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    Guide: How to Install Hl2 Mods ( W/o hl2 )

    Okay With all the new mods coming out like Hidden Source and old mods like Source forts, Garrys mod and golden eye source there needs to be a way to play them without having to buy Hl2 i have found a way to do so through looking on the interweb and using other install methods and making them work for the game i want. But to do so you will need Source SDK and any source game. The first mod i will be showing you how to install Hidden Source.

    Website: http://www.hidden-source.com/
    Guide to Installing Mod Hidden Source:

    Step one:
    Download Hidden Source (Duh...)

    Step two:
    run the Installer and extract it to
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\YOUR.ACCOUNT.NAME.HERE\half-life 2 deathmatch\hidden

    if you dont have HL2DM extract to
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\YOUR.ACOUNT.NAME.HERE\counte r-strike source\hidden

    the file extensions might not be the same

    Step three:

    go back one folder from the hidden folder and you should be able to see a HL2 exe ( this will be there even if you do not own HL2 )

    right click>Create Shortcut

    then right click on the Shortcut and click properties
    and put this into the target

    "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\YOUR.ACCOUNT.NAME.HERE\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2.exe" -game hidden

    file extension may differ from yours
    then rename the file to Hidden


    step four:

    copy the hidden folder to
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\SourceMods
    file extension may be different

    reset steam if its not in your steam list just make a shortcut of hidden to your desktop

    and PLAY!
    Last edited by Nitro; 01-06-2007 at 07:09 PM.
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    Re: Guide: How to Install Hl2 Mods ( W/o hl2 )


    Guide to Installing Mod Source Forts:


    Website: http://www.sourcefortsmod.com/
    Guide to Source Forts:

    Step one:
    Download Source Forts (Duh...)

    Step two:
    run the Installer and extract it to
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\YOUR.ACCOUNT.NAME.HERE\half-life 2 deathmatch\sourceforts

    if you don't have HL2DM extract to

    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\YOUR.ACCOUNT.NAME.HERE\count er-strike source\sourceforts

    the file extensions might not be the same

    Step three:

    go back one folder from the hidden folder and you should be able to see a HL2 exe ( this will be there even if you do not own HL2 )

    right click>Create Shortcut

    then right click on the Shortcut and click properties
    and put this into the target

    "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\YOUR.ACCOUNT.NAME.HERE\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2.exe" -game sourceforts

    file extension may differ from yours
    then rename the file to Sourceforts 1.9.2

    step four:
    copy the source forts folder to
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\SourceMods
    file extension may be diffrent

    step five:

    reset steam if its not in your steam list just make a shortcut of Sourceforts 1.9.2 to your desktop

    and PLAY!
    Last edited by Nitro; 01-06-2007 at 07:08 PM.
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    Re: Guide: How to Install Hl2 Mods ( W/o hl2 )

    Guide to installing Garry's Mod 9.0.4
    Website http://gmod.garry.tv/download.php
    This one is different from the last two this has to do with editing a file that comes with Garrys's mod

    Step one:

    Download Garry's Mod 9.0.4
    Download Source SDK Base from steam ( free )


    Step two
    install to its default file extension

    Example
    C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\SourceMods\gmod9

    steap three:

    find the file called Game info in the gmod9 folder
    open it up

    yours should look like this

    Code:
    "GameInfo"
    {
    	game	"Garry's Mod 9"
    	title	"Garry's Mod"
    	title2	"Nine"
    	
    	"developer" 		"TEAM GARRY"
    	"developer_url" 	"http://gmod.garry.tv/"
    	"icon" 			"v" 
    	"manual"               "http://gmwiki.garry.tv"
    
    
    
    	hidden_maps
    	{
    		"test_speakers"		1
    		"test_hardware"		1
    	}
    
    
    	FileSystem
    	{
    		SteamAppId				220		// This will mount all the GCFs we need (240=CS:S, 220=HL2).
    		ToolsAppId				211		// Tools will load this (ie: source SDK caches) to get things like materials\debug, materials\editor, etc.
    		
    		SearchPaths
    		{
    			Game				|gameinfo_path|.
    			Game				hl2
    		}
    	}
    }
    what we want to change is this:
    Code:
    SteamAppId				220		// This will mount all the GCFs we need (240=CS:S, 220=HL2).
    		ToolsAppId				211		// Tools will load
    to this:
    Code:
    SteamAppId				215		// This will mount all the GCFs we need (240=CS:S, 220=HL2).
    		ToolsAppId				211		// Tools will load
    all i did was change the number 220 to 215..very simple

    step four:
    restart steam
    PLAY!
    Last edited by Nitro; 01-07-2007 at 07:04 AM.
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