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Entity Description

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Plays a sound like the ambient_generic but with a different sound library: Audiere. This is useful for looping map music and playing sounds that play through the map exit, such as victory sounds. All sounds will play everywhere.


  • Name
The name that other entities refer to this entity by.
  • Sound File
Path to sound file. Supported types: OGG, MP3, WAVE and FLAC. Note when you browse and select a sound it will look like for example: 'FX/ball_fx1.wav'. You must add a 'sound/' prefix to the file path, like so: 'sound/FX/ball_fx1.wav'. Also note for OGG and FLAC files you must manually type the file path in the Sound File field as the Hammer Sound Browser only shows MP3 and WAVE.
  • Volume
Volume (set between 0 and 1.0)


  • Targetname:

Removes this entity and any entities parented to it from the world.
Functions the same as Kill, although this entity and any entities parented to it are killed on the same frame, being marginally faster than Kill.
AddOutput <string>
Evaluates a keyvalue/output on this entity. It can be potentially very dangerous, use with care.
Format: <key> <value>
Format: <output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
FireUser1 to FireUser4
Fire the OnUser outputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
Use  !FGD
Same as a player invoking +use; may not do anything. Can also be invoked by creating an output that does not specify an input.
This input is not included in Valve's FGDs.
RunScriptFile <script> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Execute a VScript file from disk, without file extension. The script contents are merged with the script scope of the receiving entity.
RunScriptCode <string> (New with Left 4 Dead 2)
Execute a string of VScript source code in the scope of the entity receiving the input. String quotation may be needed when fired via console.
Bug: In <Left 4 Dead 2>, the code is executed in the script scope of the entity that fires the output, not the one receiving the input.
Warning: Never try to pass string parameters to a script function with this input. It will corrupt the VMF structure because of the nested quotation marks, which then must be removed manually with a text editor.
CallScriptFunction <string> (New with Left 4 Dead 2) !FGD
Execute a VScript function in the scope of the receiving entity.
SetLocalOrigin <coordinates> (New with Alien Swarm) !FGD
Send this entity to a spot in the map. If the entity is parented to something, it will be offset from the parent by this amount.
SetLocalAngles <angles> (New with Alien Swarm) !FGD
Set this entity's angles.
  • PlaySound
Starts the sound.
  • StopSound
Stops the sound.


Fired in response to FireUser1-4 inputs. See User Inputs and Outputs.


  • 1 - Start Active
  • 2 - Loop Sound
  • 4 - Stop sound on map exit (otherwise sound will still play through the menu)

See also