Portable Hammer?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by nik, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    Hey guys, I was just wondering if there was a way to open hammer portably, as in-not from steam, just to open maps and do brushwork, no texturing or model work..

    is it even possible? do you need to have tf2 installed?
     
  2. The Political Gamer

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  3. Cameron:D

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    If you have tf2 installed, you CAN get it to work even without Steam running, but some things are buggy and you cant compile.
     
  4. Tapp

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    So, would it be possible to put the whole steam folder on a flash drive and run it in offline mode? I hear that offline mode works now.
     
  5. Cameron:D

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    Doubt it. Account info for offline mode is stored locally in the registry, not in the steam install folder.
     
  6. jakemaheu

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    I too have been thinking of a way around this-- my school blocks the Steam servers, so I have to figure a way around it. I've so far had only a couple ideas.

    First, I had the idea to create a VMware image of a stripped build of Windows XP, with Steam, the SDK, and TF2 installed, as well as proxy software. I'd put it on a flash drive and start the image to work. However, some research tells me that the proxy idea won't work due to Valve patching a hole that allowed for proxifying Steam.

    I also had the idea to simply buy a pay-as-you-go 3G modem and plug it in to start Steam and the SDK. It isn't that pricey, and Steam shouldn't need that much bandwidth, so I think I'm going to try that approach. Also, copying the Steam folder from Program Files onto a flash drive works-- I think it just recreates the registry information when you run it.

    The flash drive you want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220253

    The cellular modem: http://www.virginmobileusa.com/mobile-broadband

    Holy shit, that modem is expensive.
     
  7. The Political Gamer

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    I use my iPhone as the cell modem and it works perfectly fine. :)
     
  8. nik

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    so I could just copy the steam folder from program files with tf2 and sdk and then it would be possible to log in offline and map?
     
  9. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Only in my dreams.

    We seriously need to get onto Valve about this.
     
  10. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    You can't run Steam on removable media.
     
  11. nik

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    godommot
     
  12. martijntje

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    You would basicly have to get a cracked version of the SDK (You cant seem to get hammer withouth sourceSDK). Cracked meaning you dont need steam to run it.

    but I have no idea where to get, nor do I suggest looking for a cracked version, because of the ban hammer

    Edit: it also is a nightmare to get working, not really worth it
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  13. nik

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    well this is discouraging :(
     
  14. Dain

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    Someone contact Valve, get them to make a hammer iPhone app.