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*SDK shaders have not yet been updated for Orange Box games
 
*SDK shaders have not yet been updated for Orange Box games
 
*New editors can be accessed by adding ‘-tools’ to the launch options for Orange Box games or mods utilizing the Orange Box engine
 
*New editors can be accessed by adding ‘-tools’ to the launch options for Orange Box games or mods utilizing the Orange Box engine
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== Getting the Source SDK Beta ==
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[[Image:Beta sdk shortcut.jpg|right|frame|caption|Modifying a Steam shortcut to launch SDK Beta]]
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To run this beta version you will need to add <code>-beta sdk</code> to your command line when you start Steam. This can be done by opening up the Windows shortcut you use to launch Steam and adding <code>-beta sdk</code> right after <code>Steam.exe</code>. Please report any bugs or issue you find [[SDK_Beta_Bugs|in this article]].
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'''Important:''' You should also disable Steam from running automatically when Windows starts, to prevent it from running the non-beta SDK. To disable Steam from running automatically:
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# Open the Steam window.
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# Choose '''Settings''' from the '''File''' menu.
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# Click on the '''Interface''' tab.
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# Uncheck the '''Run Steam when Windows starts''' option.
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'''Note''': Be sure to run the game you wish to edit ''before'' running the SDK, to make sure you have the latest updates.
  
 
== Archives ==
 
== Archives ==

Revision as of 09:26, 18 June 2008

There is a Source SDK Beta available now.

Enhancements

  • Particle Editor, Material Editor, and Commentary Editor are now included in the Source SDK
  • Updated SDK source code for Orange Box mods
  • Added example particle system files to SDK content

Fixes

  • Updated Linux binaries and makefiles for dedicated servers and server plugins
  • The Faceposer phoneme editor now pops up a warning message when a phoneme cannot be saved
  • Fixed crash in 'splitskybox.exe'

Known Issues

  • SDK shaders have not yet been updated for Orange Box games
  • New editors can be accessed by adding ‘-tools’ to the launch options for Orange Box games or mods utilizing the Orange Box engine

Getting the Source SDK Beta

File:Beta sdk shortcut.jpg
Modifying a Steam shortcut to launch SDK Beta

To run this beta version you will need to add -beta sdk to your command line when you start Steam. This can be done by opening up the Windows shortcut you use to launch Steam and adding -beta sdk right after Steam.exe. Please report any bugs or issue you find in this article.

Important: You should also disable Steam from running automatically when Windows starts, to prevent it from running the non-beta SDK. To disable Steam from running automatically:

  1. Open the Steam window.
  2. Choose Settings from the File menu.
  3. Click on the Interface tab.
  4. Uncheck the Run Steam when Windows starts option.

Note: Be sure to run the game you wish to edit before running the SDK, to make sure you have the latest updates.

Archives