# Area Portal Problem

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by C00Kies, Jul 4, 2010.

1. ### C00KiesL3: Member

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I started Optimizing my map and i came across a problem when compiling and it failed. I found what i believe is it and it says "Entity 1356: func_areaportal can only be a single brush". So i found any errors i made and fixed them but that didn't work.

So i made a test map trying to figure out what the problem was by make 2 brushes a func_areaportal and it didn't affect the out-come.. so I was wondering if anyone here could tell me what I did wrong.

Thanks

** Executing...
** Command: "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\vbsp.exe"
** Parameters: -game "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\team fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\thatguy957\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\cp_alpine_industries_a3.vmf"

Valve Software - vbsp.exe (Jun 8 2010)
materialPath: c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\team fortress 2\tf\materials
ConVarRef mat_reduceparticles doesn't point to an existing ConVar
Entity 1356: func_areaportal can only be a single brush <--here

** Executing...
** Command: "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\vvis.exe"
** Parameters: -game "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\team fortress 2\tf" -fast "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\thatguy957\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\cp_alpine_industries_a3"

Valve Software - vvis.exe (Jun 8 2010)
fastvis = true
Error opening c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\cp_alpine_industries_a3.bsp

** Executing...
** Parameters: -game "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\team fortress 2\tf" -noextra "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\thatguy957\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\cp_alpine_industries_a3"

Valve Software - vrad.exe SSE (Jun 8 2010)

Error opening c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\cp_alpine_industries_a3.bsp

** Executing...
** Command: Copy File
** Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\thatguy957\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\cp_alpine_industries_a3.bsp" "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\thatguy957\team fortress 2\tf\maps\cp_alpine_industries_a3.bsp"

The command failed. Windows reported the error:
"The system cannot find the file specified." <-- this also bothers me... it could also be this...

2. ### aagrazrOld Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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This just means the .bsp file wasn't created, IE the compile was not allowed to complete. Probably because of the leak.

As for "Entity 1356: func_areaportal can only be a single brush <--here". It says exactly what it means. a func_areaportal cannot be assigned to more than 1 brush (such as using 2 different shaped brushes in combination to fill an odd shape hole). You have to make 2 seperate brushes next to each other and they will automatically merge during the compile process.

Was a point file created? that should help you identify the source of leaks within your map.

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Last edited: Jul 5, 2010