Using HL2 materials in a TF2 map

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by necro, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. necro

    necro L3: Member

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    In TFC, we were able to use HL materials in a map. Is that allowed in TF2, or are we supposed to limit ourselves to TF materials only?

    I know if someone doesnt have a HL2 episode, the materials wouldnt load for them, but dont you have to have HL2 to play TF2? I guess the same question goes for models too.
     
  2. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    all HL2 textures and models are instaled if you've tf2
     
  3. R3dRuM

    R3dRuM L6: Sharp Member

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    You used to use hl textures for tfc because they are the same type of graphics

    HL2 is realistic while tf2 is cartoon, which don't match

    Thats why i highly suggest you dont use the hl2 models or textures in a tf2 map.
     
  4. Shmitz

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  5. necro

    necro L3: Member

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    Dont get me started about the cartoony graphics. Even if you want to do an all realistic map, the player models wouldnt exactly fit. So yeah, I agree about not mixing. However, TF materials are limited, and sometimes the HL ones work better.

    OK, so I have episode 2 installed (and only ep2). Is it even possible have ep1 installed and run TF2, without access to ep2 materials?
     
  6. Shmitz

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  7. necro

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    thanks bud
     
  8. Bonafide

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    Even the TF2 dev team used HL2 textures in TF2 so I would say go right ahead. Just be very selective.