Hammer modelbrowser crashes - Solution inside

I’m not asking for help or anything, I just figured that if I had this problem, other people probably did too, and might want the solution I found.

Well, for quite some time I’ve been putting up with Hammer crashing in the modelbrowser. It eventually became obvious that certain models were the cause, but exactly which ones were not completely organized. I noticed certain packs caused many of them, notably a Guitar Hero pack and a Halo 2 pack, but some fell outside this rule, and there were exceptions within packs.

The crash I’m describing occurs when using the VGUI model browser only. It can be avoided by typing the model path in manually. However, this is 1) a pain, 2) prone to accidental crashing.

After testing my 3,869 models, I have compiled a list that always cause Hammer to crash. I moved them all into an addon, which makes them unavailable in Hammer but also unable to trigger the crash. Since most were relatively useless for mapping, I found the compromise acceptable.

Without further introduction, here is the list. * is a wildcard, expanding to match any ending. For example fv_* means both fv_century and fv_red. Add .mdl, .vvd, etc as needed.



650_white
acoustic
activecamo
amp
bass
bass_black
bass_grab_cherry
bass_hofner
bass_sg_cream
bass_tb_burst
bassist
bassist1
battleaxe
buster
casino
chet_orange
child_worker_f1
child_worker_m1
cigarette*
coffin
combine_cloak_soldie1
combine_cloak_soldier
coronet_brown
corvus_white
crematorhead
dblcut_white
doubleneck
dropship
drummer
eds_cherry
es335_cherry
eyeball
fb_ebony
firebird
fish
flyingv*
fv*
ghost
h2longsword
h2plasma
h2plasmarifle
jbl
keyboardist
lespaul_cayennered
log
lp*
masamune
mic
moderne_dragon
pelican
pepsican
pepsicancrushed
pillow*
scythe
sg_cherry
sgguitar
snaketapus
soap*
souba
sponge*
usa
van_black
viking
wasteland_scanner
xplorer_white
zakkwylde
zoap
zombie_assassin
bed/bed
bedopen/bedopen
biggoronsword/biggoronsword
camera/camera
cigar/cigar
dts_stuff/*
firsttsurugi/*
halo/energysword
hlps2decay/*
jbarnes/props/medspray
laptop/laptop
orbiter/*
pillow/pillow
props/penis/*
section8dt/*
warthog/*
xboxblack/xbox
xboxblackredring/xbox
xboxwhite/xbox
xboxwhiteredring/xbox
zelda/*


I have noticed that most of these models are quite old, leading me to suspect that the cause lies in tool changes over time. I’d test this, poke around more, but I really don’t care enough.

If anyone else knows of some, go ahead and tell me. I’ll add it to the list so everyone knows.

Or you could turn off the vgui model browser in hammer options.

That one is uber shitty

I’ve had this problem with my blitzball model in the VGUI browser. So the only solution is to blacklist certain models?

That’s my solution. If you absolutely need the model in Hammer, you can type the path in manually. I just accidentally clicked these too often when browsing around for things.

But, when you have no other option, what then?