DIY: Pak a Custom Skybox Into Maps

A Tutorial for Day of Defeat: Source

Greetings! 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 KingstonCartel points.
  • Post: Give KingstonCartel your thoughts on this Tutorial.
  • Vote: Help KingstonCartel win the Monthly Awards.
  • Rate: Give this Tutorial a rating out of 10.
  • Flag: Alert moderators and warn members of a problem with this Tutorial.
  • Watch: Get notified when this Tutorial is updated.
Mascot

Stop Lurking!

Sign up

Already a Bananite? Login

In this tutorial I will discuss how to Pak a custom skybox into a map. I will use Valve Integrated Development Environment (VIDE). I will not discuss how to create the custom texture itself. If you want to learn how to create a custom texture for use within Hammer World Editor CLICK HERE. If you want to learn how to Pak custom textures into a map CLICK HERE.

For this tutorial I will be using a skybox from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive named "cs_tibet".

1. Begin by launching VIDE and selecting "Pakfile Lump Editor". (refer to image below)



2. After opening Pakfile Lump Editor select "Open" and browse for your map .bsp



3. Now that you have your map.bsp opened inside of the Pakfile Lump Editor, select the "Add" button located under "Pakfile Options". (refer to image below)



4. Browse for your custom skybox textures and add them properly, make sure you have a total of 12 files. Six of these will be .vtf and six will be .vmt. A skybox should have the following orientation of files bk (back), dn (down/bottom), ft (front), lf (left), rt (right), up (up/top). (refer to image below)



5. Immediately after you select your .vtf and .vmt files you will be presented with the window below, simply click OK. (refer to image below)



6. After selecting OK you will see a window that reads "Add selected files using the following relative path". At this point some mappers get confused and do not understand why their skybox is not being Paked correctly, so please read carefully. Delete all text in the form, and only leave the text "materials\skybox" in the form and click OK. (refer to images below) P.S. The first image is the initial form you get presented with, the second image is how the final form should be filled out.

ORIGINAL (below):


CORRECT (below):



7. Now after selecting OK in the previous step, you will see your selected texture files (both .vtf and .vmt) have been temporarily added to your map. These files that have just been added and are not yet Paked to your map will be highlighted in yellow. Simply select "Save" under "BSP Options" and your custom textures will be Paked into your map. (refer to images below)

INITIAL (below): 
SAVED/CORRECT (below):


Congratulations! If you follow this tutorial you have achieved success!

105th Inc.

(This method works for Day of Defeat series, Counter Strike series, Team Fortress, and many more games!)

Recommended Tutorials:
DIY: Pak Custom Textures Into Maps
Custom Textures for Hammer World Editor

105th Inc.
www.facebook.com/mikec105th
www.youtube.com/chinikaylo123 

Posts

None found

Embed

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

Studio

Sign up to access this!

Credits

Key Authors
KingstonCartel avatar 105th Inc. Flag
105th Inc.
KingstonCartel avatar Offline
105th Inc. Flag Affiliation: 105th Inc.
Member Joined 3y
8,680 points Ranked 518th
40 medals 2 legendary 11 rare
  • Submitted 50 Maps Medal icon
  • Submitted 15 Tools Medal icon
  • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
  • Submitted 15 Tutorials Medal icon
  • Submitted 30 Textures Medal icon
writer
Contributors
AnGeRF!ST
AnGeRF!ST Offline
Member Joined 11mo
editor
NewkungTango
Member Joined 11mo
links & proof
photocuda
photocuda Offline
Member Joined 11mo
images

Submitter

KingstonCartel avatar
KingstonCartel avatar absent
105th Inc. Flag Affiliation: 105th Inc.
Member Joined 3y
8,680 points Ranked 518th
40 medals 2 legendary 11 rare
  • Submitted 50 Maps Medal icon
  • Submitted 15 Tools Medal icon
  • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
  • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
  • Submitted 15 Tutorials Medal icon
  • Submitted 30 Textures Medal icon

KingstonCartel avatar
KingstonCartel
105th Inc. Flag
105th Inc.

Creator
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!

Category

Details

Difficulty Level
Beginner Difficulty

Attributes

Genre
Mapping

Stats

Posts
0
Views
575
Date Added
6mo
Date Modified
6mo

Scores

  • Not yet rated
Sign up to access this!

Share

  • Share on Reddit
  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Google+

More from Submitter

WiPs by Submitter

More from Studio

WiPs by Studio

bcp.crwdcntrl.net tracking pixel