.vmf's getting cleared

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by sooshey, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    So my computer is prone to freezing/hanging for a reason i haven't yet figured out...so because of this i always save excessively in hammer. The problem is, if my computer hangs while hammer is open, then i reset my computer to find the .vmf is completely cleared. I have autosaves on and .bsp's i could decompile to get my map back, but is there any surefire way to make sure this doesn't happen? Or what causes it?
     
  2. sevin

    aa sevin

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    You can set your autosave intervals very low via the general tab in options:

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  3. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    So i had another question about autosaves...I tried recovering one of my maps from the latest autosave, and my settings are identical to the post above, but it only autosaved 5 times total. Meaning the latest one was when my map was 5 minutes old. Is it supposed to overwrite them, or do i need to set "number of iterations to save" to an absurdly high number?
     
  4. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Using the settings posted by Sevin it stores the 5 latest iterations of your map, so you'll have an iteration that's 1 minute old, 2 minutes old, 3 minutes old, 4 minutes old and 5 minutes old. When there's more than 5, it'll overwrite the oldest one available.
     
  5. sooshey

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    Ohh ok, it looks like it just keeps overwriting the _001 one?? Thank you!