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SourceCraft

SourceCraft is a unique tool that allows you to play Minecraft using the Source Engine. The Source Engine is used to run popular games like Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Source.

How does SourceCraft do this? Well, it simply converts Minecraft files into vmf files. Vmf files can be opened by the Hammer Editor, which is used to edit files for the Source Engine.

Once the Minecraft world has been converted into a vmf file, players can edit it and play it inside popular games like Counter-Strike or Team Fortress 2. Team Fortress 2 is available for free through Steam

There is one limitation to SourceCraft – it won’t convert maps that are larger than 8900 cuboids. If players try to convert maps larger than that, it will automatically reduce that amount. In other words, SourceCraft cannot be used to render endless block worlds.

Otherwise, SourceCraft allows players to navigate their world using the familiar interface of Counter-Strike: Source or Team Fortress 2. For some players, this will be a perfect blend their two favorite games.

How to install SourceCraft for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

Step 1) Find the SourceCraft download from this forum thread

Step 2) Download and install Steam

Step 3) Download and install Source SDK

Step 4) Determine the coordinates of the map area you want to convert

Step 5) Open the Sourcecraft.bat file included in the SourceCraft download, then type start css or start tf2 into the command box that pops up

Step 6) Enter the coordinates when prompted

Step 7) Choose the region folder where your world can be found

To play your Minecraft world in Counter-Strike: Source

Step 8) Save the mcr- file that was created into \Steam\steamapps\YOURNAME\sourcesdk_content\cstrike\mapsrc

Step 9) Drag the texture folder into \Steam\steamapps\YOURNAME\counter-strike source\cstrike\materials

Step 10) Run Source SDK from Steam and open the Hammer Editor, then open your map. You can edit your map using this menu or convert it instantly using F9. Select ‘Fast’ after pressing F9 to convert your world.

Step 11) Run Counter-Strike: Source and open the map that you just converted to start playing

To play your Minecraft world in Team Fortress 2

Step 8) Save the mcr-file that was created into \Steam\steamapps\YOURNAME\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc

Step 9) Drag the texture folder into \Steam\steamapps\YOURNAME\team fortress 2\tf\materials

Step 10) Open Source SDK within Steam, then open the Hammer Editor for Team Fortress 2. Open your map and edit it however you like. If you want to convert the map right away, press F9 and choose the ‘fast’ option.

Step 11) Run Team Fortress 2 and select your map

3 replies to this post
  1. SourceCraft isn’t opening for me at all. It flashes and then closes itself. what do i do to fix this?

    • right click “edit” in the bat file and under a new line (press return in txt editor) type “pause” save and it will stay open giving you the error.

      Most likely its “java not invalid external or internal command”, If its that you need to go to windows (advance) security (Control Panel>System>Security>Advance Security), go to environmental variables (tab at bottom),

      From there add. You will add two new paths named “CLASSPATH” and “PATH” at the bottom add the folder destination where java/bin is at (i.e. C:Program Files (x86)Javajre7bin).

      You need to add this for both the USER you are added and the SYSTEM variables.

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