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Choose A Sky For Your HL Map (With Sky Previews) - A Tutorial for Half-Life

Ever wonder how to change the background sky texture in your map? Read this easy tutorial! Includes a handy list of envmap previews to show you what the different skies look like.

Step 1:

Open Valve Hammer Editor and make sure you have a .wad file containing the texture named 'sky' in your Texture Options.






Step 2:

Open your map and apply the 'sky' texture to surrounding walls of your map where you want to see a sky background.



Step 3:

While your map is open, click "Map > Map Properties" on Hammer's filemenu, and type in one of the names from the environment previews I've provided below.







Half-Life Environments:

2desert

alien1

alien2

alien3

black

city

cliff

desert

dusk

morning

neb1

neb2

neb6

neb7

night

space

xen8

xen9

xen10



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    > **Posted by a72143** > > I need help.I want to put skybox texture in Counter Strike 1.6 on map de_dust2.Texture is called grimm night ... > According to this looks like I must edit WAD file but idk how. Can you help me out? Judging from the errors, it looks like you need to add the HALFLIFE.WAD file that ships with Half-Life (Yes, even for making a CS 1.6 map). Hope that helps.
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    I need help.I want to put skybox texture in Counter Strike 1.6 on map de_dust2.Texture is called grimm night (http://cs.gamebanana.com/textures/3792).I put all TARGA files in gfx->env,I also added cs_dust2.wad in valve hammer editor. Next I go in map properties and then in environment_map (cl_skyname) and I type in grimmnight.After I try to compile map and i get following error messages: Using WAD File: \program files\longhorn\counter-strike 1.6 lh 2012\cs-2012\cstrike\cs_dust.wad added 4 additional animating textures. WARNING: texture SKY not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture GENERIC011 not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture +0~FIFTIES_LGT2 not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture +0~WHITE not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture AAATRIGGER not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture +0~FIFTIES_LGT2 not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture +0~WHITE not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture AAATRIGGER not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture GENERIC011 not found in BSP's wad file list! WARNING: texture SKY not found in BSP's wad file list! According to this looks like I must edit WAD file but idk how. Can you help me out?
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    > **Posted by face_crusher** > > **Pros:** > > - thanks!!! that was very useful thank you No problem, glad it helped :)
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    Thank you for making this, easy to check here when making map which one suits best :) Very useful!
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    Pros: This is gona help me.
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    Thanks...
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