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Tutorial

- Basic Guidelines -

Yo relax, this is just keeping this subforum in check. New: Some non-source mapping is fine, even down to discussing mapping/architectural concepts with or without software. Have in mind this place is primary for Source mapping. Just thought...

16th September 2014
by Craptasket Go to last post
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Question

is it supposed to take this long? (possible crash) This thread has images

hi, when i compile the map it takes absurdly long. like, to the point of me having to leave my computer on over night for it to compile my map just for a test run! and even then when i woke up from a 6 hour sleep, it was only at 30%! does anyone know...

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by ConstableWank Go to last post
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Help

Mapping Question Megathread v5 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 24 25 26 27 Last ) This thread has images

Going to be editing this OP. If you have any mapping-related problems, use this thread to ask them, rather than creating a whole new thread. This is not the place for requests. If you want to request a map to be found/made, create a new thread. Do not...

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48 Minutes Ago
by HGrunt Go to last post
1,069 33,833
Question

Gmod Mapping - best SDK?

I was wondering, is there a proper/best SDK to use with Gmod? I tend to use the HL2 tools etc, but keep wondering if there is a more up-to-date editor to use that will work with Gmod. After all, HL2 came out a decade ago. I mostly wonder, because I've...

1 Hour Ago
by kizzycocoa Go to last post
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Help
2 Hours Ago
by ConstableWank Go to last post
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Help

Prop_Static and Game_text not visible?

Hello, I am using hammer, and I have a prop_static and a game_text entity, when running my map, they are not visible, any ideas?

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2 Hours Ago
by ConstableWank Go to last post
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Work In Progress

The Official Facepunch Mapping WiP Thread v16 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 37 38 39 40 Last ) This thread has images

Post your works in progress, get cool ratings! RULES MAX 3 IMAGES PER QUOTE! IF YOU'RE USING A 1920X1080 + RESOLUTION USE SO YOU DONT BREAK EVERYONES COMPUTER IMAGES IF YOU ARE QUOTING!!! WIP's must be compiled (unless you have a reason not...

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2 Hours Ago
by Lamarr Go to last post
1,578 147,165
Beta

The 7 Hour War (Early screenshots) This thread has images

Hello ! Well.. Some persons probably heard about the game we are making on the "7 hours war" between HalfLife 1 and 2 Hell yeah we are using source to make it, so here are some of our work ! (Still in progress !)

3 Hours Ago
by - Tear - Go to last post
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Work In Progress
Mapping King x 141

EvoCity 3 ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Last ) This thread has images

The map that never dies is back. I have finally entered full production on EvoCity 3. This map has been in the works for some time. Now I finally have the plan together to really get started with construction. This new map will be more detailed and...

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8 Hours Ago
by TheSenDest Go to last post
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Help

Hammer views are not centered. This thread has images

I recently bought a SSD so I reinstalled everything. Now when I load up hammer all the views are weird. The 3D view in the top corner is not centered. At the bottom right of the 3D window in the screenshot, you can see the cross-hair which should be...

9 Hours Ago
by gnampf Go to last post
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Help

light environment made skybox disappear?

it shouldnt matter where the light_env is placed right? for some reason when i added it, my skybox doesnt show up. help?

1 Day Ago
by ConstableWank Go to last post
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Work In Progress

(Source 2 engine) Town This thread has images

I guess this is a WIP, it started as a exercise in evaluating Source 2 Hammer editor modeling capabilities. PRO: -great UI/workflow -great GUI -solid set of modeling for a alpha release CON:

1 Day Ago
by GaleTheHusky Go to last post
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Question

how do i make a random alarm?

i want to make an alarm (sound and flashing light) happen randomly or at least ever few minutes. not really sure as i have never made timed events before. thx

1 Day Ago
by ConstableWank Go to last post
3 144
News

PropLine Plugin

Wanted to share the newest plugin at Wall Worm: PropLine.

1 Day Ago
by wallworm Go to last post
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Release

[Release] Final Destination 2015 (TF2)

Workshop Link We worked on this map for 6 months, and finally it's done. I hope you guys enjoy it! NOTICE: YOU'RE REQUIRED TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL THIS CONTENT PACK OR THE MAP WILL NOT WORK: CONTENT PACK DOWNLOAD HOW TO PLAY: STEP 1: DOWNLOAD...

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1 Day Ago
by nickster50 Go to last post
1 441
Map
Mapping King x 129

Rp_City12 District14 ( 2 3 4 5 .. 29 30 31 32 Last ) This thread has images

Credit for the Banner goes to Useful Dave. Latest News 26/09/14 Still Kicking. This map is not dead. It won't die. I won't let it. I work now as a freelance graphic designer so a lot of my time is spent doing that. However, recently I have spent...

1 Day Ago
by Snood_1990 Go to last post
1,262 125,341
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TTT Mapping Contest! $100 Prize Money! ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Hello. I am running a mapping contest open to everyone that can make maps. The winner will get $100! I'm tired of the same old TTT maps being played and would like some new quality maps made for the community. How to enter: Simply post several...

1 Day Ago
by Exho Go to last post
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Release

gm_paranormal This thread has images

This is an experimental horror map for Garry's Mod. I started working on this map last year and decided to finish it. So, if you played gm_ghosthunt maps by Breadman, this is pretty much the same thing, and if you don't know those maps, here is the...

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1 Day Ago
by GoldPlatinum Go to last post
10 998
Help

Adding a model to a map.

Hello, I am making a map for gmod in hammer and I have a cookie model, I need to know the best way of using it for my gamemode by having it in the map, I have tried adding an entity (prop_static) into my map, but I am unsure of how to set a texture to it.

2 Days Ago
by taz0 Go to last post
1 138
Help

The system cannot find the file specified yet again

ok so map is good to go, tested it out, boom. "The system cannot find the file specified." heres the dump, help me out boys: i thought it might be the texture im using. but i tried to change the texture and every time i changed it the error...

2 Days Ago
by Magman77 Go to last post
4 166
Steam

vpk.exe extracting

When I extract any of these files using GCFscape or similar tools, they extract correctly Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2\pak01_dir.vpk Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2_dlc\pak01_dir.vpk Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2_dlc\pak01_dir.vpk Left 4 Dead...

3 Days Ago
by awesomeseagul Go to last post
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Map

gm_orangeland_2 - Map with dev Textures! This thread has images

So, i decided to make a small map for friends to play at, and it turned into project, its a medium map, with palace and some other interiors. Workshop Link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=473072482 Images:

3 Days Ago
by Portugalotaku Go to last post
2 391
Help

Would Map ID's Be Replaced?

Hello, I have a map on my server and I have the map ids of all doors stored in a table, if I was to place more objects etc.. in the map, would the map ids of the doors change?

3 Days Ago
by mattymoo142 Go to last post
0 116
Help

Rotating Counter? This thread has images

Okay so when I put this rotating counter inside a shop it opens weirdly. If anyone could help me make it so it opens towards the front of the shop that would be great.

3 Days Ago
by onebit Go to last post
3 109
Post Your

Most beautiful maps created on Source SDK ( 2 3 4 5 Last ) This thread has images

What are some of the most beautiful maps created on Source SDK that you can think of? I'm pretty fond of the maps that have been created for "The Ship", I think many of them are very well detailed. Another favorite of mine, but never released were...

4 Days Ago
by Uberpro Go to last post
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Work In Progress
Mapping King x 35

rp_coastalcity - a new collab opporunity that maybe won't be terrible ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

There have been many mapping collabs on facepunch over the years. Some have dissipated without a trace, some have died along with the OP, and others have gone on to greatness. Hopefully this one at least does something. This is RP_CoastalCity. ...

5 Days Ago
by papkee Go to last post
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Question

Shading intensity This thread has images

I'll get straight into the question, is there any way to affect the brightness and darkness of the pre-calculated shading of each face ? I'm getting results like this when using normal/fast radiosity: As you can see, the texture is almost pitch...

5 Days Ago
by Venom34 Go to last post
3 251
Work In Progress

Fallout Universe Map This thread has images

Hi everyone, so me and a friend have been working on a map recently for fallout. The map is being made for our server that will be going up in the near future to enhance the fallout roleplay community, Anyways....to the map. The Map is set in an...

5 Days Ago
by BeZerk Go to last post
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Help

SDK Hammer ambient_generic sound cutting

Basically the player walks into the room, the door shuts and 5 seconds later the ground cracks open. When the player falls, he triggers an ambient_generic sound file and seconds before falling to his death he is teleported to safety. But, there is a...

5 Days Ago
by Krabkebab Go to last post
4 158
Help

Shadow problems

Hi i'm working on a map and i got some shadow problems, sometime with the darkrp gamemode. When i take my key or my pocket it show some texture like this : http://www.hapshack.com/images/FRd0r.jpg And when i take any other "weapon" like the...

5 Days Ago
by grinchfox Go to last post
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Tutorial

How to build working cubemaps after the Steam Pipe update This thread has images

New: With the release of this (http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1308695), you can also replace your VBSP with his version and add a -nocubemap parameter to VBSP, so the map doesn't build it's own default cubemaps. When Valve converted most of...

6 Days Ago
by KronicTiger Go to last post
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Map

rp_necro_junction - NMRIH is Awesome This thread has images

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=472685701 Near full credit to the NMRiH team for their nmo_junction map! This is the nmo_junction map, ported to Garrysmod, from NMRiH, which has been fixed up for roleplay-- in which I added...

6 Days Ago
by Procrastinate Go to last post
1 271
Help

HL2 Beta compiling maps

Hi, I made a small demo map for HL2 Beta with standard hammer. Now I need to compile it but no way it's working. I tried compiling it in hammer (of course I changed setting at first), with a .exe file in "bin". I really need help.

6 Days Ago
by 0bama Go to last post
4 173
Help

Blender not responding?

Hello, I am hoping that this is the right section, anyway, I am trying to export n object in Blender, and it has been not responding for the past 30mins. Any ideas on how to fix this? 28th June 2015 Just a quick update, it is still not responding

6 Days Ago
by Magman77 Go to last post
9 274
Help

gmod_allowtools / gmod_allowphysgun 0

I have a question about some key values I just learned about today. They are vital to get working for the map game mode I am creating. gmod_allowphysgun 0 works flawlessly - Can't touch it with the phys gun. It couldn't be more perfect. However,...

6 Days Ago
by Rory Go to last post
1 131
Request

Does anybody remember a custom level editor being made here?

I remember seeing somebody in the Mapping section who was making a Hammer-like editor that supported Source and Ogre3D (and others I think). There were a few videos of it in action on youtube and there was a twitter account for news about it. I can no...

6 Days Ago
by Shrinker42 Go to last post
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Work In Progress

Degenerate [BETA 3] This thread has images

Since ~January, I've been working on a map project, named Degenerate. "You wake up alone in a small, dank, collapsing room. The strong scent of decay and asbestos fill what's left of the air in the room, burning your lungs. Will you escape to freedom,...

6 Days Ago
by imp0se Go to last post
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Map

RP Rockford VMF Release

After being released for awhile now and being used on over 100 servers (currently 103 as per this post and recorded on gametracker) I have decided to release the VMF of the map so people could learn from it and attempt to make edits if they wish. I...

1 Week Ago
by Pichot Go to last post
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Help

See-through skybox fix?? This thread has images

So I was working on editing this map and for some reason the skybox you can literally see through it. Does anyone know how to fix this without adding something behind the skybox?

1 Week Ago
by Sonador Go to last post
4 180
Help

Missing door_left.mdl This thread has images

Does anyone know how to fix this error? I have already mounted css and gmod, I just do not understand how to fix this.

1 Week Ago
by GaleTheHusky Go to last post
1 174
Request

Looking for GMOD Suicide Barrels Maps and Mappers This thread has images

Recently I revived the old "Suicide Barrels" gamemode, and while I have fixed the gamemode itself up pretty nicely, I've found the map options to both be lacking and often glitchy. Namely I have two major problems: sb_pyramid doesnt have enough spawn...

1 Week Ago
by gustebeast Go to last post
12 449
Games

Lightmaps on Static Props

http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=23288 I know this is already implemented into the Source SDK 2013 Github, and implemented into not only TF2, but several SDK mods as well. Why hasn't garry implemented this yet?

1 Week Ago
by 0bama Go to last post
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Games

Crossroads Episode I "games" This thread has images

Then I saw you. And I decided, why not share your project here. And to show progress in the design level. This old design levels. I want to show how it will change in the course of the conversation in this thread. I hope someone can help is all. As I...

1 Week Ago
by Ferapod Go to last post
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Release

gm_lifecity This thread has images

gm_lifecity 's My first map, and small city. factor: - 3rd Floor Apartment - homes - Subway station - diners download http://www.mediafire.com/?373497vq2q9f4dc

1 Week Ago
by pakawat1999 Go to last post
8 1,516
Help

tracktrain problem

Hi, I'm making a Fallout 3 map (a shelter) and I've a problem making the vault door open. The door hisself is a model of fallout 3 (which completely work) with a func_tracktrain and a func_rotating. The door is parenting with the rotating and the...

1 Week Ago
by annilator3000 Go to last post
10 448
Map

Gmod crash when loading the map

Hello facepunch, my friend advised me to go to this place cause you are the only one who knows how to fix my problem so for the last few days i've started to build houses for garry's mod with "Hammer". i finished everything up and then i complied my...

1 Week Ago
by 0bama Go to last post
9 175
Work In Progress

gm_out_of_lappen - A puzzle Map This thread has images

First, here are some Screenshots: http://imgur.com/a/WIuk3 WARNING! These Screenshots are from an older version! Things have might been changed! You should know that this is my first Mapping Project after about 7 month and my english is not the...

1 Week Ago
by sashow1000 Go to last post
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Map
Mapping King x 26

WIP - RP_Neustadt This thread has images

RP_Neustadt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Description RP_Neustadt is meant to be the successor of RP_Littletown. It's architecture is of european style around...

1 Week Ago
by €r!k Go to last post
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Link

Transformers Cybertron World Props This thread has images

Looking to replicate that Transformers feeling before their crash-landing on Earth? Well I've got the solution for you! Introducing the Transformers Prop Pack! In this DL lies a bunch of props consisting of buildings, posters, statues, holograms, doors,...

1 Week Ago
by maddogsamurai Go to last post
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Question

SSDK Base 2013 fix?

Not really mapping. So latest updated branch of 2013 Source can only be launched in mode. I don't really want to make people download it to play my mod. Is there a way to fix this? I haven't found anything in Steam discussions/SUF. Sorry for posting...

1 Week Ago
by Mattscreab Go to last post
0 121
Help

Selecting an area and copy and pasting it?

Hello, in hammer, how would I select a certain area and copy and paste it?

1 Week Ago
by Exho Go to last post
3 134
Help

Remove black texture around HL2 door texture This thread has images

Hello How can I remove the black texture in an overlay, or is it invisible in-game?

1 Week Ago
by EddieLTU Go to last post
6 268
Help

Having decal troubles

So on some brushes decals and overlays just do not work on them, I place it on and there's either nothing visible or the decal will just Z-fight. It's only on some brushes and I have deleted the brush, compiled and rebuilt but nothing's working. :/ ...

1 Week Ago
by 1 Duck Go to last post
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Work In Progress

RP_DarvisHigh69 This thread has images

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CIE0apyUEAAwJx2.jpg Description: RP_DarvisHigh69 allows you to fully and completely explore Peter J. Darvis High, a fictional mid-century modern campus, as it appeared in the year 1969. The building includes a combination...

1 Week Ago
by Fulsam Go to last post
0 373
Beta
Mapping King x 32

gm_susquehanna ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Sup ladies and germs. I haven't had much mapping time since gm_upstatespeedway and had been itching to make an all-purpose vehicle testing map, but I feel like this is growing into something more. ...

1 Week Ago
by Noi Go to last post
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Map

rp east coast ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

http://i.imgur.com/yHcw3Wt.jpg Hello everyone. I have finally finished this wip. Description and pics are in workshop so I felt it's unnecessary to copy them here....

1 Week Ago
by 0bama Go to last post
50 3,355
Map

Metro Last Light-ish Map :D and Back into Mapping ^^ This thread has images

Sooo .... it's been a while since i made something for Gmod but i just thought it's about Time :P xD So i thought i should start working on a Metro 2033 ; Last Light -ish Map :D This is what i got so far :

1 Week Ago
by DarkMind187 Go to last post
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Request

Project JW:Park

Hello I'm currently looking for a assimbled team that is willing to want to create Jurssaic World Map that we can all benefit from for having a great gaming experience. Project JW is a project that I have wanted to create for a while in the form and...

1 Week Ago
by AeonCastle Go to last post
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Help

Need help with compiling This thread has images

I got a vmf of Evocity_33x and I have been doing edits on it and every time I compile Evocity, the ceilings of the buildings looks like this: I would content sickness but he won't accepted friend requests and also he has been busy with Evocity 3....

1 Week Ago
by PERPGamer Go to last post
4 147
Science

Random level generation This thread has images

Hello. I've looked around a lot and came to the conclusion that there is no random level generator project alive for HL2 at the moment. That is a real shame because this is a rather interesting topic with so many approaches. So I'm now pondering how...

2 Weeks Ago
by iKlikla Go to last post
28 2,032
Map
Mapping King x 57

[TF2] Trade_Hyrule_Market WIP ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Last ) This thread has images

Download the latest version here: Mediafire (Trade_Hyrule_OoT3D_Alpha_13) Download the map for SFM from the Workshop: Workshop Ocarina plugin for Trade_Hyrule_OoT3D In order to use this sourcemod plugin, put the ocarina.smx into...

2 Weeks Ago
by Yuripaladin Go to last post
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Question

Assassins Creed Syndicate Map Request

So I wanted to make a Sfm animation of the Ac S trailer but I wanted to remake it so can someone make one for me? Please???

2 Weeks Ago
by Maclman Go to last post
1 190
Help

Increase spinning speed via button

Hello, I want my object to spin faster if I press a certain button. How do I do that?

2 Weeks Ago
by estier Go to last post
3 215
Work In Progress
Winner x 49

Fallout Map Porting ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

The IdeaA few weeks ago I was fooling around with the G.E.C.K. (Fallout map editor) and I noticed how well all of the parts snapped together and how convenient model-based mapping really is. For instance, when designing the basic structure of a vault, you...

2 Weeks Ago
by Neddy Go to last post
59 7,601
Question

Custom Material Lighting This thread has images

Forgive me if this is the wrong place, but I've failed to find any answers from our friends at Google. Basically I have a custom material that isn't responding correctly to the environment map's lighting: As you can see it's just bright. I'd edit...

2 Weeks Ago
by Staff Eagle Go to last post
16 526
Question

Chernobyl map request!! This thread has images

Chernobyl maps??

2 Weeks Ago
by GaleTheHusky Go to last post
9 489
Question

-notjunc Is it really that bad?

I've seen countless posts about people running into the too many tjuncs error and having to reduce details and stuff in their map to get around it, hindering the full potential of it. I've ran into the error a number of times and have either resolved it...

2 Weeks Ago
by Revenge282 Go to last post
5 514
Help

Make a pods invisible

Hello I'm here because i can't find any info on how to make my prisoner pods invisible, because i want to make a bed and be able to lie down. So what i'm looking for is a solution to be able to lie down in the pod without seeing it, Anyone know how can...

2 Weeks Ago
by TFlippy Go to last post
5 220
Help

Map won't launch (CSGO SDK)

Hello, I was working on a map and I tried to make a ball with physics. First time the ball didn't move so I made a new one with func_physicbox (or something like that) and now when I launch the map with F9, CSGO opens loads a bit and then crashs. Then...

2 Weeks Ago
by GaleTheHusky Go to last post
15 292
Help

Texture error

Hi i made a remake of downtown and half the users who join the server cannot see half the textures as if they didnt have css installed, however they have css installed and the textures they cannot see are css textures and some hl2 ones, i have no idea why...

2 Weeks Ago
by dhog10 Go to last post
11 345
Work In Progress

gm_patio - Welcome to my backyard. This thread has images

Heyo! I am currently working on a map as one of my first projects. As you probably have read in the title, it is a map that mimics my backyard. It is currently a work in progress but I have the basic layout done and am going to focus on some of the...

2 Weeks Ago
by Ceil Go to last post
6 542
Work In Progress

rp_blackmesa_complex This thread has images

A successor of my rp_blackmesa_laboratory map, hopefully made better and more interesting than the previous one. This map focus more on the facility itself than Xen and laboratories. Things to do: - HECU Base - Security Sector (maybe?) - Working...

2 Weeks Ago
by KillerKo4565 Go to last post
7 1,209
Request

Wayward Pines This thread has images

I've recently started watching the series Wayward Pines and it got me hooked. So I've been thinking it would be an awesome idea to make a garrysmod map for it. I'm attempting to try to recreate it but since I have no idea what I'm doing in Hammer it's...

2 Weeks Ago
by 03C0 Go to last post
9 644
Post Your

Your first map. ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

Tell me about the first map you ever made. It doesn't have to be the first GOOD map, but the first thing you ever created in hammer. The first thing I ever made was a small map with a blue block for the ground, a pile of weapons somewhere, some crater I...

2 Weeks Ago
by Steamswitch Go to last post
113 7,047
Help

Multiple light_environment lightmaps This thread has images

I know source has support for multiple lightmaps when it comes to things like turning a light on and off, but do you think it would be able to compile multiple lightmaps for light_environment and acess those lightmaps using something like LUA. This...

3 Weeks Ago
by grinchfox Go to last post
9 604
Tutorial

We're to start.

I have never tried mapping, but I would like to start, any advice on how to start?

3 Weeks Ago
by Borris_Squad Go to last post
7 456
Release
Mapping King x 21

rp_blacklake This thread has images

This is a roleplay map made for the SchoolRP gamemode. I've been working on this map for the last 3 months. It's a huge high school map with a lot of different areas featuring : - a Main building with 3 floors - a Cafeteria - Dorms with 2 floors...

3 Weeks Ago
by Segecos Go to last post
12 1,562
Release
Artistic x 38

Rp_mountainvillage ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Last ) This thread has images

Day: Night: Mirror: http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/88708 Requirements: Ep2 ,css This is a small medieval town/village in top of mountain.

3 Weeks Ago
by matthew_dev Go to last post
352 72,739
Help

Hiring A Mapper This thread has images

I need a remap and optimized version of downtown_v4c to boost performance / FPS. I would also like some nicer housing and to make it a little bit bigger with an underground. We can speak about more info if you are interested. No one is answering my...

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3 Weeks Ago
by DJ Iaki Go to last post
38 1,142
Map

ttt_highnoon

My first original map for Trouble in Terrorist Town. I really have lost the motive to work on it so progress has slowed these past couple months and I figured it would be best just to release it, since what is there is functional, so others can play it. I...

3 Weeks Ago
by GaleTheHusky Go to last post
4 684
Help

Black water

Hi, I am currently having problems with my map, copy-paste from mapping question megathread: All I want, is for the water to reflect the sky to make it look like a seamless ocean. I am compiling my map normally except for VIS that is set to...

3 Weeks Ago
by Fleskhjerta Go to last post
8 398