hammer not working right...

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Afterglow375, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Afterglow375

    Afterglow375 L1: Registered

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    So at some point when I was working on my map, hammer crashed. I couldn't open hammer for like a half hour, as steam was giving me the error of "game is currently unavailable." When I could finally open hammer, it somehow got completely messed up. None of the tools work, the 2d views are all wack (in the screenshot I'm zoomed out as far as I can go), models don't show up in the 3d view (I hope to god they weren't deleted), and some other issues. I can still do some stuff though, like move around in the 3d view and when I double click on an entity it pops up the properties box.

    I tried restarting steam/comp several times and I followed the steps here:
    https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Resetting_Hammer_preferences

    which did not work. What is going on?!?!?!!
    screeny:
    http://i.imgur.com/aWhhL.png?1

    edit: seems like the update broke hammer =/
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  2. karlosio

    karlosio L1: Registered

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    I'm getting the exact same problem, I thought it was maybe due to me moving my steam folder to a brand new drive I got today, obviously now it isn't :(
     
  3. Burnout6010

    Burnout6010 L5: Dapper Member

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    Is disabling updates for Source SDK the good way to avoid this, or it comes only from updates to TF2 ?
     
  4. Muffin7

    Muffin7 L1: Registered

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    Same thing here, sucks that I was actually motivated for once to get my map done and then hammer breaks on me. http://puu.sh/1jI06 Something to note is that if you create a blank 'dxsupport.cfg' in your steamapps/<username>/sourcesdk/bin/orangebox/bin folder, it temporarily fixes the problem (but Hammer seems to want to crash after like 10 seconds)
     
  5. Burnout6010

    Burnout6010 L5: Dapper Member

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    Oh ... dxsupport you say ? DX90 mode has turned phongless since this Halloween, probably that causes the issues

    EDIT : I tried something and ...

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    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  6. cherplunka

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    you know the voice Lilo uses to say "chicken" in 5th element? I've been chanting "broken!" in that voice all morning. I have the exact same problem with my TF2 maps. Portal 2 authoring tools seem fine.
     
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