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Fixing missing models/textures in custom maps

A Tutorial for Left 4 Dead 2

A quick tut on fixing missing models/textures in custom maps

Alright, i have been running into this problem for a while and finally figured out how to go in and fix it, so i thought I'd make a quick tut for those still looking at the nastys.

Problem:

Certain L4D2 custom maps are missing textures and/or models, even with L4D2 addon support installed. These maps use props or textures from L4D1, so the problems are understandable. Not acceptable, but understandable.

Solution:

The solution is to copy all the L4D1 assets into L4D2. Problem is, its not as easy as it sounds. I'll split this up into three steps to keep it simple...
Part 1 First you need to prepare for the transfer, so on your desktop make a folder and name it 'boobies' (Name it it whatever you want, we will delete it after we are done). Once that is done you need to locate the needed L4D1 assets, so go to 'my computer', and navigate to:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead

In this folder you will need to select ALL of the .vpk files (the ones with the black steam icons) and copy them. Now open that folder we made on your desktop and paste them into it (it will take a little while).
Part 2 Alright, now that you have all the files you have to.. rename all of them. oh yes, this will be fun lol. Luckily, all you need to do is replace the 'pak01' with 'pak02', so it doesn't take too long. Once you finish, double check that you didn't miss any: its really easy to skip one and have it mess things up if you dont catch it now.
Part 3 Now that you have the files and they are named properly, you just need to put them back in the right place. Open up the L4D2 folder, located here:
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2

And then just drag or copy the files in. If you get a message asking if you want to replace a file, say NO! Then go check the files you renamed: you missed one. When they are all in the L4D2 folder delete the folder we made on your desktop and you're good to go
That's it folks, you should now be able to see all the L4D1 assets ingame and only have lingering nightmares about missing textures =)

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    And like a boss, i deleted my left 4 dead 1 folder/games before watching that tutorial. f*ck logic..
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    Hey. how to? i have l4d2 but not l4d1.... and then?
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    Posted by Bob Nintendo Or you can simply download 'L4D2 Addon Support' from the steam tools
    simply put, Valve didn't put all the L4D1 textures in Addon Support. Death Aboard 7, Heaven Can Wait, Death Row, Hospital, and many more will have missing textures if you play them with just the L4D2 addon support. this fixes all of that
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    Or you can simply download 'L4D2 Addon Support' from the steam tools
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