Sky boxes

Glimmer man
04-23-2004, 07:28 PM
I'm wondering how to make a skybox. I tried making a huge box around my map but couldn't find any .wads that had sky textures. I read something about the env files but have no clue how to appy them to my "sky box" any help would be muc appreciated.

04-23-2004, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by greenhorn
in valve hammer editor go to

map properties
environment map (skyname) _________

the files are kept in


if you have wally you can browse these files to preview the skyboxes (each has 6 pictures)

they are named like


if this was the sky you wanted you would put


in the skyname option

04-24-2004, 11:04 AM
the hlbasics.wad has the sky texture, it is called "sky" , do not edit this texture or rename it all, or it wont work, the .tga files in the dod/gfx/env folder are the sky names

04-24-2004, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by Glimmer man
I'm wondering how to make a skybox. I tried making a huge box around my map

u shouldnt make a box around the map, it makes r_speeds much higher than it should be.

the name "sky box" is a bad name for it because it gives the idea of a huge box.

Glimmer man
04-24-2004, 07:25 PM
Right thanks for clearing that stuff up. I'm forever grateful that had em stumped.

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