Hammer breaks when compiling

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by trbz_, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. trbz_

    trbz_ L2: Junior Member

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    So I'm making a joke map, called plr_byetower (there's no tower). When I try to compile it to test, the following message is spammed a few times in the compiling process window, and then it freezes shortly after.

    qhull precision error: Only 4 facets remain. Can not merge another
    pair. The convexity constraints may be too strong. Reduce the
    magnitude of 'Cn' or increase the magnitude of 'An'. For example,
    try 'C-0.001' instead of 'C-0.1' or 'A-0.999' instead of 'A-0.9'.

    I have no idea what this means and/or why it's happening. help pls :(
     
  2. Blade x64

    aa Blade x64 Logical insanity

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    That error can usually be ignored. The compile window freezing is a feature of Hammer, it doesn't mean the compile stopped. If you open up the log file in notepad you'll see progress.
     
  3. squ1rrel

    squ1rrel L4: Comfortable Member

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    As blade indicated, the hammer compile log is a bit touchy (similar to tf2 while connecting to a server).
    I recommend using compile pal as the compile log doesn't throw a tantrum if you try to interact with it.
     
  4. trbz_

    trbz_ L2: Junior Member

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    I know that it freezes a lot, but it doesn't usually spam these qhull errors at me. Normally, it takes like 5 minutes at most to load a full valve map (I have 16GB ram), but this time I'm just trying to load my hightower without a tower and it won't load after 20 minutes.

    It spams the same error message when I use compile pal as well.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2017