where it should have gone.
     
  2. Bereth

    Bereth L3: Member

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  3. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    You'll want to start off with navigating to your tools library on steam, and downloading Source SDK (NOT Source SDK Base).

    If you want to map for TF2, You'll also need TF2 installed.

    From there, there are a lot of different tutorials around the web to get you started (a lot of them, are here, on this website.).

    The first place I suggest you check out, is this article on the Valve Developer Community wiki. The VDC is like your all-needed reference manual for the technical stuff of Source.


    ***I'll get you that article soon, the VDC is surprisingly down...
     
  4. erookie96

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    Okay, thanks!

    I hope I can make a good map for STAR.
     
  5. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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    3kliksphilip has a Youtube channel with a lot of great basic Hammer tutorials. He works in Counter Strike but the editor is the same.
     
  6. erookie96

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    Well, I installed SDK but I can't insert tf2 in the "current game" slot.
     
  7. A51

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    Is Source Multiplayer selected in the feild above?
     
  8. erookie96

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    oh wait, I fingered out the problem. Thanks anyway!