Improve the detail in Hammer!

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by DaBeatzProject, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    I know, most of you won't have the nice detail settings in hammer, like in TF2. Would you like to map with the highest settings possible? It is possible!

    Don't believe me?
    Check this out:
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    (the map is still in progress, ctf_saltcreek)

    Just download this file, and unzip it in this folder for optimal 3D view settings in hammer:
    C:/Program Files/Steam/Steamapps/*******/sourcesdk/bin/orangebox/bin
    where ******* is your steam account name.


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    Happy Mapping!
     
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  2. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I'm still amazed when I see people's hammer screenshots in such low quality... but then I remember this isn't default.
     
  3. Hanz

    aa Hanz Ravin' Rabbid

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    Yay for DaBeatzProject! :D I will try it. :)
     
  4. Cameron:D

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    I somehow enabled anti-aliasing in hammer a while a go....
    I'll see if I can remember how to do it :)

    I must give this a shot ;)
     
  5. Mar

    Mar Banned

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    Thanks man, more people should use this. Plus, your FPS in hammer doesn't really matter.
     
  6. Shadow Monkey

    Shadow Monkey Super Monkey

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    Yeah! Thank you! I didn't know that
     
  7. StoneFrog

    StoneFrog L6: Sharp Member

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    Already knew about this, but thanks for informing others! Means less eyesores when I look at others' Hammer screenshots, I guess. :)

    For those who want an in-depth analysis of how this works, see this FPSBanana tutorial. I never knew this, but Hammer's graphical quality parameters are pretty much identical to those used ingame. You can also play around with different values and whatnot to tweak Hammer's output to your liking.

    Through the config or by means of a third party program? If you use Nvidia, you could simply add a profile for the hammer.exe application to the Nvidia Control Panel's graphical options and try that. I use that to give my Goldsrc engine games anti-aliasing.
     
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  8. Sel

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    It's very hard to create with 10 fps :S

    It's a non issue though if you have more than 30.
     
  9. Cameron:D

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    Yeah, that was how you do it.
     
  10. Bubbleq

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    When I press O in the 3d veiw then I se my fps, it is around 30 but if I look around very very fast it increases up to 200 if I do it for a long time.
    A bit strange if you compare to the game when it is decreasing if I look around very fast :confused:
    So I don´t think you are able to measure the average fps in hammer.
     
  11. Fearlezz

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    Isn't it just easier to change that in options menu then to Download this?
     
  12. An Icy Mouse

    aa An Icy Mouse

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    Tell me, where is this option in the menu in hammer???
     
  13. Fearlezz

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    Not many know about it, but you go to; Tools>Options and click options. A new window should pop up, then go to the 3D view Tab. There you can change the Detail options and buff it up to max if you wish. :)
     
  14. ChronoTriggerFan

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    Because this looks very helpful to determining graphics settings in hammer.
     
  15. Grim_Death

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    Thanks for this makes Hammer for me more clear and I can see better thanks.
     
  16. The Political Gamer

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    Its hard to see a real difference far away but up close it looks much better.
     
  17. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    And how would I make it anti-alias when my card isn't there and Nvidia unknown doesn't work. Hmm
     
  18. YM

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    the Nvidia's drivers should have application override stuff for anti-aliasing. you can use that, but it anti-aliases the 2D view lines as well and looks like turd :( I went back to aliased
     
  19. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    I've tried the Nvidia control panel too. That doesn't seem to work in any game I've tried it on.

    Oh well.
     
  20. Tapp

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    Now, if only someone could get lighting preview working properly...