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Posted 3 weeks ago2020-06-12 10:41:01 UTC
in Need help with broken buttons in mod Post #344396
Is your mod's code really original or is it based on SoHL source code? I think that the ONLYDIRECT define hints that it is. IIRC SoHL 1.2 has certain problems with Toggle on func_rot_buttons, but as for usual func_buttons, I'm not sure.

In what way do buttons and NPCs appear broken?
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Posted 1 month ago2020-05-28 13:52:46 UTC
in Need help with player.mdl Post #344315
Can also try using cycler_sprite (yes, it can use models!) to place the model instead, unless you specifically need monster_generic's features.
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@MrMystery

It's funny but VHLT v34 RAD doesn't like when the whole map is just a box of SKY textures. For me RAD was crashing every time I tried to compile it until I added a normal, non-sky brush. So a hollow box composed solely of SKY brushes shouldn't probably even compile in the first place! When I loaded the map (the version with an extra brush), there was no light coming from the env_sprite whatsoever.

Try placing a normal brush in your SKY room, seems like there must be at least one proper brush somewhere in the map for RAD to work.
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Do you have sky in your map? If so, have you got a light_environment or an info_sunlight? Is the map sealed? Are there any texture lights or simple point lights anywhere in the map? Is the surface that NPCs stand on a brush entity, a detail brush or a world brush? If it's the first, then is there anything underneath it?

If anything, there's no reason for env_sprite to behave lile that. Are you sure you've placed an env_sprite and not something else, just in case?
Try placing another entity instead of env_sprite and see how it affects the NPCs. Also please answer those questions so that it's clear what really is going on.
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Posted 5 months ago2020-01-20 05:10:34 UTC
in After compile some models cycler_sprite missing Post #343652
I doubt that it's this, but are you sure the lamp isn't outside the 4096^3 unit cube?
If there's no sprite as well as the model (assuming the sprite is a different entity) then it's probably that. You wouldn't be able to stand where the missing lightpost is then, though. So not sure.
Anyway, Half-Life maps must NOT be bigger than 4096 units from the center of coordinates in any of the axes. Make sure it's smaller than that.
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Posted 5 months ago2020-01-05 01:42:11 UTC
in Trigger_push underwater Post #343555
Tried increasing push speed? Modifying the pitch of the angle so that it points a bit upwards? Using func_conveyor for pushing? Triggering trigger_push on and off while inside it?
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Posted 6 months ago2019-12-30 00:45:17 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #343535
oh my fucking god.

First thing I thought is borderlands for some reason, good stuff.

Oh and the second skybox looks better imo
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Posted 6 months ago2019-12-28 03:34:49 UTC
in ZHLT info_smoothvalue Post #343510
The value is the maximum angle between the normals of two adjacent faces, beyond which they won't be smoothed.
So if the normals are 50 or more degrees apart, no smoothing will be performed across the corresponding faces.
Try lowering the number. If it doesn't work, try using the global HLRAD parameter -smooth # instead, where # is the value. It'll affect all faces, but at least we'll be able to find out if it works at all.
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Posted 6 months ago2019-12-21 22:51:17 UTC
in Shoot-Through Railings Post #343501
There's a shortcut to it assuming that you use the latest VHLT: create a clip brush, paint the sides of it you want with the desired texture, tie this brush to func_wall, set Render Mode to Solid, FX Amount to 255. now you don't need an extra clip brush over it, which makes editing much more convenient.
P.S. Keep in mind that certain tool textures can conflict with the CLIP texture, so if you get any errors mentioning the brush then check if it has any tool textures other than CLIP applied anywhere.
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Posted 6 months ago2019-12-09 20:59:34 UTC
in Hidden gems / Underrated games? Post #343455
If you keep walking in circles having spent a few hours on just looking for the way to the next section then it barely can be called exploration. Not saying the game is bad, but people complaining about getting lost shouldn't necessarily be blamed for being used to radar markers.
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Posted 7 months ago2019-11-05 02:02:11 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #343307
Ok, I think it's ready to be showcased here:
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HLDM.
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Posted 8 months ago2019-10-31 16:52:23 UTC
in TWHL Tower 2 Post #343269
I will participate. If it starts in December then I'll have solid chances, but knowing myself, I may just as well drop out at some point. If you're fine with that then write me in.
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Posted 9 months ago2019-09-26 13:00:27 UTC
in "Monster_Generic" as Corpse Post #343163
You can use "controller" keyvalue to set them, but you have multiple controllers and only one controller, so theres some weird formula to turn those three values into one value. I can't find how it looks right now, but it should be possible to figure out from the hl sdk
HL is indeed full of secrets
While we're on this topic, why is there never a lot of love for monster_furniture in these situations?
Actually that's a good question
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try trigger_push, afaik there's an option that makes it affect only players
it's not the best way but the only one without custom code
also, if your monster is big (garg, bigmomma), you can instead use the CLIPHULL2 tool texture (or something like that, don't remember) included in zhlt.wad, which works like clip but creates clipnodes only for this specific hull (which is used by giant monsters)
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Posted 1 year ago2019-06-29 12:10:24 UTC
in Black Mesa Xen Post #342818
It's all great, the environments are of very high quality, but it just doesn't feel alien enough. Valve's Xen was maybe atrocious but I think it had the potential to become something much, much better. But BMS version looks like a very well made yet typical alien planet from a generic science fiction movie or something like that.
Still looking forward to it, hopefully it'll be fun to play.
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Posted 1 year ago2019-06-10 21:37:52 UTC
in E3 2019 Post #342722
I really don't like that nuke icon on the C&C:R screenshot.
Hope they're not gonna move superweapons and support powers there, it'd be inconvenient as hell.
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Posted 1 year ago2019-05-31 05:48:15 UTC
in npc actions in another room Post #342677
i'm not entirely sure, but I guess monsters fall into some kind of "sleep" state if the vis leaf they're in isn't rendered at the moment. this can be observed in Questionable Ethics when you enter the room with 2 alien grunts and filled with tripmines. If you go into the room above and hide in the left corner next to the window while the human grunts are breaching through the blast door, when they finish, there won't be any fight unless you take a peek at what's below through the window. Probably the visleaf the grunts are in gets hidden when you're in the corner, but I'm not sure about that.

I've had this problem in one of my maps too, where monsters in a monster box outside of the main map refused to react to scripted_sequences meant to teleport them in, unless I put an info_overview_point inside (or whatever that vhlt entity was that allows you render the whole map if you're in the same visleaf as that entity) and set it to reverse, so that the monster box is rendered no matter where you are in the map.

I doubt Valve have used hacks like that in their maps to warp monsters in, so there has to be an explanation. But for now, you should try using the aforementioned entity and reversing it by checking the corresponding spawnflag (don't forget that the entity is only present in the newer compilers), so that the room with the grunts is always seen. You also should get rid of this hack when an actual solution is found.

Tbh because of things like that I've mostly switched to Quake. Wish HL's ents were more reliable.
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Posted 1 year ago2019-05-09 17:40:38 UTC
in info_intermission Post #342595
guess it's a leftover from quake
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Posted 1 year ago2019-04-16 19:06:26 UTC
in "Top 5s" 3: Top X Post #342478
The sniper rifle was an instant hit, but you had to hit them in the head for a quick kill
If only the head hitboxes in UT weren't so ridiculously big. AFAIK sniper rifle and ASMD are the only viable weapons there in MP.
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Posted 1 year ago2019-04-05 03:26:15 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #342405
classic indeed, but imo the second screenshot is a bit too detailed for the classic look
but i guess it's too late to make any changes by now
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Posted 1 year ago2019-03-27 13:12:38 UTC
in Competition 37: The Whole Warp Life (Mini) Post #342338
in my opinion SP maps are just much harder to make as they require you to keep the player entertained and have to be filled with content.
i'd love to send a SP entry but making such a map would take a lot of time and especially effort.
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Posted 1 year ago2019-02-21 05:17:08 UTC
in Firebot problem Post #342065
You could at least explain here how you fixed it in case someone else encounters the same problem :P
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Posted 1 year ago2019-01-03 01:37:21 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #341536
Well yeah. Another bad thing about interpolation is that it makes seams between different textures even more obvious. It takes a while to get used to the pixelated look of the game, but when you do, you'll want to have interpolation turned off most of the time, trust me.
IMO interpolation doesn't make the game look any better or more real, it just gives it a look of a melted ice cream.
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Posted 1 year ago2019-01-01 19:56:40 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #341532
Thanks <3. More coming soon I hope.
some of the textures are very pixelly
I like the uninterpolated look more, sorry about that :\
Better have texes look crunchy and pixelated that blurred to hell.
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Posted 1 year ago2019-01-01 06:50:23 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #341526
Has been doing some mapping for a couple of months:
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Ignore the black pit on some of the screenshots, it's still very unfinished.
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Posted 1 year ago2018-07-27 16:28:46 UTC
in Coop Mod Post #340285
@torekk
HLDM is missing all the entities from HL.
Maybe you should learn more about the topic before recommending anything instead of spreading nonsense?
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Posted 1 year ago2018-07-27 14:36:20 UTC
in NPC only button? And "unkillable" NPCs? Post #340284
You could've just used func_door_rotating for the button if it's not supposed to be pressed by the player. Unless I misunderstood something, as always.

You could make the game load the latest autosave if the NPC is killed, there's a separate entity for that. Also you can use aiscripted_sequence which will prevent the monster from dying until it completes the current sequence. It will also prevent the sequence from being interrupted by anything else.
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as far as I know it was invented with ZHLT compilers.
VHLT is basically a ZHLT upgrade, so yeah, the compilers valve had been using lacked this feature
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If you add the -notexscale 1 parameter to VRAD in your compile settings, texture scale will no longer affect lightmap resolution. This option applies to all brush faces in your map. This also means that the lightmap scale on faces with upscaled textures will be reset to normal as well.
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RMF gets automatically exported to MAP during compile, then the MAP file is compiled into a BSP file. Whatever the problem is, it shouldn't be caused by the map source format.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-06-17 15:31:48 UTC
in Problem with cycling with multi_managers Post #339932
Tracktrains may be the problem. I've already seen one person complaining that a path_track wouldn't fire its target when passed by a tracktrain. Try replacing tracktrains with usual trains, as well as path_tracks with path_corners.
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Also I wonder why my example didn't work. The multisource seems to stay disabled, no matter if it's activated on start with a trigger_auto or with a trigger_once positioned at where the players spawn. I clearly remember that I could set a multisource as a master for a trigger_multiple and it would work.

Still tho, your example is much cleaner than my entity setup. I'll be using it instead in case I need to.
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@MistaX88

The workaround you've described doesn't seem to work. When activated, game_counter increments 1 to its initial value, 0, but since the limit is also set to 1, the game_counter resets back to 0 so the trigger can be used over and over again.

EDIT: Nevermind, I had the "Reset on fire" flag checked by default. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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I understand what you mean. As far as I know, doors tend to close every time a new round starts, and they also have a "Fire on close" key. So in theory, if used with the "Toggle" flag enabled and "Delay before close" set to "-1" (And maybe also with "Start opened" flag enabled as well, not sure), you can trigger entities whenever a new round starts.

I've just tried to construct an entity setup that involves this func_door trick. What it's supposed to do is to disable a trigger_multiple when a player touches it, and then enable the trigger when a new round starts. I tried disabling the trigger itself with a multisource set as its master, also I used a trigger_auto to enable the multisource on map start but the multisource seems to stay disabled for some reason. Not sure if it's even possible. But it's most likely my fault as I've never been good at setting entities up.

However, if you somehow manage to find a workaround, feel free to share it.

Also, since you're new to goldsrc mapping, I suggest you to read through all or most of the tutorials if you haven't already. This could help you alot.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-28 19:51:44 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #339718
Looks alot like the original. In a good way.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-21 04:31:46 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #339676
Impressive. But I think you should try replacing the second light_environment (the lightning) with a light_spot with "Is Sky" flag checked. This may be able to remove the need of having an info_sunlight.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-20 17:39:28 UTC
in CS1.6 player_weaponstrip problem Post #339672
I guess it doesn't have a name set to it. It strips the player of their weapons automatically without one, as far as I know.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-20 12:22:29 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339668
Surface Tension.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-17 23:05:10 UTC
in Post your screenshots! WIP thread Post #339646
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-17 14:41:10 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339631
Unforeseen Consequences.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-12 17:01:08 UTC
in Illegal brushes? Post #339562
First go to the brush (find it by number), then delete it. Even though it takes you to a completely empty part of the map, the problem brush still gets selected. Just delete it and continue mapping.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-07 20:26:30 UTC
in cl_dll compile problem Post #339514
Buy a copy on Steam?
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-02 21:46:51 UTC
in Best Half-Life Chapter Tournament Post #339479
Surface Tension.
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Posted 2 years ago2018-05-01 18:55:27 UTC
in Big enemy health values Post #339471
In case with apache, you probably have your difficulty set to Easy so it dies so easily. Try using the following combination of console commands to change the difficulty while playing a custom map:
Skill * (* - The level of difficlty - 1(easy), 2(normal) or 3(hard));
autosave;
load autosave;

For bigmomma you have to manually create a grid of info_bigmomma entities which are basically info_nodes. But this entity has a parameter where you can specify a value which the bigmomma's health will be set to when the monster reaches the entity. Info_bigmomma also has some other parameters which you should try tinkering with if you want to set up a good fight.
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