Why doesn't my Portal 2 map compile using Hammer++? (Possibly a VBSP crash?)



  • portal 2 compile non-error

    As seen in the screenshot of my compile window, it seems that vbsp.exe runs and then... doesn't. There's no error (at least not one that has anything to do with the problem) and the map compiled fine previously, with none of the very small changes being possible causes for this. It seems like it loads the VMF and then just immediately gives up for no reason at all, and the rest of the entire compile process simply doesn't happen.



  • This odd behavior is probably caused by a func_instance with an input that has an incorrect spelling or other problem. I solved this problem in my map by changing an erroneous input on one of my instances.

    The bad input was spelled like: instance:door_open:trigger.

    Problem solved by changing it to: instance:door_open:Trigger. (Notice the capitalization.)

    I manually typed it in because Hammer was having a problem not showing the inputs in the dropdown list, and made a mistake as a result.




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