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Disappering Map

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Master of Spes, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Master of Spes

    Master of Spes L1: Registered

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    I was making a map for the contest and so far so good but last night when i saved and shutdown hammer it crashed my computer. Now when i look for my map it is now just a blank space. I am not showing even one-billionith of my anger and annoyance. The .vmf has the same size as a blank map but the bsp is about 1500KB in mapsrc. Is there any way I can get my map back?
     
  2. omghazard

    omghazard L1: Registered

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    Try decompiling it.
     
  3. (-TN-) Ben2

    (-TN-) Ben2 L4: Comfortable Member

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    yeah i would just decompile it, also back up your maps to another drive from time to time to prevent future frustration.
     
  4. Vigilante212

    Vigilante212 L7: Fancy Member

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    the hammer autosave function is nice too :)
     
  5. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Yeah, if auto save is on you will have a backup in the autosaves folder (you gotta search, I don't know where it is exactly, somewhere in steam folder.)

    I constantly save under new names. I probably end up with 100+ map files by the time I finish a map. If something goes wrong I only have to redo a little work.

    Then I back up to CD every once in awhile to clear my HD.