faster than hammer @ compiling?

faster than hammer @ compiling?

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valveman

2006 Jul 17 • 7
18 ₧
hi, are there any programmes out there what are faster than hammer at compiling a .vmf into .bsp?
the reason im asking is because i have modified a FY map (for myself only) by putting a couple of extensions on it.
its not a big map, but compile times are fookin massive!
i havnt compiled it once completely yet, coz after about 7 hours i get pissed off and end process in task manager.
plz help
 
 
2007 Jan 23 at 14:37 PST
ritual
2007 Jan 13 • 39
12 ₧
did you folow the superjer ssteps here is link http://www.superjer.com/learn7.php
 
 
2007 Jan 23 at 14:56 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6235
He's talking about compiling a Source (VMF) map so my directions are unrelated.

What compile options are you using? It takes my AMD64 Windsor 5000+ a full 24 hours to compile a map on the highest quality option.
 
 
2007 Jan 23 at 20:35 PST
valveman

2006 Jul 17 • 7
18 ₧
im compiling with settings at normal, and hdr off.
my pc is only amd athlon 2000+ but i compiled a bigger map (about 3 times bigger) with a hell of a lot more details in about 6month ago and it only took about 3-4 hours to compile.
in my new one ive done as much possible to keep it tidy (i.e. make the sky box as small as possible etc) but compile times seem massive for such a small map compared to the much larger one ive done b4.......
is there an alternative programme for compiling or should i just be more patient and leave it to compile overnight or something?
 
 
2007 Jan 28 at 06:38 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6235
When you compile does it sound like your Hard Drive is working? If so you might not have enough memory.

How much memory do you have?

Also, check your Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and see if you have any processes using your CPU and/or memory. If anything is using more than 0% CPU or 50,000K memory then you should close those.
 
 
2007 Jan 28 at 12:40 PST
valveman

2006 Jul 17 • 7
18 ₧
no, i dont hear the hard drive making any noise

i have 1gig ram (2 x 512)

i close all running progs b4 i compile
 
 
2007 Feb 4 at 11:49 PST
Xtreme-Coder
2007 Jan 9 • 31
12 ₧
"valveman" said:
no, i dont hear the hard drive making any noise

i have 1gig ram (2 x 512)

i close all running progs b4 i compile


Try not to run any programs before you compile your map, if you do happen to run any programs, restart your computer, thats what i do and it goes alot faster.
(\__/) (+'.'+) Bunny is taking over the world!! (")_(")
 
 
2007 Feb 5 at 10:48 PST
SuperJer
Websiteman

2005 Mar 20 • 6235
It is possible to build a shape that will really confuse the compilers (I've seen it mostly with BSP)

You can always compile your map in parts to try and figure out which part is causing the hang-up. This is my solution to all problems where nothing else works.
 
 
2007 Feb 5 at 21:07 PST
valveman

2006 Jul 17 • 7
18 ₧
"superjer" said:
It is possible to build a shape that will really confuse the compilers (I've seen it mostly with BSP)

that sounds like it could be the problem - i`ll give it a go, cheers!!!
 
 
2007 Feb 8 at 10:40 PST
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