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Known Issues

Here is a collection of known issues with Wall Worm, 3ds Max and/or the Source Game Engine.

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Running Function with Keyboard Shortcut Opens Docs URL

Some of the MacroScripts in Wall Worm now have a default secondary action when executed with the SHIFT key held down.
Posted on Aug 1, 2017 | Last Updated Aug 1, 2017

Information on why keyboard shortcuts using the SHIFT key open the online documents for the function rather than running the function.

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SHIFT, shortcut, keyboard, docs

Error When Updating Wall Worm

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 13, 2017

Some problems that can occur when updating Wall Worm and Wall Worm Pro, along with some workarounds.

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update, updating, error, maxscript garbage collection, freeze

Viewport Freezes in 3ds Max 2017+

Fix: Update to the latest NVidia drivers.
Posted on Apr 13, 2017 | Last Updated Jul 4, 2017

The Max viewport can freeze and become unresponsive with Nitrous in DX 11.

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3ds max, viewport, freeze, hang, 2017, 2018, nitrous, directx shader, dx11, NVidia, windows 10

FGD Parser Problems

Posted on Dec 19, 2016 | Last Updated Dec 19, 2016

Details on known issues with the FGD parser in the free version of Wall Worm.

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entity, fgd, error

Exporting SMD/VTA with WW Pro with a Morpher Modifier

Posted on May 20, 2016 | Last Updated May 20, 2016

Sometimes WW Pro will have a problem exporting a model with a Morpher modifier if the normals cache is not being displayed properly.

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smd, vta, export, ww pro, bug, error, fix

Max Crashes When Applying a Modifier

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 | Last Updated Sep 22, 2015

3ds Max scripted modifiers crash when applied to objects if the keyboard shortcuts include any assignments to the backtick key.

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crash, modifier

Slow Closing File or 3ds Max

This problem is fixed with sculpt meshes created with WW 2.82+.
Posted on Jul 30, 2014 | Last Updated May 20, 2016

3ds Max seems to hang when closing a file with a large sculpt mesh.

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frozen, hang, slow

Unknown Bitmap Filetypes Crash VMF Exporter

Do not use bitmap filetypes that Max doesn't know how to read.
Posted on Oct 18, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 18, 2012

Using unknown bitmap types on world geometry and displacements will crash the VMF Exporter. This currently happens if using VTFs in materials in 3ds Max 2013 since there is no VTF plugin yet.

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vmf, crash, material, vtf

Displacement Texture Scale Sometimes Incorrect

Understanding Displacement Blend Texture Scale
Posted on Oct 11, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 11, 2012

This page explains one cause for displacement materials to be scaled incorrectly in Source as well as the solution. You should use bitmaps of equal dimensions in both materials controlling the Blend material.

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displacement, texture, incorrect, scale, problem, fix, blend, worldvertextransition

Incorrect Rotation on World Geometry

Fixed in WWMT 1.867
Posted on Sep 27, 2012 | Last Updated Oct 18, 2012

In earlier versions of the VMF exporter, non-rectangular faces on geometry produce inaccurate texture rotations.

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vmf, texture, rotation, uaxis, vaxis, problem, incorrect