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In this tutorial we will learn how to make a small level and then build the level.

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Part 1

In this tutorial we will learn to build our first level.


Part 2

In this tutorial we will polish up our safe room abit by giving our players some ammo,weapons, and some health kits.


Part 3

In part 3 we will add-on to our small level by adding a second floor and placing a ladder.


Part 4

In this tutorial we will take what we have done in our previous tutorials and learn how to create nav mesh's to make our levels playable.


Part 5

In this tutorial I show you guys just a few quick tips that might help you guys abit when your designing levels. Also show really quickly how the Vertex Manipulation tool works.


Special thanks to rijndersnathan's for the logo

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Croco15
Croco15

Cool. This would of helped me a lot when I first started mapping.

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Nebcake
Nebcake

Great tutorials, this makes me want to map

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xscottx019
xscottx019

See thats the problem for me. Thats all I can make is orange hallways and rooms, there needs to me like a medium tutorial for people that have just began mapping and need tips and tricks. But still great tutorial!

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Silverfisk
Silverfisk

Awesome tutorials man! Very well done!

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Raven67854 Author
Raven67854

@xscottx019
You can use whatever materials you want. I am not a level designer. You will have to use your own creativity in order to make something look really great :).

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DarkPivot
DarkPivot

Hey I'm subscribed to you lol.

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TheOnlyAnderson
TheOnlyAnderson

Nice tutorials, these would have been very helpful when I started my new mod Left In The Shed!

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johbii
johbii

tank you!

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Orion
Orion

I haven't EVER tried any kind of 'Source' level design before (I'm a UE freak!) but since the L4D2 tools were released I got tempted and decided to install them. Now with this tutorial batch I might just give it a go!

Thanks again Raven mate! You're heading toward Sainthood! lol. ;)

PS: I got your PM, I'll reply soon! Busy Busy Busy lol.

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Connway
Connway

Nice tutorials!

Also, I think Ctrl+M allows you to specify exact numbers for rotate, scale, and translate.

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Ci47
Ci47

every time i load the map i get steam validation rejected whys that

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wazanator
wazanator

Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't these the same tutorials that are already posted on the VDC and the maps that come with L4D2 meant as tutorial maps?
Developer.valvesoftware.com

All you have done is created a video version of them (which is good some people do like to watch over reading) I just think you might want to credit the first person who made this tutorial

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jackar
jackar

great tut. it helps me when i mapped left 4 dead

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Setis
Setis

nice series, you should create more and cover aspects like rescue rooms, safe houses, events, etc. Thats what makes mapping for l4d or l4d2 special! :)

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Ekern
Ekern

Somehow, my map won't load when I run it. Anyone know why?

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MorshuLoL
MorshuLoL

My map doesn't get the texture i give it went i put it in the world...

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Estevoo
Estevoo

anyone know how to add more stuff to l4d2. kind npcs and weapons?

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