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Beach House Island - Scenery Map (ported)

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A basic beachhouse scenery map for SFM purposes.

  • Environmental Lighting [HDR] Added
  • Interior & Hottub Lighting Added
  • Water Displacement Reflections & Bathroom Mirror Reflections Bugs Expected

I ported this map from an Garry's Mod map. (gm_coolhouse)

I removed all the useless entities, fixed textures & errors, and enabled HDR during the final compression. There's static props, environmental lighting, interior beach-house lights, as well as lights in the hot-ttub.

I wanted to make a no-light version, but I honestly spent hours trying to figure it out and gave up in the end.

Invisible Entities: If you're wondering why some rocks, or the tree-logs, doors, mirror, et cetera are missing, just enable "Other Entities" in SFM, by right-clicking your view port and selecting them.

Note: Far as I know, it doesn't require anything as all the maps extra assets are included inside of the BSP, unless I misunderstood how compiling works, the original author said you may need Counter-Strike Source.



its not working properly, when i go to "draw game entities - other entities", i got error messages everywhere

stuntman posted 2 years ago

There was a version of this map on Garry's Mod, but when I ported it I got the same thing, Stuntman. I think it needs CSGO assets, but I could be wrong.

JustTechnically posted 2 years ago


dat random honoka Xd

Hi_im_a_Weeaboo posted 2 years ago


Yeah, I didnt port the Counter-Strike Source assets into the map's BSP. Except one entity, which was the "light_security" prop-static from CSS map. If I did that, then the .BSP would be much larger. I recommend having CSS & HL2 installed and linked to SFM's directory, for use of all the Source games' assets.

SnippsTheSlammer posted 2 years ago


@stuntman I added a "read me.txt" in the .ZIP archive. The only errors you should be getting from the "Other Entities" is the custom props made by someone, which I added a seperate folder called "External Files" (materials & models) that you may need to port into your SFM "usermod" folder.

SnippsTheSlammer posted 2 years ago


I give my apologyse to you buddy, yesterday im checked your map again, and in this time, load very easily and with nothing of time, however i can checked 3 ERRORs in his material, i will copy and paste the materials again, maybe it was, one error happend in the balcony up to the first entrance, and the other 2 errors happend near to the sea, maybe 2 chairs there or idk if exist beach's chairs there, anyway good job my friend thank u alot :D

MaestroShiranui posted 2 years ago


To make a no-lights version of the map, delete all light entities in the map. Then, in the far corner of the map, add a single light pointing at nothing in particular, and give it color / brightness values of 1 1 1 1. Source requires one light to be compiled, otherwise it will be fullbright. The details of that light, however, are unimportant.

LordAardvark posted 2 years ago


Glad to have a better Beach map than the one I had found from that actually managed to work. Really like the beach house, I'll have fun scenebuilding it at some point for my scenes! :D I would be fully behind anyone interested in creating a sunset or night version of this. I happen to like pre-lit maps in SFM when it can be used an effective fill light with the scene and this one was handled well after I had used it for one.

deadbolt107 posted 1 year, 12 months ago


@Deadbolt107 I already have been working on a night version, as well as a no-lights version, but my primary concern is expansion of the map itself, adding additions to the beach/island, as well as fixing the water displacement issues. Not sure when I will get around to finishing it though.

SnippsTheSlammer posted 1 year, 11 months ago


@SnippsTheSlammer I have recompiled a version of the map with a less ugly looking pool, and I would like to give you to update your submission. Believe me, it looks much better and clean. Currently I cannot take any screenshots, but please try it yourself:

PatrickGainher posted 1 year, 11 months ago

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