Map storage

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by D3C0D3R16, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. D3C0D3R16

    D3C0D3R16 L1: Registered

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    im going to be visiting my grandpa today and i want to show off a map im making.
    I'm thinking about putting it on a usb flash drive and then i thought, "where would i place the map file in the game files?" In a nutshell I'm asking where do I put the map file so i can run the map and edit it at his place.
     
  2. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    You can edit maps from anywhere, as Hammer has the standard file opening dialog stuff, so the structure of your source files (or lack thereof, hehe) is entirely up to you.
    TF2, however, searches for BSP files in a few different places. You're safe placing your BSPs in /Team Fortress 2/tf/maps/ (that's where Hammer copies them after compiling, too).
     
  3. D3C0D3R16

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    so as long as i place it in the maps folder im good?
    I can transfer it from a usb flashdrive?
     
  4. Crowbar

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    I mean, that's all if you can get a TF2 install there.
    And yeah, hammer can run and edit a map on a usb flash drive too, it works like most other file editing software does.
     
  5. D3C0D3R16

    D3C0D3R16 L1: Registered

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    thank you. im just really excited on making a map for my favorite game
     
  6. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    You need a copy of TF2 installed to play the map, and it could take a while to download.
     
  7. Pocket

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    But you can copy the game folder onto the thumb drive and into the target computer and it'll cut down the download time by almost 100%.
     
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