Thank you marty for creating this video tutorial.

There are two methods of installing the Creators Asset Pack, manually or through the launcher (currently in alpha). While many have reported success in using the launcher, please remember that it is still in alpha and may contain bugs.

For Windows: x64 & x86

The current version at the time of writing is v0.2.0

  1. Download the launcher by clicking here.
  2. Once the launcher has downloaded, run the program.
  3. On Windows you will receive a Windows Defender Smart Screen messages blocking the unrecognised app from starting. This is normal. Due to its Alpha nature, the code is not signed. This may change in later builds. Please click “Run anyway” button.
  4. You may receive a UAC message (User Account Control) asking for access. Please press Yes.
  5. You will be now be asked to select a location to install the program. Select anywhere you like and press the “Install” button.
  6. Launch the program. Your anti-virus may interrupt. If it does, allow it to continue.
  7. Press the cog icon in the top left to access the launcher settings.

You may need to fill out the TF2 Directory path. If the setting are correct you can skip this step.To do this, you can use the same method as the manual install listed below or try to find it automatically.

  1. Right click on Team Fortress 2 in your Steam library.
  2. Click “Properties”.
  3. Click “Local Files” tab.
  4. Click “Browse Local Files”.
  5. For Windows, you can now left-click the address bar to copy your TF2 directory path. Please note this is NOT the same as the “tf ” folder in the manual install.
  6. An example of this address is (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2) This may not be the same for you, so please check.
  7. Once copied, you can close the launcher settings.

8. You can now left click on whatever mod you wish to install in the left side bar. For this example, please left click on the Creators.TF menu option.
9. Click the green “Install” button and wait for the mod to install.

Congratulations, you have installed the launcher and the asset pack. You are now ready to play.

  1. Download the asset pack from this link. There you can choose between 2 different asset packs
    a. Creators.tf asset pack (Includes all maps, cosmetics, weapons, etc. used on Creators.tf quickplay servers + the Digital Directive asset pack)
    b. Digital Directive asset pack (Only includes maps, upgrade files, weapons, etc. used to play the Mann Vs Machine Missions of the Operation Digital Directive Campaign)
  2. Choose the one you prefer; the full Creators.tf asset pack is recommended for people who play on Creators.tf quickplay pvp servers, the Digital Directive asset pack is recommended for those who only play the MvM missions of Operation Digital Directive
  3. Once the asset pack is downloaded, extract it to a folder on your desktop using an extractor such as WinRAR or 7ZIP.
  4. Keep the extracted files open in a new window. You must now access the “tf” folder. You can access it by doing the following.
    1. Right click on Team Fortress 2 in your Steam library.
    2. Click “Properties”.
    3. Click “Local Files” tab.
    4. Click “Browse Local Files”.
  5. Once inside the “tf” folder, open the “download” folder.
  6. With both windows open, copy across everything from the extracted files into the “download” folder.
  7. If it asks to merge or override, press yes. This will normally happen if you are updating, or if previous existing files have been found.

Congratulations, you have manually installed the asset pack and are now ready to play.

Creators have various server commands you can use while in game.

CommandPurpose
/contract or /quest Pulls up information about your currently activated contract.
/rtv Rock The Vote! Starts a vote to immediately change the map.
/nominate Allows you to nominate a map for either the next map vote or the next !rtv vote.
/call Call a moderator to your current server.
/votealltalk or /valltalk Initiates a vote to enable all talk for the map (Both teams can voice talk to each other).
/alltalk Checks if all talk is enabled or not.
/votescramble Initiates a vote to scramble the teams.
/l Opens your current class loadout.
/w Opens the website's main page.
/s Opens the servers page.
/c Opens your ConTracker.
/ca Opens your Campaign Page (only if available)
/i Opens your Inventory.
/p Opens your Creators.TF profile.
/qs Opens a menu to quickly (un)equip Creators.tf Weapons on your active Slot and Class.
/maprate Give the current map a rating.
/maprating View the map ratings.
/servers Browse and join other servers.

These commands are exclusive to the patrons for use in the Events/Silly Servers.

CommandPurpose
/resizeme Resizes your playermodel.
/dsp Change your voice with some special fx!
/rainbowme Adds a multicolor outline on you.
/trailgun Shows the menu for the trail gun (right click with melee to shoot props).
/ragdoll Change the ragdoll to a special one when you kill somebody.

The Creators website is the main method of using the ConTracker, buying new items with your earned MannCoins and accessing your Creators inventory to equip unlocked apparel and weapons.

You can access the site through both outside of TF2 and in-game using the command /c if you have HTML MOTD enabled. If you do not have HTML MOTD enabled, you can enable it by typing cl_disablehtmlmotd “0” in console.

Before you can use the Creators website, you need to log in through Steam. Click on the “Sign in through Steam” button in the top right of the website. This will take you to a Steam login page to enter your credentials. As good practice when logging into Steam through third party websites, always check the website connection is legitimate by clicking on the Padlock icon normally located in the top left of the browser, next to the address bar. You should be able to see that the site is signed by Valve Corp [US].

Once you are logged in, you will now have access to the ConTracker. Here you can earn MannCoins and custom weapons by completing contracts.To get started with a contract select it and click the green “Activate” button, just like with the normal Team Fortress 2 Contracker. Here you can read what you need to do to complete the contract and what actions award certain points.

While the bonus objectives provide more points, they are not required to complete the contract. It is important to know that unlike Team Fortress 2's original ConTracker, you don't need to finish the round before the contract progress will be saved.Reach 100 cp, finish the round and you will be notified in-game that the contract is ready to turn in.

While logged in, you can now access the Creators Store where you can spend your hard-earned MannCoins. You can either try your luck with a keyless crate, or buy the item you want outright. So long as you have enough MannCoins, simply left-click on the item you like and confirm the purchase.

Clicking on the “Items” tab on the top of the website will take you to your class loadout screen. From here you can either access your Inventory or edit an individual class's loadout.

When equipping a wearable, please understand that unlike a weapon it will equip on top of that slot. Any Valve wearable you have already equip will still be under it, so you may have to remove them manually. If you don't, this will cause clipping as the two wearables clash. This is merely advice though, so if you prefer to make monstrosities out of your loadouts. Go wild.

In the inventory screen, you can see everything you have bought and unlocked. You can drag items around and order them how you see fit.

When equipping a custom weapon, it replaces a specific weapon in your Valve Inventory. For example, equipping the Wasp Launcher will replace the Liberty Launcher inside TF2. In order to use the liberty launcher again, you will need to go back into your Creators loadout and unequip the Wasp Launcher.

By right-clicking, you can do the following actions.

  • Go to Loadout: Allows you to equip the item from the inventory.
  • Vote for item on the Steam Workshop: Open's the item's workshop page to allow you to vote on it.
  • Scrap: Scrap the item to receive MannCoins. Note this action cannot be undone.
  • Delete: Delete the item outright with no added benefit. This is mainly used for items that have no value or cannot otherwise be scrapped. Note this action also cannot be undone.
  • Added Creators.TF Events Servers content to launcher. (Thanks Kaya for the artwork!)
  • Added Ultimate TF2 fixes to the launcher. (Thanks agrastiOs!)
  • Better error handling for Cloud flare issues
  • Fixed bug with mod removal failing.
  • Added support to cancel downloads and installs.
  • Should have fixed error of download never finishing. (Please open an Issue if you get this still).
  • Main window content is better centered.
  • Fixed issue with failing to write zip file contents
  • Fixed file name retrieval from downloaded files.
  • Fixed some main page styling issues.
  • en/getting_started_with_creators.txt
  • Last modified: 12/04/2021 16:53
  • by marty