[Help] Hammer Editor Won't Start

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Kurodani, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Kurodani

    Kurodani L1: Registered

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    Hello, I'm new to the forums and mapping in general, but I've been doing fine, until I got this problem. Hammer editor simply won't launch. I can launch SDK all fine and dandy, but clicking the editor and hitting 'Launch' just causes it to think about it for a few seconds and then close. I looked at the task manager and that's pretty much what happens. The hammer editor process pops up for a few seconds, then closes.

    I already did the steam pipe conversion and got Source SDK/Hammer Editor to work, I have previously opened it up multiple times and have spent a good 10 hours making a map already, but now I've looked all over online and haven't found a solution.

    So far I have:
    Restarted Steam
    Restarted my Computer
    Reinstalled Source SDK, SDK 2006, SDK 2007
    Redone the entire Steampipe conversion process.

    Please help? :confused: I really want to get back to making my map.
     
  2. nightwatch

    aa nightwatch

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    If you're mapping for TF2 (which I presume you are, seeing as you're posting on this forum), have you tried launching the hammer.exe in your Team Fortress 2/bin folder?

    I converted my old SDK as well and I haven't had too many problems with it, but every now and then it won't open sucessfully for me either, closing immediately usually with a steam error message that disappears instantly.
    I've never really looked into it because I use the hammer in my game files interchangeably now, as there is really no difference between them.
     
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  3. Kurodani

    Kurodani L1: Registered

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    Tried it and it worked! Thanks so much!