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hammer error please help

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16 Apr 17, 00:19
By Doctor.mdl
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when setting up the half life sdk more specifically hammer it asks me to set up an configuration no problem there iv done that before everything else works fine but when i select any .fgd hammer has an "hammer has stopped responding looking for a solution" error immediately upon chosing and .fgd i dont even have to push apply and all i can do is close it any help to solve this would be greatly appreciated
16 Apr 17, 01:38
By Tetsu0
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Tet Soo Oh
Have you tried it with different .fgds?
16 Apr 17, 06:15
By Captain Terror
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Know this doesn't help with your error, but I'd highly recommend using Sledge instead of Hammer.

I find it more flexible and more stable than Hammer-- MOST OF THE TIME PB --, and it's a lot less of a pain-in-the-ass to set up. Also does things that Hammer doesn't, like offers a wider variety of brush primitives--including TEXT!--, and so much more.
16 Apr 17, 06:37
By Doctor.mdl
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yes any .fgd causes this
16 Apr 17, 06:39
By Doctor.mdl
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thanks captain terror i will try it but i would still like to fix this problem because there are some things that only work with hammer more specificly third party programs
16 Apr 17, 11:24
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
Could you be more specific about these third party programs? Sledge has had plugin support planned from the earliest versions - it would be good for Pebs to know where the demand is.
16 Apr 17, 12:35
By Penguinboy
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Haha, I died again!
And I'm actually building it into Sledge right now! More for my own sanity than anything else, because moving everything into plugins forces me to remove messy spaghetti code in the whole thing. But building plugins will be pretty easy in the next version of Sledge, and since all the bundled stuff will be plugins too, it should be fairly flexible.

Don't try to evangelise too hard though guys, it's one thing to mention that it exists but Sledge is (by far) not a solution to every problem. (yet?)
16 Apr 17, 13:06
By Tetsu0
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Sledge is (by far) not a solution to every problem. (yet?)

I will still recommend Sledge over Hammer to anyone.
16 Apr 17, 13:12
By Admer456
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It's not like Sledge Editor is the only alternative. There are:
- QuArk
- Radiant
- J.A.C.K.
And so on...
16 Apr 17, 13:25
By Captain Terror
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What Tet said. we aren't blowing smoke up your ass, it's waaaay better than Hammer imo wink-wink - ;)

Besides some Texture Properties quirks and Visgroups are wonkey as hell, those are the only major issues I can think of left. dem and the occasional random crash, but hey Hammer crashes too smile - :)

As previously discussed too--and we learnt this during the last teammapping, that you can render A LOT more objects in Sledge with smoother fps than in Hammer too, if I'm not mistaken.
16 Apr 17, 13:59
By Admer456
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Speaking of Sledge, I'd like to point out that the 2D viewports don't refresh on my end. If I move a brush, it moves in the 3D view, but the rest is frozen. Definitely doesn't affect the rest of you, doesn't it? tongue - :P
Ah well, the "advantages" of older hardware.

But the 3-point cutting is just brilliant.

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but hey Hammer crashes too

J.A.C.K. crashes too. :^(
Though, on the course of 2 years it crashed 10 times, in the entity property window.
16 Apr 17, 13:59
By Archie
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My Empire of Dirt
Not evangelising, Pebbles. Just loving unconditionally.
18 Apr 17, 00:10
By Captain Terror
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Hammer is a buggy nightmare. OK nightmare may be taking it a bit far, but the amount of issues itself has, the paranoid side of me almost feels Valve have built imperfection into it?

Even when Sledge beta full of bugs was better than Hammer imo, and it's come a long way since den. Sledge combined with the VHLT--and HLFix!--tools are a powerful combination; everything is easy-breezy beautiful, all the time User Posted Image

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18 Apr 17, 01:08
By Doctor.mdl
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when ever i try to install Sledge i get "NSIS Error - Error launching installer" im running vista and i have net 4
18 Apr 17, 01:32
By Penguinboy
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Haha, I died again!
Never tried installing it on Vista. Did you run it as admin?
18 Apr 17, 22:57
By Tetsu0
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Tet Soo Oh
Also, disable all that UAC stuff
20 Apr 17, 22:47
By Stojke
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Don't disable UAC but assign proper access rights.
21 Apr 17, 10:56
By rufee
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Sledge fanboy
UAC is modern cancer for Windows and its gotten worse after Windows 7. Sure it helps from most malware that was written by idiots, but if you work with system folders (Program Files is one of them) its a pain in the ***.
I have to completely disable it to allow file copying to system drives (even C:\).

Also if want to avoid compilation errors that are file related, don't install hammer and vlht (or any derivative) in C:\ drive or at least not in Program Files.
21 Apr 17, 18:12
By Bruce
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its still less annoying than all the sudo crap in linux which turns you into a secretary
22 Apr 17, 00:12
By abbadon
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its still less annoying than all the sudo crap in linux which turns you into a secretary


Amen.

BTW: I did try Vista in the past, but have a lot of trouble with Hammer, Quark, Half-Life, Milkshape, Goldwave, Gimp, Photoshop, SpriteExplorer, Wally, PakExplorer, etc,etc,etc. Finally uninstalled it, returned to WinXP SP3 and all worked like a charm except MSVC6++, which needed some tweakinng. Now I´m with W7 32Bits (stupid me, I cannot use whole RAM!!), and since 2011 I never had any BSOD, BS, hangouts, nothing.
22 Apr 17, 20:28
By rufee
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its still less annoying than all the sudo crap in linux which turns you into a secretary


Have you heard of "sudo -i" ? smile - :)
23 Apr 17, 04:36
By Doctor.mdl
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when i right click on sledge it makes the explore tab stop responding then it minimizes
23 Apr 17, 04:40
By Doctor.mdl
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when i right click on sledge it makes the explore tab stop responding then it minimizes so i cant start it with admin privileges also iv noticed that my uncompiled maps show up in file explore but when i try to open them in hammer its says file dose not exist
24 Apr 17, 12:18
By Tetsu0
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Tet Soo Oh
Sledge map save files aren't compatible with Hammer unless you save as a RMF.
24 Apr 17, 21:58
By Doctor.mdl
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no its not a sledge map save i cant even start sledge and hammer is unusable as stated earlier in the thread
24 Apr 17, 22:58
By Captain Terror
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Vista IS cancer. Stab someone if you have to, but upgrayedd to W7 or W10 seriously right now.
25 Apr 17, 12:41
By Admer456
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Try J.A.C.K. I wonder how it runs (or if it does at all) on Vista.
25 Apr 17, 13:19
By Tetsu0
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I have a windows 10 laptop I'm not using that I can sell for cheap. It'll run half life and sledge no problem. If you're interested , pm me
26 Apr 17, 21:56
By Windawz
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This thread should now be called "win10 laptop please buy".
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