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Dear Esther maps & content


Dear Esther maps & content

  • Source : Dear Esther

Full resolution screenshots (4K)



  • Nothing, game content is already included.

Features & versions

  • 4 maps :
  • stage 1 : sfm_donnelley.bsp : coast, day
  • stage 2 : sfm_jakobson.bsp : coast, day
  • stage 3 : sfm_esther.bsp : caves + underwater route
  • stage 4 : sfm_paul.bsp : coast, night
  • Game content, you'll find a lot of props
  • v1.0 first release
  • v1.1 repackaging maps, contents and fixes in a single archive

Usage & credits


  • Be carefull to read and follow install instructions !

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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refraction](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refraction) This is an accurate physical effect, ...less accurate because it's a (old) game engine. Not sure how to change it but if you want to change this behavior you might have a look here and find which files are concerned by this texture : https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Water_(shader)

nightboy posted 3 years, 5 months ago


I don´t know why but the files are corrupted for me sorry for the bad english

Sgt.Heavy posted 2 years, 7 months ago


They should be ok, it worked for a lot of people a nothing changed since. Try to download them once again, maybe something goes wrong when downloading, also try to switch from EU/US/US.

nightboy posted 2 years, 4 months ago


Be nice if I could actually figure out how to install these maps. Or better yet if they were packaged more simply.

spamner posted 2 years, 4 months ago


No offense, but adding the "dear Esther" to the gameconfig only prevented SFM to load, so I had to revert. Someone needs to make a real guide.

the_randomizer posted 1 year, 11 months ago


Video link error?

JavierTheOne posted 1 year, 3 months ago

i dont know if its sfm fucking with me or your maps, but whenever i try to render video using your maps, its corrupted... like - the video is supposed to be 1min long but the rendered one is about 5-6 min long for example... And the rendering doesnt take any extra time, so im realy confused. Any help or explanation would be cool , thank you

hefa10 posted 1 year, 3 months ago


Still an issue, the config file doesn't work for crap and crashes SFM.

the_randomizer posted 1 year ago


I don’t Found this!!

Der_Skeleton posted 9 months, 2 weeks ago


First off Beautiful map. Secondly to anyone getting particle errors even when you've followed all the steps, I think I've found the cause. If you have different Particle files of the same name already in your usermod then the Dear Esther particles wont load. Take out those Different particle files and reload sfm then they should work! I assume this is because when Usermod is being loaded it puts files in the Usermod folder on Higher priority, thus overriding the particles needed for the map. So long story short, if the map particles aren't working just go in your usermod folder and find out which ones are overriding the ones you need. Sorry for the long explanation but I hope you get the point I'm making.

wiitard77 posted 9 months, 1 week ago

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