Hammer's mood swings

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by YM, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Ok so this morning I compiled my map, took me 20 minutes with VVIS and VRAD on normal and HDR (as well as -final on RAD) and everything works fine.

    Then this afternoon I compile it again and have all the same settings and it doesnt run RAD the second time. No errors anywhere, no notisable changes to the map (have only added more of the same stuff I already have) and it just doesnt run the second RAD needed for HDR.

    I really don't understand why hammer wont do the second VRAD compile, every now and then it just throws a tantrum and does't compile it for a few days, then decides that it will again.

    Does anyone else suffer from this as well? Can anyone shed any light on what might be going on?
     
  2. trainRiderJ

    trainRiderJ L5: Dapper Member

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    Mine randomly wouldn't run the second RAD for HDR either, even with no errors and the first past completing normally. I haven't actually tried to do a full HDR compile since then; no major changes and not much time to work on the map in general.
     
  3. teddyruxpin

    teddyruxpin Sr. Hygiene Technician

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    Dont know how often you rename your maps but you might want to load up an older revision of it and then load its portal file and do the same with the current one and compare the two.

    I also had a similar issue before when I moved some complex brushes that where composed of cylinders etc by doing a cut n paste. When I moved them they went from func_detail to world brushes and sent my build times through the roof.

    Loading the portal file quickly showed me where the cluster of leafs was that needed to be reset to func_detail and the problem went away.

    -Teddy
     
  4. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Bump. Although this problem resolved itself when I posted the first post, its a recurrsive problem and has come back, with a day before the competition deadline.....

    /me curses hammer

    Yeah basicly I really need to find out whats going on with it because I have no idea how to fix it other than keep compiling it untill it works.
     
  5. trainRiderJ

    trainRiderJ L5: Dapper Member

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    Has no one else ever had this problem? I've had it randomly too and would like some clues as to the cause and/or solution.
     
  6. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    I once had that problem with goldsource and I copied all the map and pasted on another map file. I haven't seen this problem since then