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yutsi
02-03-2011, 03:06 PM
I'm trying to open Hammer Editor for CS:S in Source SDK, but a blue circle just appears next to my mouse for a second and then disappears, and nothing happens. Why is this?

lewcifer09
02-04-2011, 02:24 AM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1727513

yutsi
02-04-2011, 11:35 AM
No, the SDK opens for me, it's just that hammer doesn't open.

yutsi
02-04-2011, 11:44 AM
Okay, I've looked at Task Manager while opening Hammer, and it seems to run for about half a second and then disappears.

taz-ed
02-04-2011, 11:44 AM
does hammer open for any other game or is it the same for them too

yutsi
02-04-2011, 11:53 AM
Oh yeah, and Hammer only fails to work on Counter Strike Source.

**EDIT**
It says it's running in task manager when I try it on another game, but it doesn't open in a window.

taz-ed
02-04-2011, 11:59 AM
try refreshing sdk content close steam then restart it and try again

yutsi
02-04-2011, 12:03 PM
I already tried that. I also tried opening hammer.exe directly from C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\darthyutsi\sourcesdk\bin\ora ngebox\bin but it said it needed GLU32.DLL, so I copied it into the directory from system32 folder, but now it doesn't even show any errors.

taz-ed
02-04-2011, 12:35 PM
try right clicking source sdk then properties then local files tab and verify integrity of tool cache

yutsi
02-04-2011, 01:52 PM
try right clicking source sdk then properties then local files tab and verify integrity of tool cache
Hammer still won't open.

yutsi
02-05-2011, 09:34 AM
I still need help. Anybody?

lewcifer09
02-05-2011, 11:46 AM
Hi, In regards to my post, Yes SDK will open fine. But hammer requires cetain steam functions that the SDK launcher doesnt.

Hammer usually only fails to load due to firewall issues.
FULLY disable your firewall (none of this temporary for 10 mins bollox)
disable it fully, reboot and try again.

Do you have any issues launching any games on steam?
If so... Firewall.

If u've tried re-downloading SDK and everything else stated above and still no luck something MUST be blocking it. Hence no error warning.

yutsi
02-06-2011, 11:19 AM
I'm able to start Counter Strike: Source, so I don't see how a firewall would be blocking Hammer, but I'll try disabling Windows Firewall.

yutsi
02-06-2011, 11:21 AM
Hammer still doesn't open after disabling firewall.

taz-ed
02-06-2011, 11:41 AM
check event viewert in control panel admin tools and see if it shows errors next to hammer

yutsi
02-06-2011, 02:40 PM
check event viewert in control panel admin tools and see if it shows errors next to hammer
Nope, hammer is not under the "Errors" list in Event Viewer

yutsi
02-08-2011, 01:43 PM
C'mon, guys. My computer is Windows 7 x64, if that helps.

Callmeal
03-08-2011, 12:16 PM
I got the same problem. But i used in some minutes ago without problem, then when i restarted it, it just wouldn't start :S
i restarted the computer - Didn't work
i restarted Steam - Didn't work
i refresh the SDK Content - didn't work

What shall i do? :( :confused:

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64x :cool:

-EDIT-

Nevermind, i found out that Reset the config might be helpful and i was d*mn right! :cool:

TF2274
10-13-2011, 03:50 PM
Valve released another update (explains why it wont work). Basically Valve actually managed to fail hard enough to break the entire Source SDK.

Good Job valve! Anyways firewall thing doesnt work for me either. I guess I'll try restarting now. Now you all know why there's no HL3! Because Valve is too busy fixing their own updates that they waste time to make in the first place!

EDIT: Nope, restarting my computer didnt work. I think Valve should get their ♥♥♥♥ straight and fix the problem that they started right now before I actually get pissed off. Just sayin...

Kerch
10-13-2011, 05:35 PM
I can't open Hammer any more. I'd been using it all day before the update.

Restart and file verification did not work.

Ennui
10-13-2011, 05:58 PM
Reporting in to say that Hammer is also broken for me.

Been working on a map for my mod all day, but starting a few hours ago Hammer just stopped working. I guess the update is why.

I can launch Source SDK fine, but when I try to launch Hammer itself from the SDK menu nothing happens, regardless of what game / engine version is selected.

I tried:
- restarting Steam
- restarting computer
- verifying game cache of Source SDK
- running the mod itself
- reset game configurations in SDK

None of it worked. ♥♥♥♥ is officially broken. Valve please fix this!

My specs: Win7 Ultimate x64, Phenom II X4 970 BE, GTX460, 4GB DDR3 1600.

doomers11
10-13-2011, 06:01 PM
Im running windows XP x32 and I had been using hammer the day before, and now its all messed up! Source sdk launches, and apprently and there is a new thing called itemtest but hammer wont open! everything else will.......FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

alinayg
10-13-2011, 06:04 PM
Yeah since the new TF2 update I can't launch Hammer editor either.

CrAzYpotpie
10-13-2011, 06:07 PM
Hmm. Valve if you morons are reading this (u all are prob too busy attempting to fix ur own crap) then STOP MAKING UPDATES. You ppl ruin your own games by making updates!

I honestly hope it is just the frustration of the Broken SDK making you say that and not something you actually believe...

Quit making updates? I think if anyone is a moron it would be you.

I thank Valve for all the updates that have been released, even the ones that break my #1 of all time used program. They surely don't intentionally break their own creations, and the fact that they release a SDK or Source Code at all for any of their games is a privilege, not a given.

doomers11
10-13-2011, 06:11 PM
I think I have figured out a fix, I havent tried it yet, but maybe it will work...now listen:

Make sure your Counter Strike is fully updated, if its not, then Source SDK wont be able to use CS:S, Also, try to defragment, I am trying that now..

Mxthe
10-13-2011, 06:11 PM
Same problem here, tried every possible solution, including reinstalling SDK.

Just need to wait for a new update...

Oh well at least I can play Rage while they fix the SDK...


Oh ! No I can't ! Guess why? IT DOESN'T WORK EITHER!


I gotta wait for a RAGE update too because AMD ♥♥♥♥ed up the drivers...


I know what I can do! I can just go in the closet, prepare the rope to hang myself, and then shoot myself in the head...

doomers11
10-13-2011, 06:15 PM
Same problem here, tried every possible solution, including reinstalling SDK.

Just need to wait for a new update...

Oh well at least I can play Rage while they fix the SDK...


Oh ! No I can't ! Guess why? IT DOESN'T WORK EITHER!


I gotta wait for a RAGE update too because AMD ♥♥♥♥ed up the drivers...


I know what I can do! I can just go in the closet, prepare the rope to hang myself, and then shoot myself in the head...
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TF2274
10-13-2011, 07:14 PM
I honestly hope it is just the frustration of the Broken SDK making you say that and not something you actually believe...

Quit making updates? I think if anyone is a moron it would be you.

I thank Valve for all the updates that have been released, even the ones that break my #1 of all time used program. They surely don't intentionally break their own creations, and the fact that they release a SDK or Source Code at all for any of their games is a privilege, not a given.

I mean what I say bro. Sure its a damn good privelage they release an SDK code for their games, but once they release them they should leave them alone and only update them when absolutely necessary. I have never seen an update that at all changes anything noticeable about the game, or the SDK except for the recent update which adds in the itemchecker whateverthehell it is. And sure Valve doesnt intentionaly break their own ♥♥♥♥. They're just too dumb to make updates that dont break it.

Underdog
10-13-2011, 07:30 PM
Im a bit aggravated as well. I was using it perfectly fine earlier today, now all of a sudden, broken. Im just praying its something they realize very soon and get it fixed.

Its wierd that hammer is working in l4d tools, but not half life, Id figure they are the same program with slight different files. Wierd

TF2274
10-13-2011, 07:35 PM
I have a very good idea! It's something that nobody has yet to bring up in this thread. It's an idea so so wild that not even Valve thought of it!

Test the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ updates you make before releasing them to all the people who are FORCED to use your updates.

Note how we dont ever get the choice of updating. It's FORCED, and it shouldnt when we buy the stuff. I bought hl2dm and SDK came with it. I purchased it so I should choose when I let the game update, not the idiots who make the updates that ruin everything.

Underdog
10-13-2011, 07:39 PM
Its because of Steam, its universal, before steam we had to go to manually download it.

I think though after this, its safe to say im going to uncheck the automatic update (keep game up-to-date).

For years I never thought of it till now, it seems logical at this point

Edit: Its weird that hammer is still working in l4dtools still but not hl2. Id figure they were the same with some different tweaks. Weird.

BlackOps101
10-13-2011, 08:15 PM
Hope they fix this tonight this update borked Hammer.... 2006 version works but 2009 doesn't.....

Keldorn
10-13-2011, 08:28 PM
I waited like 20 minutes updating tf2 before it would allow the Source sdk toolbox to launch.. Hammer editor wouldn't open either.

I really got to figure out how to get Propper working with the l4dhammer.. the sdk toolbox is a pain in the butt.

Tone.
10-13-2011, 08:30 PM
Yeah im haveing same problem as well SDK opens but Hammer will not


This sucks cause I was in the maddle of making a map and now I cant get in to finsih it grrrrrrr

as soon as u guys come up with a fix the better :)


Thanks
Tone

TF2274
10-13-2011, 08:34 PM
I unchecked the automatically download updates thing...

It's just there to make it look like we have a choice, but really it doesn't do anything. We are still forced to update against our own free will.
Also I think it's steam that made things worse. Before steam we had to manually update. Well that sounds better than the crap setup we got now. Every time my steam client itself updates more than half the client ends up being bugged for the next 3 updates...

Underdog
10-13-2011, 08:37 PM
I know I was ticked off as well, I was just about finished with a map!

Oh well, the waiting game begins. Im just praying the fix is within the week, but who knows at this point

BlackOps101
10-13-2011, 08:42 PM
I unchecked the automatically download updates thing...

It's just there to make it look like we have a choice, but really it doesn't do anything. We are still forced to update against our own free will.
Also I think it's steam that made things worse. Before steam we had to manually update. Well that sounds better than the crap setup we got now. Every time my steam client itself updates more than half the client ends up being bugged for the next 3 updates... Very true my laptop has updates off on sdk and guess what?! It updated anyways!

Ennui
10-13-2011, 08:50 PM
Very true my laptop has updates off on sdk and guess what?! It updated anyways!

That's probably because the update is for HL2DM, CSS, TF2 as well.

BlackOps101
10-13-2011, 08:57 PM
That's probably because the update is for HL2DM, CSS, TF2 as well. Those were turned off too... It doesn't work, the only way to not update is too block steam with a program blocker and stay offline for eternity...

AngryAngus
10-13-2011, 10:22 PM
/Thuds face against desk.

Damit.

HeavyChainGunne
10-13-2011, 10:25 PM
The same thing is happening here. There is no doubt that there is a connection between the Source Engine update and Hammer editor.

th3s0rr0w
10-13-2011, 10:55 PM
Yeah since the new TF2 update I can't launch Hammer editor either.

Thats what happened to me once they updated i tried working on my current map went to open hammer and nothing happened. Heck even Model Viewer and Face Poser would freeze everytime i try to view a model. i have tried every fix even Valves. And also did anyone else find the TF2 update to download extremely slow too.

Skibur
10-13-2011, 11:11 PM
To all asshat and clueless idiot who needs Hammer, download Source SDK 2007 or Left 4 Dead 2 Authorization tools. Problem solve.

BlackOps101
10-13-2011, 11:14 PM
To all asshat and clueless idiot who needs Hammer, download Source SDK 2007 or Left 4 Dead 2 Authorization tools. Problem solve. oooo we got a tough guy... Read this while thumping your hand against your chest "UUUU Kantt mapp TF2 in dooozzze edideeerrs" Oh well, I'm sure they will fix it tomorrow, that coders long gone from work...

th3s0rr0w
10-14-2011, 01:47 AM
To all asshat and clueless idiot who needs Hammer, download Source SDK 2007 or Left 4 Dead 2 Authorization tools. Problem solve.

I have Source SDK 2006 & 2007 and i guessing since i dont own a copy of L4D2 that the "Authorization tools" dont show up (I didn't see them anyway.) And i cant open the Hammer Editor for TF2 HL2 HL2:EP1&2 or Portal. So tell me smart guy whats your answer now? :rolleyes:

CenTiSoN
10-14-2011, 03:23 AM
Hammer isn't working for me either.

But hey guys!! On the plus side it's great to know many of us still cares about the game and love to mess about with it too!! =)


Please fix this soon VALVe, or is this your marketing strategy in giving us the mindset to play with the SDK for CSGO??

herbius
10-14-2011, 03:24 AM
Sooooo... I can't play VS Saxton Hale because the update messed with that. I can't script for SourceMod because the update messed with that. I can't open Hammer because the update messed with that...

Damn. This is a boring morning.

devoi
10-14-2011, 03:59 AM
I AM WORKING ON MY MAP 200h+ OF WORK ON IT, I WOULD LIKE TO FINISH IT ..... :mad:

Dramen
10-14-2011, 04:50 AM
Great...just when our project needs to kick into overdrive the ♥♥♥♥ing thing aint working, LOL.

xDNKx
10-14-2011, 05:44 AM
...and yes, same trouble with hammer here! What a great tradition - every time I have ideas and some free time to learn source tools, they releasing crap updates that ruin everything.
Amm...I wonder, may be we should try to cry in all steam forums, not just in Steam Tool Discussions?)
some sort of S-O-S spam, lol ^_^

gtamike123
10-14-2011, 06:25 AM
I AM WORKING ON MY MAP 200h+ OF WORK ON IT, I WOULD LIKE TO FINISH IT ..... :mad:

For me 5 months

Murdock
10-14-2011, 06:36 AM
This happened yesterday and I started to panic...

I happen to choose Hammer as a map builder of my scenarios, for a short film I'm making (using Chromakey) and it HAS to be edited until Nov 29, or else I won't complete my graduation...

PLEASE VALVE FIX THIS ASAP! :o

schoft
10-14-2011, 07:25 AM
Temp. Solution?

I have an old build of the Source SDK on my disk. It is from July 2010. When I run hammer from there, it works:

http://i.imgur.com/64QLt.png
http://i.imgur.com/J0ve4.png

I am pretty sure this is the 2009 engine Hammer that is operating.

My goal is however to distribute this build for everyone to use. When I copy this folder:\steamapps\schoft\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\
To another place and start hammer from there, I get all kinds of errors. First there are files needed that are not in the copied orangebox directory, such as Steam.dll. I solved all kinds of these errors by picking files away from my old steam installation.

But in the end, When I have all the files I need, Hammer gives me this damned error:
missing material editor/wireframe. Go to Tools | Options | Game Configurations
I cannot see why it works when I use:
D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\schoft\sourcesdk\bin\oran gebox\bin\hammer.exe
But not:
C:\yudontwork\orangebox\bin\hammer.exe

If I can solve this, I can give you my old build and you could map on that.

lncr-x
10-14-2011, 07:30 AM
Same here. I can launch Source SDK, but Hammer won't open under the 2009 engine (Half-Life 2: Episode Two).

Please fix this Valve! I need to start working on my map again.
Thank you.

MMmaster
10-14-2011, 08:16 AM
Same here. Yesterday it worked, now nothing.
Please fix. Thanks.

herbius
10-14-2011, 09:50 AM
@schoft: I think Hammer makes extensive use of the GCF files in steamapps (it must do, considering it loads up all the game textures, models and sounds). The only thing is that if those are copied over, wouldn't that possibly be copying the files from the update that made Hammer fail in the first place?

gtamike123
10-14-2011, 10:02 AM
Temp. Solution?
missing material editor/wireframe. Go to Tools | Options | Game Configurations


I get that error when I try to run sdk hammer 2006

Epifire
10-14-2011, 10:11 AM
I am facing the same issue. Since I am running strictly off of 2009 to get my HL 2: DM maps built, I am waiting for the guys at Valve to fix the issue.

By now I am sure they are aware of it.

spyshadow117
10-14-2011, 10:22 AM
I manage to find a way to get hammer running for episode two, but got to test and see if map compiles out.

anyone wants more info, send me a pm.

gtamike123
10-14-2011, 10:49 AM
I manage to find a way to get hammer running for episode two, but got to test and see if map compiles out.

anyone wants more info, send me a pm.

post here

spyshadow117
10-14-2011, 11:01 AM
post here

Well, its a offline version of the SDK Tools. I tested Episode Two on it and it works, I tested HL2 Death match and it works. Only bad thing is that when you compile, the auto launch thing does not work but if you copy the map to your steam folder, it works.

I am uploading it now to a file sharing site. if you want me to help ya set it up, send me a invite on steam.

steam ID: spyshadow117

Guess its better then nothing.

schoft
10-14-2011, 11:09 AM
@schoft: I think Hammer makes extensive use of the GCF files in steamapps (it must do, considering it loads up all the game textures, models and sounds). The only thing is that if those are copied over, wouldn't that possibly be copying the files from the update that made Hammer fail in the first place?

No, Because I'd be copying files from an older installation of steam/hammer.

Also beware of viruses if people send you .exe's

natinusala
10-14-2011, 11:53 AM
I've got the same problem since the last update =/

the.prophet
10-14-2011, 12:01 PM
same problem here, gah :eek:

gtamike123
10-14-2011, 12:11 PM
2006
missing material editor/wireframe. Go to Tools | Options | Game Configurations (I set but still don't work)

2007
"No game configurations to run with"

2009
does not load at all.

BlackOps101
10-14-2011, 01:06 PM
Day two, coder walks into work... Hmmm did I forget to check something? :p

Elementninja111
10-14-2011, 01:11 PM
I just downloaded Source SDK today because I wanted to make a map for HL2EP2, but now I know that VALVe has effed up big time... Cmon VALVe, get your heads out of your asses and fix this!

iskyfire
10-14-2011, 02:14 PM
Hammer won't open for me either. I've been workin on a map for a whole month now, but it's lookin like I won't be able to finish it today.

circus2100
10-14-2011, 03:41 PM
the same here source sdk open ok
but cant get hammer editor to open with hl2/css

only model viewer - face poser works

hope they will fix it fast need to make my map.:D

KestrelElk
10-14-2011, 03:46 PM
Only just started to teach myself Hammer, then 3 days later, this. I'm not happy.

CrAzYpotpie
10-14-2011, 03:47 PM
So tell me smart guy whats your answer now? :rolleyes:

Even though I am not the same smart guy you are looking for, one way for a workaround is to create a mod for 2007 EP2 (This will allow the 2007 version of Hammer to actually have grids and not be all black viewports)

Then, depending on what 09 game you are trying to map for (TF2, L4D1, etc) just add the corresponding FGD files. If its for EP2 09, then you will already be set.

Then to finish it off, compile with 09 tools in VBCT.

circus2100
10-14-2011, 04:04 PM
Only just started to teach myself Hammer, then 3 days later, this. I'm not happy.

here is a place you can get alot of tutorials
css - http://www.gamebanana.com/tuts/cats/6
hl2 - http://www.gamebanana.com/tuts/cats/88

Grumio
10-14-2011, 04:25 PM
CrAzYpotpie!

Even though I am not the same smart guy you are looking for, one way for a workaround is to create a mod for 2007 EP2 (This will allow the 2007 version of Hammer to actually have grids and not be all black viewports)

Then, depending on what 09 game you are trying to map for (TF2, L4D1, etc) just add the corresponding FGD files. If its for EP2 09, then you will already be set.

Then to finish it off, compile with 09 tools in VBCT.

*ahem*
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
:D
This guy's workaround works!

episoder
10-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Even though I am not the same smart guy you are looking for, one way for a workaround is to create a mod for 2007 EP2 (This will allow the 2007 version of Hammer to actually have grids and not be all black viewports)

Then, depending on what 09 game you are trying to map for (TF2, L4D1, etc) just add the corresponding FGD files. If its for EP2 09, then you will already be set.

Then to finish it off, compile with 09 tools in VBCT.

doesn't work here. still black. maybe you got lucky and had tons of and the needed hammer files extracted in a directory that's accesible within the mod but else this doesn't cut it for anybody. ;)

so.. I guess it's time to have a gcf-extracted duplicate of all the game files from here. you could even throw all the files into one directory called source. that would make it alot easier to access everything from every mod. ;)

gtamike123
10-14-2011, 04:40 PM
Even though I am not the same smart guy you are looking for, one way for a workaround is to create a mod for 2007 EP2 (This will allow the 2007 version of Hammer to actually have grids and not be all black viewports)

Then, depending on what 09 game you are trying to map for (TF2, L4D1, etc) just add the corresponding FGD files. If its for EP2 09, then you will already be set.

Then to finish it off, compile with 09 tools in VBCT.

ooh nice this is working, thanks m8.

Also I guess if your map is using custom textures, models and sounds you paste them into C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods\MOD-NAME

VBCT = Valve Batch Compile Tool
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Batch_Compile_Tool

gtamike123
10-14-2011, 04:50 PM
Even though I am not the same smart guy you are looking for, one way for a workaround is to create a mod for 2007 EP2 (This will allow the 2007 version of Hammer to actually have grids and not be all black viewports)

Then, depending on what 09 game you are trying to map for (TF2, L4D1, etc) just add the corresponding FGD files. If its for EP2 09, then you will already be set.

Then to finish it off, compile with 09 tools in VBCT.

ooh nice this is working, thanks m8.

Also I guess if your map is using custom textures, models and sounds you paste them into C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods\MOD-NAME

VBCT = Valve Batch Compile Tool
http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Batch_Compile_Tool

doesn't work here. still black. maybe you got lucky and had tons of and the needed hammer files extracted in a directory that's accesible within the mod but else this doesn't cut it for anybody. ;)

so.. I guess it's time to have a gcf-extracted duplicate of all the game files from here. you could even throw all the files into one directory called source. that would make it alot easier to access everything from every mod. ;)

Here's my reply to your message I quoted from you episoder
http://gtamike.tsgk.com/works.jpg
lol

episoder
10-14-2011, 05:07 PM
Here's my reply to your message I quoted from you episoder
http://gtamike.tsgk.com/works.jpg
lol

that you're working on a hldm map does only prove my theory that the files needed by hammer to work properly are within the hl2 directory hidden/placed in the original hl2 gcf. so this' no biggy. everything back to the roots. ;)

KestrelElk
10-14-2011, 05:07 PM
here is a place you can get alot of tutorials
css - http://www.gamebanana.com/tuts/cats/6
hl2 - http://www.gamebanana.com/tuts/cats/88

Oh wow, that's awesome, have just been using some here to get down the basics. http://www.tophattwaffle.com/?page_id=62

Hoping to work up to creating some Portal 2 maps in the future.

Animyr
10-14-2011, 05:17 PM
L4d2 Hammer opens but Source doesn't. I see I'm not the only one. Did this just start today?

And alas, I skimmed the fixes and I confess I didn't know what the heck they were talking about.

gtamike123
10-14-2011, 05:22 PM
that you're working on a hldm map does only prove my theory that the files needed by hammer to work properly are within the hl2 directory hidden/placed in the original hl2 gcf. so this' no biggy. everything back to the roots. ;)

It's late, I just read "doesn't work here still black" from you XD.
I copied my custom content from

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\gtamike\half-life 2 deathmatch\hl2mp

to

C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\sourcemods\hl2mp

:)

Kerch
10-14-2011, 05:25 PM
A TF2 patch has just been released. Perhaps an SDK fix could be next.

gtamike123
10-14-2011, 05:32 PM
A TF2 patch has just been released. Perhaps an SDK fix could be next.

Also Gmod and HL2DM just upldated, no idea what the update did.

hellazari
10-14-2011, 05:59 PM
woohhoo SDK update.. hope its the end!

Montag_451
10-14-2011, 06:01 PM
Thank you Valve for fixing Hammer (update 10/14/2011)..... :)

hellazari
10-14-2011, 06:08 PM
Working! back to work guys!

Underdog
10-14-2011, 06:08 PM
OMG!!!! You gotta be kidding me! lolol

I just downloaded sourcesdksp3 (nonsteam clone) and immediately this update comes out! lol nice one valve

circus2100
10-14-2011, 06:13 PM
just got a SDK update
now it working nice


steam nice work thanks alot

Animyr my 2 map working but i dont have any custom texture on my map yet

Animyr
10-14-2011, 06:16 PM
After the update, now sdk starts but I can't see anything, just flickers of textures. I also get an "unrecognized section name" error in the start up log, and a few others.

Underdog
10-14-2011, 06:20 PM
Im also having a problem. Every map Im loading up shows black screens in each of the boxes.

Animyr
10-14-2011, 06:29 PM
Animyr my 2 map working but i dont have any custom texture on my map yet

Huh? I don't have any custom textures.:confused:

Keldorn
10-14-2011, 06:29 PM
It does seem to launch now, but it lags really bad. Good thing I'm trying to only use Propper. Still doesn't work though, says cant load filesystem_steam.dll. Which is funny becuase it worked fine all the last few months ago last time I used it.
After the update, now sdk starts but I can't see anything, just flickers of textures. I also get an "unrecognized section name" error in the start up log, and a few others.

Something like that happened to the l4d1 hammer, the models using phong shader flicker with black blotches and the vgui model viewer also stopped working. That was a year ago after the sacrifice dlc update and still not fixed. steam.. Always breaking stuff that works. I wish there was a way to disable it.

dino_steve
10-14-2011, 06:31 PM
A patch has been released about 30 minutes ago, certainly for me, which fixed this problem. I personally reset the config and refreshed the SDK Content and closed Source SDK and Steam started downloading a patch for it. Whether you only need to open Source SDK and then close it again to jump start it I'm not sure, just saying what worked for me.

Happy map making.

Underdog
10-14-2011, 06:42 PM
Dino how exactly did you reset/refresh sdk content?

EDIT: scratch that, i saw the refresh selection

Barrel Of Fails
10-14-2011, 06:56 PM
Hi! i actually found what file was the problem. It was: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\barreloffails\sourcesdk\bin\ orangebox\bin\teir0.dll It could have been other files also doing it but that I believe was the main one. At least i can finish my CSS maps now :D

Underdog
10-14-2011, 06:59 PM
Hi! i actually found what file was the problem. It was: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\barreloffails\sourcesdk\bin\ orangebox\bin\teir0.dll It could have been other files also doing it but that I believe was the main one. At least i can finish my CSS maps now :D

Was this causing black viewports?

Barrel Of Fails
10-14-2011, 07:35 PM
Was this causing black viewports?

Maybe. I'm not entirely sure what the teir0.dll file did. I used resource hacker and the file is quite different from the 2007 sdk teir0 file so it could have a lot to do with hammer running differently.

the.prophet
10-14-2011, 09:31 PM
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25739688#post25739688

Theezz
10-16-2011, 09:59 AM
How comes my hammer editor perfectly work with CSS but with Hl2, I have black viewports ?

spiderider
10-16-2011, 01:08 PM
I'm still having issues launching hammer, even after the update. I have reset my game configurations, reinstalled source sdk, but it still wont launch. Any suggestions?

Barrel Of Fails
10-16-2011, 08:53 PM
I'm still having issues launching hammer, even after the update. I have reset my game configurations, reinstalled source sdk, but it still wont launch. Any suggestions?

Close Steam
Go to C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\[yoursteamname]\sourcesdk\bin\orangebox\bin and delete all .dll files. Now open steam, right click on Source SDK and click properties. Click on the local data tab and Verify Local Game Content. I hope this works.

How comes my hammer editor perfectly work with CSS but with Hl2, I have black viewports ?

I do not personally have HL2 but I will look into it for you and reply when I have some ideas on how to fix this. Meanwhile, open the hammer for CSS and manually set the FGD file for each game. You could try using the fix I gave to spiderrider also.

MMmaster
10-17-2011, 01:24 AM
Hammer starts, now but all viewports are black. :-(

Some brushes can be seen in small test maps, but those also dissapear when I move further away from them.

Please fix!

Barrel Of Fails
10-17-2011, 03:10 AM
Hammer starts, now but all viewports are black. :-(

Some brushes can be seen in small test maps, but those also dissapear when I move further away from them.

Please fix!

Open up Hammer, click on tools -> options. Now click on the 3d views tab. Drag the Back clipping plane to around 5000 if it isn't, the Model Render Distance to max, and the detail render distance to max. Also, what graphics card are you using? (If you don't know, please view device manager. To find device manager look at this: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm)

I hope this works.


PS: I normally put in full instructions into my messages. This is because I have delt with people who know absolutely nothing about computers but it doesn't mean I am saying that you have no knowledge. So, what I am really saying is No Offence.

MMmaster
10-17-2011, 03:38 AM
... also FacePoser crashes every time when I try to load a model.

Talvisota
06-27-2013, 04:47 PM
Try Ctrl + Alt + Del - Task management > New Task... "hammer.exe"

Cpt.Goomba
06-27-2013, 11:08 PM
Once more again, I'll tell it again:
Since the SteamPipe update, the converted games (HL2DM, CSS, DoD:S and TF2) doesn't use Source SDK anymore, instead, they'll use:
C:/Program Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/Counter Strike Source/bin
This is for CSS, then you'll have a file called Hammer.exe, just open it.

gulliwog
06-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Errm, you did notice that before Talvisota posted this thread was from 2011?!