My God, VALVE did it again!!! (how do we screw modders over big time)!
Posted by SPY-maps on Jun 27th, 2013
SEEMS NOTHING HAS BEEN
DELETED AFTER ALL, VALVE HAS PLACED THE ENTIRE MOD IN THE common FOLDER.
FEEL RATHER STUPID FOR MY SHOUTING ABOVE, BUT VALVE DIDN'T MENTION
THIS, SOMEONE ELSE HAD TO TELL ME.
Mod is lost,...
i knew this would track your attention.
But, nothing lost, Mod was done no harm.
But, it could easely just have happend!!!
(MODDERS READ THIS BEFORE YOU START A SOURCE GAME YOU MOD WITH !!!
IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LOOSE YOUR MOD !!!)
What is the case. I was mapping and wanted to see how it looked in game what i just made, so as
always i compiled the level and as always ep2 would start to play the level.
But now Steam opened a small window with a message that ep2 had to be updated or something like that. All i could do was click OK. So i did, a text said it could take some minutes. That it did, about 15. At the end it said it had downloaded and installed stuff that wasn't there. ep2 didn't start so i started it automaticly. All fine so far. But the level (small weapon test map) was very dark, normaly it is always
bright enough), more strange was that all weapons were gone, changed in to the old original HL2
weapons. On the wall i did see my custom added texture though.
I went over to my ep2 folder on my hard disk and all folder were there from my mod, but...
ALL MOD FILES IN THEM WERE GONE !!!!!!
Everything, models, textures, materials, sounds, scripts, etc etc etc.
all mod folders were empty, (still don't understand why i then do see my custom textures still in that testmap, while everything else was changed back in to original ep2 stuff).
So,..... MOD,....... GONE>>>>>
simply gone,.... GONE!!!!
i am mapping/modding for 13 years now, and although i am most of times a slow, and particular lazy learning, hard working though, even when i say so myself, lol. So, over the years i have learn that you
need to save your stuff, on a DVD, or a website, or a friend. But, you need to have your stuff also somewere else, and not only on your hardrive somewere else. Because many times a computer dies.
So, i have everything on DVD's to, and my friend Baltic has it all to.
Am i glad i just had finished a level, and uploaded that to him.
so, nothing is lost. I just need to put evrything together what will take a few hours because there are
many version of this mod, over time stuff is added.
Man, what a shock it was, all files gone.
valve this it again,.... and this time they have screwed even bigger up as they ever did before!!!
And, without ANY warning!!! nothing, just, throw it all away, who cares....
SO< MODDERS< PLEASE, PLEASE SAVE YOUR MOD before YOU START THE SOURCE GAME YOU ARE MODDING WITH. (because i assume this will also happen with hl2 or ep1, haven't tried that. and
maybe it also works like this with other source games, if they are even updated that is.)
YOU ARE WARNED !!!
(and, please don't get me wrong. Valve has given us great games over the years, heck, i mod with 2 of them over 7 years now. that says enough. But, how they go about with the people who use there games for making mods, that is simply unbelieveble!!! this is not the first time you know, also not the second time. believe in fact it is the 4th time now, and this is the biggest one to. but enough complained. i just wanted to get this out, even when it saves one modder from this disaster then i am already pleased).
sorry if i did scare you, with that the mod was lost...
and for that i have no new screens etc. but, all screens have gone lost, no biggy.)
just to give this text a bit of color i will however show a old screen you already did see;
SEEMS NOTHING HAS BEEN DELETED AFTER ALL, VALVE HAS PLACED THE ENTIRE MOD IN THE common FOLDER. FEEL RATHER STUPID FOR MY SHOUTING ABOVE, BUT VALVE DIDN'T MENTION THIS, SOMEONE ELSE HAD TO TELL ME.