Dumb question but...

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  1. okiedokie

    okiedokie L1: Registered

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    Vvis and vrad are not running and can't load skybox file skybox/sky_well_01 to build the default cubemap!

    I'm trying to figure out all of this, but as a new mapper, I can't figure it out, can ya help me out please? Thanks, sorry if it's a really stupid question.
     
  2. Startacker!

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    This is an error you can safely ignore, happens on a variety of skyboxes.
     
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  3. okiedokie

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    Ah ok, so it won't ruin anything in anyway?

    Also what's this vvis and vrad issue I'm having? I swear I believe I turned it on when I press the "run map" button and a pop up shows up.
     
  4. Startacker!

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    Try installing the latest version of Microsoft C++ redistribute*.
     
  5. okiedokie

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    Where and how?
     
  6. Da Spud Lord

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    TF2 uses what are known as cubemaps to create reflections. Basically they're 6-sided pictures of the world around them that are stored in the BSP file and will appear in nearby reflective surfaces.

    The Hammer compile tools will not take the cubemap screenshots of your map automatically- that has to be triggered manually in-game. To make up for this, VBSP attempts to make a default cubemap out of your selected 2D skybox. But for some reason, this will not work with any TF2 skyboxes, resulting in the error you posted above. Luckily, this is far from a fatal error. The worst effect it has is seeing a purple-and-black checkerboard in all reflective surfaces, and this can be easily fixed by following the steps I linked to above.

    As per your VVIS and VRAD issues, this is what Startracker is referring to. Installing it fixes a problem that many users started experiencing concerning .DLL files and their compile tools.

    If that does not fix your problem, please post your full compile log.
     
  7. okiedokie

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    Well here's the compile log just in case, but I'm pretty sure that I've already explained all the errors according to what I've read on the compile log:

    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vbsp.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.vmf"

    Valve Software - vbsp.exe (Aug 2 2018)
    6 threads
    materialPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\materials
    Loading C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.vmf
    Patching WVT material: maps/arena_pitful22/dev/dev_blendmeasure_wvt_patch
    Patching WVT material: maps/arena_pitful22/dev/dev_blendmeasure2_wvt_patch
    fixing up env_cubemap materials on brush sides...
    ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
    ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
    Processing areas...done (0)
    Building Faces...done (0)
    Chop Details...done (0)
    Find Visible Detail Sides...done (0)
    Merging details...done (0)
    FixTjuncs...
    PruneNodes...
    WriteBSP...
    done (0)
    writing C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.prt...Building visibility clusters...
    done (1)
    *** Error: Skybox vtf files for skybox/sky_well_01 weren't compiled with the same size texture and/or same flags!
    Can't load skybox file skybox/sky_well_01 to build the default cubemap!
    *** Error: Skybox vtf files for skybox/sky_well_01 weren't compiled with the same size texture and/or same flags!
    Can't load skybox file skybox/sky_well_01 to build the default cubemap!
    Finding displacement neighbors...
    Finding lightmap sample positions...
    Displacement Alpha : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
    Building Physics collision data...
    done (0) (180607 bytes)
    Placing detail props : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
    Compacting texture/material tables...
    Reduced 1920 texinfos to 1302
    Reduced 23 texdatas to 20 (599 bytes to 534)
    Writing C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.bsp
    Wrote ZIP buffer, estimated size 954, actual size 740
    2 seconds elapsed

    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vvis.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22"

    vvis launcher error: can't load vvis_dll.dll
    The specified procedure could not be found.


    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vrad.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22"

    vrad_launcher error: can't load vrad_dll.dll
    The specified procedure could not be found.


    ** Executing...
    ** Command: Copy File
    ** Parameters: "C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.bsp" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\maps\arena_pitful22.bsp"


    Also mind giving me a link to the Microsoft C++ redistribute* thing? I just want to make sure I'm getting the right one and such.
     
  8. Da Spud Lord

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  9. okiedokie

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    Thank you, have a nice day.
     
  10. okiedokie

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    Well this is odd. I've downloaded it, went on Hammer to test it, and it's still saying that vrad/vvis launcher still can't run. What to do now?

    Compile log: (Even though it's probably just going to be the same ol same old.)

    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vbsp.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.vmf"

    Valve Software - vbsp.exe (Aug 2 2018)
    6 threads
    materialPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\materials
    Loading C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.vmf
    Patching WVT material: maps/arena_pitful22/dev/dev_blendmeasure_wvt_patch
    Patching WVT material: maps/arena_pitful22/dev/dev_blendmeasure2_wvt_patch
    fixing up env_cubemap materials on brush sides...
    ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
    ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
    Processing areas...done (0)
    Building Faces...done (0)
    Chop Details...done (0)
    Find Visible Detail Sides...done (0)
    Merging details...done (0)
    FixTjuncs...
    PruneNodes...
    WriteBSP...
    done (0)
    writing C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.prt...Building visibility clusters...
    done (1)
    *** Error: Skybox vtf files for skybox/sky_well_01 weren't compiled with the same size texture and/or same flags!
    Can't load skybox file skybox/sky_well_01 to build the default cubemap!
    *** Error: Skybox vtf files for skybox/sky_well_01 weren't compiled with the same size texture and/or same flags!
    Can't load skybox file skybox/sky_well_01 to build the default cubemap!
    Finding displacement neighbors...
    Finding lightmap sample positions...
    Displacement Alpha : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
    Building Physics collision data...
    done (0) (180607 bytes)
    Placing detail props : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
    Compacting texture/material tables...
    Reduced 1920 texinfos to 1302
    Reduced 23 texdatas to 20 (599 bytes to 534)
    Writing C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.bsp
    Wrote ZIP buffer, estimated size 954, actual size 740
    1 second elapsed

    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vvis.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22"

    vvis launcher error: can't load vvis_dll.dll
    The specified procedure could not be found.


    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vrad.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22"

    vrad_launcher error: can't load vrad_dll.dll
    The specified procedure could not be found.


    ** Executing...
    ** Command: Copy File
    ** Parameters: "C:\Users\Lucio\Downloads\arena_pitful22.bsp" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\maps\arena_pitful22.bsp"
     
  11. Da Spud Lord

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    I think I read somewhere that on 64-bit machines, you still need to install the 32-bit version for some reason. Which version did you install?
     
  12. okiedokie

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    x64 version.

    Don't see a 32 bit version on the website, just 64 and 86.
     
  13. Da Spud Lord

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    x86 is the 32-bit version, I think.
     
  14. okiedokie

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    Alright, I'll get onto deleting the 64 bit version, and then download the x86 version later. Will let you know if it works or not.
     
  15. okiedokie

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    Alright, the x86 version fixed everything, thank you Da Spud Lord for showing me the way.