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Follow these steps to install a mod.

Single Player Mods[edit]

  1. Locate and open your hl2 game folder in, \Steam\steamapps\[SteamName]\half-life 2\hl2
  2. Place your mod folders into \Steam\steamapps\SteamUsername\half-life 2\hl2, agree to overwrite any files (this will merge the folders)
    • Mod folders are maps, materials, models etc
  3. Start Half-Life 2.
  4. Use the ` to show console.
  5. Enter map mapname, (where mapname is the name of the custom map, eg map assault).

Single Player Maps[edit]

  1. Locate and open your Half-Life 2 maps game folder in, \Steam\steamapps\[SteamName]\half-life 2\hl2\maps
    • Backup any existing maps that might have the same name (rename the current map folder, eg \maps\Assault.bsp to \maps\Old.Assault.bsp).
  2. Move the newly downloaded map into the maps folder.
  3. Start Half-Life 2.
  4. Use the ` to show console.
  5. Enter map mapname, (where mapname is the name of the custom map, eg map assault).

Multi-Player Maps[edit]

  1. Locate and open your Half-Life 2 deathmatch hl2mp game folder in, \Steam\SteamApps\[SteamName]\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp
  2. Place your map folders into \Steam\SteamApps\[SteamName]\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp\, agree to overwrite any files (this will merge the folders)
    • Map folders are maps, materials, models etc
  3. Start Half-Life 2.
  4. Go to MultiplayerStart Server, then choose your map.
    • Alternatively start any multiplayer game, press ` to show console, enter map mapname, (where mapname is the name of the custom map, eg map assault).

SourceMods[edit]

  1. Locate and open your SourceMods game folder in, \Steam\steamapps\SourceMods
    • Backup any existing mods that might have the same name (rename the current mod folder, eg \SourceMods\Assault to \SourceMods\Old.Assault).
  2. Move the newly downloaded mod folder into the current SourceMods folder.
  3. Restart Steam, and go to My Games.
  4. Run the mod.