Sam Jul 27, 2013 @ 1:59am
Loading non-TF2 maps
I can't load any HL2 or L4D2 maps. Does anyone know why or how can I fix it/open them?
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< > Jul 27, 2013 @ 10:34am 
you probably need th material files of the maps
PumkinEaTER_69 Jul 27, 2013 @ 10:54pm 
I initially thought all you needed to do was to move the map file from the other game into SFM's folders, but I soon quickly learned there was more to it than that.

My unverified thoughts are, it may do with SFM not liking the lack of HDR light map texturing, especially with the first Half-Life 2, before the episodic changes. Doing this on various systems myself, SFM attempts to load non TF2 maps (that don't have HDR), but appears to get stuck depending on the system, because I think it flips out, and records line after line of missing map texture errors, so it seems to overload doing too much of that, and this may explain why it can't open the map thru SFM. Don't take my word for it, it has to be struggling with something during that loading process, it just has been very strict about this whole maps not having High Dynamic Range material for me.

So to fix the lack of HDR thing, that is some sort of map editing thing, but Hammer is a whole another program, which I don't have the means to explain converting those maps to SFM required upscaling. That said, I'm not in your shoes, maybe they didn't even attempt to load all together, where there are times attempts will be made, but just gets stuck.
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Date Posted: Jul 27, 2013 @ 1:59am
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