What do you do while waiting for your map to compile?

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  1. Ceiling Man

    Ceiling Man L3: Member

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    I just listen to music or talk on here. (I'm actually compiling a map right now)
     
  2. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    forum troll/play with server stuff
     
  3. Malcolm

    Malcolm L3: Member

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    I usually leave my PC alone and play some Advance Wars on my gool ol' GBA :D
     
  4. Spike

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    My compiles last 1 minute and a half, so there's not much to do.
     
  5. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    Usually listen to music on winamp, or goin to the toilet.
    Can't do much because it slows down the computer by around 95%.
    And also it only takes around 10seconds - 2minutes (a bit less if I turn of VVIS) to compile, so it's not like you get much time to do something.
     
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  6. Malcolm

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    Running vrad alone takes 13 minutes... I think I have done something wrong :D
    But vbsp and vvis are quite fast, so I think it's my lightmap-size ^^

    But in the 15 minutes of compiling, my pc is unuseable (due to the heavy compile load of 100% per core), so that's the time my gaming handhelds strike back.
     
  7. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    If I touch my computer while it's compiling, everything asplodes and Hammer crashes. It's always been like that, and this laptop is pretty good as well.

    So I just go get something to drink or eat, go to the toilet, play some random DS game...
     
  8. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    I just sit behind my computer waiting till it's done.. Because I only have 1 minute (maximum) to check everything in TF2 after the compile before my computer crashes :p
     
  9. Spike

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    I can play TF2 at 22 FPS while my map is compiling :D
     
  10. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    yes but how long do your compiles take, also, 22 fps is pretty hard to play on....
     
  11. Spike

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    22 FPS is a very acceptable frame rate while my processor is at 100%. My compile takes 1 minute and a half (actual compile) no matter what I'm doing on the PC.

    Also I don't mean to play while compiling. I test my map on local server, that's what I meant
     
  12. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    You test it whilst compiling it... I'm sensing a paradox there...
     
  13. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    I test, then I compile and run around the map. No paradox
     
  14. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    As someone with an old machine and low framerates, I can say that framerate really only effects playing difficulty when it gets down to around 10. :p
     
  15. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    pish posh. I found it was incredibly easier when my framerates jumped from ~35 to ~130

    anyhow /thread hijack
     
  16. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    I whine about my low video card which i get ~30 fps with :|
     
  17. HojoTheGreat

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    LOL, I play TF2 at <20 FPS in general.

    For a generally complete map, compiles for me are anywhere between 20-60 minutes, so I either do some school work, make something to eat or watch some 24 (which I am officially 4 hours behind on...) since my computer becomes unusable.
     
  18. Psy

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    I browse the internets because I use VBCT which doesn't turn my PC is a sluggish POS.
     
  19. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    yes

    FUCK YES ADVANCE WARS
     
  20. Bermuda Cake

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    I practise mah ukulele :D