Hammer wont start..

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by MaGicBush, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. MaGicBush

    MaGicBush L2: Junior Member

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    I am getting a weird error when trying to start Hammer all of the sudden:

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    I tried rebooting and restarting Steam, first the weird camera issue now this :(. I just want to finish the first alpha on my map, sigh.
     
  2. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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  3. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Back-up you stuff first, or all your maps will be gone.
     
  4. MaGicBush

    MaGicBush L2: Junior Member

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    Well dunno what is going on, but it randomly started working again. However now TF2 says "Game is unavailable, please try again later." And keeps popping up a error saying it needs to download the game files as it found a problem. Gonna back up my maps before Steam explodes :p.
     
  5. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Restart steam first before you resinstall
     
  6. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    If that's the case, backup your files and reinstall (or delete cache and load up again). It's because TF2 recently updated and Source SDK dosn't update with the new files, so it tries to use the old files (which are gone).
     
  7. MaGicBush

    MaGicBush L2: Junior Member

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    well backed up my files, and uninstalled TF2/Hammer. But now it wont download the game or Hammer, just sits at "Download Starting." Are the content servers down?

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    Checked the steam forums and it's a big problem right now I guess, new patch muffed up TF2. Best fix if anyone else gets this problem is to change the download server region according to others, though I have tried several and none work :(.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2009
  8. TracerDX

    TracerDX L3: Member

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    It says pretty plainly in the error message that he couldn't connect to steam servers. So probably, couldn't validate. Slash and burn techniques may fix most issues, but it isn't always needed.
     
  9. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Only if you're nooby and keep them buried in the steam directory <.<