Orphaned User Visgroup?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by XFunc_CaRteR, May 4, 2011.

  1. XFunc_CaRteR

    XFunc_CaRteR L5: Dapper Member

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    Hammer doesn't recognize the user visgroups I am making. Every time I reopen my map with my user visgroup turned off, it says my hidden user visgroup is "orphaned" then puts it into a new visgroup called "_orphaned hidden".

    If I save and close the map with the user visgroup left on, as soon as I open it again the user visgroup has been erased (though the content of the user visgroup remains).

    Is anyone else getting this problem?
     
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  2. Robot3x

    Robot3x L2: Junior Member

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    I'm having this problem too. Apparently it's extremely rare because your post is the only thing coming up in Google.

    My problem is that I went through and deleted all of my visgroups so I could re-organize them. Some things disappeared and I couldn't get to them. And my new Skybox visgroup had a gray check mark when I turned it on as if something was hidden though the whole thing was there.

    Today when I re-started, it formed the orphan hidden visgroup and stuck the things I couldn't get to yesterday into that and my skybox visgroup is working properly.

    I think Hammer was just acting buggy. Hopefully the file isn't corrupted.
     
  3. XFunc_CaRteR

    XFunc_CaRteR L5: Dapper Member

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    I'm trying to remember how I solved this problem.

    Did you use DispGen to generate a displacement?
     
  4. Robot3x

    Robot3x L2: Junior Member

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    No, I didn't use DispGen. I can't remember exactly what I did, but I think what caused it for me was erasing my visgroups wholesale. Some stuff that was in a visgroup didn't become unhidden when their visgroup was erased. I knew I didn't delete it, so it all just disappeared.

    It was stuff I was going to throw away anyway so I really wasn't paying attention to it much. So when it came back in the orphan visgroup I deleted the stuff and the visgroup. But then I thought, "Well, that's weird. What if it's part of a bigger problem?" So I googled for it. Hammer hasn't done anything weird again yet, so I have my fingers crossed.

    I think my problem is generally solved, but I figured I'd reply in case anyone else was looking for info on this. Also, in case someone knew it was a major problem that I shouldn't ignore.