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VIDE, or the Valve Integrated Development Environment, is a third party tool used by Source developers and mappers. Its primary feature is the embedding of custom content into a map file (.bsp file) and features a mass-VTF/VMT editor.

VIDE in use.


  • Hammer Splitter Editor
  • Package Viewer (equivalent to GCFScape)
  • Particle Editor
  • VBSP Editor
  • VMT Editor
  • Mass VMT Editor
  • VTF Editor (equivalent to VTFEdit)
  • Mass VTF Editor
  • BSP Info
  • Entity Lump Editor (equivalent to Entspy)
  • Pakfile Lump Editor (equivalent to Pakrat)


There is a tutorial by TopHATTWaffle on his website, here.



Bug.png Bug: Automatic scan doesn't add custom decals.
Bug.png Bug: Point_message texts are treated as sounds by automatic scan. This bug can cause VIDE trying to pack sounds that don't exist!
Bug.png Bug: Sometimes textures used as $refracttinttexture aren't added by automatic scan.

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