Mapping for HL1 [Similiar Setup for HL2]

Discussion in 'Other Downloads' started by WorldWarIII, November 11, 2006.

  1. WorldWarIII

    WorldWarIII [ Respected ]

    Okay people I'm gonna write a very simple tutorial on some CS mapping basics.​

    [color= rgb(255, 0, 0);]First, I would get some tools.[/color]

    Valve Hammer Editor v3.4 (3D Map Editor)
    Wally v1.55B (HL Texture Editor)
    Zoner's Half-Life Tools v2.5.3 (Custom map compile tools)
    BSP View (Map viewer)

    [color= rgb(255, 0, 0);]Let's setup all correctly.[/color]

    Install Valve Hammer Editor to folder of your choice. We'll use <hammerdir> instead of full path.
    Install Zoner's Half-Life Tools to <hammerdir>\zhlt
    Wally and BSPView are optional.

    Run Hammer. Go to Tools->Options->Configuration
    The picture tells it all.


    (Game Data Files aka .fgd files can be found in <hammerdir>\fgd)

    Click OK and then run the configuration again. Go to "Build Programs" tab.
    This is where we set paths to game executable, and bulid programs. Yes, we are gonna use zhlt tools...


    "Game Executable" is obviously the game executable [​IMG]
    So you need to specify the path to your game, for example C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\[email protected]\Counter-Strike\hl.exe
    CSG, BSP, VIS, and RAD executables are all found in <hammerdir>\zhlt (hlcsg.exe, hlbsp.exe, hlvis.exe, and hlrad.exe respectively)
    "Place compiled maps in this folder before running the game" should point to CS maps folder, and not as shown in the picture. So, C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\[email protected]dr\Counter-Strike\cstrike\maps

    Now let's set up the textures...


    cstrike.wad, decals.wad, and halflife.wad is what you should always have.
    Other textures depend on which theme do you want for your map.
    You can also create your own texture pack (WAD) with Wally.
  2. Etheco

    Etheco FS Member

    Now if you can get me some good working links for hl2 mapping i will love you, because a lot of the sites iv checked are dead now :( i used to hl1 map but that was time ago and need some tuts to give me a boost.
  3. WorldWarIII

    WorldWarIII [ Respected ]

    This is a great site:
  4. xxbr3ndanxx

    xxbr3ndanxx Full Member

    Isn't this a tutorial? not a download?
  5. Seker

    Seker Full Member

    You should add a link for the 3.5 version of hammer ;D
    it has 3d window support.
  6. WorldWarIII

    WorldWarIII [ Respected ]

    I can do that, I will update it tomorrow, make sure and PM me if you can.
  7. Seker

    Seker Full Member

    Hammer 3.5 beta

    there u go ;D

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