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[[File:Csgo_pet_tool.png|thumb|CS:GO Particle Editor in action]]
 
[[File:Csgo_pet_tool.png|thumb|CS:GO Particle Editor in action]]
 
This page will go over how to make {{csgo}} [[Particle Editor]] functionable.
 
This page will go over how to make {{csgo}} [[Particle Editor]] functionable.
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{{Bug| Custom materials will sometime fail to load, cause unknown; restarting does not remedy the issue.}}
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{{Warning| Unstable, may crash. Save often!}}
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== Preface ==
 
== Preface ==
 
* This page does not go over how to make custom particles appear in game.
 
* This page does not go over how to make custom particles appear in game.
 
: This page only shows to fix the Particle Editor tool itself.
 
: This page only shows to fix the Particle Editor tool itself.
* To make particles appear in game you need to install [https://www.sourcemod.net/ Source Mod] together with Meta Mod and use a [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pCBAjOvn17xuFwQfAVyjXdFXhVOx-R-v/view?usp=sharing plugin] to ''precache'' the particles.
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* To make particles appear in game you need to install [https://www.sourcemod.net/ Source Mod] together with [https://www.sourcemm.net/ Meta Mod] and use a [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pCBAjOvn17xuFwQfAVyjXdFXhVOx-R-v/view?usp=sharing plugin] to ''precache'' the particles.
  
 
== The Issue ==
 
== The Issue ==
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* Download this [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a46NunTZ8Ew8UxBg8avXFeVIcC857pz3/view?usp=sharing .rar] (Patched .dll by '''xen#2982''') which contains a patched pet_fix.dll so the whole game folder check is skipped, it also contains the necessary resource files for the Particle Editor.
 
* Download this [https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a46NunTZ8Ew8UxBg8avXFeVIcC857pz3/view?usp=sharing .rar] (Patched .dll by '''xen#2982''') which contains a patched pet_fix.dll so the whole game folder check is skipped, it also contains the necessary resource files for the Particle Editor.
 
: Simply drop both folders in your <code>Counter-Strike Global Offensive</code> folder and it will put the files in correct place.
 
: Simply drop both folders in your <code>Counter-Strike Global Offensive</code> folder and it will put the files in correct place.
* To fix the drop down '''Tools''' selection menu, you need to edit <code>enginetools.txt</code> located in <code>Counter-Strike Global Offensive/bin</code> folder.
 
: It should look something like this:
 
{{note| This step is not necessary for fixing the Particle Editor itself, it just makes the Tools drop down menu usable.}}
 
"enginetools"
 
{
 
"library" "tools/vmt.dll"
 
"library" "tools/pet_fix.dll"
 
}
 
  
 
== How to open the Particle Editor ==
 
== How to open the Particle Editor ==
 
* Add <code>-insecure -tools -nop4</code> to your game [[launch options]].
 
* Add <code>-insecure -tools -nop4</code> to your game [[launch options]].
 
* If Particle Editor is not already open, either use the drop down '''Tools''' menu to switch from [[vmt Editor]] to Particle Editor or type <code>toolload pet_fix</code> in console.
 
* If Particle Editor is not already open, either use the drop down '''Tools''' menu to switch from [[vmt Editor]] to Particle Editor or type <code>toolload pet_fix</code> in console.
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==See also==
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*[[Particle System]]
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[[Category:Particle Effects]]
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[[Category: Particle System]]

Revision as of 05:01, 17 May 2021

CS:GO Particle Editor in action

This page will go over how to make Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Particle Editor functionable.

Bug.png Bug:  Custom materials will sometime fail to load, cause unknown; restarting does not remedy the issue.
Warning.png Warning:  Unstable, may crash. Save often!


Preface

  • This page does not go over how to make custom particles appear in game.
This page only shows to fix the Particle Editor tool itself.
  • To make particles appear in game you need to install Source Mod together with Meta Mod and use a plugin to precache the particles.

The Issue

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CS:GO Particle Editor is a direct port of the Source Filmmaker Source Filmmaker Particle Editor.
This version has a check while loading the file. If the PCF file doesn't have /game/ folder in its full path then it will error out, resulting not being able to open any file.
  • It is also missing few translation files so most of the UI is using raw translation keywords.

The Fix

  • Download this .rar (Patched .dll by xen#2982) which contains a patched pet_fix.dll so the whole game folder check is skipped, it also contains the necessary resource files for the Particle Editor.
Simply drop both folders in your Counter-Strike Global Offensive folder and it will put the files in correct place.

How to open the Particle Editor

  • Add -insecure -tools -nop4 to your game launch options.
  • If Particle Editor is not already open, either use the drop down Tools menu to switch from vmt Editor to Particle Editor or type toolload pet_fix in console.

See also