Making Deathmatch Classic Maps in J.A.C.K? Created 1 year ago2020-10-14 08:34:56 UTC by Jackn0 Jackn0

Created 1 year ago2020-10-14 08:34:56 UTC by Jackn0 Jackn0

Posted 1 year ago2020-10-14 08:34:56 UTC Post #344769
Hi! I know TWHL is more for Half-Life, but I have recently been making deathmatch maps for HL1. And I played DMC the other day, and found a few people playing. (To my surprise!) Basically, is there a way to make DMC maps in J.A.C.K? Thanks alot, any help would be greatly appreciated. :crowbar:
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Posted 1 year ago2020-10-14 09:53:45 UTC Post #344770
Go to 'Tools -> Options -> Game profiles' and create a new game configuration by copying your HL or HLDM configuration. Then:
  • Game tab: remove any .fgd files and add dmc.fgd instead (this file is included in the FGD collection here).
  • Directories tab: I think you only need to change the 'Mod Directory' to point at your Half-Life\dmc folder.
  • Textures tab: any .wad files you're using must either be part of DMC, or you'll have to distribute them alongside your map (you can embed textures into maps to make things easier for players). It's easier to only select DMC wad files for now.
  • Build Programs tab: you can use the same compile tools as for HL/HLDM, so no changes required here.
Finally, if you want to run your maps from the editor, go to the 'Run map' menu (by pressing F9 when a map is open) and make sure that the game is launched with the -game dmc parameter. In normal mode, that goes in the 'Additional game parameters' input. In expert/advanced mode, it goes in the 'Parameters' input of the game_exe command (which is typically located at the bottom).

I don't have DMC here to verify so I might be wrong on some of the details. Let us know if this works for you.
Posted 1 year ago2020-10-14 10:24:27 UTC Post #344771
That sounds right, Captain P. To clarify, you can use official Half-Life WADs (such as halflife.wad). Though those textures would probably look out of place.
Posted 1 year ago2020-10-15 07:15:16 UTC Post #344774
Thanks, ya see, I'm starting to get the hang of J.A.C.K a tiny tiny bit now. Thanks for the help. :biggrin: It works, I just had to re-read your post as I got a bit muddled up. But thanks, I see you are fairly active on the forums.
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