reinstalling tf2 breaks hammer

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by vulduv, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. vulduv

    vulduv L3: Member

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    i had a glitch with one of my maps. tf2 though i dident haw the acces key. so naturaly i reinstalled tf2. so it could make a new acces key for my maps. but instead of that... hammer refused to start bqs one text file was missing... YEP! not like it could. you know. replace it with a standard one. but nha. companys haw to be dumb. so yha. the error that pops up says "D:/steam/steamapps/common/Team Fortress 2/tf/gameinfo.txt is missing" i haw no clue why. i am confused. and haw no /) idea whats going on. so. tf2 would not let me test my A3 map. reinstall tf2. hammer refuses to start. error _/ goes up. and i dont know how to fix it. I DID SAVE MY LEVEL TO MY DESCTOP THO!
     
  2. vulduv

    vulduv L3: Member

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    plz :(
     
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  3. Vel0city

    aa Vel0city func_fish

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    You first have to run TF2 at least once before opening Hammer to make sure a gameinfo.txt is even generated.
     
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  4. vulduv

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    wow im stupid. well thanks. also! i started tf2. noticed the (NEW COMMENT!) notification. and then tried to read it. key word is "TRY"
     
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  5. vulduv

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    i played a round even! BUT IT STILL SAYS IT! help
     
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  6. vulduv

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    il even send a copy of my "bin" and "tf" folders
     
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  7. vulduv

    vulduv L3: Member

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    wat
     
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  8. vulduv

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    um files?
     
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  9. sevin

    aa sevin

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    Dude, it's only been a few minutes, relax. Verify integrity of the game cache.
     
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  10. vulduv

    vulduv L3: Member

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    it still says it. I HAW NO FUCKING IDEA WHY!
     
  11. The Letter Before A

    The Letter Before A Cool Idiot

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    Recently I switched computers, and when I did i copied the entirety of tf2,
    I can email it to you.
     
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  12. vulduv

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    oh

    lets hope that works. if not. well i haw to contact valve.
     
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  13. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    After running TF2 once, did you try running Hammer.bat in your Team Fortress 2/bin folder? It's meant to set up Hammer with the proper environment so you can use it with TF2.
     
  14. vulduv

    vulduv L3: Member

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    the hammer.bat file is GONE!
     
  15. vulduv

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    tf2maps and scrap.tf haw very open staff.
     
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  16. sevin

    aa sevin

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    Before you keep doing it, I just want to say it's spelled "have", not "haw". You sure you verified the game cache? Do you need instructions for that?
     
  17. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    To verify integrity of game cache:
    Go to TF2 properties -> Local files tab -> Verify integrity of game cache
    This will fix any files that are missing or corrupt.

    To find Hammer.bat:
    Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin
    If you have a Windows computer then the .bat part of the name might not be visible. Look for a file called "Hammer" of the type "Windows Batch File"

    There is no need to take a copy of the game from someone else. Not only is that cumbersome and difficult (over 20 gb), you can easily get the files you need yourself.
     
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  18. vulduv

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    i haw verified the game cache! and the error still happends.
     
  19. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    And the Hammer.bat file is still not there? You are looking in steamapps/common/Team Fortress 2/bin/, yes? 'Cause that's where it's supposed to be. Also please tell me you haven't been trying to launch Hammer from Source SDK, because that's been the wrong way to do it for like two years now.
     
  20. vulduv

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    imlaunching hammer from the bin file. and i looked in there.