1. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    This isn't a major issue, but something that bugs me nonetheless. When I compile a map Windows 7 reports hammer (or at least the compile log) as (Not Responding) in the title box, and then just doesn't update the compile window.

    Now this isn't a case of hammer actually crashing, or the compile taking ridiculously long (it always finishes within 2-3 minutes), and its not terribly important since the process completes anyways, but it'd be very nice to actually see where you are at in the compile process, and if you've encounter any errors up to that point.

    If anyone knows about a similar problem, feel free to enlighten me. Oh, and it usually gets to "Building Physics collision data..."
     
  2. ParanoidDrone

    ParanoidDrone L3: Member

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    I recall having a similar issue with Vista. Eventually I just ignored it.
     
  3. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    that actually irritates me quite a bit as well, pretty much any program that is loading something and not allowing active button controls while doing it will be reported as not responding, like...tf2 while connecting to the server will occasionally do that

    have yet to find a solution, mainly because i haven't looked <_<
     
  4. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Its not serious, just annoying ;-/
     
  5. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    I'm not sure but maybe you could give http://qsextreme.com/vbct/ a shot? If that don't work, use another batch compiler (there's bound to be another one; I personally don't use any though)
     
  6. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    This happens to me every time save very little. Whats the problem anyway, do you sit there and watch your compile window? How boring.
    Its something to do with Vista/windows 7, but it doesn't affect anything.
    I've lived with it since I started mapping, you can too.
     
  7. martijntje

    martijntje L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    never knew otherwise.
    but just use the batch compiler and you get rid if it.
     
  8. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    Silly Shadow. That's how Hammer has been ever since the beginning waaaaaay back when. It's nothing new or relevant to W7 :p It's just cause they didn't bother coding it in a way that it would send GUI updates or do anything. So Windows is entirely correct in saying it isn't responding, cause it isn't.
     
  9. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    I've experienced this in vista too. it's no big deal, leave it alone and it'll work just fine
     
  10. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross L3: Member

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    if you don't click anything anywhere after you start compiling its fine.
     
  11. OneMoreLevel

    OneMoreLevel L1: Registered

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    Forgive me for bringing this back but,

    I have the same issue, when I compile, the portalflow takes a good 10 minutes for a simple map, if you click during that time, it reports hammer unresponding, and sends both cores of my CPU to 100%. They wont go back down until a restart, even if hammer gets closed and the process ended.

    I've figured out that if you want to compile a map, you need to compile, test, find some bugs, try to fix them, save, restart, and compile again, and so forth.
     
  12. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    as other have said before, even tho windows reports hammer as "not responding", it's still working. it will unfreeze once it's done compiling.

    also, if you end hammer's process, it won't end some process that were involved in the compiling.
    and these process will prevent you from openning hammer again. these process are usualy vvis.exe or vrad.exe. end them too and everything goes back to normal.