Launching tools directly

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Most SDK tools, including Hammer and its compilers, HLMV, and Faceposer do not work properly when run by double clicking on them as an EXE. A quick way to solve this issue is to create a shortcut or a batch file that runs the EXE with the parameter -game ../yourmod. Depending on the game, -nop4 may also be required to prevent crashes.