Map on hold untill I get this figured out.

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Buster Charlie, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Buster Charlie

    Buster Charlie Guest

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    I cloned half my map to make the red side of the map, and now i'm getting weird phantom leaks.

    For example, I am getting a leak THROUGH a solid non entity brush.

    As in I load the pointfile and it's going through the center of a solid brush, not between a bseam, but through the meat of it.

    obviously I can't release a map that has a leak, so can anyone tell me how fucked i am?

    I'm also getting some weird material errors..

    [username] replaced to protect the innocent.

     
  2. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Are the brushes by chance ones with the materials that are erroring? $bottommaterial is used when compiling water... did you accidentally place %compilewater or similar into the VMT for those materials? Could be the cause of the leak since water doesn't seal.
    Another thing could be if the brush is invalid and gets warped when compiling, have you look at it in game?

    Edit: Yet another thing... do you have any tool textures on any faces of the brush that is being hit by the pointfile? Usage of some tool textures will cause brushes to fail and leak.
     
  3. vegit0r

    vegit0r L1: Registered

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    to begin, I have had issues myself copying a section on my map, is was not an easy 'box' shape was the major issue, that or hammer is just a whiny girl

    1. Have you opened the menu "check map for errors", and checked for any grimlins created during the copy by hammer?

    2. Have you loaded the portal point file to see what all of the choking on portal creation could be (as in looking at the possible skewed portals created)

    3. If your leak is going through the center of a brush, is this brush piercing the outside of the skybox or the portal somewhere? what do the coards (1250.00 5005.00 551.24) go to? If it is well within, you might have to try moving this by right click- transform and moving it, or try hiding the brush and re-making over top of it to ensure the brush is the real culprit.
     
  4. Vilepickle

    Vilepickle L7: Fancy Member

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    It's not an areaportal leak is it?
     
  5. spaceweasels

    aa spaceweasels

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    I think Boojum is on the right track. Sounds like you have a bad texture causing a leak. Since you know which brush is leaking, try changing the texture.
     
  6. Buster Charlie

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    I didn't edit any materials, I don't know why they're errorig I guess I can just delete the offending ones and rebuild.

    I checked for problems, no invalid brushes.
     
  7. Buster Charlie

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    I replaced the texture on the brush, then retextured it by hand and it dosen't leak. However I still get two 'nobottom' errors. Weird.