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So I have this gigantic scorpion, it is made out of pendulums bound together. I had an idea about dragging whole thing through a piled up crates (pretending to be stone blocks in a wall), but it looks

I'm just going to make the lute player an undead immortal skeleton called Ralph who is eternally bound to play his lute in the tavern, the residents are used to him now so they just happily co-exist a

So I just did a little test because I was curious to know this as well.   So far i've figured out that the mesh we see in the mirror is located as "models\md5\chars\thief\tdm_ai_thief.md5mesh" and if

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Is there a way to force-select a weapon for the player through scripting? Say they're holding the blackjack and you make them unsheathe their sword. Looking through the scriptEvents all I see that might work is selectWeapon but I don't know.

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It's supposed to work, lowering the current weapon and raising the requested weapon.

 

$player1.selectWeapon(s);

 

where 's' is one of these strings:

 

"unarmed"
"blackjack"
"shortsword"
"broadhead"
"waterarrow"
"firearrow"
"ropearrow"
"gasarrow"
"noisemaker"
"mossarrow"
"vinearrow"
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Thank you, it works now. I didn't see those strings mentioned in selectWeapon's description here, might be worth to put this info on that page or somewhere on the wiki.

 

Should show up on the wiki when 2.04 is released.

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So, the player model. When you look into a reflective surface, you see your own reflection. Is there a way to change the model that gets reflected? To be specific, can I change the player model's head like it is possible with AI?

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The 3d player model does not use the same skeleton as the other humanoids. There's nothing stopping someone from changing the def file so that it does, but you'd have to do something about the lean and crouch animations, which have no counterparts on the humanoid rig. I remember looking into it once and finding there was something odd about the player animations, but I can't recall what it was anymore.

I haven't seen anything about changing the head specifically, so I don't know whether the skeletal incompatibility extends to the head bones.

 

"def_head" "atdm:ai_head_thief_player" is in tdm_player_thief.def.

 

http://forums.thedarkmod.com/topic/16412-setting-spawnargs-on-player/?do=findComment&comment=350413 would save overriding the entire file if it works.

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Good work. But I guess it would make more sense to change the head in the player def and overload that instead of overloading the head mesh file, as the def is smaller.

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Good work. But I guess it would make more sense to change the head in the player def and overload that instead of overloading the head mesh file, as the def is smaller.

 

It's a 20-30~ kb file size difference between the mesh file and the def... I mean if you're desperate sure but replacing the mesh works fine.

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Thank you, Goldwell!

 

New question: how do I make an AI lean against the wall while pausing on a patrol?

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Thank you, Goldwell!

 

New question: how do I make an AI lean against the wall while pausing on a patrol?

 

On the AI set the following spawnarg:

 

"def_attach" "atdm:animation_replace_lean"

 

They will patrol as normal and then when they are stationary they will lean

 

edit: or even better.. just add a path_anim with the spawnarg

 

"anim" "lean_loop"

 

and that will do it as well.. probably better than the def_attach thing actually because then you can make it apart of the patrol route.

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Still struggling with the head issue. I want my player model to have this head here:

post-2023-0-98702300-1462135912.png

 

 

So I guess moving forward you would have to figure out a way to tell the game to load a different model instead of the tdm_ai_thief.md5mesh as just simply replacing it isn't enough because the joints aren't similar (according to the console)

 

However.. if you just want to change the head you can replace the head file "thief_head.md5mesh" found in here "\models\md5\chars\thief\". If you have the head mesh that's great but if you need to find it remember I created a thread a little bit back with the text dump of all TDM files so it's an easy way to search if you need it.

 

To get this working once you have your headmesh from whichever AI that you want place it in your FM folder using the exact same directory (so the mod replaces your file over the default) "FMNAME\models\md5\chars\thief\" and make sure you rename your new headmesh to "thief_head.md5mesh" and viola it works.. example:

 

I followed these instructions, but the head I am looking for, ai_head02_hood_dark, doesn't seem to be there among the assets (found in tdm_ai_humanoid_heads01.pk4). Upon investigation, I have found that it is defined in tdm_ai_heads_springheel, like this:

 

 

entityDef atdm:ai_head02_hood_dark

{ "editor_usage" "Hood significantly reduces this character's peripheral vision."
"inherit" "atdm:ai_head_base"
"model" "head_02"
"skin" "heads/head02_hooded_dark"
"fov_vert" "95"
"fov" "80" // horizontal FOV (peripheral vision blocked by hood)
"fov_rotation" "0 -35 0"
"ko_alert_immune_state" "5" //cannot be KO'd when in Combat
}

 

...but the head_02 model and the head02_hooded_dark skin are not among the regular assets. Now what?

 

(Note, it is also a valid solution if I exclude all reflective surfaces from this and any future missions. However, this time, the player's likeness is actually plot-relevant, so there is a good reason why I want to get ahead.)

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Still struggling with the head issue. I want my player model to have this head here:

attachicon.giffoxley_head.png

 

 

I followed these instructions, but the head I am looking for, ai_head02_hood_dark, doesn't seem to be there among the assets (found in tdm_ai_humanoid_heads01.pk4). Upon investigation, I have found that it is defined in tdm_ai_heads_springheel, like this:

 

 

...but the head_02 model and the head02_hooded_dark skin are not among the regular assets. Now what?

 

(Note, it is also a valid solution if I exclude all reflective surfaces from this and any future missions. However, this time, the player's likeness is actually plot-relevant, so there is a good reason why I want to get ahead.)

 

Is that an SVN asset, perhaps?

 

Time to do a scan of all skin defs to root that out.

 

Other than that, perhaps you're picking up custom assets packed with a mission?

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I've been processing quite a batch of lamps but this one is giving me headaches. Can projected lights gradually weaken the further they shine, instead of abruptly cutting off to pitch black?

 

g8TIHZn.jpg

 

-I've looked more closely at the lanternbot's lantern and it turns out to have the same issue.

-The existing lanterns don't have this problem, but that's most likely because they're using omni lights.

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I've been processing quite a batch of lamps but this one is giving me headaches. Can projected lights gradually weaken the further they shine, instead of abruptly cutting off to pitch black?

 

g8TIHZn.jpg

 

-I've looked more closely at the lanternbot's lantern and it turns out to have the same issue.

-The existing lanterns don't have this problem, but that's most likely because they're using omni lights.

 

The LightFalloffImage should control that, what falloff image are you using?

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Still struggling with the head issue. I want my player model to have this head here:

attachicon.giffoxley_head.png

 

 

I followed these instructions, but the head I am looking for, ai_head02_hood_dark, doesn't seem to be there among the assets (found in tdm_ai_humanoid_heads01.pk4). Upon investigation, I have found that it is defined in tdm_ai_heads_springheel, like this:

 

 

...but the head_02 model and the head02_hooded_dark skin are not among the regular assets. Now what?

 

(Note, it is also a valid solution if I exclude all reflective surfaces from this and any future missions. However, this time, the player's likeness is actually plot-relevant, so there is a good reason why I want to get ahead.)

 

OK, here is the SVN skin def from tdm_ai_heads.skin :

 

 

 
skin heads/head02_hooded_dark
{
model models/md5/chars/builders/inquisitor/tdm_inquisitor_head.md5mesh

models/chars/builders/prelate/prelatehood tdm_wearable_hood
models/md5/chars/builders/guard/builder_cloth textures/common/nodraw
models/md5/chars/inventors/engineer2/head textures/common/nodraw
tdm_pageboy_dark textures/common/nodraw

}
 

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Is that an SVN asset, perhaps?

 

Time to do a scan of all skin defs to root that out.

 

Other than that, perhaps you're picking up custom assets packed with a mission?

Yes, that could be it! I also have the Behind Closed Doors PK4 in my folder! Will investigate when I'm home from work. Thanks! :)

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That head/skin combo is definitely in 2.0.3, atdm:ai_burglar comes with it as default. The model head_02 is obviously not in the file structure, but the model is in fact models/md5/chars/heads/npcs/commoner_head02.md5mesh. No idea why the model spawnarg in the EntityDef and the actual model name differ, probably an md5 quirk.

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The LightFalloffImage should control that, what falloff image are you using?

 

This is a stock light texture which uses brightround, like many others, as its falloffimage:

 

lights/tdm_lanternlight

 

{

lightFalloffImage makeintensity( textures/lights/brightround )

{

forceHighQuality

map textures/lights/tdm_lanternlight

colored

zeroClamp

red ((.02 * sintable [(time * ( 1 + Parm3 ) ) ]) +.98) * Parm0

green ((.02 * sintable [(time * ( 1 + Parm3 ) ) ]) +.98) * Parm1

blue ((.02 * sintable [(time * ( 1 + Parm3 ) ) ]) +.98) * Parm2

}

}

 

 

 

I've literally been through all suitable stock light textures and they all cut off to black like this when they're set to project, it's strange.

 

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Hmm, I'll bet that the Omni lights have a falloff image with the bright spot in the center or are even using the same

image that the bright round uses for the projection image (typical image reuse in Doom 3). You probably need an

image with a bright band on one side that fades exponentially on the other. I think there should be a few materials with

exponential falloff like that in the stock assets but I'll have to dig around when I get home from work.

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That head/skin combo is definitely in 2.0.3, atdm:ai_burglar comes with it as default. The model head_02 is obviously not in the file structure, but the model is in fact models/md5/chars/heads/npcs/commoner_head02.md5mesh. No idea why the model spawnarg in the EntityDef and the actual model name differ, probably an md5 quirk.

Isn't head_02 the model def. in tdm_ai_heads_springheel.def?

//-----------------------------------------------------------------------
//----------- Head 02 -- --------------------------------------------------
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------

model head_02 {
        inherit                                   head_model_base
	mesh					models/md5/chars/heads/npcs/commoner_head02.md5mesh

}
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