Mapping with Steam only?

04-13-2004, 02:03 PM
Is it possible to map without 2 installations of DoD?

I was just getting comfortable with mapping before Steam came out and I have been inactive since then. I'm trying to get back into it but the whole Steam thing has messed me up.

I want to be able to run the map from Hammer so I can test it out often, can this be done without sending files back and forth and getting the installations all messed up? So basically can it run properly off of Steam only?

04-14-2004, 06:35 AM
It's best to keep your mapping stuff away from your Steam stuff.

This means you will need a seperate folder with your mapping wads/sounds/models ... etc.

If you go sticking your mapping content in your Steam folder then here is what could happen:

If Steam ever gets an update where the mapping files are updated in some way then you are stuck with different/wrong/extra/missing versions of the model/sound/wad file, as Steam will always choose files stored in your Steam folders over the content in your cache files.

I use Hammer to compile and copy to my Steam folder. I then run steam to check the map. For repeted compiles I usualy have a desk top icon set up to run the map using Steam.

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