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Getting Started With Hammer

Getting Started

Creating a Map Addon

Before you do anything, you need to make a Map addon which will allow you to compile and upload the map.

Start by going to the Projects tab and pressing the "+" button and selecting "Create New..."

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Once you have done that a window will pop up with some options, change the "Project Type" to Map and fill in the rest with what you want such as Map name and location.

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You can then right click your map addon from the Projects tab and press "Open in Hammer...".

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Errors

If you are getting the error "(map path) is outside of the directory required for game content:" your map is not classed as an addon, which means you either haven't created a map addon or in some cases your vmap does not match the name of the addon package ident.

If you created a map before making a addon, follow the above steps using your vmap name and copy your current map into the addons /maps folder.

If you are getting a "You were disconnected from the server. CLIENT_NO_MAP Reason:(map name)" It means the package ident does not match the vmap/vpk you uploaded.