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HLBox17b: the ultimate toolbox
Worthy successor to 17Smi and 17Ims, HLBox17b alone accounts for the essential tools that any player and map must have:
Automatic Installation of maps (zip, rar, 7z):
Do not waste time! Install hundreds of maps in seconds without having to worry about files location. HLBox17b do it for you and you can be sure that the map function properly!
Maps Packs creation:
Create a zip archive of your map by incorporating automatically all the necessary resources (textures, sounds, models, sprites, skies, etc ...), and only them!
Extract gcf and vpk files :
View and extract the files included in the steam gcf and vpk files.
Check for textures
View and export the textures included in the wad or bsp (wadincude) files.
Clean steam folder
Clean in one click your steam folder and delete unneeded or duplicates files!
HLBox17b still offers many more features that we invite you to discover for yourself.
Of course, the use of this software is completely free!
45 seconds and 2 clicks to install a custom map of 15Mb on the server!!
After the arrival of 17SMI, the worries of installing maps on a local machine were set for the common people.
Our FTP installation system does the same thing, but directly to a game server, via FTP.
Conceived and designed by 17's Buddies, this feature unique in the world has sometimes been imitated but never equaled !
This function (compatible with maps HL1, HL2 and all its mods) is accessible with one click from our downloads. Just to indicate the settings of your FTP server game and our script will extract the files in the map, directly on your game server using the FTP settings you have indicated.
The results are INCREDIBLE : The measurements showed a gain of speed until 50 times compared with a normal installation! For a map of 15Mb zipped, installation takes 45 seconds while with a traditional, must be close to 32 minutes!!
You can keep three servers favorites, selected from the top window from the dropdown menu. These three servers are by default, your game server, your web server using the variable sv_downloadurl (with or without bzip2) and a possible test server.
Note that even if your FTP login and pass you are requested to use this function, they are not stored in our databases to ensure the security of your data.
I was able to download yesterday ( around 5PM ). Don't get me wrong, I'm aware of the situation ( scroll up to see my posts about this ) but you just have to try every day and cross your fingers it works. No proper management of the site's functionality...
It's hard to tell when it works for me (logged in or not). at first glance server is fine, but since website is unchanged, i guess there is a system update which changed the behavior of something. Will try to see If I can figure out the issue.
Is it possible to re-upload map files here? For the first time I did not add some files to WinRaR. It seems like admins have to manually look, but nothing has happened for several days and the complete map is also not being downloaded. Does it make sense to wait or re-upload the map to the server?!
Arkshine, we need to do something about registering new mappers. The last time a new user was approved was in July! We urgently need to change something. And the sooner the better! If you need help with something, let me know.