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Counter-Strike 2 Workshop Tools - Level Design

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Note.pngNote:Most of the stuff here are placeholder taken from Half-Life: Alyx Workshop Tools for now. Not all pages are fully created yet.

Getting started with CS2's Hammer Editor

Blank image.pngTodo: Replace & Move all links from "Game Name Workshop Tools" to "Source 2/Docs/", as long if the contents of the page itself applies to other Source 2 games.



External links

  • Source 2 Viewer - Formerly known as VRF; Is able to open VPKs, compiled vmaps and decompile compiled assets (including maps and materials).

Hammer Minimum Specs

Hammer now leverages GPU accelerated raytracing to both preview and bake lighting for Counter-Strike 2 Counter-Strike 2 maps, drastically speeding up compile times, even on lower end hardware. As such, a GPU capable of raytracing is now required for Hammer to be fully functional.

GPU Minimum Specs:

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (or Quadro/Titan equivalent)
    • Note.pngNote:Although some GTX 10 and 16 cards do support GPU-Accelerated raytracing, Hammer doesn't support GPU-Accelerated raytracing because of lack of RT cores.
  • AMD Radeon 6600 XT (or other RDNA 2 cards)
  • Intel Arc series(future)

GPU Recommended Specs:

  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti+ (or Quadro/Titan equivalent)
  • AMD Radeon 6800 XT+ (or other RDNA 2 cards)
  • Intel Arc series(future)
Note.pngNote:Ray-tracing for Intel Arc is not supported at this time, as of Feb 16, 2024
Blank image.pngTodo: [Obsolete-notext.png Deprecated] It is still possible to use the old CPU compiler by moving around some files or adding -lightmapcpu to resourcecompiler's run parameters; document this (probably on a subpage).
Warning.pngWarning:The deprecated CPU lighting compiler does not support the new light types introduced in Counter-Strike 2, such as emissive materials!.