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VPK Manager - A Modding Tool for Team Fortress 2.

A simple VPK mover

1. Introduction

1.1. Main

VPK Manager is a simply application that you can manage one or multiple VPK add-ons to and fro your Team Fortress 2.

1.2. Secondary

VPK Manager do have a simply Back-Up and Restore functionality, allowing you to back-up your existing TF2 VPKs and restore them if you modded it incorrectly.

2. Limitation

There are limitations to this application:

  1. Loose Folder Mods in Custom folder are not detected
  2. Workshop VPK are not supported
  3. Raw Snapshot

3. Usage

Here's a tutorial on how to use VPK Manager

4. Tool Motivation

I have multiple system drive, and my Steam and its game library was installed away from the OS drive, and to keep things tidy, I saved it like this: D:\Apps\Games\Steam.

I realised that the full directory to Team Fortress 2 Custom directory is: D:\Apps\Games\Steam\Steam Library\Common\ Team Fortress 2\tf\Custom. It is damn long.

Not only that, if I'm testing mods out, I have multiple File Explorer open up:

  1. TF2 Custom
  2. Temporary Folder
  3. Decompiled/Source materials (usually 3-5 folders)

That's for a new mod, however, if I'm updating existing mod, I need to keep the original VPK safe, or if I screwed something up, I need a way to restore the VPKs.

Sure, I did created multiple shortcuts, but it is just one issue. The other issue such as:

  1. Switching multiple tabs, and often get lost in the process (even with dual monitors and doing testing on incomplete mod).
  2. Reduce steps to copy-paste or move.


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    pretty useful for updating my mods, but i do have a suggestion

    it should have some sort of "preset" feature, mostly so people can easily have a different set of mods depending on what they wanna do in tf2, for example if someone wants to play casual, they choose their casual/sv_pure 1 preset, if someone wants to play on community servers, they choose their community/sv_pure 0 preset.
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    somebody can say what is better version

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    Backups are cool.

    I'm planning a similar thing for QLMM, if you have ideas, let me know
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  • kinda nice tho im too lazy to even put the mods in.
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    Is there any place where I can check the source code? 
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  • How do I uninstall if I think I messed up the start up wizard?
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    2y
    can this be a potential alternate of GCFScape?
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    Suggestion: Add a whitelist for vpks so when you use "uninstall all", It won't uninstall said vpk

    Useful if you have mods that do work with sv_pure
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    why would you need this?
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    Nice work! Any chance we could add 1-click install integration to GameBanana?
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