Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by TheBroGamer14082, May 10, 2017.
okay, gonna look into it but the file i need to open (in easytf2_mapper.exe) is a .ezm file.
you can't mess with already made maps in easytf2 mapper... If you want to make 2fort into mvm, your gonna have to actually have to use hammer... I don't know if it's possible not to...
Level design, especially for a game that utilizes the 3d space as effectively as tf2, requires that both you and the program you're using can operate in the 3d space.
I personally believe that hammer is as simple and user friendly as it can possibly be. That's not to say it can't be daunting at first, but if you put your nose to the grindstone you'll get a hang of it in no time.
Editing premade maps is harder without knowing how to make your own from scratch. Personally I'd recommend trying to make a few of your own basic maps first, and then trying to do a map edit.
If you open a finished map, you'll notice loads of playerclip, hint, nodraw, blockbullets, areaportals, and a ton of other brushes that are carefully placed as a final touch on the finished map. If you go in looking to change any map geometry, you have to be prepared to edit a handful of other brushes too. That's why it's easier to start by making your own basic maps first, like Crash said.
Absolutely agree, have at least have one or two maps under your belt that utilize some of these features (which will be a long time, not gonna lie) before you tackle finished ones. A lot of finished map edits are made by inexperienced people and they end up poorly optimized, ugly, or something else. Trust me, you won't know what's going on and end up making it worse somehow.
But that isn't to say you shouldn't experiment- I strongly encourage it! Just try to grow some wisdom about the editor first.
Just gonna try and make it clear that if you think Hammer is too hard and aren't willing to put in the time to learn how to use it, you probably shouldn't be trying to make maps, even if they're just edits.
You posted this in the Steam Discussions page for TF2 aswell and got the same answers...
Okay, Crash, Sooshey, i've given up on the easymapper thing but am still leaving this open in-case some else goes through the same problem, and about posting this on steam, nobody gave me half the decent answers you guys gave me, someone suggested that i post it here.
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