"Loading Resources" crash

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Jeremy, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    All of my Source games have been working fine for a few years now, and then this happens. Whenever I try to make a listen server for any Source game (I've tried Team Fortress 2, Garry's Mod and Counter-Strike: Source) the game will get to "Loading Resources" before freezing for a few minutes and then quitting to desktop. It doesn't give me an error or anything. I haven't changed anything in the game files, and I haven't installed any addons for any of the games for ages. This happens on any map I choose, including official ones.

    This problem cropped up a couple of days ago and it looks like it isn't going to fix itself.

    I've tried reinstalling the games, creating a fresh new install, validating files and defragging game data (no problems there), and I've looked everywhere on Google - none of the (few) solutions I found have worked. I'm at a complete loss now. What's causing this and how do I fix it? halppls
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2012
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    Nnn-nope. Still not working.
     
  3. MarcoPixel

    MarcoPixel L1: Registered

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    I have that bug too, i cant load any map in TF2 anymore (because it creates an listen server with map X) and its getting really annoying. Hope there is any fix.

    Greets,
    Marco
     
  4. Jeremy

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    Despite the overwhelming support I've recieved from the community, I still haven't managed to find a working solution.

    I've created a fresh new install for TF2 and I've tried using -autoconfig. I've also tried using -dxlevel 81. None of those have worked. I have no trouble making a dedicated server, but I don't want to have to keep copying files over and starting it up (it takes ages) just so I can test my map for the two seconds it takes to discover a serious problem.

    I've done a bit more hunting around the internets and I still haven't found a working solution. Please help.

    (please... anybody...)
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012
  5. Jeremy

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    okay it turns out it was something to do with the ports, I just had to forward ports 27015-20 and somehow that fixed it anyway this can be closed now
     
  6. Bakscratch

    aa Bakscratch Finisher of Maps

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    So what did you do to fix, I am able to join and play online servers but I cant load a map from console
     
  7. MarcoPixel

    MarcoPixel L1: Registered

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    Try to get out of the Steam Beta, even if youre not in one. Helped me and now it works again.
     
  8. Jeremy

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    Not too long ago the ports I forwarded closed themselves for some reason (as in the settings got deleted - not sure how). I don't know if that had anything to do with this crash but forwarding those ports again seemed to do the trick for me.

    For future reference the ports I opened were 27000-27015, both TCP and UDP, not 15-20 as I mentioned earlier.
     
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  9. Bakscratch

    aa Bakscratch Finisher of Maps

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    Well it seemed not being in the steam beta fixed it XD