Nodegraph Editor
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Jackarunda Apr 19 @ 9:35pm 
I downloaded this and promptly created a set of ground nodes for cs_office. Saved, moved the file, loaded it up, and I finally have Combine chasing me through the halls and around the desks, navigating like total bosses.

Silverlan, you a CREDIT TO TEAM. THE WHOLE DAMN TEAM. CREDIT. GENIUS CREDIT. TEAM GENIUS CREDIT.
xXx_TURRET MAFi0SO_xXx Apr 11 @ 4:39pm 
strider walk ?
Psycool(싸이쿨) Apr 5 @ 2:53am 
I followed your tutorial as shown in the AI does not work...
Sonicfall Mar 30 @ 10:15am 
This is a great addon but I have two things,
1 - Air nodes dont seem to affect birds (NPCs)
2 - There is no jump node, as in jumping off a ledge. Can this be done a ground node?
Combine Metrhaeic Jan 30 @ 3:07pm 
Can someone make a video tutorial for this because I'm not so good with in-depth technicall crap, and explaining it to me via text usually is hard for me to understand and follow correctly... Just asking.... :)
PoahN Jan 11 @ 9:59am 
does this allow me to make strider nodes?
GIRNT@RO Jan 10 @ 9:20pm 
THIS ADDON SAVE ME!
Bandit Bible Dec 4, 2014 @ 2:19am 
I tried to do this on a map without nodes, but npc still couldn't move, do I need to do anything other than save it?

and in depth explanation of what to do would be nice thanks <3
Snap Nov 13, 2014 @ 11:21am 
Thanks for the addon. This works great for Team Fortress 2 maps that I want to mess around in singleplayer. Although to addon users, I suggest copying the original .ain file of the map you're going to work on somewhere in case you want a backup if something goes wrong.

If anyone is having trouble converting the "mapname.txt" file you get after you save the graph to an .ain file (like me), I found an easy way to do so off the internet (for Windows XP and 7).

"Open the folder containing the .txt file
Click "Organize" then "File and search options"
In the "View" tab find "Hide extensions for known files types" and uncheck
You should now see the .txt file suffix and be able to change it to .ain

(You'll get a warning message that you might corrupt the file by doing this but as it's exactly what you were doing in XP you can ignore it)

If you need to do this regularly then leave the tick box unchecked otherwise reverse the process to hide the file extensions when you don't need to."
TheStinger Nov 1, 2014 @ 7:29am 
What are you suposed to write in the console?
Red Eclipse Oct 31, 2014 @ 6:14am 
This isn't working for me. I placed all of the nodes on a DOD map, and I followed everything it said, I used WinRAR to change the file type, I placed it where it needed to go but when I load the map, no ai nodes.

Any help?
| BP | Lord Ptolemy Oct 28, 2014 @ 1:02pm 
Ah so that's the problem. Well then you have my apologies if what I said came off as rude. It is quite disappoing though not being able to add climb nodes in-game due to a problem out of your control.
Silverlan  [author] Oct 28, 2014 @ 8:56am 
It's not 'fixable' because climb nodes cannot be created via the nodegraph alone.
| BP | Lord Ptolemy Oct 28, 2014 @ 3:53am 
I would love if the developer would fix the climb node. Doesn't look like it's going to happen.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel Oct 17, 2014 @ 7:09am 
@DaMelon199ッ The Climb Node is broken for now untill the Developer Fixes it.
Dornek [RIP Electric] Oct 9, 2014 @ 7:12am 
Man Can you say me How to Climb Node ? I am really stupid
TheSlyLazyCat Sep 30, 2014 @ 3:25pm 
Thays cool
Singularis Aug 16, 2014 @ 9:29pm 
this ai node editor does not work on gm_nighttrain_v3
Kidnation Aug 1, 2014 @ 5:38pm 
Can you put in Jump Hint Nodes so I can make my NPCs jump?
Eggsicutioner Jul 30, 2014 @ 11:37pm 
Is there a way for NPCs to jump from one of the nodes?
Ziltoid The Omniscient Jul 13, 2014 @ 9:32am 
It seems that you "can" edit built-in nodegraphs, avoiding the "nodegraph out of date. Rebuilding" thing. I created a discussion covering it. Proof [i.imgur.com]
darkeyedjunko Jul 9, 2014 @ 5:43pm 
Could someone give me some pointers on how to actually use this tool. I understand how to place nodes and save the node graph, but i dont understand how to make my NPCs actually use it.
Ziltoid The Omniscient Jun 25, 2014 @ 11:12am 
My entire gamemode (The Hunt) it's possible thanks to this tool.
So much thanks, Silverlan.
The banana box Jun 16, 2014 @ 2:27pm 
What does the climb node do?
[Ancient] Aran Cat Jun 14, 2014 @ 10:08am 
I am using this map
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=106452374&requirelogin=true

This is the error i am getting, how do i fix?

[Nodegraph Editor] lua/autorun/meta_nodegraph.lua:290: bad argument #1 to 'band' (number expected, got table)
1. band - [C]:-1
2. writeBytesUShort - lua/autorun/meta_nodegraph.lua:290
3. Save - lua/autorun/meta_nodegraph.lua:339
4. DoClick - lua/weapons/gmod_tool/stools/nodegrapheditor.lua:628
5. unknown - lua/vgui/dlabel.lua:206
ejdude123 Jun 1, 2014 @ 4:08pm 
GB | SirGASMASK, in WinRAR you can change the file type, im not sure of any other programs though
Nyne May 11, 2014 @ 2:54pm 
I was able to completley node cs_assault and cp_dustbowl. Also noded rp_consruct_v1 with my bare time. Great addon for those who don't prefer to use Source SDK.
[G.R.D.] {SCG} Msgt. Jack May 11, 2014 @ 1:59pm 
how do i use this
Ancient Eye Apr 30, 2014 @ 9:24am 
Great tool! I am aware that it doesn't work on every map, anyone know what sorts of maps it doesn't? I already know about the gcf maps, are there any others?
Dark VinylScratch Apr 22, 2014 @ 9:37pm 
how do i even use this -_-
Sargent Cobra Apr 13, 2014 @ 2:07pm 
will this make fast zombies able to klimbe pipes
xXxxxXx_Kim_JoNg_FaZe_xXxxxXx Apr 6, 2014 @ 5:00pm 
Well, I just mashed a bunch of buttons and I still can't figure out how to change the actuall file type. Are there any programs out there that can change a .txt to an AI Node file?
Please send a link or describe how to change file types. (My PC has Vista so beware and prepare for any complications :P)
[G.R.D.] {SCG} Msgt. Jack Mar 22, 2014 @ 7:54am 
how do i even use this -_-
Saint Pancake Mar 11, 2014 @ 4:54pm 
why dosent someone remake this tool so it works a 100% or at least 90% and get to the top of the mod lists
I'm going to look into the map - "gm_construct_flatgrass_v6-2" it seems to have the choppers and gunships operate perfectly, I might like some assistance in looking into it.
Adressing Mamao39 - The air nodes are quite weird, it seems to lack the ability to lead choppers and gunships but, In the case of Synth Scanners, City Scanners, Manhacks, etc. they can follow them just fine. I will have to look in to it and see if I can find out why choppers and gunships lack the ability to follow them.
[TWS] Kany™ Feb 27, 2014 @ 2:07am 
the air nodegraph don't work because i've placed it all around the map(dm_runoff),saved,renamed the txt to ain reloaded the map... but guships and striders don't move . somebody can help me ?
Toom Feb 23, 2014 @ 6:51am 
When I try to save It keeps showing some error
Sergeant Blueforce Feb 2, 2014 @ 12:09pm 
Also the nodegraphs don't save.
Sergeant Blueforce Feb 2, 2014 @ 6:44am 
When I try to edit nodes on a map which already has some nodes, I keep hitting a node limit. Is tis from the tool or from the map?
C'Vors Jan 19, 2014 @ 6:08am 
How to convert txt to ain file?
Fegelmast-ϟϟ Slav Humper Jan 18, 2014 @ 7:29am 
Gah, when will you redo the liberty prime?
It was so awesome.
CheeksMclovin Jan 16, 2014 @ 10:26am 
Will the npcs explore the map without seeing you
[SoM] /-Guardian between Death-\ Jan 5, 2014 @ 2:58pm 
cause mines are already named mapname.ain wen i save.
[SoM] /-Guardian between Death-\ Jan 5, 2014 @ 2:58pm 
wait wait should i leave it .ain or change it to .txt?
Moongoat13 Dec 28, 2013 @ 8:29pm 
How do you make it work with the birds? They don't seem to want to fly.
Littlefoot Dec 19, 2013 @ 2:59am 
To use your nodes, rename the "mapname".txt to "mapname".ain. Then copy it to maps/graphs. Then when you run the map, your nodes should be working.
Kurai Sannin (暗いサン人) Dec 18, 2013 @ 12:19am 
Ok. PLEASE explain to me. I have used the nodes for a map, and I saved it. I saved it, but it will not save the work I have done with the nodes, which only shows a a text file. How do you save the nodes to a map EXACTLY?
Jimjo Dec 6, 2013 @ 11:54am 
i like the idea with this, its just it has some troubbles with reloding the graph, would be the best if you made a tatorial vid
The Winged Cat Oct 24, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
i just wanna rise the waterz