Packed particle effects messing with current particles?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by JoshuaC, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    Today I released a beta of my map koth_tomb. I've got a couple of custom particle effects packed into the map using packrat and it shows just fine for me. After testing people reported that their particles were completely screwed up after going to the next map. I cannot seem to replicate it myself.

    Here's a screen someone sent me.

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    I'm unsure what exactly could be causing this problem.
     
  2. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    If their flamethrower has suddently stopped animating the flames (and is instead throwing out the whole array of flame frames) then it sounds like a not-mapper's-fault bug.
     
  3. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yes this is Valves problem.
     
  4. Washipato

    Washipato L3: Member

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    Did you pack a particle manifest with your custom particles? (koth_tomb_particles.txt)

    Perhaps your custom particles are still loaded in memory after leaving the map
     
  5. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    Yep I packed the .pcf, and manifest in the map. I'm thinking that may be the case, I'll have to email Valve about it.
     
  6. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Had the same problem with my map yesterday. Youme told me you had to place the manifest in the particles folders instead of maps. Don't know if this will solve it.
     
  7. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    The last update stated that particles go into the particles folder. Nothing mentioned about the manifest.
     
  8. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    Looks like the particle bug might be fixed soonish.

     
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  9. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Good news. :D
     
  10. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Good man :D

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  11. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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