SteamPipe Skins and HUDs Installation

In this tutorial you'll be learning all about installing mods on the new, faster "engine" SteamPipe for TF2.

Yeah. TF2 is now much faster, but... what about all my skins?
Don't worry. TF2 is faster and now you can install skins much easier.
How?

  • First open your Steam folder.
  • Then go to SteamApps, common, team fortress 2, tf. As you can see in this folder there's all the game files.
  • Now go to the "custom" folder. If you don't have a "custom" folder simply create one!
  • Installation is different then before. Now just create any folder for example "Broesel hud" and put all files (mod files that should be in "tf" folder) in this folder. You can put all mods in this folder or create other folders for other mods - then uninstall will be much easier.
  • Your skin/mod/hud is installed!

If you want to delete mod just delete the folder for the mod. Now you don't have to find mod files and then delete it.

I hope I helped!

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  • popp454's Levels
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    Posted 13 days ago

    for some reason no matter what i do they dont show as the skin

    Bananite
  • RioTxEP1C's Levels
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    Posted 1 month ago

    Can someone help me Im trying to install the femmepyro player model I went step by step and I just can seem to install it... :/

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    Posted 2 months ago

    Posted by Btarso I have a problem. I am a beginner at steam and modding. I followed all the steps, and went into tf2 but the mod wasn't in my backpack.

    Do you actually own the item that you're trying to replace? If not, then you won't be able to see any changes until you do.

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    Posted 2 months ago

    I have a problem. I am a beginner at steam and modding. I followed all the steps, and went into tf2 but the mod wasn't in my backpack.

    Bananite
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    Posted 2 months ago

    Posted by Hope112 I've got an issue. I followed this guide step by step, and this HUD mod only partially works for me (http://tf2.gamebanana.com/guis/29548).

    Here's the tf folder with the file (Shana-Taiga HUD): http://i58.tinypic.com/jaxta9.png In game, this is what my 3D Character HUD appears as: http://i61.tinypic.com/29opc8x.png However, I have noticed that this mod did change the character image of the player list screen: http://i57.tinypic.com/2q3nkw1.png So, does anyone know if I've done something wrong, or where I went wrong?

    Thanks :D

    You may be using that extra option for your HUD where your character appears in 3d instead of a "default" class pic.

    Sorry for my english once again.

    You're Such a bad Doctor.
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    Posted 2 months ago

    I've got an issue. I followed this guide step by step, and this HUD mod only partially works for me (http://tf2.gamebanana.com/guis/29548).

    Here's the tf folder with the file (Shana-Taiga HUD): http://i58.tinypic.com/jaxta9.png In game, this is what my 3D Character HUD appears as: http://i61.tinypic.com/29opc8x.png However, I have noticed that this mod did change the character image of the player list screen: http://i57.tinypic.com/2q3nkw1.png So, does anyone know if I've done something wrong, or where I went wrong?

    Thanks :D

    Bananite
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    Posted 2 months ago

    Posted by silverman510 I have followed all of these steps and still SOME mods work and SOME don't. I have yet to understand this new system. Can anyone help?

    Depending on what game you're installing mods for (although this tutorial is for TF2, it's pretty much the same for most Valve titles at this point), some mods might be too outdated to function properly at this point. If you're referring to TF2 mods, make sure the submissions in question are actually up to date to work with the newer setup for TF2.

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    Posted 2 months ago

    I have followed all of these steps and still SOME mods work and SOME don't. I have yet to understand this new system. Can anyone help?

    Bananite
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    Posted 3 months ago

    Posted by bananinja TNX VERY MUCH!!! I didnt tryed yet but i'll!! and just some more questions: if its a non-vpk file i'll need to place it insede the my_custom stuff AND inside a folder with the mods name or place it separately in files like "sounds", "textures", "models"...???

    Also, can i use more than 1 "model" at a time in the "custom" folder for the pyro?? or i have to choose between the 8 opitions of the mod??

    ALLLLLLSSOOOOO... how can i help you?! you helped me so cuch!! i wanna help you too!! tell me a way to help, and i will! ;D

    Tnx!!

    If you're using a mod that's not in the .VPK format, then you will place the materials, models, scripts (if present), and sound (if present) folders into the my_custom_stuff folder. I don't really play or mod TF2 enough to be able to tell you if you can use multiple Pyro models at the same time or not, so that would need to be answered by someone else.

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    Posted 3 months ago

    Posted by Ganryu

    Posted by bananinja -Snip-

    If the mods are already in the .VPK format, simply drop them directly in the Custom folder; there's no need to place the .VPK files in the my_custom_stuff folder. If the mods are in a loose-file setup (aka, separated into folders with files you can access manually in said folders and has formats like .MDL, .VTF, .WAV, etc.), then you need to place them in the my_custom_stuff folder that you made. That's all there is to it.

    TNX VERY MUCH!!! I didnt tryed yet but i'll!! and just some more questions: if its a non-vpk file i'll need to place it insede the my_custom stuff AND inside a folder with the mods name or place it separately in files like "sounds", "textures", "models"...???

    Also, can i use more than 1 "model" at a time in the "custom" folder for the pyro?? or i have to choose between the 8 opitions of the mod??

    ALLLLLLSSOOOOO... how can i help you?! you helped me so cuch!! i wanna help you too!! tell me a way to help, and i will! ;D

    Tnx!!

    Bananinja

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