Error with VBCT

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Darc_Wolf, May 22, 2012.

  1. Darc_Wolf

    Darc_Wolf L1: Registered

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    Hello! I was recently told that, because hammer kept crashing during compiling and making me lose work, I should use VBCT. That was working all day yesterday, however, when I go to compile my map, I get an error now.

    -------------- Start Compile BSP ----------------
    VBSP Started, Please Wait!

    VBSP: c:\program files\steam\steamapps\****\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin\vbsp.exe -game "c:\program files\steam\steamapps\****\team fortress 2\tf" "C:\Documents and Settings\NAME\Desktop\FF2_SpaceBattle\FF2_SpaceBattle"

    SteamStartup() failed: SteamStartup(0xf,0x0012EB84) failed with error 1: failed to take master pipe connection lock


    Compile Complete for this module.
    VBSP Completed: Monday, May 21, 2012, 9:17:49 PM
    WARNING: expected log file not found: C:\Documents and Settings\NAME\Desktop\FF2_SpaceBattle\FF2_SpaceBattle.log

    VBSP Needs to be run FIRST!!


    So yeah...I've tried verifying TF2 and the Source SDK files, still didn't work.



    EDIT: Censored by me because I felt like it.
     
  2. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    restarting sdk fixes this, if not restart steam and if that doesn't work, you're out of luck
     
  3. Fr0Z3nR

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    I usually have to go into the processes under task manager, kill vrad.exe, then restart steam.

    If that doesn't do it (or it doesn't let me restart steam), I restart computer.

    If restarting everything doesn't work, then you're the first person I know the be completely locked out of Hammer because of the master pipe.
     
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  4. Darc_Wolf

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    Well, I DID eventually fix it, still annoying...also, what is the master lock?
     
  5. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    The master pipe is the deity of all source engine mappers. It allows us to map through it. You must continue to map well to please the master pipe. Make a mistake, or do something wrong, it punishes you with a lockout of the mapping realm, forcing you to restart your computer, so you can think about your insolence.

    Praise the Master Pipe. May the Pipe, be open for you.
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2012