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Unlisted VBSP Error

Postby Idolon on Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:11 pm

I encountered an error that the error checker didn't have listed, and I couldn't find a dedicated thread for adding new errors, so I'm reporting it here.

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** Executing...
** Command: Copy File
** Parameters: "c:\source\rtsl bridges\idolon_thc17_c3_p15.vmf" "c:\source\rtsl bridges\idolon_thc17_c3_p15.backup.vmf"


** Executing...
** Command: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\half-life 2\bin\vbsp.exe"
** Parameters: -game "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\half-life 2\ep2" "c:\source\rtsl bridges\idolon_thc17_c3_p15"

Valve Software - vbsp.exe (May 15 2014)
8 threads
materialPath: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\half-life 2\ep2\materials
Loading c:\source\rtsl bridges\idolon_thc17_c3_p15.vmf
ConVarRef mat_reduceparticles doesn't point to an existing ConVar
Could not locate 'GameData' key in c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\half-life 2\ep2\gameinfo.txt
Patching WVT material: maps/idolon_thc17_c3_p15/nature/blendgravelgravel02b_wvt_patch
fixing up env_cubemap materials on brush sides...
ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (0)
ProcessBlock_Thread: 0...1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10 (1)
Processing areas...done (0)
Building Faces...done (0)
Chop Details...done (0)
Find Visible Detail Sides...
Merged 256 detail faces...done (0)
Merging details...done (0)
FixTjuncs...
PruneNodes...
WriteBSP...
done (0)
writing c:\source\rtsl bridges\idolon_thc17_c3_p15.prt...Building visibility clusters...
done (0)
Creating default LDR cubemaps for env_cubemap using skybox materials:
   skybox/sky_ep02_03_hdr*.vmt
 ! Run buildcubemaps in the engine to get the correct cube maps.
Creating default HDR cubemaps for env_cubemap using skybox materials:
   skybox/sky_ep02_03_hdr*.vmt
 ! Run buildcubemaps in the engine to get the correct cube maps.
Bad surface extents point: -2944.003906 -2816.000000 704.000000
Bad surface extents point: -3711.996094 -2816.000000 704.000000
Bad surface extents point: -3967.996094 128.000000 704.000000
Bad surface extents point: -3200.000244 128.000000 704.000000
Bad surface extents - surface is too big to have a lightmap
   material NATURE/CLIFF02A around point (-3456.0 -1344.0 704.0)
   (dimension: 0, 127>126)


This is a VBSP error that causes the compile to fail. I'm working with some very large displacement mountains, which the coordinates pointed me towards. I bumped the lightmap value to something lower resolution (from 16 to 32) and the compile worked, so I assume I hit some hard limit on how large lightmap textures can be.
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Re: Unlisted VBSP Error

Postby LordDz on Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:14 pm

Does the map compile without lighting?

But just chop up the displacements into more displacements with a size of power 2 (256, 512, etc) ?
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Re: Unlisted VBSP Error

Postby Idolon on Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:15 am

There's no problem. I just wanted to document the issue (and the solution I found) so that it can be added to the error checker since it wasn't there already. The page seems to imply that I can add errors to the system myself, but I can't find any such option.
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Re: Unlisted VBSP Error

Postby zombie@computer on Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:09 pm

Theres multiple links pointing to http://www.interlopers.net/errors/add

Damn, its so long ago I cant even remember creating a 'add your own error' option. ^_^
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Re: Unlisted VBSP Error

Postby Idolon on Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:12 pm

Going to that page just sends me to the error checker. I've also noticed that this page in particular also doesn't like me being logged in: Any other page on the site shows that I'm logged in, but going to this page in particular shows the Username/Password boxes instead, and logging in on that page sends me back to the forums, so I'm guessing that's why I haven't found any links.

EDIT: Bingo. Opened the page in Chrome instead of Opera and I stay logged in.

EDIT 2: I submitted the error and got an error in return: "There was a problem saving the changes: The database is not ready." Maybe it went through, and maybe it didn't?
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Re: Unlisted VBSP Error

Postby zombie@computer on Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:45 pm

Hmm, I just tried myself and got no errors saving changes. Although im supposed to be admin there I have no access to the admin section of the error page so I cant even confirm changes anyway.
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