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[Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by hazik666 on Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:17 pm

Since so many people want to make a map im going to show you how to make a map of your own

What you need?
You will need - Valve hammer editor 3.5 Download Here
You will need - ZHLT tools (hlrad,hlbsp,hlbsp,hlvis) Download Here
You will need - .wad Files Download Here
You will need - A .fgd file (cs_expert_tom.fgd is a good one)Download Here

How to start
First you will need to configure your valve hammer editor
So go to Tools then Options

Go to Game Configurations
Make a name of the game your making your map for
Now you will see the next one called Game Data Files add you .fgd file in there
Then make the Game Executable C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\username\counter-strike
Make the Mod Directory C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\username\counter-strike\cstrike
And make the Game Directory C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\username\counter-strike
You do not need a rmf directory


Next go to Build Programs
Now make your game executable the game you want to play cstrike.exe which is in your cstrike folder (only if you want it launched when map is finished)
Now if you downloaded the ZHLT tools you need to install them by name so locate them and add them CSG BSP RAD VIS
And for Place Compiled Maps Here make the directory C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\username\counter-strike\cstrike\maps


Now go to Textures
Add all your wad files there (halflife.wad is the best for begginers)

Now the good stuff
Ok your Valve Hammer Editor is now set up but you wont know how to make a map yet so look at all the tools in the picture
Now press CTRL + N (Or file new)
On the camera on the top left where it says Camera make the view 3D Textured


Now push the Shrink tool until the squares cant shrink any more
Now select your texture (on the right where it says browse) and drag it on the camera on the top right and make it quite big
Now Use the Selection Tool and select the square (sometimes it doesnt work on the camera) and press CTRL + H
You have now made your first box
Now Select the Entity tool and select info_player_start and place it to its above the ground and push Enter
You have now made your first room with a spawn
Now go back on the Entity tool and get the Entity called Light place it high up in your map and now you have light

Compiling your map
Ok after the last part of the tutorial you will still be wondering how to compile your map it is very simple

First save your map
Now select the Compile Tool
Type this in Additional Game Parameters: -dev -console -cstrike +set deathmatch 1
Now on all the tools select Normal
Now press Run

You have now made your very first map Enjoy!

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Any questions on making a map post here unless there is a tutorial for it

The maps I recommend you make to start with

1st-5rd Map - 2 Fight Yards (Fy_) and 2 Aim 1 Awp
4th-6th Map - 1 Hostage (cs_) 1 Knife (ka_) 1 Zombie (de_)
7th-8thth map - 1 Jail 1 Bomb (de_)

After thoose (which may take up to 2 weeks, 1 week if you dedicate yourself) map for the stuff you like you will have a basic feeling for:
Entities, Textures, Design and VHE


Youtube Videos that helped me when i started Smile And some to help you




Note: This one is for CS:S but its very similar to CS
This is Part 1 watch all 6 it really helps



Good Luck


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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by FlaNky on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:20 am

Thanks //
EDIT : I have got to the textures page but where can I find the halflife.wad ?
I checked everywhere but cant find it :S
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Error message

Post by bosnac on Sat May 08, 2010 5:48 pm

** Executing...
** Command: Change Directory
** Parameters: C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\fightmaster144\counter-strike


** Executing...
** Command: Copy File
** Parameters: "C:\Users\edinemirbenjaminazra\Desktop\Hammer Editor\Uncomplied\Map1.map" "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.map"

The command failed. Windows reported the error:
"Det går inte att hitta sökvägen."

** Executing...
** Command: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlcsg.exe
** Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1"

ERROR: Could not open logfile C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.loghlcsg v3.4 Final (Feb 25 2006)
Zoner's Half-Life Compilation Tools -- Custom Build
Based on code modifications by Sean 'Zoner' Cavanaugh
Based on Valve's version, modified with permission.
Submit detailed bug reports to (amckern@yahoo.com)
----- BEGIN hlcsg -----
Command line: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlcsg.exe "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1"
Error: Error opening C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.map: No such file or directory

** Executing...
** Command: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlbsp.exe
** Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1"

ERROR: Could not open logfile C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.loghlbsp v3.4 Final (Feb 25 2006)
Zoner's Half-Life Compilation Tools -- Custom Build
Based on code modifications by Sean 'Zoner' Cavanaugh
Based on Valve's version, modified with permission.
Submit detailed bug reports to (amckern@yahoo.com)
----- BEGIN hlbsp -----
Command line: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlbsp.exe "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1"
Error: Can't open C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.p0

** Executing...
** Command: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlvis.exe
** Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1"

ERROR: Could not open logfile C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.loghlvis v3.4 Final (Feb 25 2006)
Zoner's Half-Life Compilation Tools -- Custom Build
Based on code modifications by Sean 'Zoner' Cavanaugh
Based on Valve's version, modified with permission.
Submit detailed bug reports to (amckern@yahoo.com)
----- BEGIN hlvis -----
Command line: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlvis.exe "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1"
Error: Error opening C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.bsp: No such file or directory

** Executing...
** Command: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlrad.exe
** Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1"

ERROR: Could not open logfile C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.loghlrad v3.4 Final (Feb 25 2006)
Zoner's Half-Life Compilation Tools -- Custom Build
Based on code modifications by Sean 'Zoner' Cavanaugh
Based on Valve's version, modified with permission.
Submit detailed bug reports to (amckern@yahoo.com)
----- BEGIN hlrad -----
Command line: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlrad.exe "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1"
Error: Error opening C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\fightmaster144\counter-strike\cstrike\maps\Map1.bsp: No such file or directory

** Executing...
** Command: C:\Users\EDINEM~1\Desktop\HAMMER~1\hlrad.exe
** Parameters: -dev -console -cstrike +set deathmatch 1 +map "Map1"

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What is wrong?
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by vladkboy on Sun May 09, 2010 2:25 am

bosnac possibly ur compilers are on the wrong directory. I also had the same problem. Try to check it here :


possibly u moved them to other place.cuz they gotta be in the directory u choosed on "options"-->"build programs".

Hope it helped
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by bosnac on Sun May 09, 2010 3:12 am

then its dazos fault :O
Because i was talking to him and told me what to do xD
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by hazik666 on Sun May 09, 2010 3:28 am

Ok, I added pictures may be easier for you to understand

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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by bosnac on Tue May 11, 2010 9:38 am

I still dont get ur tutorial Sad
Send me a link on how it should look like? XD
I'm serioslu retarded, can't even get this with map making o.o
( P.S. Pictures did help! )
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by zoNe~ on Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:42 am

I have a question do i realy need all those

What you need?
You will need - Valve hammer editor 3.5 Download Here
You will need - ZHLT tools (hlrad,hlbsp,hlbsp,hlvis) Download Here
You will need - .wad Files Download Here
You will need - A .fgd file (cs_expert_tom.fgd is a good one)Download Here


Else i cant map making?
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:20 am

Thank you very much d4z0, I always wanted to know how to make a CS map.

Thanks mate ^^
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by vladkboy on Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:21 am

zoNe~ wrote:I have a question do i realy need all those

What you need?
You will need - Valve hammer editor 3.5 Download Here
You will need - ZHLT tools (hlrad,hlbsp,hlbsp,hlvis) Download Here
You will need - .wad Files Download Here
You will need - A .fgd file (cs_expert_tom.fgd is a good one)Download Here


Else i cant map making?

yes u need all of that Very Happy
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by zoNe~ on Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:23 am

vladkboy wrote:
zoNe~ wrote:I have a question do i realy need all those

What you need?
You will need - Valve hammer editor 3.5 Download Here
You will need - ZHLT tools (hlrad,hlbsp,hlbsp,hlvis) Download Here
You will need - .wad Files Download Here
You will need - A .fgd file (cs_expert_tom.fgd is a good one)Download Here


Else i cant map making?

yes u need all of that Very Happy

Ahh okay thanks =)
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by zoNe~ on Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:54 am

I have a question why dosent the walls show up on the 3Dwiew?

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3579/hmmdr.png

Its just like the lines in 3D
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by hazik666 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:53 pm

Click where it says Camera (on that view) and select

3D Textured

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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by zoNe~ on Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:20 pm

hazik666 wrote:Click where it says Camera (on that view) and select

3D Textured

Thanks
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by hazik666 on Sat Jul 10, 2010 1:17 pm

I will add a video some time this week my hypercam recorded some wrong sounds so il fix on my other comp tomorow

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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by hazik666 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:20 am

Youtube videos added, The ones i used when i started helps you out alot

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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by zoNe~ on Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:30 pm

u told me u gonna to a tutorial for me Razz
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by hazik666 on Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:19 pm

Ya i will when i come back from holiday

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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by zoNe~ on Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:23 pm

Okay ^^
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by Spx. on Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:46 pm

zoNe~ wrote:Okay ^^

I can help you by teamviewer tomorrow, if you need help? Surprised

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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by zoNe~ on Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:57 pm

Spx. wrote:
zoNe~ wrote:Okay ^^

I can help you by teamviewer tomorrow, if you need help? Surprised

U dont need to help with teamwiwer tongue (?)

Just say in steam chat or something o.O
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by Sps on Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:07 pm

You will need - A .fgd file (cs_expert_tom.fgd is a good one)Download Here


????? Not there anymore? Can someone send me a link to a good .fgd file? What ever that is ^^
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Re: [Tutorial] How to make a basic map

Post by Nonian on Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:16 am

Sps wrote:You will need - A .fgd file (cs_expert_tom.fgd is a good one)Download Here


????? Not there anymore? Can someone send me a link to a good .fgd file? What ever that is ^^

Sps try this i upload my file mediafire.com ?4572mfn9ojalkrh
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