What do you do when you are compiling?

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  1. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Well, what do you do if your computer freezes half, if you click away hammer to surf a bit you never gonna know if your hammer crashed or if its still compiling :p

    Most of the time I watch some tv or draw a bit :)
     
  2. drp

    aa drp

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    i compile my map on my media center over the network :biggthumpup:
     
  3. Nizzem

    Nizzem L2: Junior Member

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    I set Windows Media Player to always on top and start watching a tv show before I start compiling. This way you don't have to click away from compile window so you can still see progress as it compiles and watch tv :biggthumpup:.
     
  4. spaceweasels

    aa spaceweasels

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    Mostly draw, paint and look for a real job.
     
  5. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden L7: Fancy Member

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    I go into the chat room
     
  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I use Batch Compiler to run the compile tools which frees up more resources by not having Hammer running, plus I can always see the window update in real time. If I need to do something else I just use the taskmanager to lower the priority on the compile process until my other thing loads, then turn the compile back up.
     
  7. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    Er, my compile window doesn't freeze up when I click away?

    I usually chat or read webcomics or go use the bathroom or something.
     
  8. JTG

    JTG L2: Junior Member

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    I usually listen to music by going to youtube while designing and get up and walk around, stretch the legs when compiling.
     
  9. Buster Charlie

    Buster Charlie Guest

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    How long does it take you guys to compile your map?
     
  10. spaceweasels

    aa spaceweasels

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    On the current map I'm working on. A full compile takes about three and a half hours to complete.

    VBSP: 21 seconds
    VVIS: 3 hours, 24 minutes, 26 seconds
    VRAD: 7 minutes, 23 seconds

    Doing a fast compile take less than a half hour.
     
  11. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    5-10 minutes. Maybe 15 if I'm doing a final compile.
     
  12. megawac

    megawac L4: Comfortable Member

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    Masterbate.
    *2 year bumb is win?
     
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  13. martijntje

    martijntje L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    (I am currently compiling)

    I usually surf the web, hammer rarely crashes for me during compile.

    wow, that is long. I thought a fast compile would always stay under a few minutes.

    Edit: a full compile of photofinish takes about 10 minutes (including hdr)
     
  14. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Surf the TF2maps site.

    Just checking for new posts :p
     
  15. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    Umm why?
     
  16. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    Because it is inevitable that whenever someone asks "what do you do while you wait for....." someone must say masturbate sooner or later.

    And hey, maybe he does. :p

    I browse stuff. And chat.
     
  17. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    When this came up i thought about putting that, ha ha ha. But the i realised OH GOD SUPER BUMP.
     
  18. Terr

    aa Terr Cranky Coder

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    I keep mapping in Hammer.

    This is why you use VBCT, kiddies.
     
  19. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I take a breather, have a sip of water and return to my keyboard.

    This is why you buy good PCs, Kiddies.

    ;)

    95%+ of compiles i run are over in 2 minutes so its a good time to continue a steam conversaion or forum browsing or map uploading or whatever really
     
  20. Stormcaller3801

    Stormcaller3801 L5: Dapper Member

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    Alt tab to Firefox, refresh to see if anyone's commented on my last build.