Hi there I researched and posted on several different forums and asked several people with no luck.
I have a CS GO Beta key which I obtained LEGITIMATELY and started learning to use Hammer about a week ago. I realised that you can't resize models in Hammer (which sucks ass) so I download studio decompiler to decompile the models and edit them in a plain text editor to resize them. But it won't work because apparently, the .mdl files do not exist on my computer.
In CSGO\models there are no .mdl files, only .vtx files. I copied the path directly from the world model browser window in Hammer but when I paste it into expplorer the file and often even the folder does not exist. I ran a whole search of my C drive and no .mdl files were found. I have enabled view hidden files and folders.
I was advised to find a .gcf file and use a program called GCFScape to get at the .mdl files as they are possibly shared with counter strike source... But I can't find this file.
I don't have a username folder in my steam apps folder. All I have is a bunch of .ncf files and a few .gcf files but nothing with CSGO in the name. I installed counterstrike source to see if this made a difference but it did not.
How the hell am I putting models in my map if they don't exist on my computer!? Very grateful for any help and advice. x
Post by captain0terror on Jun 26, 2012 18:41:53 GMT
They DO exist on your computer, but they are in a GCF like the previous person told you, you just have to find it. (i don't have cs:go yet, so i don't know what it's called, but it has be there someplace with your other gcf files)
The default models and textures are within the GCF files, which is why people are pointing you to them.
To view them, you can use GCFscape, as said.
However, you cannot find the GCF for CS:GO? This is because it doesn't exist. It should be NCF now, which is basically a 'link' to where the data is stored, rather than storing the data itself, like the GCF did. Since L4D, valve games are now in the "common" folder, rather than your user name, under steamapps. Have a look there for the CS:GO files. Have a look for the pak01_dir file, and open it (hopefully) with GCFscape. This should contain all the models.
WOOO! I actually just cheered. You sir, MAKE MUCH SENSE! I am extracting the files I need now.. seems I only needed the pak01_dir.vpk, didn't need to open any .gcfs or .ncfs which is just as well because I still can't find a .ncf that has a counter strike related name. Thankyou! ;D I was starting to get really annoyed.