Senketsu Nov 13, 2012 @ 12:41pm
"NO MAP LOADED!" Problem - Help?
I would highly appreciate the help I can get. I've been trying for what feels like forever to find a solution to this and nothing has worked.

Whenever I try loading a map or even opening a 'Meet the..." session, my viewport will say 'Map Loading..." at first, only to say "NO MAP LOADED!" after about a minute or two.

The following are "solutions" I've tried:
- Re-installed Steam
- Re-installed the program
- Re-installed Team Fortress 2
- Rebooted computer
- Un-checking boxes in 'Render Settings.."
- Run 'sfm.exe' as Admin
- Restarted program
- Removing all registry entries named SourceFilmmaker in the registry (This one was suggested to me when I e-mailed (sfmbugs@valvesoftware.com)
- Resetting game configs
- Checking Firewall
- Deleting Avast! Anti-Virus

I just do not know what to do and I'm pulling my hair out because I can't seem to find help.

I'll leave some screenshots of what my viewport looks like and a few from the console. Please look caefully and let me know if you see something that may be wrong.

Primary viewport:
http://i.imgur.com/dV3CM.png

Console:
http://i.imgur.com/iNtVI.png
http://i.imgur.com/HC7TU.png
http://i.imgur.com/zdlsB.png

I'm trying to get as much help on this as I can.
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_-=[yacabo]=-_ Nov 19, 2012 @ 3:07pm 
Ok this is simple and normal, simply right click on the the blank screan that says NO MAP LOADED then click load map (or something of the sort, I have a problem were I can't get on at all) then choose the map you wish
_-=[yacabo]=-_ Nov 19, 2012 @ 3:08pm 
Happens to everyone that has an unbroken game, and yours is not
_-=[yacabo]=-_ Nov 19, 2012 @ 3:11pm 
btw, there is a help swich that gives you a video info of how to make a video step by step, so theres that
Pte Jack Nov 19, 2012 @ 3:18pm 
Sometimes it does take a while for things to load up. Even on my machine with the following specs it can take a couple of minutes at times (depends on what I'm running in the background).

AMD64x4 Phenon 955 cpu
16gb Ram
ATI Radeon 7770 2gb Vid Card

One of the things you must check is to see if your system meets the minimum requirements of the tool. If it doesn't then you're asking for problems...
here are the suggested minimum system requirement as posted in the SFM/faqs

Windows 7 / Vista (Windows 7 64 bit suggested)
Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
Memory: 2GB (4 GB suggested)
Hard Disk Space: At least 15 GB of Space
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 200 series card or better, or AMD Radeon 3000 series or better (NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon 5000 series preferred)
Monitor: 1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 suggested)
Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible
USB headset with mic (suggested)
Senketsu Nov 20, 2012 @ 8:42am 
I'm getting a new computer soon because I need to upgrade. I guess this won't matter anymore.
Senketsu Nov 20, 2012 @ 8:44am 
Originally posted by Pte Jack:
Sometimes it does take a while for things to load up. Even on my machine with the following specs it can take a couple of minutes at times (depends on what I'm running in the background).

AMD64x4 Phenon 955 cpu
16gb Ram
ATI Radeon 7770 2gb Vid Card

One of the things you must check is to see if your system meets the minimum requirements of the tool. If it doesn't then you're asking for problems...
here are the suggested minimum system requirement as posted in the SFM/faqs

Windows 7 / Vista (Windows 7 64 bit suggested)
Processor: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 (or higher) or AMD64X2 (or higher)
Memory: 2GB (4 GB suggested)
Hard Disk Space: At least 15 GB of Space
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 200 series card or better, or AMD Radeon 3000 series or better (NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon 5000 series preferred)
Monitor: 1366 x 768 (1920 x 1080 suggested)
Audio: DirectX 9.0c compatible
USB headset with mic (suggested)

I think I met most of the recommended requirements, but someone said that I was not connecting to the servers. When I looked at my console I noticed it said that it tried 10 times and it failed.
I also cannot connect to any servers on TF2. I even tried connecting to a friend's server once and everyone else connected fine, but I got "server not responding".
Pte Jack Nov 20, 2012 @ 6:06pm 
If you are behind a router, make sure that you forward the ports that are used by TF2.

This is between 27010 and 27050. If you don't forward the ports, the firewall will not let you through. Also check to see if your AntiVirus program is restricting the ports.
Broadband is fun, but the AV and routers make life difficult sometimes.
Senketsu Nov 20, 2012 @ 8:47pm 
Originally posted by Pte Jack:
If you are behind a router, make sure that you forward the ports that are used by TF2.

This is between 27010 and 27050. If you don't forward the ports, the firewall will not let you through. Also check to see if your AntiVirus program is restricting the ports.
Broadband is fun, but the AV and routers make life difficult sometimes.

How do I forward the ports?
Pte Jack Nov 21, 2012 @ 8:13pm 
That my friend is a different topic...

Depends on the make of your router, what kind of access you have to your router, whether or not you run a multi-routered network like I do and a whole bunch of other factors, like do you run Steam programs on non-standard ports, how many different steam accounts you run... etc etc etc.

Normal everyday users have a GUI into there router via a webpage. Port Forwarding usually lies under Advance Network Settings in the router menu. For all these settings and instruction on how to set things up, you'll have to refer to your router's documentation and I believe there is a section on what ports need to be set in the Steam FAQs. Different games use different ports to communicate with game servers.

I set my router to forward ports 27010 through 27050 to the network, I also have to open others and set up a Virtual Server for my TF2 Server when I run it because I use nonstandard ports for that. It took a little effort to get things set up properly, but this being said, most people don't have these types of problems, they just plugin and go as they are on a simple broadband modem.
ADMIN*RedZephr Jan 3 @ 6:06am 
I get the same problem and my computer is better then the specs the were commented arg..
ADMIN*RedZephr Jan 3 @ 6:06am 
that were commented arg...... *
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