Wait one minute i think he is wrong, you're creating the maps in hammer and want to include the props in your map correct, but you need to first extract the files to the Sourcesdk folder in the models and materials path for instance like this: c\programfiles\steam\steamies\username\sourcesdk_content\materials. Same goes for the the models but instead into the models folder. Sorry but the information he gave you is wrong once you place the props in that folder and materials you can then use them in Hammer. The game you design for also depends on the available content! However it being a mp map you can pack the textures and models so servers can have the players download them. Ive made sourceforts map and I've use ep 1 content on them so i think i would know pretty well on that one so its not bad or anything but thats what you need to do. It needs to be placed within hammmer so when compiled it will show up in the map.--Gear 17:06, 30 Mar 2007 (PDT)
When I try to test a simple map by hitting F9 in hammer, it compiles fine, opens cs source fine (it's set up to the defaults for cstrike) and begins my map. The console shows no significant errors.. it can't download the dynamic pricing list or something and it can't find jingle.wav but those are the only errors. Then after about a second, the server shuts down saying "Server shutting down..." My map works perfectly if I just open counter strike through steam and manually do Create Server for it, but when hammer loads CS the server immediately shuts down. If I try to do Create Server for my map in a CS that's been opened by the hammer compiler, it takes 2 or 3 tries before it works. This is all very weird and quite inconvenient for testing. Can anyone help? --Froth 20:32, 25 Jul 2007 (PDT)
I've created a map with the tutorial from moddb ( -guide-to-valve-hammer-editor/?fpage=1), but when i run the map it says "node graph out of date rebuilding" and all I can see is a black screen and my crosshairs. I've added lights and a startpoint, and i have 4 textured walls. The map is not too big , and I have 4 regular lights and a spotlight. Tskaze 20:49, 26 Jul 2006 (PDT)
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is a technology demo showing off the Source engine's HDR rendering capabilities. The town of St. Olga, where the game is set, was originally slated to take place during the Coast chapters, but was dropped. Lost Coast was released on October 27, 2005 as a free download to all owners of Half-Life 2.
Lost Coast was released on October 27, 2005, as a free download from Valve's Steam content delivery service to anyone who purchased Half-Life 2. People who received Half-Life 2 as a gift from Valve's online store were not eligible to download the level. Valve announced on May 30, 2007 that Lost Coast, along with Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, would be made available for free to owners of ATI Radeon cards. It was later released without charge to Nvidia graphics card owners along with Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Peggle Extreme and Portal: First Slice. 2b1af7f3a8