Need some help with custom map install?

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by haloboyvash, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. haloboyvash

    haloboyvash L1: Registered

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    Hey all I'm new here but been playing TF2 for many years. I just got back into the game and was looking into some custom maps, and I been looking for tutorials and guides on how to get all this set up but I just can't put 2 and 2 together.

    I have thus far downloaded 3 maps and extracted them into the ..\Steam\steamapps\{your Steam username here\team fortress 2\tf\maps

    I got that much of the procedure.

    Now where I am stumped at is what do I do now to access those maps?

    I have them installed into the correct directory but I do not understand how I have to go about opening up TF2 and actually locating and playing on the maps by myself for some training purposes.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I have used the search feature for the forum and couldn't find anything to help either.

    Thanks!

    -Bradley
     
  2. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    If you have the console enabled (under advanced keyboard settings), then it's simple. Open the console with the ` key (to the left of 1 on american keyboards), then type

    map mapname

    and that's it!

    For example, my map would be map pl_escarpment_rc1

    Source will start a server for you and you can play locally to your hearts content.
     
  3. haloboyvash

    haloboyvash L1: Registered

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    Wow that was so simple since I finally got that little bit of info!!!!

    Thank you so much Aly!!! Everything is working perfectly =)