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StealthSudaka

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How to install HL2 mdl. files
« on: January 25, 2011, 04:13:40 PM »

Hey,
Ive been following the HIT forums for a while now, and have been downloading a bunch of cool models.
I need to know how to install models that come in MDL. format. Im trying to get a new Alyx model into my vanilla HL2, and it comes with this format, theres also some files named dx80 and dx90 (Im at work so I cant remember the exact name), and theres yet another folder with .vmf and .vmt extensions, but none of the file names match the original ones in my HL2/materials folder, so Im assuming the game wont read them. I copied these files to the Alyx folder and all I got was the same old Alyx model with black and pink patches on the face. I saw an EP:1 vid of youtube with this Alyx model in use:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynAGIA4PFoU

So I know it works as an NPC. The bastard won't say how he did it though, so I need your help. Any ideas?
 
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2011, 09:52:31 PM »

Just extract the materials and models folder to your hl2 folder.
It's not that hard to figure out.
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 11:01:44 PM »

Thank you, genius.

EDIT: I did exactly what you said, and nothing yet. The tutorial from the video only shows you how to do it for EP:1, I want to get it in normal HL2.
Any other suggestions are welcome. By the way, the file name is vlyx.mdl, maybe its mispelled. Ill check it out just in case.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2011, 12:26:58 AM by StealthSudaka »
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 12:57:33 AM »

Compare to how it is in the GCFs. Also, open the VMTs in a text editor and see if the VTF names match. If not, rename the VTFs.
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 07:28:18 PM »

Thank you, genius.

EDIT: I did exactly what you said, and nothing yet. The tutorial from the video only shows you how to do it for EP:1, I want to get it in normal HL2.
Any other suggestions are welcome. By the way, the file name is vlyx.mdl, maybe its mispelled. Ill check it out just in case.

You downloaded a hexed model, rename it alyx.mdl, and then open the model file in a hex editor and change the text in there too.
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 01:11:25 AM »

No luck with any of the steps above. I might be the one to suck at this type of shit, but Im pretty sure its the RAR file thats been horribly put together.
Heres a link to the model: http://www.gamebanana.com/skins/48283?vl[page]=10&mn=1
Just in case you guys want to try for yourselves.

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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 04:13:10 AM »

No luck with any of the steps above. I might be the one to suck at this type of shit, but Im pretty sure its the RAR file thats been horribly put together.
Heres a link to the model: http://www.gamebanana.com/skins/48283?vl[page]=10&mn=1
Just in case you guys want to try for yourselves.

Well, I don't know where the hell your getting the model name you were talking about because the one you linked to is named alyx.mdl, nothing needs to be done other than adding it to "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\username\half-life 2\hl2"

I don't understand how you can't get this to work. it's just a matter of copy and paste.

but Im pretty sure its the RAR file thats been horribly put together.

Nah, I'm pretty sure it's user error.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2011, 04:14:54 AM by Shotgunguy »
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 12:44:31 PM »

Did you copy, paste and try it out for yourself?
Before you confirm, inside the materials folder theres 3 folders, named Adriana, VALYX, and FF_Humans. Im guessing each folder is a separate set of textures for the same character. I don't need to delete a couple of them to make it work, right?
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 09:41:16 PM »

Hey dude, calm down, you seem very stressed out, relax and just reread what 's own written description of the link you sent

How to extract: In the RAR, there should be a "alyxreplace", open it, and there is one more, open that one too, now extract
"models" and "materials" to any of your HL2 games (it works for them all, but I wouldn't recommend it in HL2:EP2).

Simple
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 11:37:24 PM »

If I got stressed over something as petty as a game I wouldn't bother with this stuff in the first place. I think I've throughly explained the crucial bits of info that seems to address my problem, but someone like mr.shotgunguy seems to give out useless answers off the top of his head, like you. Wanna help? Be empirical. Grab the file from the website link I provided and test it out for yourself. 
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2011, 12:40:31 AM »

Sudaka. I like you. :U

I'll test this tomorrow if I remember.

Last I heard Source locked custom scripts but I dunno, I don't like Source.
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2011, 03:04:32 AM »

If I got stressed over something as petty as a game I wouldn't bother with this stuff in the first place. I think I've throughly explained the crucial bits of info that seems to address my problem, but someone like mr.shotgunguy seems to give out useless answers off the top of his head, like you. Wanna help? Be empirical. Grab the file from the website link I provided and test it out for yourself.  

We've told you how to install the model how many times now.
I tried it myself and it works perfectly fine, maybe if you weren't half a retard, you might be able to figure it out instead of bitching about how stupid you are.
And my answers aren't useless, that's all you have to do, copy and paste the models and materials folder into your hl2 folder in steamapps.

Maybe if I post pictures you'll get it, thick people like you seem to like pictures.




Last I heard Source locked custom scripts but I dunno, I don't like Source.

It's not even a script, it's just a replacement model for Alyx.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2011, 03:12:18 AM by Shotgunguy »
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2011, 04:35:21 PM »

Sudaka. I like you. :U

I'll test this tomorrow if I remember.

Last I heard Source locked custom scripts but I dunno, I don't like Source.

Thanks bra.
And thank you too, mr.shotgunguy, for the thorough explanation, and for your totally mature reactions. I'll check it out tonight.
Keep me posted, waqwarrior, if the model works for you as well.
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2011, 11:05:06 PM »

It works. Thanks waqwarrior
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Re: How to install HL2 mdl. files
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2011, 11:52:59 PM »

He didn't even help.
What he suggested wasn't even relevant.
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