How to make a sign for my server?

Hello , I want to make a big sign texture and put it in the SDK but I made the texture but it not showing inside the game…
I just made a sign in photoshop and turn it to the format , any ideas?

Post the .vmt.

You should have a vtf and vmt.

I made it already ,
this is it :
“$basetexture” “My\GameXsign”
“$surfaceprop” “metal”

Change “GameXshelet”
to LightMappedGeneric

You just changed the shader to something that doesn’t exist.

and for basetexture you need to make sure gamexsign is in “game\game\materials\my” folder

My friend told me that it is the name of the file…

Your friend was wrong.