Picture of How to use Vavle's Hammer Editor
This is a tutorial for making a small map to help out people who want to make maps for gmod, counterstrike, and half life 2.
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Step 1: Open Up Steam

Open Up Steam. Look for the tools tab at the top, and, if you havn't already done this, download the tool "Source SDK". If you have it then open it up.

Step 2: Enter Your Settings

This is where you start to customize settings. If you want to play half-life 2 or garry's mod with your new map, choose orange box engine or the ep1 engine and then set the game to half life 2 (or any other game for gmod).
If you want to make a counterstrike source map, use the ep1 engine and choose the game counterstrike source.

For me, I'm going to use the ep2 engine.

When your done choosing the settings, doubleclick "Hammer Editor" at the top.

Step 3: Click on the brush tool

To make a new map, go to file at the top, and then click new. When you click that, 4 boxes should pop up in the middle mass of the window.

To start making the base of the map, click the brush tool. This is the small square icon in middle left.

Step 4: Click and drag a box

To make the base of the map, click and drag on one of the windows, but not on the top left box. Make a box of soem sorts. When you make the box that you find to be right, press enter.
Once you press enter, press Control+H. A window should pop up. In the input, put in "-12" (negative 12). Then press enter.
tardis fan4 years ago
Can I download Source SDK on a mac?
you can now! you must buy a source game ( this link is a full list of games which have the source sdk. ) they are all mac compatible.
I have portal but when I open Steam and go to the library-tools menu, it says that Source SDK is not available.
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Trainguyxx (author)  IW5 Industries6 years ago
actually it's taco's my mascot of some sorts...I use it for everything...even in school
its awesome. did you make it in photoshop or find it online?
tacocat is mascot of lolcats.(i think...) and Tacocat spelled backwards is tacocaT!!!
that cat does not look happy
baneat ReCreate5 years ago
It's a chinese cat!
ReCreate baneat5 years ago
Chinese people don't eat cats,they eat dogs
baneat ReCreate5 years ago
I think you'll find in fact they they eat both. There was a big news article investigating the theft and sale of domestic house cats specifically for meat. You should read up on it.
ReCreate baneat5 years ago
thats sad
baneat ReCreate5 years ago
poor kitty eh? :(
ReCreate baneat5 years ago
thats mad...
Yuck,Not only would this be cruel,but it would be gross
baneat ReCreate5 years ago
Not any crueler or grosser than eating a pig, just because one is cuter than the other doesn't change the value of their life.
ReCreate baneat5 years ago
Well,Its Just Something that you can't eat,Eating Pork Is OK,Its Normal,But Eating Cat,Its Just,Gross,Its Like Eating Frog Legs,And Yes,I Have Seen Those Before,At a Chinese Restaurant.
not the cat meat he just sorta led me into the joke
Still,It would Be all Gross,Cat Guts,Cat Fur,Cat Cat Cat.
Troo Dat.
Wi de bad(its hard to mispell that :P) spilin?
Looks like a mexican cat, actually.
I3uckwheat5 years ago
is there a way to import npcs from hl2 into cs:s or something like that
mattronix5 years ago
a cataco
Trainguyxx (author) 5 years ago
hey could you stop commenting about that damned cat? it has no origin for your purposes, it's just a plain old cat, with a taco costume on.
Cheswick325 years ago
I cant understand how you put anything on the map including textures and objects Etc.
Trainguyxx (author)  Cheswick325 years ago
well there is a ture tool on he side, it's the brickwall toolthat' on there. you simply select the texture you want on the right side, then sleect the textures you want to replace, then you click the brick wall button thing on the left. to make props and such, use the enitity tool to make props, and other things like that
yourface1015 years ago
My steam name is goldstar4me (though i changed it to a japanese translated one) meh, just search "the army of deliciousness" its my group (i own it) and you can find me there.
watermelon cat!!!!!! cool but probably not as awesome as taco cat.
Dr.Bill5 years ago
I like the cat. Really !
N1CK4ND05 years ago
Name is N1CK4ND0 on Steam. I run my own Counter Strike: Source server, have my own clan, and create my own custom maps.
nice, I too run my own clan, its at I do not have my own servers, instead, we use DDR's all crit servers in TF2, and I too create maps, albeit using the dev_ colors so it comes out like the orange series of maps you play TF2?
I play TF2, not much these days though, I know what your talking about with the orange maps. I made an average one before, sitting on my old hard drive somewhere. I also got your add on Steam, I usually turn down people who add me and I don't know them but I guess it was your lucky day. :]
thanks, I haven't had much time to finish the map I'm making, but soon it will be done and it will be found at the DDR servers if you want to have a look, they generally use all custom maps such as orange_ddr, purple, purple_night, castle_4 and so on. Can you post screen shots of you maps somewhere? I would love to see them, also, check out, they have some really sweet stuff.
SG1Oniell6 years ago
add me on steam SG1Oniell(DDR) I have been building maps for quite some time, but haven't finished them sadly. I would love to have someone to collaborate with.
Dr.Bill6 years ago
I like the cat. To eat.
uhh, how do I add other things, and textures for the ground and walls?
and how big my box is, and how to make a sky and all that junk