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sonosublime Jul 11, 2014 @ 10:53am
Uninstalling SFM
Hi all,

I am having some major issues with Hammer. Someone has advised me to delete and reinstall.

Will I have to uninstall all of SFM along with Hammer, or is it possible for me to just uninstall/reinstall Hammer on its own?

If I do have to uninstall all of SFM as well, how will this affect my project files (DMX format)? I keep backups on an external hard-drive, but will all the model pathways and animations be completely broken and render my current projects useless?
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Zappy Jul 11, 2014 @ 10:55am 
As far as I'm concerned, uninstalling Steam games (and tools) only deletes the files included with the game (or tool) itself. For instance, if I play Portal and then uninstall it, the save data will still be there. It SHOULD not delete anything you made/added yourself (sessions, etcetera), but it's a good idea to back up that stuff.
sonosublime Jul 11, 2014 @ 11:05am 
What about models that I have downloaded to the Workshop and usermod folders? Will project files that make use of them all still be there and raring to go after I reinstall SFM?
Last edited by sonosublime; Jul 11, 2014 @ 11:09am
Zappy Jul 11, 2014 @ 11:07am 
They stayed for me last time I uninstalled Source FilmMaker. Not sure about the workshop, though, but you will remain subscribed to the items (I believe), and will redownload them if uninstalling deletes them.
sonosublime Jul 11, 2014 @ 11:12am 
Ok, that's good to know. So I can rest (somewhat) assured that my SFM movie projects that make use of custom models and textures should be unaffected by uninstalling SFM. And when I reinstall SFM, everything will be ok?

Sorry, don't mean to grill you, I just want to make sure.
Zappy Jul 11, 2014 @ 11:13am 
It was all fine for me back when I uninstalled Source FilmMaker, and reinstalled it on my external harddrive.
sonosublime Jul 11, 2014 @ 11:15am 
Ok, thanks. I'll give it a try. Fingers crossed.
Last edited by sonosublime; Jul 11, 2014 @ 11:15am
sonosublime Jul 11, 2014 @ 7:59pm 
Bringing this up again; how exactly should I uninstall the program? Normally I would go into the control panel/programs and uninstall from there, but would my usermod and workshop folders be preserved if I do it this way?
raptornx01 Jul 11, 2014 @ 8:05pm 
you have to uninstall from steam. right clicking on sfm and deleting local files.

I would suggest though to save back ups of your usermod, workshop and any other custom content just to be safe.
sonosublime Jul 11, 2014 @ 8:10pm 
And will deleting local content also uninstall the Hammer editor that came with SFM?
Zappy Jul 12, 2014 @ 6:12am 
Of course it would. It's included with Source FilmMaker, after all.
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Date Posted: Jul 11, 2014 @ 10:53am
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