Need help setting Hammer up again



  • I just did a reformat and reinstall of Win7 and now I have to set Hammer and other programs back up to work on my map.

    I had all my materials backed up, don’t worry.  Just need help configuring Hammer and getting set up.

    NOTE: Using the CS:S version of Hammer.

    Issues:

    • zombiesurvival.fdg goes into ‘common/Counter-Strike Source/bin’ right?
    • (Assuming the above is correct) Hammer error output says it can’t find hl2mp.fdg on line 14 of the zombiesurvival.fdg file.  Is this a problem?
    • I do not have the SDK installed from the ‘Tools’ section.  This should be unnecessary now, right?  Just use the version of Hammer included with the program, right?
    • Where do I put my vpk?  I’ve long forgotten where it has to go and everytime I put it in a new location and reload Hammer my custom decals never appear.
    • VIDE, IrfanView (With plugins) and VTFEdit don’t want to work.  VTFEdit doesn’t even wanna start. How do I get them to work so I can view my VTF files?

    If I have any other problems we’ll soon find out.

    Help!



  • I just did a reformat and reinstall of Win7 and now I have to set Hammer and other programs back up to work on my map.

    I had all my materials backed up, don’t worry.  Just need help configuring Hammer and getting set up.

    NOTE: Using the CS:S version of Hammer.

    Issues:

    • zombiesurvival.fdg goes into ‘common/Counter-Strike Source/bin’ right?
    • (Assuming the above is correct) Hammer error output says it can’t find hl2mp.fdg on line 14 of the zombiesurvival.fdg file.  Is this a problem?
    • I do not have the SDK installed from the ‘Tools’ section.  This should be unnecessary now, right?  Just use the version of Hammer included with the program, right?
    • Where do I put my vpk?  I’ve long forgotten where it has to go and everytime I put it in a new location and reload Hammer my custom decals never appear.
    • VIDE, IrfanView (With plugins) and VTFEdit don’t want to work.  VTFEdit doesn’t even wanna start. How do I get them to work so I can view my VTF files?

    If I have any other problems we’ll soon find out.

    Help!



  • @theforkofjustice:

    NOTE: Using the CS:S version of Hammer.

    Stop.

    http://www.noxiousnet.com/forums/index.php?topic=19061.0



  • Or you could use Source Multi-Tool

    Source Multi-Tool will allow you to merge game content together ex: (GMod, CS:S, EP2) together in one custom config so you don’t have to switch around configs. It basically replaces the SDK launcher and has been pretty useful for me.



  • Okay. Everything seems to be working Hammer-wise.  If there is a problem on that front I’ll let you know since I’m too tired today to do anything.

    Now any idea on why my VTF programs won’t work?



  • Have you recently updated them or downloaded them?
    What programs and versions of said programs are you using?

    EDIT:  If you’re using plugins for other programs, such as photoshop, just use vtfedit:
    http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=178

    You can copy the image over to photoshop/gimp/(paint?) from there and then back after the editing is done.



  • @ChiRaeDisk:

    Have you recently updated them or downloaded them?
    What programs and versions of said programs are you using?

    EDIT:  If you’re using plugins for other programs, such as photoshop, just use vtfedit:
    http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=178

    You can copy the image over to photoshop/gimp/(paint?) from there and then back after the editing is done.

    The version of VTFEdit I got is 1.33 but the one on that site is 1.25.  Strange.

    I’m running trend micro’s HourseCall to check for viruses just the same.

    I installed the 1.25 version you posted and all looks good.

    EDIT

    Nevermind.  It’s a common problem with Win7 64-bit.  There’s a fix listed in the comments.

    http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=238&o=30
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26999



  • I’m running trend micro’s HourseCall to check for viruses just the same.

    Why



  • @Samuel:

    Why

    Just in case I was suckered into nabbing an infected file because it was passing itself off as an updated version of the one I was looking for.  Couldn’t remember if I got it from Nem’s site or not so I ran a scan to be safe.

    But I learned the only reason it wasn’t working was that it was a bug with Win7 64-bit.  All is well.


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