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L4D Map Addon Files

Originally uploaded by SilverSpiritUK on 26th July 2009 03:23 am

These files will allow you to make any maps or campaigns into an addon file for Left 4 Dead.
The addon.txt file defines what the campaign is (instructions for filling in included within).
The mission folder contains a file called yourcampaign.txt, this file contains the information used by the game when putting campiagns in the maps selection lists and for adding loadscreens and outroimages (instructions on how to fill it in are contained within).
The materials folder contains generic versions of a loadscreen, outroimage and map image. These can be used to create your own versions (though you will need a program that supports TGA transparency, and can convert to VTF format).
The maps folder is empty as it is there for you to put you campiagn maps in. All maps must be defined in the mission.txt (called yourcampaign.txt) in order to show up in the map selection screen.
You can then VPK the file, but there isn't much point as you can just put the folder in your addons (not add-ons) file in your Left 4 Dead folder and it will work perfectly.
Remember to call the file you put these in as your campaign.

This download looks like an addon. You need to extract the downloaded zip and put the addon folder in your Garry's Mod addons folder. You should end up with a directory structure similar to below:

  • steamapps
    • common
      • garrysmod
        • garrysmod
          • addons
            • L4D Map Addon Files <-- Addon folder!
              • e.g.
              • lua
              • maps
              • materials
              • models
              • etc

Don't know where the Garry's Mod folder is or how to extract zip files? See more useful installation tips.

  • L4D Map Addon Files/
    • addoninfo.txt
    • maps
    • materials/
      • vgui/
        • loadingscreen_l4d_generic.tga
        • loadingscreen_l4d_generic.vmt
        • loadingscreen_l4d_generic.vtf
        • maps/
          • l4d_generic.bmp
          • l4d_generic.vmt
          • l4d_generic.vtf
        • outrotitle_l4d_generic.tga
        • outrotitle_l4d_generic.vmt
        • outrotitle_l4d_generic.vtf
    • missions/
      • yourcampaign.txt
    • README.txt