Costco Wholesale Market Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:19pm
Can you install custom tf2 huds , skins , etc in ln linux (solved)
I've wanted to install franken hud and a couple of skins on linux but first I do not know where I might put the files and secondly would it work ? thanks in advance
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Greenbikerdude Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
Try it out! Make a backup copy of your steam folder.
Btw it is located at ~/.local/share/Steam the tilde just means your homefolder! if you open the explorer and press ctrl+h you will be able to see the .local folders! files with a dot in the beginning are hidden in linux btw ;) I do not know why custom skins etc shouldn't work, but you never know until you tried.
gutigen o) Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:24pm 
It would. I assuming that you are using Ubuntu, so open Home folder and press ctrl+h, that will reveal hidden files and look for folder called ".steam". Inside will be another folder called "steam", everything inside is just like in Windows version.

"I heard you like Steam, so I put Steam in your Steam..." :P
Last edited by gutigen o); Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:25pm
Costco Wholesale Market Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Originally posted by Greenbikerdude:
Try it out! Make a backup copy of your steam folder.
Btw it is located at ~/.local/share/Steam the tilde just means your homefolder! if you open the explorer and press ctrl+h you will be able to see the .local folders! files with a dot in the beginning are hidden in linux btw ;) I do not know why custom skins etc shouldn't work, but you never know until you tried.


My problem is I have found 2 folders that contain the steamapps directory steam and root
gutigen o) Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:25pm 
Originally posted by Greenbikerdude:
Try it out! Make a backup copy of your steam folder.
Btw it is located at ~/.local/share/Steam the tilde just means your homefolder! if you open the explorer and press ctrl+h you will be able to see the .local folders! files with a dot in the beginning are hidden in linux btw ;) I do not know why custom skins etc shouldn't work, but you never know until you tried.


My problem is I have found 2 folders that contain the steamapps directory steam and root

Both are just symlinks (shortcuts) to Steam folder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link
Last edited by gutigen o); Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:26pm
Costco Wholesale Market Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
Originally posted by gutigen o) Linux:


My problem is I have found 2 folders that contain the steamapps directory steam and root

Both are just symlinks (shortcuts) to Steam folder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolic_link

so does this mean that I can put the files into either one of them and it will work ?
gutigen o) Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:29pm 
so does this mean that I can put the files into either one of them and it will work ?

Click either of them and look at top of file manager, path to Steam folder is the same. So yes, you can :)
Costco Wholesale Market Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:30pm 
Originally posted by gutigen o) Linux:
so does this mean that I can put the files into either one of them and it will work ?

Click either of them and look at top of file manager, path to Steam folder is the same. So yes, you can :)

Thank you
Orionkhastan™ Sep 20, 2013 @ 1:45pm 
I still am on linux, where the files will not load into TF2 at all.
Hardtimes Sep 20, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
Actually, the current method for adding custom content is to place the content in the game's 'custom' directory. So for tf2 it would be:

/home/someuser/.steam/SteamApps/common/Team Fortress 2/tf/custom

Under that directory you'd create a descriptive folder name and add the custom content there.
Costco Wholesale Market Sep 20, 2013 @ 4:08pm 
Originally posted by Hardtimes:
Actually, the current method for adding custom content is to place the content in the game's 'custom' directory. So for tf2 it would be:

/home/someuser/.steam/SteamApps/common/Team Fortress 2/tf/custom

Under that directory you'd create a descriptive folder name and add the custom content there.

I does say this problem is solved but thanks anyway
[Fin] CreePySun Nov 11, 2013 @ 6:04am 
I can't really even open \steam\steamapps\~username\team fortress 2\ file to put mods in them. :(
###O?qÿáÓ Nov 11, 2013 @ 6:32am 
It is not "username" anymore. Now you find it under "common".
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