Transferring TF2 textures/models to another game?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Shoomonger, Aug 10, 2009.

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  1. Shoomonger

    Shoomonger L4: Comfortable Member

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    Is there a way I can put official TF2 textures and models in another valve (source) game? i tried this with some of the custom models and textures here on this site but only the jungle pack models (two of them didn't work), the snow textures, and a roof and hot coal textures worked. So I was wondering if there is a way to get the official TF2 textures and models to use them on another game like say L4D? If this is possible could someone tell me how to do it?





    P.S. If you're wondering why the heck I would want TF2 textures for another game don't ask.



    SECOND NOTE: I didn't use all the textures and models here.
     
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  2. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    You have to extract Team Fortress 2.gcf Models/Particles/Sprites/Sounds and Team Fortress 2.gcf materials using GFCScape, put them in the other games folder.

    Then after compiling, auto-pakrat will do some work, But for all models you use, the materials won't be auto-paked, so you gotta find the materials for all models and manually pakrat them.

    But you shouldn't do content-porting to other games. For example, if you make a map using Team Fortress 2 Models/Textures in Counter-Strike: Source, the other players might not own TF2 and they will use "buy-able" (lack of words :p ) without even purchasing it.
     
  3. Shoomonger

    Shoomonger L4: Comfortable Member

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  4. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    Yes, that's the correct GFCScape.


    Also, as you are only doing it for yourself, you don't need to do the pakratting part.
    And note that for older source engine games, TF2 Textures will not work, you need to convert them to older .vtf format.
    Models work fine though.
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Locking this thread. Its a well known fact that doing thisis against valve's EULA because you're effectively shipping their product to other people for free, which is in essense.. illigal.
     
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