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Introduction to Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools

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Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools CS2 Workshop Tools is a collection of tools for creating maps, mods and skins on Source 2 Source 2 for Counter-Strike 2 Counter-Strike 2, it is currently freely available.

Introduction

Main window of Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools CS2 Workshop Tools for Source 2 Source 2

First, you need to install Workshop Tools (see: Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools/Installing and Launching Tools)

After launching, you will see the main Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools CS2 Workshop Tools window.

You will see four main options there:

  • Launch Workshop Item Tools
  • Create New Addon
  • Edit Addon Map
  • Launch Tools
Warning.pngWarning:Opening an Addon with "Edit Addon Map" will disable Path Traced Preview! It is recommended to open addons with Launch Tools and manually open Hammer

Quick overview

Main window of Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools CS2 Workshop Tools Item Editor

Workshop Item Tools

After running Workshop Item Tools, a new window will appear.

On the left side we can see a list of example weapon finishes, stickers and graffiti.

When you create a new finish, it will automatically be assigned to the appropriate folder in the list.

From this window we can also inspect, preview, and publish our work.

Blank image.pngTodo: Create and link Workshop Item Tools page

New Addon

Creates new addon in Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools CS2 Workshop Tools. You only need to give it a name.

Edit Addon Map

When you select this option, two programs will run.

  1. Hammer 5.x Source 2 Hammer
  2. Asset Browser Asset Browser

Both of which are necessary for creating new maps for Counter-Strike 2 Counter-Strike 2

Warning.pngWarning:Opening an Addon with "Edit Addon Map" will disable Path Traced Preview! It is recommended to open addons with Launch Tools and manually open Hammer

Launch Tools

This option will launch Asset Browser Asset Browser from which we can access other tools. This includes Hammer 5.x Hammer, Material Editor Material Editor, ModelDoc Editor ModelDoc, Image Subrect Editor Image Subrect Editor, and Source 2 Filmmaker Source 2 Filmmaker.

Note.pngNote:Particle Editor Particle Editor is not currently enabled in the Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools CS2 Workshop Tools and it is unknown if it will be re-enabled in the future.
Note.pngNote: Particle Editor Particle Editor can be re-enabled by removing the csgo entry from the following : 🖿game/bin/sdkenginetools.txt under the m_ExcludeFromMods list that is located under the tool entry labeled as pet, then from 🖿game/bin/assettypes_common.txt under m_HideForRetailMods that is located under particle_asset