Tutorial: Create a working battery with light Last edited 6 months ago2023-11-13 14:18:06 UTC

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Hello, and welcome to another tutorial! This tutorial will teach you how to create working shiny batteries without programming. This guide assumes you know the basics of Half-Life mapping. To do this tutorial, you will require: First, create an item_battery entity, then, create a light_spot entity inside/on top of it. Name the light_spot whatever you want (Example: BAT_LIGHT), and make sure it has the following values:
"classname" "light_spot"
"style" "0"
"_sky" "0"
"_light" "0 255 255 200"
"pitch" "-90"
"_cone2" "23"
"_cone" "15"
"_falloff" "0"
"_fade" "1.0"
"angles" "0 0 0"
"targetname" "YOUR_BATTERY_NAME_HERE"`
You can copy this and paste it in the entity Properties

Next, go to the item_battery entity, and in Target, choose the light. It should look something like this:

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Run the map, make sure HLRAD (Lights) its on Extra. If its not working, you did something wrong, delete both entities and try again.

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Idle battery

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After player takes it

If you want the light more "strong", change the color to a darker one. The light disappears when you take the battery, but if the battery moves, the light_spot will not move with it. This works with other entities like healthkits, breakables, doors...


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