Where do I put custom textures so I can use them in Hammer?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kazagin, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    Ok, so I downloaded a texture (Lava!).
    Problem is, I can't figure out where to put it.
    So yeah, where do I put a downloaded texture so that I can use it in Hammer?
     
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  2. Cameron:D

    Cameron:D L6: Sharp Member

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    C:\Program FIles\Steam\Steamapps\<Your Steam Username>\Team fortress 2\tf\materials\
    Create the materials folder if it doesn't exist
     
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  3. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    Oh! This is bad!
    I tried putting the folder that contained the files into the textures folder, and that didn't work,
    so I put the VMT and VFT files directly into the textures folder, and that didn't work either.
    What am I doing wrong?
     
  4. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Uhm, try \materials\ instead of \textures\.
     
  5. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    That didn't work either. :(
    Why does everything not work for me...?
     
  6. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    ok, the lava texture and the jungle pack generally come in a folder or contain a readme. It tells you what folder you ahve to extract it to. This is important due to the .vmt settings.

    You need to extract to a folder specified in the .vmt under:

    C:\Program FIles\Steam\Steamapps\<Your Steam Username>\Team fortress 2\tf\materials\<vmt folder specification>\

    It'll be under the... $baseTexture operand.

    The jungle pack, I'm certain it contains a readme to installation, as it contains models.
     
  7. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    The Jungle pack is fine, I just put it in the TF Folder like I would with a skin.
    And you totally lost me while explaining how to get Lava to work.
    I downloaded the file and unzipped it to my Desktop, I have a VMT and a VFT. They both came inside a folder called "scrollinglava".
    I didn't get a Read-me or anything.
    I am so confused right now, it is unbelievable.
     
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  8. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    EDIT: I found the texture in Hammer Editor, I was trying to find it under the "TF" Filter.
    I can use it now, but it is nothing but the Pink and Black Checkerboard...
    I guess I have to find another Lava Texture :(
     
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  9. zornor

    zornor L4: Comfortable Member

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    Restart Hammer.

    If that doesn't work, open up the VMT file in notepad, then refer to what Magical Potato said.
     
  10. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    That means you must put them inside tf\materials\scrollinglava\
    If they come in a folder, that folder goes into materials. That's why the author included them in that folder.
     
  11. Kazagin

    Kazagin L3: Member

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    That's what I did.
    I compiled the map and it stays as a checkerboard, but the sound that it is supposed to make still plays when I walk on it.
    Doesn't matter anymore, I have someone else working on the textures.