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In this video tutorial, I will walk you through creating a map for CS:S - step by step.

Posted by PureWinrar on Nov 8th, 2006
Basic Mapping/Technical.

This is an audio video mapping tutorial movie on how to make a basic counter-strike source map. It will cover all the basics, I will do another short tutorial later, on advance stuff, like water, displacements, rolling truck and more... Sorry it had to be 30 mins but its better than reading tutorials, once you watch this you'l get a sense of feel on how Hammer works, and you will be set up for life on how to map :) For More Videos in my website: www.LearnToMap.tk enjoy!

 

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mathew1927
mathew1927 Feb 25 2007, 12:33am says:

i cant get it to work wwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :(

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YoMama1dagame
YoMama1dagame Nov 19 2007, 12:28am replied:

Ok. I got it down but my camera ia not working and i dont get how to make a spawn and how to u make building? plz help me with the camera thnx

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Polking889
Polking889 Feb 22 2008, 3:18pm replied:

Weredo u download the Map maker?

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shootmyme
shootmyme Nov 25 2006, 6:07pm says:

click on the texture tool, keep it open and drag your mouse over to the box. Then right click.

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TaiLGaiTeR
TaiLGaiTeR Apr 28 2007, 12:16pm says:

Try hosting a server instead. I had that problem too and it seems to work if you create server > select map from list, and then run it like that. good luck

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generaltiger
generaltiger Nov 20 2006, 5:03pm says:

For some reason when I go to right click and paste the grass in the beginning nothing happens.

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twentyTWO
twentyTWO Nov 26 2006, 7:53pm says:

That tut REALLY helped me out! Thank you!

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MGSniper
MGSniper Nov 29 2006, 1:17pm says:

Grat videao < was slightly confused though and might be again, since Im new to map making > but for the 3D Textured View, I cant move and see the box. What's going on??

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duck45
duck45 Nov 28 2006, 10:06pm says:

anyone needs anymore help go to this link: Firedraco21.proboards102.com where i will be glad to answer your problems on hammer mapping

thx,
Duck~Jol hope to talk to you again about mapping for your mod on messanger

xfire: duck45
steam: afro_duck45
yahoo: centralelf
msn: masterzelda

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BDBlackDeath
BDBlackDeath Dec 20 2006, 4:19pm says:

When i load my SDK and go to open the hammer exitor i dont have any current games down at the bottom?? How do i add them? It tells me that "NO game configurations to run with."
IF you can help me out Please e-mail me at BD_Black_Death@yahoo.com

Thanks later BD

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BDBlackDeath
BDBlackDeath Dec 21 2006, 1:16pm says:

Hey its me again well i figered out how to get it to work now i got my map started and im trying to see how it looks so far in the game. i save it then i run it just like you said!!!! well the css game starts up and then goes away same thing happend when i was in the gave and i change the map?
IF you can help me out Please E-Mail me at BD_Black_Death@yahoo.com
OR Xfire BD_Black_Death@yahoo.com
Thanks, BD

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olliezero
olliezero Apr 22 2007, 2:07am says:

Whenever I try the Hammer editor or any of the other stuff, a window pops up saying: No game configurations to work with. What do I do?

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PureWinrar Author
PureWinrar Jan 22 2007, 4:25pm says:

but you can explain your problem in detail I might be able to help you just make sure you follow what I do in my video and you should get it right otherwise hit the interlopers.net forums or Duck above will help you out :)

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xXxHieroxXx
xXxHieroxXx Feb 8 2007, 11:04pm says:

Got to say, that was pretty good mate. Thanks allot, and stop making crappy maps :D

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rodam
rodam Feb 28 2007, 6:47pm says:

I thought maps where impossible this tutorial helped so much, well im off 2 make a map now thankyou

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duck45
duck45 Mar 4 2007, 5:27pm says:

BD Black Death, you will have to reset game configurations.

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duck45
duck45 Mar 4 2007, 5:31pm says:

i didnt see your other reply, you did figure out how to get game config back...but the problems you might be experiencing are either a "bug". However did you compile your map also? and did you create it properly? you cannot have no open areas in your map, it will have to be closed off by a skybox or of some material (dont use nodraw textures, transparent, or glass to close off map).

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duck45
duck45 Apr 15 2007, 11:54pm says:

If anyone is interested in more tutorials, I have made a few good ones that a lot of people "rated" me and I also do tutorial requests as well, if you need any help go here: Firedraco21.proboards102.com and feel free to post problems that I can help with.

Also most of my tutorials are uploaded to google, so if you would like to search just type in cs:s map making and I will be first on the list.

thanks,
Duck

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cSheEp
cSheEp Apr 6 2007, 7:35am says:

what program did he used?

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siftheads
siftheads Apr 10 2007, 4:50pm says:

My camera Does Not Show my map HELP ME OUT EMAIL ME AT OEYO93@AIM.COM

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duck45
duck45 Apr 10 2007, 12:53pm says:

yo the map editor comes with the source games, just open your steam window, go to the tools tab and download and install the Source SDK not SDK Base. Once you have done that, launch the Source SDK then launch Hammer Editor once the SDK loads. An icon says that you need to configure hammer, click continue anyway and i believe a weblink will assist you on configureing Hammer.

However! there is an easier way...
This is what I did: I launch Source SDK, reset game configurations, then close out of sdk, launch cs:s, close out of it, then relaunch sdk then it automatically configures for you.

Duck

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weston
weston Apr 11 2007, 11:01am says:

i cant see 3d texture view. plz help me. email me at 67elcamino@gmail.com

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weston
weston Apr 11 2007, 4:22pm says:

MY MAP WONT LOAD UP??? MY EMAIL 67elcamino@gmail.com

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nawatl
nawatl Apr 11 2007, 10:46pm says:

Thanks for the tutorial, I enjoyed watching and it really helped get things moving.

Have you thought about making the next tutorial?

Regards,

==Nawatl

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Healy
Healy Jul 9 2007, 9:39am says:

ummmm ignore that comment i just left i just read the top bit and now its workin cheers

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TaiLGaiTeR
TaiLGaiTeR Apr 23 2007, 12:40pm says:

Excellent work there! Is your map available for download, and have you got any others. That city looks sick :D.

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ghenki
ghenki Apr 25 2007, 5:55pm says:

once i create my map (this is my first try) and enter...i get this in console

Counter-Strike: Source
Map: crapmap_1
Players: 1 / 32
Build 3056
Server Number 1
Resize parent (panel(Background) -> parent(CViewC4Panel)) not sized yet!!!
Resize parent (panel(Background) -> parent(CC4Panel)) not sized yet!!!
Initializing renderer...
Disconnect: Response timed out

then it repeats Disconnect: Response times out for a very long time...any ideas?

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[CoUnT_sPeDuLa]
[CoUnT_sPeDuLa] May 10 2007, 7:26am says:

yer, great vid however wen i make the box the camera doesn't show anything. i think sum1 posted the same thing b4... anyway count_spedula@hotmail.com if u wanna send me the answer. actually u could always post it and save yourself the time posting 2 noobs like me asking questions. thx.

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Jdz
Jdz Jun 1 2007, 1:34pm says:

Nice little tutorial, better than the basic room tutorials. Though perhaps you could be better prepared and also explain a few things instead of just saying "we'll do this" (eg; the hollowing part). Nevertheless, learnt a few things and can't complain too much as it's just a overview of basic mapping.

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duck45
duck45 Jun 26 2007, 10:46am says:

To those who can't see anything in their Hammer 3-D camera view, since a lot of people is having this problem, the answer is simple.

When you have hammer running and you opened a document, go to the top left where the tool bar is (File, Edit. Map, etc.) and go to View/Center 3-D vews on selection. What this does is bring you to the center of origin, the x,y,z axis of 0.

If you still having problems, email me, or go to my help forums, that I posted in a recent post (on the first page of comments)

email:
yahoo: centralelf@yahoo.com
hotmail: masterzelda@hotmail.com
gmail: centralelf@gmail.com
xfire: duck45
steam: afro_duck45

So if you need an online chat for problems, or something we can talk, and I will be happy to assist you.

Thanks once again,
Duck

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Healy
Healy Jul 9 2007, 9:35am says:

hey ummm i watched the tutorial and i understand it but ummmmmm when in do the first box for my actual map with the texture sky box i cant find it on my camera view and ive changed it to 3d textured thing but i cant find it wat am i doin wrong can sum one plz tell me

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Alphasnake
Alphasnake Jul 2 2007, 7:46pm says:

i realy need help witht e camera and the other stuff looks easy!!

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brokoli
brokoli Jul 25 2007, 7:31am says:

guys i dont have those TOOLs on my textures my TRIGER isnt like his its AAATRIGER and it is like Half Lifes LOGO.I dont have those 'info_player_terorist and info_player_counterterorist"(i dont have then in)i have only info_player_deathmatch,info_player_start and all others!I dont have many TEXTURES like his!Guys help me!Tell me where can i get those TEXTURES and that other thing whit the """Info_player_.......!Pleasee help me!

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cookiesrgood
cookiesrgood Aug 7 2007, 12:24pm says:

i made a map i try to play the map i hit f9 it goses into counter strike then into gaem for like 5 secs then diconects and says nothing ans takes me back to the css menu help plz e-mail me at mewo_man78@hotmail.com ME=noob mapper

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cookiesrgood
cookiesrgood Aug 7 2007, 10:42am says:

u r a GOD iv never me someone who dose all these tuts TYSM

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DamonHunter13
DamonHunter13 Aug 25 2007, 10:37am says:

I have made my first map for CSS so I suck at it but I made one using this guide and I have finished it all i need to do is to test it. I select it in CREATE SERVER and click start server but it goes back to the menu. What am i doing wrong?

My hotmail address is DamonHunter13@hotmail.com
plus I use MSN with it

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DamonHunter13
DamonHunter13 Aug 27 2007, 5:54am says:

After trying to load it I exit and it freezes.

I need help

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PureWinrar Author
PureWinrar Aug 27 2007, 5:27pm says:

Don't do **** when your loading a map or it will crash, hammer has a life of its own. For everyone still interested in more video tutorials visit my lame *** site I'm creating www.LearnToMap.tk and yes I will be making another video with advance stuff...

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duck45
duck45 Oct 13 2007, 5:10pm says:

Yo Atix, ever since I posted to request people to visit my forums, I forgot to say, great tutorial ^_^ meaningful to help people, great job man

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thelasteagel
thelasteagel Nov 18 2007, 7:17am says:

I HAVE THE SOURCE SDK BUT IM LAUNS ITS NOT COME UPP THE SOURCE SDK
HOW I CANA DO ITS LUNES IT BUT THE NOT COME UPP

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YoMama1dagame
YoMama1dagame Nov 19 2007, 12:16pm says:

Ok im in camera view and i cant find my box how do u find it so easy? and when i did the light and tested it it did not work.

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Polking889
Polking889 Feb 22 2008, 3:20pm says:

Wered u dwnload the Map maker?

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Bo^
Bo^ Mar 17 2008, 6:23pm says:

i don't get the ******* camera to ******* work

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PureWinrar Author
PureWinrar Mar 25 2008, 4:28pm says:

hahah WATCH THE VIDEO DAMN IT and stop ASKING STUPID QUESTION :D
and about the cameras in hammer Click an object then go to View>Center 3d on selection.

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MapFail3000
MapFail3000 May 10 2008, 11:43am says:

Yea i tried to do it but for some odd reason my camera wont show anything.. anyhelp?

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haxorkid
haxorkid Sep 7 2008, 9:30pm replied:

You need to go to map which is up by file. Scroll down to entity report then hit go to. This should fix the camera, which valve broke.

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MapFail3000
MapFail3000 May 10 2008, 11:54am says:

Wait i figured it out.. and for any problems any other people have.. You have to click the camera on the left hand side and click your box then you are free to roam around it

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Cpt.Howdy
Cpt.Howdy Jun 1 2008, 1:35pm says:

i got a question. when i open hammer and open a new file, why do i not get the 4 windows? it only opens 1 window! i have to open 3 new windows. any way you can help me fix this?

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haxorkid
haxorkid Sep 7 2008, 9:31pm says:

You need to go to map which is up by file. Scroll down to entity report then hit go to. This should fix the camera, which valve broke.

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