Hammer Problems Part Deux

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Acadium, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Acadium

    Acadium Playtest Extraordinaire

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    So I'm working on another map to test myself. (Still new to mapmaking. Have the theory down, focusing on lighting atm)

    In my last post, I had some problems with the map not compiling. Was directed to Interlopers.net, fixed the problem from there. Fixed shortly thereafter.

    Working on a new map. Still nothing serious (yet). I'm trying to compile, and I notice it runs another map under a similar name. (Named this Test 1, runs a REALLY early (like 6 months ago) map called Test (where I tested water, spawns, resupply and stairs (REALLY early)))

    I went over to interlopers and tried to figure out what was wrong. Found a few leaks, patched them up, can't find any more. One error stayed there, and I have NO idea what it is or means. Here it is:

    Can't load skybox file skybox/sky_tf2_04 to build the default cubemap!

    Description:
    You have entered a skybox texture which doesn't seem to be valid. Make sure you don't specify the last three letter (_UP, _DN, etc) of any skybox texture you use. You may also need to fix your vmt files if they are broken. It may also be caused by compiling a non-HDR skybox texture.

    Any help?
     
  2. Bowtie

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    If it ain't broke, don't fix.
    In other words, if it doesn't affect anything, don't try to fix it.
    That's the error everyone gets, just means you have to build cubemaps manually.
     
  3. Acadium

    Acadium Playtest Extraordinaire

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    Well my main problem is it won't compile. It won't run the regular version of the map. I know that's because something is wrong, so it panics. Normally there's an old version of the map to revert to, but this is a special case, so it goes for the next best thing.
     
  4. Acadium

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    I'm stupid, look at my other post :3
     
  5. Acadium

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    Also, that didn't work for me D:
     
  6. Bowtie

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    I have no idea what's wrong except for the skybox error.
    Name mismatch? Perhaps you could explain a bit more clearer.
     
  7. Acadium

    Acadium Playtest Extraordinaire

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    So of course I'm new to hammer. When I first started I was just naming files randomly. (Still do that, this was sort of an attempt at actually categorizing my lessons) I named a file Test. This was like 2nd map EVER, no goal system, nothing. A spawn for both teams, team specific resupply cabinets, some water, a platform with all of this, a skybox, and stairs from the bottom of the skybox back up to the platform. This was called Test.

    I'm now trying to focus on some of the aesthetics of TF2. I made a small map, nothing to good or labour intensive, and named it Test 1. I added some lighting, and am playing around. Upon trying to launch this map, it opened up this stupid little test world.

    I did what you suggested and added some cubemaps. It still opens up this test world. Anything other info that would help you?
     
  8. Acadium

    Acadium Playtest Extraordinaire

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    Also I'm wondering if the skybox error IS the problem we're thinking of?