Quick Fix for TF2 HLMV/Hammer

This tutorial is because while some people opt in for the beta, and run the .bat files, they still cannot use HLMV or Hammer, so I'm just going to hit two birds with one stone because it only splits up into the two at the end.

  1. Open up your Games Library, and scroll down to TF2. Right click on it, go to properties, the beta tab, and click on the drop down list. Click on sdktools_beta. A few seconds later a download should be completed.
  2. Go to your common/Team Fortress 2/bin, and find two .bat files. Depending on which one you want, or both, execute their .bat files. A command promt window will appear for a second or so and dissapear.
  3. It still won't work through Steam and the SSDK, so you need to create a shortcut to the .exe of either one of them, or both, and place it wherever you'd like. Use these to start them rather than the SSDK.
  4. If HLMV doesn't work and you tried everything its still trying to go to name/team fortress 2/tf which only contains movie props now. And its also trying to find the .gcf's too, so if you do open it whenever you try to open a model or a folder that goes more than one folder deep past the root, it will say it doesn't exist. If this is happening, back to SSDK.
  5. Start it up, make sure it's on Source Engine MP, and Team Fortress 2. Go down to Edit Game Configurations and click on it.
  6. A new window will appear, and a dropdown list with TF2 already selected will be in it. Click the edit button at the bottom of said window, and yet another window will appear.
  7. Here you can change the name of the TF2 configuration, which you shouldn't be doing in the first place, and the path is searches for. As you can see, it is probably still trying to go to name/team fortress 2/tf. Change that to common/Team Fortress 2/tf.

Now, get out of SSDK because you shouldn't be using that anymore to launch HLMV.

Using the shortcuts, you should be able to use HLMV and hopefully use Hammer.

If something doesn't work, tell me.

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    2 years ago:

    Posted by FlyingPenguin

    Posted by Big_Boss So, i do everything right, i open HLMV, and how do I import the models? Lets say the Bills Hat, I go to Steam Load Model go to player/items and it says the folder/file doesnt exist. I cant go to the not steam load file cause it doesnt show and mdl files. What do?

    EDIT: Well i just extracted the model files with GCF editor and viewed them that way. Guess that works.

    Where did you extracted them ? I got the same problem and I am so close to fix it .

    You can't load anything from VPK files yet, unfortunately. You'll have to extract the model to somewhere inside your custom folder.

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    Posted by Big_Boss So, i do everything right, i open HLMV, and how do I import the models? Lets say the Bills Hat, I go to Steam Load Model go to player/items and it says the folder/file doesnt exist. I cant go to the not steam load file cause it doesnt show and mdl files. What do?

    EDIT: Well i just extracted the model files with GCF editor and viewed them that way. Guess that works.

    Where did you extracted them ? I got the same problem and I am so close to fix it .

    You are you cool :3
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    Posted by Big_Boss So, i do everything right, i open HLMV, and how do I import the models? Lets say the Bills Hat, I go to Steam Load Model go to player/items and it says the folder/file doesnt exist. I cant go to the not steam load file cause it doesnt show and mdl files. What do?

    EDIT: Well i just extracted the model files with GCF editor and viewed them that way. Guess that works.

    Then normal load models looks in your actual TF folder for models, so anything you want to view should have its models in tf/custom.

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    So, i do everything right, i open HLMV, and how do I import the models? Lets say the Bills Hat, I go to Steam Load Model go to player/items and it says the folder/file doesnt exist. I cant go to the not steam load file cause it doesnt show and mdl files. What do?

    EDIT: Well i just extracted the model files with GCF editor and viewed them that way. Guess that works.

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    Oh. My. God. THIS WORKED :D.Thx a lot :3

    You're...pretty good...
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    Posted by Soldier11 Thanks so much for those useful hints! It works perfectly fine for HL2, too. :D

    Should work for all source games converted to steam pipe, but I'm not sure.

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    Thanks so much for those useful hints! It works perfectly fine for HL2, too. :D

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    I am so happy to have found this one the front page. Your tutorial has worked flawlessly for me, and far easier than anything else that hasn't worked. Thanks for sharing this!

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    Thanks ;)

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