Installing custom models in Half-life

A Forum Thread for Half-Life

Hey, you! We are one of the oldest mod sites on the Interwebs. Sign up and maximize your browsing experience.

  • Subscribe: Get notified of new submissions like this.
  • Say Thanks: Show your appreciation by sending Zonno points.
  • Post: Give Zonno your thoughts on this Thread.
  • Flag: Alert moderators and warn members of a problem with this Thread.
  • Watch: Get notified when this Thread is updated.
Mascot

Join the community!

Sign up

Already a Bananite? Login

I've got a problem with getting model files in the right location.

How do I install custom weapons and custom npc models for Half-Life? I know this question has been asked over one million times, but I still haven't found any clarifying awnsers. Nearly every awnser was different, for example: People saying the models should be placed in: steamapps/*name/half-life/hl/models steamapps/*name/half-life/halflife/(models) steamapps/*name/half-life/valve/models steamapps/*name/half-life/half-life steamapps/*name/half-life/valve/models/player steamapps/*name/half-life/valve/valve/models/ I've currently weapon models placed in: steamapps/*name/half-life/valve/models in this pad, the weapons don't work ingame, however I've got characters for Half-Life deathmatch installed in: steamapps/*name/half-life/valve/models/player those actually do work. Sounds work as well, which are placed in: steamapps/*name/half-life/valve/sound Only custom weapons and NPC models don't work. I'm using Half-Life trough steam. I could use my old version, but is that really nescessary? Also models and skins for Counter-Strike do work. Do I need to enable custom weapons in some sort of .ini file or something? Thank you.

Posts

  • 8y
    Makoto. avatar
    Makoto. avatar Offline
    Member Joined 12y
    230 points Ranked 16035th
    I don't have Halflife, but i think you need to put the models in here;

    HALFLIFE\models\weapons

    Try putting the models for weapons in there.
    Hayate avatar
    Mantra
    Hayate
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Posted by caboose247

    I don't have Halflife, but i think you need to put the models in here;

    HALFLIFE\models\weapons

    Try putting the models for weapons in there.

    I tried multiple options.
    I made those maps pads looked like this:

    steamapps/half-life/halflife/models/weapons
    steamapps/half-life/models/weapons
    steamapps/half-life/valve/models/weapons

    they didn't work, but thanks for the suggestion anyway.

    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Makoto. avatar
    Makoto. avatar Offline
    Member Joined 12y
    230 points Ranked 16035th
    Wait, isn't the Goldsource angine (don't worry about this name) supposed to keep the model files in like; HL/models/weapons/AK47
    Hayate avatar
    Mantra
    Hayate
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Posted by caboose247

    Wait, isn't the Goldsource angine (don't worry about this name) supposed to keep the model files in like; HL/models/weapons/AK47


    Well, that might be so, but the Goldsrc engine usually does that in Counter-Strike, but I will try it in Half-Life.
    I only don't know the exact name for the maps of the weapons in that case, but I guess that should just be as the weapon models.

    Edit: It didn't work either, still thanks for your suggestion.

    Btw, I am trying this with a 9mmhandgun model.

    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Bumpage.

    Does anyone know how to do it?
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Makoto. avatar
    Makoto. avatar Offline
    Member Joined 12y
    230 points Ranked 16035th
    Can you link me to the download?
    Hayate avatar
    Mantra
    Hayate
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Posted by caboose247

    Can you link me to the download?


    Alright, this is the one: http://www.fpsbanana.com/skins/19021

    USP package, I use the one with the silencer and modified the skin myself after that with Jed's Hl model viewer, but that isn't really critical information.
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Makoto. avatar
    Makoto. avatar Offline
    Member Joined 12y
    230 points Ranked 16035th
    Well whoever packed the file, it's complicated for someone thats fairly new at this stuff.

    So yes take the mdl file in OP4/silenced (or unsilenced)/ Stykerwolf/ models

    and put it in the model file where all the model files are situated.
    Hayate avatar
    Mantra
    Hayate
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Well, I've done that, got pees, wees and vees, but dragging them in the models folder won't make them work ingame in my situation. Also, I don't have a map with other model files, except for the "player" map where all the HLDM player models are located, those do work.
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Makoto. avatar
    Makoto. avatar Offline
    Member Joined 12y
    230 points Ranked 16035th
    Are you using a legit Halflife, or a pirated version?
    Hayate avatar
    Mantra
    Hayate
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Legitimate,I got it trough steam. I also have the normal boxed version. I submitted my old CD-key of Blue-Shift and got Half-Life and some other games for free.
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Bump D:
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Kee715 avatar
    Kee715 Offline
    Member Joined 8y
    For HL1 you put your files into Whatever\Half-Life\Valve\Models

    I am not sure about the retail version, but that is how the Steam version works.
    I am a Geek from Texas, deal w
  • 8y
    Inph!n!tY avatar
    Inph!n!tY Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    4,310 points Ranked 1064th
    Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\STEAMUSERID\Half Life\valve\models

    omg noobs. Installing is ever so easy
    Beer4Skids Straya C*NT!! avatar
    Mantra
    Beer4Skids Straya C*NT!!
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Posted by TeH SubSoNiC

    Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\STEAMUSERID\Half Life\valve\models

    omg noobs. Installing is ever so easy


    Shut up, that doesn't work for me.
    You could have read that in the earlier posts.

    I suppose it just doesn't work for me then.

    Fucking hell.
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Inph!n!tY avatar
    Inph!n!tY Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    4,310 points Ranked 1064th
    Posted by Zonno

    Posted by TeH SubSoNiC

    Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\STEAMUSERID\Half Life\valve\models

    omg noobs. Installing is ever so easy


    Shut up, that doesn't work for me.
    You could have read that in the earlier posts.

    I suppose it just doesn't work for me then.

    Fucking hell.

    Yeah But its the Same as CS 1.6 It should Work Otherwise, Re-install Half Life Because Installing Skins are so Easy. How Pathetic.
    Beer4Skids Straya C*NT!! avatar
    Mantra
    Beer4Skids Straya C*NT!!
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Posted by TeH SubSoNiC

    Posted by Zonno

    Posted by TeH SubSoNiC

    Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\STEAMUSERID\Half Life\valve\models

    omg noobs. Installing is ever so easy


    Shut up, that doesn't work for me.
    You could have read that in the earlier posts.

    I suppose it just doesn't work for me then.

    Fucking hell.

    Yeah But its the Same as CS 1.6 It should Work Otherwise, Re-install Half Life Because Installing Skins are so Easy. How Pathetic.


    CS 1.6 skins are installed otherwise than Half-Life's, according to you.

    CS skins have their own maps, Half-Life's don't. So stop making an asshole out of yourself.
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    Inph!n!tY avatar
    Inph!n!tY Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    4,310 points Ranked 1064th
    Posted by Zonno

    Posted by TeH SubSoNiC

    Posted by Zonno

    Posted by TeH SubSoNiC

    Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\STEAMUSERID\Half Life\valve\models

    omg noobs. Installing is ever so easy


    Shut up, that doesn't work for me.
    You could have read that in the earlier posts.

    I suppose it just doesn't work for me then.

    Fucking hell.

    Yeah But its the Same as CS 1.6 It should Work Otherwise, Re-install Half Life Because Installing Skins are so Easy. How Pathetic.


    CS 1.6 skins are installed otherwise than Half-Life's, according to you.

    CS skins have their own maps, Half-Life's don't. So stop making an asshole out of yourself.

    You stop making an asshole out of yaself. Half life, is the same as cs 1.6 because they are in the same engine. Otherwise. Show me some screenshots.
    Beer4Skids Straya C*NT!! avatar
    Mantra
    Beer4Skids Straya C*NT!!
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Photobucket

    Placed there where you said they should be. They won't work this way, nor placing the files in a map with the name of their weapon, like in counter-strike.
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the
  • 8y
    AZWANTED avatar
    AZWANTED Offline
    Member Joined 10y
    11,816 points Ranked 355th
    For player/character:
    steamapps/*name/half-life/valve/models/player

    For weapons:
    steamapps/*name/half-life/valve/models/

    it works for me.

    p/s the screenshot is too small can see it clearly.

    TRY THIS
    .

    Use your head and common sense.
    :P
    HEY! guess what?? Keep guessin avatar
    Mantra
    HEY! guess what?? Keep guessin
  • 8y
    Inph!n!tY avatar
    Inph!n!tY Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    4,310 points Ranked 1064th
    Lol. Hmmm If they won't work. Then theres something with your Half Life...
    Beer4Skids Straya C*NT!! avatar
    Mantra
    Beer4Skids Straya C*NT!!
  • 8y
    (OFF TOPIC) hey guys, sorry for going off topic, but i want to know where top get the HL2 models For HL1 So please give a link i was looking for ages (BACK ON TOPIC)
    • Dumb x 1
    • Disagree x 1
    I am the one who kills Headcra
  • 8y
    Remi avatar
    Remi Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    114 points Ranked 25802nd
    Posted by ZombieExecutor

    (OFF TOPIC) hey guys, sorry for going off topic, but i want to know where top get the HL2 models For HL1 So please give a link i was looking for ages (BACK ON TOPIC)

    completely illegal thus you aint going to get any on this site.
    boku wa lolicon avatar
    Mantra
    boku wa lolicon
  • 8y
    Posted by Crimson_SoulZ

    Posted by ZombieExecutor

    (OFF TOPIC) hey guys, sorry for going off topic, but i want to know where top get the HL2 models For HL1 So please give a link i was looking for ages (BACK ON TOPIC)

    completely illegal thus you aint going to get any on this site.

    not illegal as long as its free
    I am the one who kills Headcra
  • 8y
    EMEUTIER avatar
    EMEUTIER Offline
    Member Joined 11y
    1,363 points Ranked 3457th
    8 medals 1 legendary 1 rare
    • 10 years a member Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Reached 1,000 Points Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    • 6 months a member Medal icon
    • 1 year a member Medal icon
    I believe your Problem may be that your half-life game is looking for all the models in a .pak file.
    Download GCFScape HERE and extract everything to you main half-life directory. (I cant remember exactly but I think this works)
    After extracting everything, move the .pak to somewhere safe as a backup, then when you replace the weapon models in the models directory I think Half-life will look there instead of the (moved) .pak file.

    Please tell me if this helps at all. (or if I am wrong)
    The One-Man Riot avatar
    Mantra
    The One-Man Riot
  • 8y
    Zonno avatar
    Zonno Offline
    Member Joined 9y
    18,660 points Ranked 234th
    Posted by EMEUTIER

    I believe your Problem may be that your half-life game is looking for all the models in a .pak file.
    Download GCFScape HERE and extract everything to you main half-life directory. (I cant remember exactly but I think this works)
    After extracting everything, move the .pak to somewhere safe as a backup, then when you replace the weapon models in the models directory I think Half-life will look there instead of the (moved) .pak file.

    Please tell me if this helps at all. (or if I am wrong)


    Well, Steam automaticly updates the removed .pak file to the steamapps folder, as soon as I start up Half-Life. So I think the .pak file itself needs to be modified.
    Leave your radio on during the avatar
    Mantra
    Leave your radio on during the

Share

Shareable Image:
Share banner
HTML embed code:
BB embed code:
Markdown embed code:

More embeddable images

Bookmark and Share

Submitter

Zonno avatar
Zonno Offline
Member Joined 9y
18,660 points Ranked 234th

Zonno
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!

Category

Stats

Posts
26
Views
20,066
Date Added
8y
bcp.crwdcntrl.net tracking pixel