Hammer.exe has stopped working on map load up.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by shadowslasher11, May 18, 2014.

  1. shadowslasher11

    aa shadowslasher11

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    Ok, so whenever I try to load up my map on hammer, it stops working. No reason, just flat out freezes, and crashes.

    The top view loads up, but the other 3 views don't, and it freezes.

    I loaded up viaduct, and it had no problem whatsoever. Why is mine crashing?
     
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  2. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    The vmf might be corrupted. They have non-ascii characters in them, but some things treat them like ascii, which breaks them.
     
  3. shadowslasher11

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    Anyway of fixing it?
     
  4. Lampenpam

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    Edit your VMF with notepad. For example, if you used " somewhere at your entities, like game_text then it breaks the VMF. You have to remove the " with notepad. If you don't know what broke your map, you have to rename the VMX to VMF and use that :/
     
  5. shadowslasher11

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    I don't know what broke the map, and the VMX is corrupted as well.

    I did manage to have a backup from two days ago on a flash drive, so it's not all bad. Just a lot of working has to be done again. >XP