How to get back a lost map?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Bunker Junker, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Bunker Junker

    Bunker Junker L3: Member

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    Today Hammer started acting all funny while I was trying to make a map, so I decided to get off and try again later. Once I got back on, the Hammer logo was replaced by some white paper logo, I pressed it and it told me that this shortcut no longer works, and pretty much forced me to delete it. After that I reinstalled hammer and the ABS's resource pack, only to find out all of the saved files of maps I had are gone, any way I can get them back?

    I've tried downloading my map and sticking it in the mapsrc file, but it's not a VMF file so it doesn't show up.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Spartykins

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    Not quite sure I understand, did you also delete your .vmf files as well when you uninstalled Hammer? Or were these saved somewhere else on your drive?
     
  3. Necrσ

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    If you no longer have the vmf of your map, and only have the compiled .BSP, you can decompile your map using a tool such as BSPSource. Unfortunately this wont be 100% accurate and there will be some slight differences, but in this situation its your best option
     
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  4. Bunker Junker

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    I tried figuring out on how to get the tool running, but I couldn't figure out how to get it running, as it kept failing.

    Welp, guess I'm screwed now.

    But thanks for trying to help Necro, I appreciate it.
     
  5. Tango

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    Storing your maps on a different folder, in a USB or best Dropbox can help prevent this from happening again. Personaly I use Dropbox since it's free and can be accessed anywhere, anytime. (With an internet connection of course)
     
  6. henke37

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    Dropbox also does versioning iirc.
     
  7. Bunker Junker

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    So it can turn BSPs into VMFs? (Sorry for late reply.)
     
  8. Tango

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    No it can only store that file.
     
  9. henke37

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    What I meant is that it doesn't just store the file. It stores all past versions of the file too.
     
  10. Dr. Bum |SCG|

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    If you still can't locate it, you can try refreshing your computer to a set restore point.
     
  11. Bunker Junker

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    Ah alright.
     
  12. Viperi

    aa Viperi 100% might be snake

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    I'm guessing you don't have Java installed cause that's what it needs.
     
  13. Bunker Junker

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    I had it installed, but it still didn't work, probably downloaded the wrong one in that case.


    But I don't wanna have to go through the process of picking the right one, as it was already a headache to find out how to get it working.