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Btbroadband Nov 3, 2013 @ 3:35pm
Why cant I load my L4D2 Map through hammer by F9
I want to test my map it brings me to the game after compiling and then it loads but after it loads it then brings me back to the main menu and say you have 'insecure' options and will stop you from connecting to the VAC severs . please could any one help me please thanks >>>> !!!!!

why can't i run my Left 4 dead 2 map through hammer
Last edited by Btbroadband; Nov 3, 2013 @ 3:36pm
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Btbroadband Nov 3, 2013 @ 3:37pm 
help help!!!
Rectus Nov 4, 2013 @ 6:44am 
Does it work when you launch it from the in-game console? If not, post your compile log.

The insecure message always appears when you run the game in developer mode, it shouldn't prevent the map from running.
Last edited by Rectus; Nov 4, 2013 @ 6:45am
Btbroadband Nov 4, 2013 @ 8:54am 
I havent try that yet but its when i run it through the L4D2 developer tool (Hammer) ?
Rectus Nov 4, 2013 @ 9:04am 
You run the map through console by opening it up with the key to the left of the number one key on the keyborad, and typing map mapname. Make sure you have "Enable Developer Console" turned on in options.

The developer mode is manually turned on with the -dev switch in the game launch options, it should be on if you start the map though Hammer.
Btbroadband Nov 4, 2013 @ 9:07am 
Okay thank you for your help :)
Btbroadband Nov 4, 2013 @ 11:30am 
i cant open the map still i try tpying it in the console 'changelevel (mapname) help
says the same thing still
Last edited by Btbroadband; Nov 4, 2013 @ 11:30am
AnonymoScoot Nov 4, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
One think that I do when I'm testing my map is to load it through hammer and then start new L4D2, load it from the console and it works.

Another method could be if you would set the launch properties to -unsecure as it disables VAC on your hosted local game but I haven't tried it yet.
Btbroadband Nov 4, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
thanks i tried doing through hammer and through in game in console but it doesnt load what should i be typing in the console in the left 4 dead 2 menu
Btbroadband Nov 4, 2013 @ 1:01pm 
when i load the new game i am i lanching it through the left 4 dead 2 game its self or hammer
Rectus Nov 4, 2013 @ 1:45pm 
Post your compile log (the text that comes up when you run the map in Hammer).
Btbroadband Nov 5, 2013 @ 10:29am 
well i would but it shuts off straight away after compiling ??? what should i do ??? help
Rectus Nov 5, 2013 @ 11:29am 
It should write a log file of it in the same directory where you saved you map source file.
Btbroadband Nov 5, 2013 @ 12:53pm 
okay will do what the file name under ?
Rectus Nov 5, 2013 @ 1:22pm 
It's the same name as your map but with a .log extention.
Btbroadband Nov 6, 2013 @ 12:47pm 
okay i will have a look cheers
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