Strange .VVD Model Error

Hey guys, I’m not a noob to modeling but this is the first time I’ve run into this problem. This is the error I get ingame through the console when it tries to spawn:

MDLCache: Failed load of .VVD data for eyegib1.mdl

All I did was decompile a model, import to max, give it a new texture, export and compile. When I load it in the model viewer, it shows up fine. When ingame, it spawns but is invisible. I even tried using the original .VVD and renaming it to the new model name, but that didn’t work either. Any insight would be helpful.

use a different engine version.

if you used orange box to compile use ep1.

Same error.