### Getting the original files

in this tutorial i will show you how you can get the original files from the game.
you need this knowledge to create a mod at all.

You only need GCFScape.

2. go to the L4D2 folder in steam:

3. open up Pak01_dir.vpk with GCFScape.
it should look like this:

4. find the thing you want to modify.

  Weapon textures: root:/materials/models/v_model Melee textures: root:/materials/models/weapons/melee Survivor textures: root:/materials/models/survivors SI textures: root:/materials/models/infected CI textures: root:/materials/models/infected/common/l4d2 Hud/interface: root:/materials/vgui... Scripts: root:/scripts 

5. extract the thing you want to modify.

and you are done.

now you can modify the thing.