i want to know how to install mods w/o screwing up the game or my computer, someone plz give me a hand here.
If the mod is a stand alone mod the directory you should install it into is likely to be this (or the equivalent): C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\SourceMods (it should then appear on your Steam Games list) If the mod is supposed to work inside of Half-Life 2, the directory for maps is: C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\<your username>\half-life 2\hl2\maps (type name of map in console) If you are trying to install skins, the directory is this: C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\<your username>\half-life 2\hl2\materials\models (you may have to create this directory) Maybe it would help me more if I knew the nature of the mod.
The read-me also says where to put the downloads.
This is assuming that the download came with a Readme.
guess i need to create a materials then models folder bc its not there
That would be right.
if i have done everything how come i or no one can see it? what am i doing wrong.
Can you please tell us the mod, we have no idea what your trying to do!