Setting up Hammer

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Setting up Hammer 1. Start Hammer. 2. Go to tools/options. Game Configurations Tab 3. Hit Edit, which is under Configuration. 4. Hit Add, and type in Garry's Mod 10. 5. Hit the Add button under Game Data files, and find garrysmod.fgd under your $garrysmod\garrysmod directory. 6. Make sure the texture format is Materials (Half-Life 2), and the Map Type is Half-Life 2. 7. The Default PointEntity Class can be whatever you want, but I use prop_static. Also, the Default SolidEntity Class can be whatever, but again, I use func_detail. You can also leave the Default texture scale and Default lightmap scale as they are. Same as the cordon texture. 8. Game Executable:$SteamUserDir\garrysmod\garrysmod 9. Game Directory:$SteamUserDir\garrysmod\garrysmod 10. Hammer VMF Directory: $SteamUserDir\sourcesdk_content\garrysmod\maps Build Programs Tab 11. Configuration: Garry's Mod 10 12. Game Executable: $SteamUserDir\source sdk base\hl2.exe 13. BSP Executable: $SteamUserDir\sourcesdk\bin\vbsp.exe 14. VIS Executable: $SteamUserDir\sourcesdk\bin\vvis.exe 15. RAD Executable: $SteamUserDir\sourcesdk\bin\vrad.exe 16. Place Compiled Maps: $SteamDir\steamapps\USERNAME\garrysmod\garrysmod\maps 17. Hit apply and restart Hammer. That's it. It should also now show up on your SDK Game List. DO NOT RESET GAME CONFIGURATIONS! This will reset the Garry's Mod 10 setup, and delete it. Screenshots

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    every time i select the game data file the hammer thiny crashes
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    awesome tut. very easy to follow :P
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    For all of you who are having the grid problems. I had to it too but fixed it. Use the orange box engine. Not ep1. And if that doesnt fix it, make sure the paths are exactly what he specified. And not something you thought would work, like "$SteamUserDir\garrysmod\garrysmod\maps"instead of "$SteamDir\steamapps\USERNAME\garrysmod\garrysmod\maps" for the Place Compiled Maps.
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    Love the one that found out that you should just swithc engines it works forme YAAAY
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  • 9y
    Hey, can someone explain why I only get black boxes w/ no grids only a crossed line in my quad view in Hammer? Thanks.
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    Posted by BrainZ

    Posted by Rootbeerz

    I honestly don't know how, so I'm assuming that since it switched engines it's messed up. I'll try to see if I can fix it.

    If you do all what you typed here, except run Hammer with a orangebox game and then set all those properties. (different hammer versions) it works fine.


    YES! It does! Nice one, man!

    Game exe: $SteamUserDir\source sdk base\hl2.exe

    BSP exe: $SteamUserDir\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\vbsp.exe

    VIS exe: $SteamUserDir\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\vvis.exe

    RAD exe: $SteamUserDir\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\vrad.exe

    Compiled Maps: $SteamUserDir\garrysmod\garrysmod\maps

    Try that out.
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    Posted by PaulMason

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    Http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii23/bountyhunter219/UGHHHH.jpg

    this is what I see when i go to file/new.

    HELLLPPPP!!!!


    Yeah dude I got the same exact thing. Someone wanna help me out here?

    same problem need help
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    Posted by Rootbeerz

    I honestly don't know how, so I'm assuming that since it switched engines it's messed up. I'll try to see if I can fix it.

    If you do all what you typed here, except run Hammer with a orangebox game and then set all those properties. (different hammer versions) it works fine.
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  • 9y
    Try this

    1. make a map on css engine
    2. Compile it (F9 run map) test it
    3. save it
    4. go to were it was saved and copy the compiled map into your garry's mod map folder
    5. launch garry's mod and play your map :D

    6. you can tell if the map is compiled by looking at the BSB at the end

    for example
    Curtis_map.bsb
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    I honestly don't know how, so I'm assuming that since it switched engines it's messed up. I'll try to see if I can fix it.
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