Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kraken, Feb 20, 2015.
Probably a n00bish question, but how do I install theme packs?
Link to the one you're trying to install? They typically come in .vpk format, which you can just drag and drop into your custom folder.
for my map
It'll install itself into tf/custom. If it doesn't do that, tell it to install in tf/custom.
Looks like it worked, thank you
Is that recommendable? I mean when you pack the map, while the custom content is located in tf/custom instead of tf/, will it still pack the content properly?
I've found VIDE doesn't like auto packing from the custom folder, but manually it all works fine. The path you give it inside the bsp is the important part.
People who put it in custom are just doing so to keep it out of the way of the source files to hopefully stay a little more organized. .vpk's, however, must be installed in the custom folder or the root tf directory I believe. If you have VIDE, it doesn't check there by default but you can just tell it to check custom and it'll find everything.
You just need to tell VIDE to look in the tf/custom folder, it'll find about 95% of it. The other 5% needs to be added manually.
Well see I'm poorly organized so it's the other way around for me. 95% of my custom content is in the main directories rather than the custom folder.
Separate names with a comma.