"The system cannot find the file specified" Compile Error

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  1. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    How do I fix this error?
    I deleted all of the func_instance entities in the map. This map was originally by MsMudpie, and she used func_instance entities for lighting, I did not have the file path and this was causing the error.
    Im leaving this post up for anyone else that gets this error.

    Compile Log:
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    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vbsp.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1.vmf"

    Valve Software - vbsp.exe (Dec 30 2015)
    4 threads
    materialPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\materials
    Loading C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1.vmf
    ConVarRef mat_reduceparticles doesn't point to an existing ConVar
    Could not open instance file instances/fluorescentlight_400


    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vvis.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1"

    Valve Software - vvis.exe (Dec 30 2015)
    4 threads
    reading c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1.bsp
    Error opening c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1.bsp

    ** Executing...
    ** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vrad.exe"
    ** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1"

    Valve Software - vrad.exe SSE (Dec 30 2015)

    Valve Radiosity Simulator
    4 threads
    [Reading texlights from 'lights.rad']
    unknown light specifier type - lights

    [56 texlights parsed from 'lights.rad']

    Loading c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1.bsp
    Error opening c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1.bsp

    ** Executing...
    ** Command: Copy File
    ** Parameters: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1.bsp" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\maps\ctf_anchorsaweigh_a1.bsp"

    The command failed. Windows reported the error:
    "The system cannot find the file specified."
    ---
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  2. FerJox22

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  3. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    This is your problem. Make sure the vmf you're using as an instance is in the directory written in gameinfo.txt (or edit that path so it points to your instances, whichever you prefer). Idolon's instance guide goes into a little more detail.
     
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  4. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    I removed what I thought was the instance entities, and the problem still persists.