how to make tf2 vpk files.

noticed no one has listed a tut on how to do this.

First locate vpk.exe it should be located here:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin.

Next you'll want to make yourself a shortcut on your desktop.

Step Two, you'll want to make sure you have your files in this order: \tf\custom\Your skin or textures\. Put your materials, models and the lot in there.

For the last step you'll want to take your folder, whatever it's called and drag and drop it on top of your vpk.exe shortcut, it will be a vpk now like in picture 2. After you're done with that, just drop the vpk in to tf\custom.

You don't really need vpks, but it is recommended to do so anyway, because the game will read vpk files faster than folders.

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    Posted by -LOCO-jarate bomb devieus you kinda took this over like helping so if you dont mind ill just switch it to you as the owner and you can edit any part and stuff you feel needs it.

    If you must, but I don't need it since I can edit any tutorial that needs editing, as well as make my own tutorial on the matter.

    alright then ill just hold on to it but thanks for helping the people that needed it. i dont get on here as much im trying to get in to modeling i can make basic hats and stuff still need to learn more about seaming hats better and stuff. none of my hats will most likely make it on this site for a long time if at all. XD

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    Posted 14 days ago

    Posted by -LOCO-jarate bomb devieus you kinda took this over like helping so if you dont mind ill just switch it to you as the owner and you can edit any part and stuff you feel needs it.

    If you must, but I don't need it since I can edit any tutorial that needs editing, as well as make my own tutorial on the matter.

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    devieus you kinda took this over like helping so if you dont mind ill just switch it to you as the owner and you can edit any part and stuff you feel needs it.

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    Posted 19 days ago

    Posted by JukeMC I placed the .vpk file i made into /tf/customs,but it doesnt work.

    It's possible you misread a step and you didn't put the files in the VPK file in the right order.

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    I placed the .vpk file i made into /tf/customs,but it doesnt work.

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    Dosent work. When I open it it just displays a code like box for a millisecond and then dissapears, nothing else.

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    Alright, alright, i got it. I can use those vpk ... commands not. But now, i don't know which command should i use to fragment the files. Can someone tell me?

    I suppose the one I linked you, -M multi-chunk vpk.

    multi-chunk? Like tf2 files? I hope it's gonna work.

    Edit: Yep, it worked. I also added -c 1000 to reduce amount of chunk files. Now i have two files. But... Originally tf2b icon pack has only one .vpk file, which can be accessed without using _dir file. How did they make it? I don't know. Thanks for help anyway.

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    Posted 5 months ago

    Posted by Matihood1

    Alright, alright, i got it. I can use those vpk ... commands not. But now, i don't know which command should i use to fragment the files. Can someone tell me?

    I suppose the one I linked you, -M multi-chunk vpk.

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    Posted by Matihood1 I think 1733 files (i wanted to remove some icons from TF2B icon pack, because i'm using custom weapons models, so i extracted all files from .vpk file, removed icons i didn't need and tried to create new .vpk file) is too many for vpk.exe because it doesn't want to create .vpk file.

    Can anyone understand me? :)

    It could be you're trying to pack something that's more than 200MB, which means it needs to be fragmented, which is something you have to do from command line since the program won't do do it automatically, basically like this.

    Well, you're right. I'm trying to pack something what's almost 1 GB, so it probably needs to be fragmented. But i'm a little retarded in such things. I don't even know, what to do. I opened cmd.exe, but what next?

    Edit:

    Alright, alright, i got it. I can use those vpk ... commands not. But now, i don't know which command should i use to fragment the files. Can someone tell me?

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    Posted 5 months ago

    Posted by Matihood1 I think 1733 files (i wanted to remove some icons from TF2B icon pack, because i'm using custom weapons models, so i extracted all files from .vpk file, removed icons i didn't need and tried to create new .vpk file) is too many for vpk.exe because it doesn't want to create .vpk file.

    Can anyone understand me? :)

    It could be you're trying to pack something that's more than 200MB, which means it needs to be fragmented, which is something you have to do from command line since the program won't do do it automatically, basically like this.

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