Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

Half-Life 2: Deathmatch

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How to setup Hammer for HL2:DM Mapping
By Pricetx
In this guide, I will show you where Hammer now is, and how to start it so that it uses the correct variables for HL2:DM mapping.
 
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Locating and running Hammer
For several years, you would access Hammer by going on the tools section in your steam library, then running the Source SDK. However, shortly after converting HL2:DM to SteamPipe, Valve changed this.

Hammer is now run via a batch script inside your HL2:DM folder, the exact path to this folder is:
steamapps\common\Half-Life 2 Deathmatch\bin

Inside this folder is a file called "hammer.bat". When you run this script you should be presented with a small graphical menu, one of the options will be "Half-Life 2: Deathmatch".

EDIT: It is possible that you do not have a hammer.bat, and only have a hammer.exe. If this is the case, you should just be able to run the hammer.exe, and also receive the same graphical menu.

Unfortunately, mapping is beyond the scope of this tutorial.

In short, do NOT try to create maps by starting hammer through the tools menu in Steam anymore, as this method is no longer supported.
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12 Comments
gtamike_TSGK Aug 8, 2013 @ 1:15pm 
mapipi israelihahd Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:29am 
where do i get hammer
+Rusty+ Jul 23, 2013 @ 2:18am 
N1 also here is a walkaround\quik fix for getting cubemaps to work in DM until valve release the fix http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=162304891
WISL3694 Jul 18, 2013 @ 8:29am 
Thank you:)
The Beast Jul 16, 2013 @ 5:49am 
:>
Pdogg (Z_Crew™) Jul 14, 2013 @ 9:56am 
thank you.
Ńeolantis Jul 12, 2013 @ 7:06pm 
Thank you for this info! Helpful to us all...
[S-UK] Takendown Jul 12, 2013 @ 9:04am 
Thanks gtamike_TSGK for showing me this link and thank you Pricetx for this!
gtamike_TSGK Jul 12, 2013 @ 6:37am 
Thanks man