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Author Topic:   How come my new weapon won't work?...
A2597
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posted October 10, 2000 08:41 PM            
I have made a heavy flamer type gun that shoots plasma instead. (Thought I'd start small, so I copyed the info for the Heavy flamber and changed the projectile, and the textures)
sooo, I have the new weapon.ent file, the new textures, and what else do I need?
It won't work yet, so it seems I've forgotten something....

Help!

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Kaeto
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posted October 10, 2000 08:50 PM            
Specifically, HOW does it not work? It can "Not work" at many points, where are you having the problem? Does it never show up? Does it not fire?

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Random Chaos (TC)
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posted October 10, 2000 09:44 PM            
A2597 - what version of TM are you using? Also, if you'd post the data on the entity that you altered I could give you some tips...

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A2597
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posted October 10, 2000 10:11 PM            
OK, her eis the data, oh and I'm useing the older version.


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class = weapon
type = Flamer

mesh = weapons/Flamer/FlamerHigh.lwo
mesh1 = weapons/Flamer/FlamerMed.lwo
mesh2 = weapons/Flamer/FlamerLow.lwo
Secmesh = weapons/Flamer/FlamerTankHigh.lwo
Secmesh1 = weapons/Flamer/FlamerTankMed.lwo
Secmesh2 = weapons/Flamer/FlamerTankLow.lwo

texture = textures/Flamer2.bmp
sizebias = -1

#projectile = MagmaSpew
projectile = PlasmaMine

#ammo = 200
ammo = 30

bolton = 2

#lockon = 0

reloadtime = 0.2

launchangle = 0, 0, 0
launchcoords = -0.25, 0, 3.5
#where projectile comes from

#FireSoundEnt = machinegunfast1
#FireSoundEnt = Chaingun

weight = 8000

SecMeshOffset = -1.01, -0.08, -0.61

SecRotMin = 0, 0, -20
SecRotMax = 0, 0, -20
#SecRotMax = 0, 0, 2880
SecRotWindup = 0.0

#Name = Propane Accessory
Name = Heavy Plasma

pickupsound = PickupHeavy
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It does not work as in it won't show up in the race at any time.

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Dreamer
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posted October 11, 2000 04:45 AM         
But you are using the full version?

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Kaeto
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posted October 11, 2000 10:58 AM            
You DO know that you're asking it to be a mine dropper, right? PlasmaMine is those annoying little mines

And you're not using the demo?

Email me the .ent file at kaetotc@yahoo.com and I'll try to fix it, then I'll tell you what was wrong

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Random Chaos (TC)
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posted October 11, 2000 12:41 PM            
The file looks like it should work, but why would you want to fire a mine?

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A2597
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posted October 11, 2000 09:14 PM            
Acctually, I just got it to work!
Neato!
some reason I had to re-start windows for it to work...
oh well, working nice now!
(And yes, found out I had it set for Plasma mines. looked cool though.
Suddenly there were about 400 plasma mines all around!

changed it, now it shoots a really small, really fast, really easy to aim, really strong, ball of plasma, named Plasma Storm. two hits to kill!

And with the first mistake of the plasma mines came another idea, fire chain, four-hundred fire mines, 0.1 reload time, that form a long chain of fire along the board! WOW! :eek:

I'll get some sceen shots of these puppys out in a bit,
now I'm working on a new tank, liquid plasma.
I've edited the game so some tanks have a special wepon, one shoots MRL solos, one shoots a r-gernade, and this one will shoot by new plasma storm.

I LOVE THIS GAME!!!
Can't wait til the new version is in stores!
(AKA wal-mart)

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A2597
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posted October 11, 2000 09:25 PM            
oh yea, new weapon idea,
dunno how to do it though...
have a weapon call "Plasma coat"
it will cover your tank with plasma, and when you hit another tank, it hurts them, and will keep hurting them til they die, or get out of range. sound cool?

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A2597
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posted October 12, 2000 10:27 AM            
OK, here are those screen shots!

This one is from the Fire Chain, I re-did it.
It now will move at speed "-2" so DON'T fire in reverse! it takes MUCH more time to learn how to use effectivly, but when you do....
HEHEHE!!!
great for tail-gaters! can become VERY effective, thus how often it will appear.
In the pic the fire chain is fired by two people, the AI tank next to me, and one ahead of me. I had a great time with this weapon, as it bounces, there IS a CHANCE that you can drive THOUGH them, if they bounce high enugh, and your lucky. (Did it once, quite thrilling LOL).

And this one is the Plasma Storm, two hits to kill, semi-seeking. (AKA, it CAN turn if there is enough time, and it does not get in gravitys way! )

Great fun! with a little practice, I can rack up ten kills in a few minuets with the Plasma Storm!

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[This message has been edited by A2597 (edited October 14, 2000).]

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A2597
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posted October 12, 2000 02:36 PM            
BUMP!
No comments?

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Dudymas
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posted October 12, 2000 07:00 PM            
ONE, AKA means Also Known As, so use it for naming something differently, unlike what you used for the parenthises before (i can't spell, so sue me, but you won't get much money, ). Two, that's.............. UTTERLY AWESOME, RC, got room for other mods on your website? I'd like the idea of toasting people with plasma, mainly eyecandy, but still fun. And I think you should definently shorten dat thing called a fire chain IF you use on a server,
so far so good, you're a good modder, original and tasty mods

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Kaeto
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posted October 12, 2000 07:18 PM            
I'm still mad RC didn't like my Overkill 100x mod - it gave every gun 10 ammo and 10x ROF

Looks cool, BTW

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A2597
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posted October 12, 2000 08:10 PM            
I did shorten it, now it's only 200 long. (It had some MAJOR framerate losses before.
and I'm renaming it Fire worm, as i've made it move arounf the course, dumb fire, but it's MUCH harder to avaid the thing when it's moving, no matter that it's only a speed=2 !!

I watched an AI tank rack up two kills in just a few seconds with it. and I was almost a third, I was just going up ramp #1 on "The Ramp" when I had about 30 of them come over a hill! That was tricky!
anyhoo, I'll upload them to my site in a bit, need to zip up the textures and such. I'll just put them in their own little folders and let you guys put them where they go, as I'm not great at getting things to unzip properly...

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A2597
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posted October 12, 2000 08:31 PM            
OK, here are the zips, read the readme to figure out where to put the files.
http://www.geocities.com/a2597/Firechain.zipDownload the Fire Chain! http://www.geocities.com/a2597/PlasmaStorm.zip Download the Plasma Storm!

Hope this works.....
EDIT, you have to copy and paste the links!

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Random Chaos (TC)
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posted October 12, 2000 08:49 PM            
Kaeto - I liked my Hell mod better

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Kaeto
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posted October 12, 2000 11:14 PM            
Yeah, but you must admit, Overkill was the best for mining - dug trenches REAL fast

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Random Chaos (TC)
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posted October 13, 2000 10:34 AM            

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