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Pietas Jan 25, 2014 @ 10:48pm
Opening .vpk and vtf files on Linux?
I've been debating on where to post this, but since it's applicable to all Valve games, I hope it's OK here.

I'd like to open .vpk and .vtf files on Linux (for modding purposes), but the developer wiki hasn't helped me out here-- GCFscape only works on Windows.

Is there some other tool I don't know about, or maybe a way to get GSCscape/VTFEdit running with WINE?
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Rhyndos Feb 1, 2014 @ 2:15pm 
I couldn't run VTFEdit on Wine either, but I'm a novice with Linux.
Dusk of Oolacile Feb 2, 2014 @ 2:10pm 
The file format is officially specified by Valve. You can write an unpacker anytime you want.
Pietas Feb 17, 2014 @ 9:15pm 
Minor update in case anyone's searching for the same issue: you can run GCFScape and VTFEdit via Wine if you also install the .Net platform within Wine. I use winetricks, and those two now work like a charm.

I'm still working on getting Valve's linux native vpk_linux32 to work-- I've followed the tutorial given on the dev wiki, and can't even get it to execute, even if I use the shell script they provide. Will update again (again, in case someone else needs this) once I've got that sorted.
hirsute Feb 20, 2014 @ 6:15pm 
cd "SteamApps/common/Team Fortress 2/bin" LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. ./vpk_linux32 l ../tf/tf2_lv_dir.vpk
Pietas Feb 20, 2014 @ 6:21pm 
Does it use the same syntax as the windows version to pack files? That's the last thing I was looking for.
hirsute Feb 20, 2014 @ 6:40pm 
Dunno, but I'd assume yes ? I never tried to create VPKs, merely extracted them to dig around.
Pietas Feb 20, 2014 @ 7:06pm 
Originally posted by hirsute:
Dunno, but I'd assume yes ? I never tried to create VPKs, merely extracted them to dig around.

Cool. GCFscape via WINE works perfectly, but being able to pack stuff will be a MASSIVE improvement when sorting out workshop mods that have random conflicts.
Napalm Mar 8, 2014 @ 12:24pm 
They directions for running it on 64bit systems

Listing and extracting works on some VPKs and segfaults on others.
Haze33E Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:32pm 
@Pietas Sorry for the necro but I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 32bit. What would I need to do to be able to open/edit vtf vmt vpk files. I'm looking into custom crosshairs and modeling for team fortress 2.
Last edited by Haze33E; Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:32pm
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