I tried Vtex but some sort of confusing error message shows up ("hit a key to continue" but closes the window) VTFEdit won't work due to code 14001. I tried reinstalling the programs it wants but it seems to have done nothing. PhotoShop with the VTF plug in is my only success at making VTF files, but I don't know how to get them onto my map. I know VMTs have something to do with it but then there is the matter of right folders for Hammer to find them in and such. I got plenty of projects I want to do and the fact I was able to make my first proper map in roughly a week felt awesome until I struck this problem and now feel just as helpless. I hate how I feel was doing so well for my first map and discover I can't texture while everyone else seems to be using the programs with no hassle while I don't know at all what I am ballsing up.