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CoD4 Basics Mapping Video - Getting Started (MOV)
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This video will take you through the installation and use of the Call of Duty 4 mod tools. Over 30 minutes of basics for both single player and multiplayer mapping. If you are having trouble getting your first map to work or new to mapping altogether, this video will help.

This is the preferred version to view. There is also a WMV version (3 times the size) for all you MOV haters out there. 

by foyleman (website)


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cod4mw radiant setup errors
hi all im back lol i fixed it sense i uninstalled codmw from "D:\Steam" to "C:\Program files\xxx" I had the prob /w setting the option's for "Project Files" ): the "Correct path is... C:\Program Files\Call of Duty 4 - Modernware\bin\cod4radiant.exe <--- omg:) I fee like a noob really sorry for the freakout post! before its all good. Now Ima mess around an get back on track mapping:) "P.S" don't make my dumb mistake lmao. Btw modsonline is best place for help... dont worry i'll be back soon lol
Posted by Mr-Snipper on Tue. Mar. 27, 2012
wow this topic is 3 yrs old i just looked @ other coments hehe:) Anyways i've been a member sense /06 I've done the mapping for cod 1-2 /with lots of small mp maps... have had a clan of mine long ago test em most went well. Then i stopped mapping so on..."Setting up the radiant Editor took some time to get done!" properly lol anyhoo im now in the Mapping/ editing for "Cod4 MW" im back @ Square one setting the editor/ complie tools" I really need to get help on this cause I do play mw3 an mw2 sometimes but till theres an editor for MW3 im stuck /w MW thats fine:) I know shut up already lmao...Just need to be set free in setting up from scratch... right after i install codmw to were im to setup "Cod4 Radiant" an Complile tool" an if i set up mw in other then C:\program\XXXX <--- i dont want it on drive C:
btw I did have it working i followed 1 Tut here an seen an did 3-4 stages of his videos... so i did have it working but something went wrong.... im alll Grrrrr!!! now lol help s.o.s
Posted by Mr-Snipper on Mon. Mar. 26, 2012
cod4 video map help
i dled ur vid but cant open same error i seen before! file not complete or corupt, damaged):
Posted by Mr-Snipper on Mon. Mar. 26, 2012
cod4 mapping
i cant find they place where you download the cod4 mapping tools :(.
where is it?
Posted by thingymabob on Sun. May. 31, 2009
If your map changes
If your map changes to backlot it means you don't have all the spawn points, you need the tdm spawn and both the axis and allies tdm spawn.

He does not mention the third on the tutorial so i don't know how it worked. So if it does change try that, if it still doesn't work I can't help you
Posted by ProfChA0s on Sat. Mar. 7, 2009
I got a question, I have everything right, but when (on compile tools) I click "launch level editor" it says "Error: could not find the specified file 'C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\bin\CoD4Radiant.exe'." but I do, and I don't know what's wrong.
Posted by masterdmw on Sat. Jan. 17, 2009
set r_fullscreen 1 to the end of your mp cod4 shortcut. this is my full one:

"C:\Program Files\Activision\Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare\iw3mp.exe" set r_fullscreen 1
Posted by RedFoxJoe on Sat. Oct. 4, 2008
Your Map Loads Backlot.
Hi, if your map loads the Backlot map instead of your own map. Simply type in console /map mp_YourMapName.

Sometimes it needs to load 2 times !
Posted by 19jojo93 on Wed. Oct. 1, 2008
Forums for Issues
Please post in the forums for questions related to this and any other files.
Posted by foyleman on Mon. Aug. 11, 2008
where do I go for issues?
I followed the tutorial, all steps were perfect, you guys rock!. However, when I went to test the mp_test2 multiplayer map The mod tool loaded the backlot map! No matter what i do it loads the backlot map. What the heck do I do now?
Posted by Spider613 on Mon. Aug. 11, 2008
Posted by chickenhide on Thu. May. 22, 2008
Thanks for the Vid
Thanks a lot for the video, far much more help then the wiki, Please keep them coming, I know the mudt take some time to make but everyone really really appreciate's them.

Thanks and Keep up the good work!!
Posted by djsmi on Mon. Apr. 28, 2008
Thx for helping a mod noob.
Posted by goodinplenty on Wed. Apr. 23, 2008
Thanks a ton for this video! It helped greatly in getting used to this new-er (to me) mapping tool. I'm used to Source and the ease to making those maps.

When I first sat down with this tool I was a little disoriented with the windows and options. I'd never used any of the previous COD mapping tools, so I wasn't very familiar.

Now that I know the basics to a map I think I can find myself around and start treading into more intermediate areas of COD4 mapping.

But, don't stop making more videos! These videos are 10x more helpful than a written tut, due to hints left out or not enough screen shots to show in between steps, or the wording is obscure so its hard to understand.

This will greatly help the community so others can teach or answer those questions that get asked so often by new comers.
Posted by rifter on Sun. Apr. 20, 2008
This is so great! I'm so glad some one took the time to do this Tutorial, i find it really helpful. Thanks
Posted by Chainbrain on Tue. Apr. 15, 2008
Thank you so much for this!
Posted by justinms66 on Tue. Apr. 8, 2008
GREAT TUTORIAL! one problem. How come your first shape you did on the 2D grid is just outlined in red. Mine is completely red. INSIDE AND OUT. how do i fix that?
Posted by Domination07 on Wed. Apr. 2, 2008
Loads Backlot too
First of all, THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL! It was really great. But one thing... I have the same problem than the previous poster, after I have done my mp map, it first loads my map, and then it instantly loads backlot. What's the problem?

Oh and btw, I had the same problem when I set up a LAN with my friends. We tried some custom maps but on some, it just loaded the map and then went to backlot, just like my first map...

So, any ideas?

EDIT: I even ticked "Use Custom Command Line Options" from the Compile Tools, and typed "+set fs_game Mods/ModWarfare" so it would load modwarfare instead of vanilla cod4... but still didn't work, it loaded my map first and then immediately went to load free-for-all backlot... :/

EDIT2: I have the 1.5 patch and the modtools 1.1 patch installed. O/S is WinXP with latest patches.

EDIT3: Seems like someone else had had this problem too. http://www.codhq.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2851
Will try that.
Posted by sotka on Wed. Apr. 2, 2008
Excellent video, I tried a written tutorial and it was very vague, it relied on previous knowledge to get the point across. I followed your tutorial through to the end, and it was extremely helpful. I would, however, like to get some feedback on a problem that occurs when I try to load it: it loads properly, then after the initial screen telling me the next map to play, it loads backlot instead. tried it again, same thing. Tried updating the zone file as well, and no dice...any suggestions?
Posted by buckykatt259 on Mon. Mar. 24, 2008
Wow awesome vid, cant wait for more :D this is a good way for me too learn :D cant sit and read :(
Posted by logical1 on Wed. Mar. 19, 2008
hi Foyle,
do you or can you make one on how to make a mod.ff file pl.... thank you
Posted by kisswine on Thu. Mar. 6, 2008
Mov player
With witch one i can play this Format ??? Pls help me
Posted by wolf3d on Tue. Mar. 4, 2008
Thanks alot m8 really helpfull this is by far the best tutorial i have seen only the hard ticking is a little bit nasty but that cant spoil the fun.
Posted by LoF-Orton on Tue. Mar. 4, 2008
thanks man
Great video.It's help me a lot with my moding first steps.Can wait next video.
Posted by miregrobar on Sat. Mar. 1, 2008
Excellent tutorial!
Wow! This is by far the best tutorial for beginners i've seen so far!
The fact that it is aimed at total noobs is great. I had tried to follow a few other tuts just to get started with mapping in COD4, but had no luck. Followed your excellent tutorial and got it to work on first attempt!
I like the fact that you even point out that there are some errors while compiling, but that one can ignore those for the moment!

Thanks for a truly helpful tut!
Posted by faceplant72 on Mon. Feb. 25, 2008
It wont dl?
hey, for some reason my download wont initiate. help?

** make sure that you allow for pop-ups as the download pops up into a smaller window.
**** i did, it wont work properly...it doesnt even try to load :/
Posted by -Nova- on Mon. Feb. 18, 2008
This tutorial rocks!
Incredibly helpful with the basics. As I'm a Mac user, I'm actually a WMV-hater (since M$ abandoned WMV support for Mac a while back). I was surprised to see how well H.264 worked for this .mov.
Posted by NSGod on Sat. Feb. 16, 2008
Great Video
I usually don't leave many comment but this is the best video i've seen that was quick, to the point, and also covered you if you somehow made some mistakes. Two thumbs up! :D
Posted by Mirrage318 on Sat. Feb. 16, 2008
Nice Video but I have a question.
I like the video but i noticed that after you compiled the bsp your command prompt didn't close immediatly. If you could let me know how to set up cmd properly or which setting in compile tools to change the default behavior of closing immediatly, that would be awesome.
Posted by chronickilla on Mon. Feb. 11, 2008
Awesome Tut!
I had a go from scratch myself on the Mod Tools yesterday, without prior knowledge and was completely lost. I'm an old-school Graphic designer and have'nt used 3-D packages before.

But I found this step by step tut fantastic and really easy to follow. Hats off to the narrator for not simply "presuming" everyone has the basics in mapping. I don't but... do now ;-) Brilliant run down and very straight forward. Thank you very much!


Posted by Cedane on Mon. Feb. 11, 2008
Game window
How can i make the game window to full screen again.
Posted by ACS-Biohazard on Sun. Feb. 10, 2008
Thanks for the video !! It really does help "OldHead" noobs like me.
Posted by chainsmoke on Sat. Feb. 9, 2008
Thank you for this!!!

I've never got into mapping and this is a great video for any noob.

I'll be sure to stick around see everything on this awsome site.

Posted by -=CLG=-Fireman on Wed. Feb. 6, 2008
Thanks Foyleman, been awhile since I last mapped. Good refresher, look forward to your next tutorials. Job well done!

Posted by Sgt.Rock on Sat. Feb. 2, 2008
How to view
Requires quicktime 7 or greater.
Posted by foyleman on Sat. Feb. 2, 2008
Awesome video!! Very easy to follow and learn from. Teaches you the basics and everything you need to go further in mapping for COD4. Thank you very much.
Posted by Peppers30 on Sat. Feb. 2, 2008
how do ya get the movie to work lol
Posted by eotfrost on Sat. Feb. 2, 2008
cod4_101 was GREAT. WEll put together to get a new guy or a "Hammer" old timer refreshed on how to get strted from the instal to running a small 1 wall map. He does a great job showing the step by step porcedures needed and what to do /look at when you get some errors.

Hope to see more.

btw... where to I place these files on our server so it will execute the map we created?


Posted by ScubaShark on Wed. Jan. 30, 2008
Nice video great work
Posted by COBRA-DK- on Tue. Jan. 29, 2008
Thank you
Thanks for making the video, this makes it a lot easier to understand compared to just reading the wiki. I hope you will take the time to make more vidds where this one left off :)
Posted by cri74 on Thu. Jan. 24, 2008
Very good
very good tutorial man thanks.
Posted by Joel5992 on Wed. Jan. 23, 2008
Incredibly helpful video! Thank you! (I hate to complain, but the typewriter sounds make it hard to hear you sometimes)
Posted by DrDuKeS on Tue. Jan. 22, 2008
Excellent video tutorial and well explained! Video and sound quality is great (some people shouldn't have their voices for tutorials, but yours is good. Reminds me of the linda.com tutorials lol)
One point to add though, although you mention to turn off autosave, you didn't show how to do it for newcomers. (for those who don't know, it's under Edit/Preferences in the radio box at the bottom)
Keep up the good work!
Posted by sn1pe on Tue. Jan. 22, 2008
This helps me alot! Thnx for making this tut. hope to see more tutorials of mapping because its realy helping me with what i wants to achieve! thnx thnx thnx!
Posted by S8TriX on Mon. Jan. 21, 2008
Great tut for a newby with radiant tools:).Ty for your excellent tutorial:)
Posted by DELTATHUND3R on Sun. Jan. 20, 2008
great tut., i hope u will make more, im totally new to this but this already helps alot, keep them comming pls, like ot make my own map with buildings and stuff.
Posted by Icey on Sun. Jan. 20, 2008
Thank you! It was in the config.cfg in the player profile.
Posted by Pinball on Sun. Jan. 20, 2008
IN CONSOLE OR profiles CONFIG look for

r_fullscreen 0
and change it to 1

so its r_fullscreen 1
also mine changed sp config too
Great video tutorial. But now when I play the game it's in a window and when I go to full screen with it it shows the title bar at the top of the screen. Can't figure that one out. Any suggestions?
Posted by MacMason on Sun. Jan. 20, 2008
Great Start
Great video tutorial. But now when I play the game it's in a window and when I go to full screen with it it shows the title bar at the top of the screen. Can't figure that one out. Any suggestions?

Can't wait for more video tutorials. I have everyone for the CoD2 series which are great also. I've done justa few maps for CoD2.
Posted by Pinball on Sat. Jan. 19, 2008
Just awesome work, thanks so much. I'm a total newbie when it comes to modding, but now I know at least where to start. Keep more videos coming!
All thumbs up!
Posted by Andor on Sat. Jan. 19, 2008
that's a lot faster than any other downloads I've ever gotten!

I just want it so that I can compile the map correctly rather than screw around... thanx
Posted by 94sniper on Sat. Jan. 19, 2008
Thanks xD
That's fast! Thanks a lot man xD.
Posted by Dancing_Lobster on Sat. Jan. 19, 2008
Download is working fine.
Thanks for the video!!!
It really covers the 1st stuff people like to know.
Quality for noobs like meh! :D
Posted by Sneer on Sat. Jan. 19, 2008
Got it!
Foyle is the man! Shows his name Foyleman! I now have one on my website for download.
CoDHelp Foyleman Download. Check it out!
Posted by playername on Sat. Jan. 19, 2008
I was able to download it from my laptop, thanks Foyle
Posted by the4threich on Sat. Jan. 19, 2008
First one to download :D
Posted by Intosia on Sat. Jan. 19, 2008

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