Half-Life 2 Sky List
This is a list of skies available in the Steam caches, along with pictures of each skybox. The light_environment settings listed (Ideal Sun Angle, Ideal Brightness, etc) are suggestions based on settings used in official maps; other values may also be appropriate. To test skies in singleplayer without recompiling the map, bring up the console and enter sv_skyname <sky_name>. Quicksave the game, load it again and the old skybox should be temporarily replaced with the new one.
These skies are HDR capable if mapping for games that support it.
The table below explains the prefixes used in map filenames.
||City 17 before the teleporter accident|
||Route Kanal & Water Hazard|
||Black Mesa East|
||City 17 after the Nova Prospekt explosion|
Only outdoor maps that have both skyboxes and light_environments are referenced by this list.
|Skies and environment maps||Skybox (2D) • Skybox (3D) • HDR Skies • Skybox with Terragen • Skybox with Terragen - Advanced • List of skies|
|Terrain and displacement mapping||Displacements • Holes in displacements • Digital Elevation Models • Creating custom terrain with Worldmachine|