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vvis.exe freezing?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Foreverkul, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Foreverkul

    Foreverkul L4: Comfortable Member

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    Edit: nvm
    What can cause vvis.exe running really slow, basically freezing or crashing?
     
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  2. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    optimization
    this site delves into the subject quite well, even though its kinda dull to read
    http://www.student.ru.nl/rvanhoorn/optimization.php?chapter=intro

    this guide helped me a bit
    http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Controlling_Geometry_Visibility_and_Compile_Times

    and there are a few guides on optimization in the tutorials section of this site

    as a quick guide:
    change smallish and oddly shaped brushes to func_details (select brush and press ctrl t, then choose func_detail from the drop down menu)
    texture the unseen sides of brushes with no draw (use face edit tool)
    look into hints and area portals
    beware of large open spaces
    and finally, if your map is still at an early stage and this is sounding overwhelming, then you can set vvis to fast and continue working on your map with little delay :D

    though be warned there is always a chance it could be something else
     
  3. Foreverkul

    Foreverkul L4: Comfortable Member

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  4. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Could be that. Make sure non are touching the void outside your skybox.

    Also make sure you have no props or light in the void.

    Post your .Vmf for a quick look as to why or hop in steam chat room we can look at it asap =)
     
  5. Ze Inspector

    Ze Inspector L1: Registered

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    Learn from my mistake, never make large relatively open areas with lots of details.... last vvis- 41 hours(after extensive optimization). /facepalm. Of course updating my eight year old computer might help too. >.>
     
  6. ChronoTriggerFan

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