How accurate is bspsource?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Lain, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    so my PC died a couple of days ago, I'm not too fussed as I was due for an upgrade anyways, but what I am fussed about is my work being lost. Only about 1/2 of it was ever released and most of it was indev versions of existing maps (massive changes to remonstrance, detailing and fixes for utilia and the overhaul of cp_banana are ones I'm gonna cry about for a while). My only real solutions are to decompile already existing versions of these maps and see what I can salvage.
    So my question is, how accurate would bspsource be to the originals? I use vis groups pretty heavily so I'd want those to stay.
     
  2. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    I think you lose visgroups, visclusters and some areaportals will merge. Also you should be able to salvage stuff from your hard drive
     
  3. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    How did your PC die? Was it hard drive failure, or something else?
     
  4. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    PSU blew up and took everything with it. Also how would I salvage stuff from the drive?
     
  5. Hyperion

    aa Hyperion L16: Grid Member

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    You lost nothing. Just plug old drives to new pc and you get all your files back. It is very unlikely that power spike would break HDD's or SSD's
     
  6. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Not necessarily true if the power supply surged all the components inside the computer on its way out.

    If that's the case, I believe it might be possible to replace just the HDD's controller card with an identical one, but I'm not 100% sure if that'd work.
     
  7. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I'd imagine replacing one component of a hard drive would be the kind of specialty repair that would be more expensive than replacing the entire drive, especially if it's a model that's no longer being made, so at this point it's a question of how much your un-backed-up files are worth.
     
  8. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    BSPSource will tie all of your func_details together into one mega-func_detail. It also fucks up on some other stuff. I'd say it's worth trying, but you're gonna have to put in some work to get it usable.
     
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