Loading an old map

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Zoyx, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Zoyx

    Zoyx L1: Registered

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    I have a map I made back in 2008 that I want to fix (one of the water textures is bad). Loading it up in Hammer, I get a bad scheme warning, then can't load in a .mdl file. Then Hammer crashes to desktop. Anything I can do to fix this?
     
  2. Coding Ethan

    Coding Ethan L69: Deviant Member

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    I'm new to hammer, but couldn't you just open the VMF with a text editor and replace the bad texture with something else?
     
  3. BigBros

    BigBros L3: Member

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    Yeah, I think so, but that can be risky. I would leave it and give it to someone who knows what they are doing, as one wrong thing can destroy a full map.
     
  4. Zoyx

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    P'raps. But I haven't touched Hammer in 6 years. I don't remember the names of textures. There's probably other things that need repair.
     
  5. henke37

    aa henke37

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    I recommend checking if you can do anything at all in hammer first. It has plenty of crashes that aren't triggered by bad maps.
     
  6. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Are you launching hammer via the SDK? That's old and doesn't work anymore - go to team fortress 2/bin and launch hammer.bat (only the first time; then you can use hammer.exe in the same directory).
     
  7. Empyre

    Empyre L6: Sharp Member

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    I Seba's post is not the solution, I'd try what Coding Ethan suggested, but it is very important to make a back-up copy first.
     
  8. Zoyx

    Zoyx L1: Registered

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    Ahh, that may be the problem... I'll try it when I get home from work. I was reading old docs.
     
  9. Dr. Sasha

    Dr. Sasha L4: Comfortable Member

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    Perhaps validate your game cache
     
  10. Zoyx

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    The game plays fine.
     
  11. sevin

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    Doesn't matter. I had some alpha maps showing on some textures in Hammer but my game played fine. Verified the cache and it fixed it.
     
  12. Zoyx

    Zoyx L1: Registered

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    This worked. Thanks!

    Now to relearn the editor...