very confused on custom prop installing

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by MoonFox, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    note: I've worked with downloading custom content, but the issue today being: (1) it's been too long and I cannot remember when to put them, and (2) where I think they should go is causing errors up the wazzoo
     
  2. JMaxchill

    JMaxchill L5: Dapper Member

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    What problem are you actually having?
     
  3. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    the first problem being: its causing a crap ton of errors, either not loading properly, or just crashing hammer
     
  4. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    while trying to install an old game, I saw how I had set up the files under TF/custom

    and well... just copied and pasted
     
  5. MaccyF

    aa MaccyF Notoriously Unreliable

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    you don't want them in tf/custom, put your materials under tf/materials (/models if its a model) and your models in tf/models
     
  6. MoonFox

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    actually, it works fine now, I had the custom folder with basic material data stored under the folder I named textures(skybox) or textures(overlays)

    edit: the materials folder was named textures, the two subfolders were skybox and overlays
     
  7. Hyperion

    aa Hyperion L16: Grid Member

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    I have all custom things in custom -folder and everything works fine
     
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  8. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    I recommend to organize your stuff like this:

    tf/custom is the root folder for client mods, because it can read VPK files
    tf/download is the root folder for all the bloating mods from custom servers.
    tf/ is the root folder for your mapping stuff. Now you have all three things seperated and since you access the mapping stuff the most, it is in the shortes path.