so i made a map for half life 2 on the hammer editor and then i tried to play it, but there is an error,
"can't find background image'materials/console/background01.vtf'"
i checked this folder and the file is there and it's in vtf format.
is there some way to change the background or even fix this or am i really just screwed?
i copied the materials folder into the hl2 folder and that got rid of my problem so thanx a lot. i really don't want to be annoying but, it came up with yet another problem, maybe the same type of solution, i don't know...,
"unable to load manifest file 'scripts/surface properties_mainfest.txt'"
i think i tried a notmine file with this and i got the above error.
i can play the actual game but anything that i try to play using the hammer gives me that error.
Have you tried reinstalling your HL2 content? Or verifying? It sounds like some files might be badly misplaced. Also, have you downloaded any mods etc?
EDIT: You could try creating a folder with that name and the appropriate file; just a blank text file. If it doesn't ask any more, then you've solved it; if it complains about material settings or whatever, or crashes horribly you know there is something missing somewhere :D