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DarkCloud Jun 19, 2013 @ 3:26pm
How to reskin a portal gun? (Dead thread go away)
I've seen people on videos who have different looking portal guns. They're blue or red, not white. I tried to reskin it but I can't find my "portal" folder in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\darkcloud0299. I have The Orange Box, and I already beat portal. Where is the folder?
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Nokonoko Jun 29, 2013 @ 6:54pm 
They updated the game to steampipe, so you can't reskin the files changed places.
Last edited by Nokonoko; Jun 30, 2013 @ 1:33pm
DarkCloud Jun 30, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
Yes you can. I've tried reskinning and it worked once, but I tried another skin and that didn't work, so I put back the old reskinned files and the portal gun skin won't show up anymore
Nokonoko Jun 30, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
Actually, I figured it out. you put the skinfiles into X:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Portal\portal\custom\ (if it's not there, make it)
DarkCloud Jul 1, 2013 @ 4:34pm 
I put the portal gun skin files into the new folder I created C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Portal\portal\custom
And It's still not working
Nokonoko Jul 3, 2013 @ 12:06pm 
make sure you don't have a 64bit machine. If you do, it has to be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\portal\portal\custom\. also make sure if the folders are "materials" and "models" and the like, then create a folder in "Custom" named "portal" and put them in there.
Last edited by Nokonoko; Jul 3, 2013 @ 12:07pm
eian Nov 17, 2014 @ 10:46am 
Please help. I did your steps, but they still don't work. What am I doin wrong? I am putting them into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\portal\portal\custom\, but they still don't work.
Spzi Nov 17, 2014 @ 10:54am 
Originally posted by EQGLittlePip:
Please help. I did your steps, but they still don't work. What am I doin wrong? I am putting them into C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\portal\portal\custom\, but they still don't work.
Try Steam\steamapps\common\portal\portal\custom\portal
HoleInTheSeat® Dec 22, 2014 @ 6:37am 
inside the custom folder there need to be these folders...
portal/material/model/weapons/v_models/v_portalgun
Then in the v_portalgun you will place the .vmt and .vtf files (The textures)
InfiniteSheldor Feb 7, 2015 @ 1:54am 
Where do you get the portal gun textures from? the .vmt and .vtf files?
BOT Solber Feb 7, 2015 @ 4:21am 
hi
Nokonoko Feb 7, 2015 @ 10:18am 
Originally posted by dyljaymac_Airwalk-kour__?!1-368:
Where do you get the portal gun textures from? the .vmt and .vtf files?

portal.gamebanana.com is an excellent resource.
L10yD Mar 12, 2015 @ 2:28pm 
Originally posted by HoleInTheSeat®:
inside the custom folder there need to be these folders...
portal/material/model/weapons/v_models/v_portalgun
Then in the v_portalgun you will place the .vmt and .vtf files (The textures)
Are those folders inside each other? Because I put them separately and it didn't work.
Rubdee Nov 22, 2015 @ 8:52am 
Is there a way to do this on a Mac? Usually, I can figure out the PC instructions to fit my Mac, but I can't find the right files. Is it even POSSIBLE to do it on a Mac?
Nokonoko Nov 22, 2015 @ 12:24pm 
Originally posted by 死神の猫:
Is there a way to do this on a Mac? Usually, I can figure out the PC instructions to fit my Mac, but I can't find the right files. Is it even POSSIBLE to do it on a Mac?
It is possible! The steamapps folder should (might) be in ~/Library/Application Support/Steam
You can use the "Go" menu from Finder to get there.
Tailsmetroid Mar 31, 2016 @ 7:34pm 
Originally posted by xslouis:
make sure you don't have a 64bit machine. If you do, it has to be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\portal\portal\custom\. also make sure if the folders are "materials" and "models" and the like, then create a folder in "Custom" named "portal" and put them in there. [/quote
Originally posted by xslouis:
make sure you don't have a 64bit machine. If you do, it has to be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\portal\portal\custom\. also make sure if the folders are "materials" and "models" and the like, then create a folder in "Custom" named "portal" and put them in there.
Thank you a lot!!! you helped me a lot with this
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