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Author Topic: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread  (Read 951806 times)

Cycerin

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I often have small questions that I don't feel deserve a thread of their own, and I don't think I'm alone. A thread like this could be useful and make sure the forum doesn't get clogged up.

To start us off:
Would it be possible to make a Guardian PD-style beam weapon where each offset beam fires in turn, like alternating barrels on a projectile weapon?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2012, 02:30:35 AM by Cycerin »
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 08:03:13 AM »

On the *.weapon file:

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"barrelMode":"ALTERNATING", # or LINKED. whether barrels fire at the same time or alternate.

On the CSV file:
adding a tiny "burst delay" to make it fire once every X.X seconds
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 09:35:54 AM »

I tried that, but it doesn't look like barrelMode does anything in this case. Maybe it only works on projectile-type weapons?
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 09:55:42 AM »

Yeah, beams ignore the "barrelMode" setting. To answer the original question: not possible.
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 10:06:12 AM »

Yeah, beams ignore the "barrelMode" setting. To answer the original question: not possible.
Is there any possibility to make a way to allow the creation of minigun lasers? Pretty much an assault chain gun but with lasers?
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 10:12:19 AM »

Yeah, beams ignore the "barrelMode" setting. To answer the original question: not possible.
Is there any possibility to make a way to allow the creation of minigun lasers? Pretty much an assault chain gun but with lasers?


Like a burst PD chain gun?
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 11:30:49 AM »

Well i made a "blaster" cannon out of it on Star Treker, theres quite a few on alot a mods out there, you just create a really cool white (and long) projectile then add some color glow effects and "fake" a laser blast
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 12:39:00 PM »

Yeah, beams ignore the "barrelMode" setting. To answer the original question: not possible.
Is there any possibility to make a way to allow the creation of minigun lasers? Pretty much an assault chain gun but with lasers?


Like a burst PD chain gun?

yes! :D
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 02:43:31 PM »

Yeah, beams ignore the "barrelMode" setting. To answer the original question: not possible.
Is there any possibility to make a way to allow the creation of minigun lasers? Pretty much an assault chain gun but with lasers?


Like a burst PD chain gun?

yes! :D

Can't right now - only projectile weapons can be animated. But, oh, why not - actually a pretty simple change, just added it. A beam gatling gun is just too cool a concept to pass up.
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 02:46:12 PM »

LOOOOOL  ;D ;D ;D     Alex you ARE kid (inside  :P)
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 02:47:44 PM »

Wait, we can have a beam gatling gun?  Like shooting beams from different spots each time it fires?
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 02:49:14 PM »

No. But it can now have an animated barrel, a la the Assault Chaingun or the Thumper.
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 02:50:35 PM »

Damn.

Still has it's usefulness, though, I suppose.
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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 02:53:20 PM »

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Re: Misc modding questions that are too minor to warrant their own thread
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 02:54:29 PM »

Can it also rapid fire too? Like a burst delay of 0.05 and a small spread?
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