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Weird map bug(Can´t tell precisely)

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Guyyst, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Guyyst

    Guyyst L1: Registered

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    I´ve tryed to edit the standart hightower map, to make it impossible to win.(tdm_hightower)


    So my work progress was like this:

    -Get the plr_hightower.bsp by using GCFScape

    -Decompile it to .vmf by using bspsrc

    -Edit the file in hammer (I used the Source SDK to open hammer, not the SFM)

    -Compile it back to .bsp by using VBCT


    If i open the map in Tf2 now, some weird bugs show up on exactly 3 locations:

    http://puu.sh/1fT8U
    (After the blue spawn door)

    http://puu.sh/1fTdG
    (At the red spawn door)

    http://puu.sh/1fTbA
    (After the hill on the blue side)

    I even tried to only decompile the .bsp to .vmf and back without editing anything, beacuse i thought i produced those bugs by myself, but they are still there, even if i edit nothing.

    Hope someone can help me :D
     
  2. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    Educate yourself on the decompiling process. Specifically, on how it breaks areaportals.
     
  3. xzzy

    aa xzzy

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    Decompiling isn't a perfect process, some parts get missed or handled wrongly.

    I'm going to guess the problem with the doors is a badly behaved area portal, but that's just a guess. If you see a blue brush there with "AREA PORTAL" on the texture, try removing it as a test. If that fixes the problem, you know what caused it.

    Go read up on area portals to learn how they work so you can fix them.
     
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  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I do suggest the reading, but it'll boil down to:

    You'll select the brush, hit CTRL + SHFT + W. Then reselect the brush, Ctrl + T, and select (or type) the areaportal brush properties. then you're good to go.
     
  5. Guyyst

    Guyyst L1: Registered

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    If i type Crtl + T it opens up a window in wich i can´t find anything about areportal brush properties.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    in the drop down menu, where it says "func detail" you want to get func_areaportal.
     
  7. Guyyst

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    Do i need to change anything in the options that show up after selecting func_areaportal?

    [​IMG]

    Because it is still not working.
     
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  8. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  9. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Try this link instead, first.
    Or, he could not have realized that you need to "seal" area's with an area. Much like maps, which you need to seal a building. In the doorways and windows, you can use area portals, which (long story short) help increase FPS of your map.