24/6/10 SDK Update - Broken Hammer

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  1. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    So at around 3:30 this afternoon, my SDK updated itself.
    Now, it refuses to launch hammer.

    I have:

    -Restarted Steam
    -Opened and quit TF2
    -Defragmented the program
    -Restet Game Settings
    -Restarted computer
    -Reinstalled SDK
    -Reinstalled Steam


    All to no avail. Hammer will not launch.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  2. Pooluke41

    Pooluke41 L5: Dapper Member

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    Try going into task manager. Clicking procceses and turning source sdk or hammers proccess off even steam one.
     
  3. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    1. Reset game configurations from the SDK launcher.
    2. Launch whatever game you're mapping for at least once.
     
  4. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I've done both of those.
     
  5. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Uninstall and Reinstall SDK
     
  6. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Won't I lose... Everything?
     
  7. Dark

    Dark L4: Comfortable Member

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    not if you back up your vmfs, even then i am not sure the sdk content folder gets deleted when uninstalling sdk
     
  8. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Not afaik, the folders should stay (I think) Just back up your vmfs, and any other vital files you want to keep.
     
  9. Exist

    Exist L6: Sharp Member

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    IMO, hammer works for me.
     
  10. zpqrei

    aa zpqrei Theme Changer Extraordinaire

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    The trick is to be cool like me and have your VMF folder to be set in your dropbox.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    My VMF folder exceeds the free 2 gigs.
     
  12. Penguin

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    So I reinstalled SDK.

    Guess what? I still can't launch hammer.
     
  13. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I've uinstalled thrice, made hammer redownload the cache and restarted my computer twice, all to no avail.
     
  14. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Penguin! We have the results! You can open hammer, but every time you close out you are struck with a case of explosive amnesia!
     
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  15. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    The latest: I reinstalled Steam as a whole, but no luck.

    Time to contact valve.
     
  16. Numerous

    Numerous L4: Comfortable Member

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    Wouldn't there be save files as a result, especially under "most recent"? And also, wouldn't he notice he has been stuck in a void for X hours mapping, without a clue where he was during that time?

    Anyways, here are my tips for getting hammer to work:
    • Reinstall windows.
    • Delete any possible traces of vista from your computer, then copy the content onto another storage device and vaporise your hard drive.
    • Uninstall your OS and get a mac. Then proceed to grind the mac to powder with a crowbar, and go install linux.
    • Go get a taser, find a PS3/xbox 360 fanboy, zap them, and bring them back, put them on your computer's keyboard and sacrifice them to valve by stabbing it through the heart with a ceremonial dagger. Hammer should now launch correctly.
    That's all I can think of.
     
  17. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    Nerdboy! I've discovered the shocking secret Penguin has kept from you for 200 years!
     
  18. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    I like how misinformed this post is.
     
  19. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Nice try Numerous but I run Windows 7.

    Alright, I'm screwed. STEAM will no longer let me sign in to friends, nor will it let me launch ANY games.

    Who do I have to yell at to get this to work?
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010
  20. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    TPG. He's our scapegoat.