Guess who's a complete idiot?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mr.Blob, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Yeah, me.

    So my Steam broke when my PC blue screened. I tried restarting my pc but it wouldn't load. So I tried updating it. -No joy! :(
    So then I deleted Steam. But what did I forget to back up? - "mapsrc" would have helped :C

    I'm a prat.
     
  2. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    You are a prat. From now on we will only call you blob the prat.
     
  3. drp

    aa drp

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    no dropbox? :(
     
  4. absurdistof

    aa absurdistof

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    If you've got anything uploaded on the forums you can decompile it.. :(
     
  5. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Wow that sucks. :S

    At least you could find and decompile your released BSPs, but still... Damn D:
     
  6. Mr.Late

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    :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

    You could try to vmex your old bsp files?
     
  7. Nathan Quake

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    Damn. Unlucky there. Nothing you can really do for that I think.
     
  8. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    No Drop box, no.

    And de-compiling, maybe, but seeing as I deleted Steam, i'd only get maps that have been released. - not much help for new, secret ones! :CC
     
  9. Hanz

    aa Hanz Ravin' Rabbid

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    I got your bsp blobz
     
  10. nik

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    jus hack ur herd drav n tek da fils beck
     
  11. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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  12. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Midget, stop linking me to Viruses :D
     
  13. Pocket

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    Man, I wish I could remember what undelete tool I used a few years ago when Windows decided that my naming a folder "temp" meant it could go in and empty it out without any notification. I think I've used Easeus's partition app and it worked well, though, so I'd recommend their file recovery tool before any other as long as it doesn't only work on newly-reformatted drives.
     
  14. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Any form of recovery wouldn't work at this point because he's probably overwritten the bytes.
     
  15. Godslayer57

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    Oh blob I wish there was a recycling bin for maps.
     
  16. Retroid

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    If you can be arsed I reckon a file un-deleter could get it back, don't know how much it'd be able to retrieve or if Hammer would even reckognise it but I've heard miraculous stories in the past.
     
  17. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    I just finished saying it wouldn't
     
  18. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Not necessarily. It was a recent thing he did and just because it was recently deleted doesn't mean that's the first thing that will get overwritten. I was playing around with Recuva a couple weeks ago for fun and it was finding hundreds of files (totally intact, too) that I had deleted a year ago.

    I would definitely suggest grabbing some recovery app and giving it a go.

    edit: it depends a lot on how full the drive is, if you had a big chunk of free space it is more likely the ghost data is still there.
     
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  19. Mr.Blob

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    Oh I have like 90gb free out of my 120 hard drive. :D
     
  20. A Boojum Snark

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    It's worth pointing out too, that because of the simple format of VMFs, even recovering half a file that was partially overwritten is still salvageable. Just clean up the corrupted areas so Hammer can read it and you could at least get something back to start from.
     
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