Is it possible to create custom background maps?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Scampi, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Scampi

    Scampi L4: Comfortable Member

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    I just happened upon the tf2wiki article for background01. In the article, it states that background maps are an unused feature of tf2, but entering the command
    map_background background01
    into the console will enable it. This got me thinking, would it be possible to make a custom background map, give it a unique name, then use this command in the launch options to automatically run it on startup?
     
  2. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    Yep, its possible and works with any map with a navmesh, an objective, and spectator cams; think I saw someone make koth_harvest their background once
     
  3. henke37

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    Why would you need a navmesh or an objective? Background maps are the very opposite of playable.
     
  4. Diva Dan

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    Because like the dustbowl one OP mentioned, you can have bots play on them in the background; not necessary but nice to have
     
  5. Scampi

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    Knowing this is possible opens up a huge amount of possibilities! Time to get jammin' I suppose.