Half-Life 2 – how to make custom textures in Half Life 2

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This guide is showing you how to make custom textures. This way works for Half Life 2 (and its episodes) and portal 1

install instantly GCFScape: https://web.archive.org/web/20200131172739/http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/files/files/gcfscape186.exe

install instantly VTFEdit: https://web.archive.org/web/20200201044319/http://www.nemesis.thewavelength.net/files/files/vtfedit133.exe

 
 

Step 1

 
right click “Half-Life 2” and hover over “manage” and click “browse local files” 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
 

step 2

 
In the files click on “hl2” 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
then go down and open “hl2_textures_dir” with GCFScape 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
 

step 3

 
once you opened the file this should show up 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
then open the file that says materials then scroll to models 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
find what you want to change and click the file then find the VTF file of it (i will use weapons file under models as an example) 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
 

step 4

 
Open the file VTF file with VTFEdit (don’t use the _normal if the file has one) 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
then click file at the top left hand corner and then click export and at the end of the file put .jpg 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
 

step 5

 
use a photo editor of some type to change the texture it self 
 
flathub.org – https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref(photo editor) 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
edit the photo how you like 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
click file then export at the end of the file name put .png 
 
Half-Life 2 - how to make custom textures in Half Life 2 
 
 

step 6

 
then export the file rename it to its original name then put the file directory(as they where in GCFEdit) in the file named “custom” in the “hl2” folder (if there not on then make one) then open half life 2 and it should show the way you made it 
 

By LegoRocket1

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