Custom textures being a pain in the ass.

I have tried tutorials and past threads on this, but nothing seemed to work. The story is, I followed all of the steps to make a custom texture, but in the texture browser all I see are the purple-black checkers. All I’m trying to do right now is get one texture I quickly made work, but many other texture packs I’ve had had the same problem. I created the .vtf in Photoshop and the .vmt in VTFEdit.

Here’s the .vmt:


"LightmappedGeneric"
{
	"$basetexture" "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\*username*\half-life 2 episode two\ep2\materials\rejectfalseicons.vtf"
}


I have no idea what I did wrong, and no idea what to do to fix this.


"LightmappedGeneric"
{
	"$basetexture" "rejectfalseicons"
}

There you go.

Wow… that was simple. Thanks.

Here’s a nice guide for future use, including how to change the surface property, add bumpmaps, etc.