posted September 07, 2001 12:51 AM
im glad the "rusty bomb" is included on your list of good ones . i think thats still one of my favorites that i did.
to remove a weapon from play edit the main weapon ent file. they will be located in either AddOns/Entities/Weapon for add on weaponry or in Entities/Weapon for stock ones. to remove the weapon in question find the line in the ent file that says "Weight" (like NeoKi said) and drop it to zero.
to make a weapon appear less just drop its weight. think of it as:
120 = above average chance of showing
100 = being common/ average.
60 = Rare
40 = Very rare
5 = almost never shows up.
0 = weapon will not spawn
of course any number in between there from 1 to 900 (or whatever) will work as well, but those are the numbers that are commonly used (up to 100 anyhow).
if you want to you can also modify a weapons damage settings in its projectile file under damage. 1.0 is kill a tank for 100% of its health (with armor being a variable there) and 0.5 = bash a tank for 1/2 its health, 0.1 = 10% of its health and so on.
what i would suggest doing before modifying any stock files is to make a copy of the file you wish to alter and place it in your addons folder in the same place then alter that one. "same place" meaning if the original file was in Entities/Weapon then the copy should be placed in AddOns/Entities/Weapon and so on.
TM will use any files it finds within the addons folder in preference to those in its main directories (kind of think of the addons folder as a master folder). so if you copy Cruise.ent into the addons/entities/weapon folder then TM will use your modified Cruise.ent in the addons folder INSTEAD of the Cruise.ent in the stock folders.
this way you avoid making bad mistakes that screw up your install of the game. you can leave all your stock files alone and just play in the addons folder. if u make any mistakes and something isnt working right its no big deal since youll still have all your originals .
hope this makes sense to ya. if i made something unclear (which i tend to do) just ask away .
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[This message has been edited by JVortex (edited September 07, 2001).]