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Samonthepeanut

L1: Registered
Jan 23, 2018
19
I recently did a map that is 2fort with the hightower in the center, unfortunately the current version has a bug where when ever you go into REDs base certain areas will disappear and re appear for no apparent reason.
It not small either, you could walk into a room and it will vanish until you start walking further foward.

The only way I can think to fix this is by removing some triggers in the map, but I think that would cause some performance issues. If its the only solution, then alert me.
 
Mar 23, 2013
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Removing triggers can cause performance issues? Are you sure you meant triggers??
Anyway, post your compile log please. You probably have a leak or similar error that broke your areaportals
 

Samonthepeanut

L1: Registered
Jan 23, 2018
19
Removing triggers can cause performance issues? Are you sure you meant triggers??
Anyway, post your compile log please. You probably have a leak or similar error that broke your areaportals
Sorry, I'm a bit new. I'll get my compile log up soon
EDIT: They are "Area Portals" I think, they might be causing an issue, but I'm no expert so... yeah thats a thing
 
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Samonthepeanut

L1: Registered
Jan 23, 2018
19
** Executing...
** Command: "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vbsp.exe"
** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_2tower_v2.vmf"

Valve Software - vbsp.exe (Oct 14 2017)
2 threads
materialPath: C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\materials
Loading C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_2tower_v2.vmf
ConVarRef mat_reduceparticles doesn't point to an existing ConVar
Patching WVT material: maps/ctf_2tower_v2/nature/blendgroundtogravel001_wvt_patch
Patching WVT material: maps/ctf_2tower_v2/nature/blendgroundtograss001_wvt_patch
Patching WVT material: maps/ctf_2tower_v2/nature/blendgroundtograss003_nodetail_wvt_patch
Patching WVT material: maps/ctf_2tower_v2/nature/blendgroundtograss003_wvt_patch
fixing up env_cubemap materials on brush sides...

FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (-319.5 -840.0 334.0)
Leaf 0 contents: CONTENTS_SOLID
Leaf 1 contents:
viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_SOLID
This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_SOLID
Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_SOLID
Candidate brush IDs: Brush 28264: Brush 28310:

ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (1)
**** leaked ****
Entity prop_static (63.00 3120.00 -4.80) leaked!

FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (2048.0 4184.0 -420.0)
Leaf 0 contents: CONTENTS_SOLID
Leaf 1 contents:
viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_SOLID
This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_SOLID
Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_SOLID
Candidate brush IDs:


FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (2048.0 4184.0 840.0)
Leaf 0 contents: CONTENTS_SOLID
Leaf 1 contents:
viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_SOLID
This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_SOLID
Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_SOLID
Candidate brush IDs:


FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (2048.0 4696.0 -420.0)
Leaf 0 contents: CONTENTS_SOLID
Leaf 1 contents:
viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_SOLID
This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_SOLID
Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_SOLID
Candidate brush IDs:


FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (2048.0 4696.0 840.0)
Leaf 0 contents: CONTENTS_SOLID
Leaf 1 contents:
viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_SOLID
This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_SOLID
Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_SOLID
Candidate brush IDs:


FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (2560.0 5120.0 612.0)
Leaf 0 contents:
Leaf 1 contents: CONTENTS_SOLID
viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_SOLID
This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_SOLID
Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_SOLID
Candidate brush IDs:


FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (3072.0 4608.0 612.0)
Leaf 0 contents:
Leaf 1 contents: CONTENTS_SOLID
viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_SOLID
This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_SOLID
Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_SOLID
Candidate brush IDs:


FindPortalSide: Couldn't find a good match for which brush to assign to a portal near (2336.0 3072.0 -220.0)
Leaf 0 contents: CONTENTS_SOLID
Leaf 1 contents:
viscontents (node 0 contents ^ node 1 contents): CONTENTS_SOLID
This means that none of the brushes in leaf 0 or 1 that touches the portal has CONTENTS_SOLID
Check for a huge brush enclosing the coordinates above that has contents CONTENTS_SOLID
Candidate brush IDs:

*** Suppressing further FindPortalSide errors.... ***
Processing areas...done (0)
Building Faces...done (0)
Chop Details...done (1)
Find Visible Detail Sides...
Merged 1362 detail faces...done (2)
Merging details...done (0)
FixTjuncs...
PruneNodes...
WriteBSP...
done (4)
*** Error: Skybox vtf files for skybox/sky_tf2_04 weren't compiled with the same size texture and/or same flags!
Can't load skybox file skybox/sky_tf2_04 to build the default cubemap!
*** Error: Skybox vtf files for skybox/sky_tf2_04 weren't compiled with the same size texture and/or same flags!
Can't load skybox file skybox/sky_tf2_04 to build the default cubemap!
Finding displacement neighbors...
Finding lightmap sample positions...
Displacement Alpha : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
Building Physics collision data...
WARNING: Map using power 4 displacements, terrain physics cannot be compressed, map will need additional memory and CPU.
done (2) (4507751 bytes)
Placing detail props : 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10
Compacting texture/material tables...
Reduced 7571 texinfos to 6043
Reduced 331 texdatas to 298 (11661 bytes to 10318)
Writing C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_2tower_v2.bsp
Wrote ZIP buffer, estimated size 68564, actual size 49724
36 seconds elapsed
-0.279400 -2.044524 0.000000
0.355600 -1.986289 0.000000
0.355600 -2.044524 0.000000
-0.355600 -2.044524 0.000000
make_triangles:calc_triangle_representation: Cannot convert
-0.279400 -2.044524 0.000000
0.355600 -1.986289 0.000000
0.355600 -2.044524 0.000000
-0.355600 -2.044524 0.000000
make_triangles:calc_triangle_representation: Cannot convert
-0.050800 -1.690353 0.000000
0.101600 -1.690353 0.000000
-0.101600 -1.690353 0.000000
-0.101600 -1.370356 0.000000
make_triangles:calc_triangle_representation: Cannot convert

** Executing...
** Command: "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vvis.exe"
** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_2tower_v2"

vvis launcher error: can't load vvis_dll.dll
The specified procedure could not be found.


** Executing...
** Command: "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin\vrad.exe"
** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf" "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_2tower_v2"

vrad_launcher error: can't load vrad_dll.dll
The specified procedure could not be found.


** Executing...
** Command: Copy File
** Parameters: "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\sourcesdk_content\tf\mapsrc\ctf_2tower_v2.bsp" "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steamapps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\maps\ctf_2tower_v2.bsp"
 

VEssex

L2: Junior Member
May 19, 2016
76

Crash

func_nerd
aa
Mar 1, 2010
3,243
Removing them fixed the problem, but introduced a new problem of hurting optimization a ton on the map.

I suggest reading up on this on how they work. Generally a decompiled map needs the areaportals fixed up to get working again, but it'll show you where they all need to be.