Hammer not loading textures or models

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  1. Davekillerish

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    I have some maps im working on, and on all the spawn locations it says in giant red letters:
    ERROR
    I have the custom tf2 mod installed, I dont remember its name but crash "recommends" that it be used.
     
  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    They say ERROR in Hammer or TF2? Are you working on a decompiled map or a new one? Is your game config properly set up?
     
  3. Tumbolisu

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    Looks like the .vpk with the custom spawnpoint model (red and blue colored engie with blocklight goggles) isn't being loaded. Do you have anything in the tf/custom folder?
     
  4. Davekillerish

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    In hammer, and it is a saved compiled version, but It also displayed this in a map ive tested before, and it is also displaying the pink and black square texture for filters and logic icons.
     
  5. Davekillerish

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    I have my saved maps in this folder, in a subfolder called TF2Maps.
     
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    Nothing else? The ABS pack puts 2 .vpk files in there which contain these missing things.
     
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  7. tyler

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    Oh, I misread what the actual error was applying to. There was a TF2 update today--have you closed Hammer since then and restarted it? Occasionally weird bugs crop up from that.
     
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  8. Davekillerish

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    Thats the first thing I did, in another map.
    and again, ERROR on all the spawns.
     
  9. Davekillerish

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    I have a few custom skins, like the dr pepper soda can jarate reskin, and a voice replacement for the rancho relaxo.
    But none of those have affected hammer before today, and ive had them since ive had hammer.
     
  10. tyler

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    I would say restart steam and verify your game files just to rule that out. I am not too sure what else could be the issue if you're sure nothing got moved accidentally.
     
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  11. Tumbolisu

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    My final question: Are any files that start with "ABS" in there? If not, reinstall "the mod that crash recommended".
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4674
     
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    It's obvious by now that this is the missing stuff, which has nothing to do with the update whatsoever:
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  13. Davekillerish

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    I validated the game cache, and launched hammer, and went into the map.
    No changes,
    Moved ALL my maps from my tf2maps folder in custom to the default save map folder in hammer.
    NO CHANGES!
     
  14. Tumbolisu

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    because that doesn't matter. It's the ABS pack's content that matters, and you have never said that it actually exists in there. The custom .fgd files located in the bin folder got added, but not the things they are referencing! Go and reinstall that thing NOW.

    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4674
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4674
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4674
     
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  15. Davekillerish

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    I just reinstalled the mod, thank you this actually worked.
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  16. tyler

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    It doesn't matter. Updates that happen while Hammer is open can do any kind of weird thing. Something you learn after using it for a long time.