Another Hammer problem...

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by CareBear, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. CareBear

    CareBear L1: Registered

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    So, I am making a map as most of us here do, I compile the map to test it out in game, The compile is successful and hammer opens TF2 and the map, but then Hammer crashes, So even after a successful compile, hammer crashes, it never use to do this, and its really annoying having to restart hammer after i test my map. Hopefully i explained this well. Any help is much appreciated. ^_^
     
  2. Lampenpam

    aa Lampenpam

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    Perhaps you just don't have enough RAM to run both simultanously? In which case, just close hammer before starting TF2. It's not like it takes ages to boot up again
     
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  3. MOCOLONI

    MOCOLONI L5: Dapper Member

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    I once asked here whether it was common for Hammer to crash after saving/compiling a map, and it turned out to be so.
     
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  4. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    So you're going to disagree with a perfectly valid suggestion just to give an anecdote with no evidence?
     
  5. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    Can you give us any information about the crash? Do you get an error message?

    You may wish to try compiling using CompilePalX. It won't freeze Hammer while you compile, so it may prevent it from crashing.
     
  6. nesman

    aa nesman oh god how did this get here

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    system specs wouldnt be bad right now and might allow us to rule out some ideas if its like a 8core 64gb ram beast machine then might not be hardware related
     
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  7. MOCOLONI

    MOCOLONI L5: Dapper Member

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    I have enough RAM and my PC isn't a potato to cause Hammer to crash after every Save or Compile. I can assure you I never had such problems when I was still mapping for Counter-Strike: Source.
     
  8. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    So what rights do you have to say it never happens with low amounts of RAM?
     
  9. MOCOLONI

    MOCOLONI L5: Dapper Member

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    I didn't say so, I only disliked the comment as it went directly to saying OP doesn't have enough RAM without asking first.
     
  10. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    Well, the word "perhaps" was present, so I don't see that as a valid reason to disagree with a comment (and it's not dislike).
     
  11. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    hammer is a buggy mess that works yet fails to do so at the same time. though that could be said about Unreal editor and Unity editor too... so it really doesn't matter. Hammer's issue is that to effectively run without crashing, good ram and minimizing render space will help.
     
  12. DrSquishy

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    savage
     
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  13. DrSquishy

    DrSquishy L7: Fancy Member

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    My PC has 2gb of ram, no graphics card and the first processor to ever run 64bit windows, and it only crashes due to compiling when i interfere with the compile(by clicking the window) when compiling through hammer