Setting up a server with custom textures

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by TravisTouchdown, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. TravisTouchdown

    TravisTouchdown L2: Junior Member

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    After a 2 month absence with computer trouble I come back to the steam pipe

    Here is the thing. I have at least 4 maps on the 2 servers that I run that require texture downloads for players to be able to play them without seeing a purple checkerboard instead of the texture.

    My question is, how do I setup the server now to download textures to players who come to the server for the custom maps?

    Don't say to use a packing program either. I have tried that and the maps have crashed TF 2 for half my server regulars.
     
  2. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Use a packing program... correctly?

    That's just how it works. You need to pack the textures into the map's bsp file directly.
     
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  3. TravisTouchdown

    TravisTouchdown L2: Junior Member

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    Then tell me which one you use and then you tell me how to do it. I have used packrat and VIDE and packbsp

    It turns out the same thing. The map works for me but no one else can see the textures. When I send them the bsp file after I packed all the textures into it, they say that it crashes the tf 2 client
     
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  4. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Pakrat ought to do the trick just fine. Here's my process

    Open bsp in pakrat
    Hit Auto
    Hit Add and manually find any model textures since pakrat always misses them
    Allow it to fix up the file names for everything I add
    Hit Save
    Done.
     
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  5. henke37

    aa henke37

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    Sounds like too much work that can't be automated. I prefer the list file, that's easy to automate.
     
  6. TravisTouchdown

    TravisTouchdown L2: Junior Member

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    Yes

    I am using vide now and it works great. I also find that use the batch compiler program for making the map works awesome. The file size goes up a bit but someone taught me how to make BZ2 files for the map on the server.

    Thank you all for your input. IF you all are into MVM, would you all come to my server when I get it uploaded and play it with me sometime?