how to make tf2 vpk files.

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noticed no one has listed a tut on how to do this.

First locate vpk.exe it should be located here:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin.

Next you'll want to make yourself a shortcut on your desktop.

Step Two, you'll want to make sure you have your files in this order: \tf\custom\Your skin or textures\. Put your materials, models and the lot in there.

For the last step you'll want to take your folder, whatever it's called and drag and drop it on top of your vpk.exe shortcut, it will be a vpk now like in picture 2. After you're done with that, just drop the vpk in to tf\custom.

You don't really need vpks, but it is recommended to do so anyway, because the game will read vpk files faster than folders.

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    Will this also work with sound files, not just textures?
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    What type of files am I supposed to insert into the VPK file?

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    > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
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    > > **Posted by Devieus**
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    > > > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
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    > > > > **Posted by Devieus**
    > > > >
    > > > > > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
    > > > > >
    > > > > > So, uh, sorry to sound like an idiot, but when I open the file (Specifically tf_misc_dir) the file fanishes. The cmd prompt closes like normal but I can't find the file.
    > > > >
    > > > > What exactly are you trying to do, are you trying to open it, or convert it?
    > > >
    > > > Specifically, edit a .txt file in it.
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    > > You don't exactly edit something inside a VPK file, they're compiled files; it can be done with notepad, but I recommend leaving the original VPKs alone or you'll get server mismatches.
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    > I'm actually trying to do this http://tf2.gamebanana.com/tuts/11773

    Like I said, you don't put anything back, you make a new mod, or probably place the file as if you were installing a map mod, not in the custom folder.
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    > **Posted by Devieus**
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    > > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
    > >
    > > > **Posted by Devieus**
    > > >
    > > > > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
    > > > >
    > > > > So, uh, sorry to sound like an idiot, but when I open the file (Specifically tf_misc_dir) the file fanishes. The cmd prompt closes like normal but I can't find the file.
    > > >
    > > > What exactly are you trying to do, are you trying to open it, or convert it?
    > >
    > > Specifically, edit a .txt file in it.
    >
    > You don't exactly edit something inside a VPK file, they're compiled files; it can be done with notepad, but I recommend leaving the original VPKs alone or you'll get server mismatches.

    I'm actually trying to do this http://tf2.gamebanana.com/tuts/11773
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    > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
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    > > **Posted by Devieus**
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    > > > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
    > > >
    > > > So, uh, sorry to sound like an idiot, but when I open the file (Specifically tf_misc_dir) the file fanishes. The cmd prompt closes like normal but I can't find the file.
    > >
    > > What exactly are you trying to do, are you trying to open it, or convert it?
    >
    > Specifically, edit a .txt file in it.

    You don't exactly edit something inside a VPK file, they're compiled files; it can be done with notepad, but I recommend leaving the original VPKs alone or you'll get server mismatches.
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    > **Posted by Devieus**
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    > > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
    > >
    > > So, uh, sorry to sound like an idiot, but when I open the file (Specifically tf_misc_dir) the file fanishes. The cmd prompt closes like normal but I can't find the file.
    >
    > What exactly are you trying to do, are you trying to open it, or convert it?

    Specifically, edit a .txt file in it.
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    > **Posted by Sketchy Sketchu~**
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    > So, uh, sorry to sound like an idiot, but when I open the file (Specifically tf_misc_dir) the file fanishes. The cmd prompt closes like normal but I can't find the file.

    What exactly are you trying to do, are you trying to open it, or convert it?
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    So, uh, sorry to sound like an idiot, but when I open the file (Specifically tf_misc_dir) the file fanishes. The cmd prompt closes like normal but I can't find the file.
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    > **Posted by TheShadowFox**
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    > Whenever I try to open vpk.exe, it instead opens the console, which immediately closes.

    Nowhere does it say you should open `vpk.exe`. Try reading the tutorial for once.
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    Whenever I try to open vpk.exe, it instead opens the console, which immediately closes.
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