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Particle systems must be registered in a manifest file. These are:

  • particles\particles_manifest.txt
  • maps\<map name>_particles.txt (per-map)
  • particles\<map name>_manifest.txt (per-map)
Note.png Note: The location of the per-map manifest depends on the game. Historically, per-map manifests are introduced later in the life of the product.
Confirm:The per-map manifest options may not work in Portal, Ep2, Garry's Mod, HL2 or old OB mods.


Tip.png Tip: Systems within PCFs prefixed by a ! character will be precached globally. Others will be precached on-demand by entities.
	file	"particles/error.pcf"
	file	"particles/fire_01.pcf"
	file	"particles/burning_fx.pcf"
	file	"particles/explosions.pcf"
	file	"!particles/muzzleflashes.pcf"
	file	"!particles/rockettrail.pcf"
	file	"!particles/achievement.pcf"