defineprojectile <tilenum> <function> <value>
Defines a projectile to be fired by the shoot command and its variants.
First, we must figure out a proper WORKSLIKE flag for our projectile.
To determine the proper WORKSLIKE flag for your projectile, simply add the numbers for the various functions you'd like your projectile to have together. Obviously, some flags are not compatible. Note that either PROJECTILE_FLAG_HITSCAN, PROJECTILE_FLAG_RPG or PROJECTILE_FLAG_KNEE must be part of your WORKSLIKE flag.
If the velocity is too high (usually over 1000), clipping errors may increse drastically. Instead, set PROJ_VELMULT and a lower PROJ_VEL.
To be able to use the ifwasweapon with custom RPG-type projectiles (PROJ_WORKSLIKE includes bit 2), make sure to include the PROJECTILE_FLAG_RPG_IMPACT flag (32768) in PROJ_WORKSLIKE.
|PROJ_WORKSLIKE||Used to set flags for projectile function. Add all the desired flags together, and use that value for <value>. This works similar to cstat.
Note that the damage on impact bit (32768) must be set on the WORKSLIKE of any RPG type projectile (i.e. nonhitscan) for which the projectile itself does damage, as opposed to the damage being caused only by the hitradius.
|PROJ_SPAWNS||Used to spawn an actor on impact. Set <value> to -1 to spawn nothing, otherwise <value> defaults to SMALLSMOKE.
Doesn't work with bullet-type projectiles fired by actors other than the player.
|PROJ_SXREPEAT||Used to set the x size of an actor spawned on impact. <value> is the size you wish to set the spawned actor's x to.|
|PROJ_SYREPEAT||Used to set the y size of an actor spawned on impact. <value> is the size you wish to set the spawned actor's y to.|
|PROJ_DECAL||Used to set the tilenum of any decal spawned by the projectile, i.e. bullet holes. <value> is the tilenum of the decal used. Only works with bullet projectiles.
Doesn't work with bullet type projectiles fired by actors other than players.
|PROJ_TRAIL||Used to set the tilenum of any trail sprites spawned. <value> is the tilenum of the trail sprites spawned.|
|PROJ_TXREPEAT||The x size of the trail used by the projectile. Note that if the trail is an actor with a size specified in its code (e.g. by a sizeat command) then the specified size will override the one you give it.|
|PROJ_TYREPEAT||The y size of the trail used by the projectile. Note that if the trail is an actor with a size specified in its code (e.g. by a sizeat command) then the specified size will override the one you give it.|
|PROJ_TOFFSET||The y offset of the trail spawned by the PROJ_TRAIL variable. Positive numbers move the sprite down.|
|PROJ_TNUM||The maximum number of trails that an individual projectile can spawn. By default, RPG (non-hitscan) type projectiles will spawn trails even if TNUM is not set. But bullet type (hitscan) projectiles will not spawn any trails unless TNUM is given a non-zero value.
The way it works, is that if TNUM value is set to 2, then it will spawn 2 of the sprites on the same location. The default value is 1 if a trail is set for the projectile.
|PROJ_SOUND||Used to play a sound when a projectile is fired. For bullet projectiles this is the sound played on impact. <value> is the name of the sound you wish to play.|
|PROJ_ISOUND||Used to play a sound when a projectile impacts a surface. This is ignored on bullet-type projectiles. <value> is the name of the sound you wish to play.
Set PROJ_ISOUND to -1 to disable impact sounds.
|PROJ_VEL||Used to set the velocity of a projectile. <value> is the speed of the projectile. Values over 1000 are not encouraged. Use PROJ_VEL_MULT to go at higher speeds.|
|PROJ_VEL_MULT||Used to set multiply velocity of a projectile (causes an artificial acceleration). <value> is the amount to multiply by.|
Used to set the damage strength of a projectile. <value> is the damage strength.
Negative numbers do not work to create a healing projectile. You must set this value to 0 and have the actor that is hit manually add health back to itself.
<value> is a random value added to a projectile damage. By default it is 5, meaning that a SHOTGUN projectile (which damage is defined as 10 in USER.CON) will make cause a damage of 10 to 15.
Setting it to zero should cause the projectile to inflict the precise damage defined by PROJ_EXTRA.
|PROJ_DROP||Used to set the rate at which the projectile drops (arcs). <value> is the speed of the projectile's dropping. Note that a negative number is needed for it to move toward the ground.|
|PROJ_CSTAT||Used to set the cstat flag(s) of the projectile. <value> is the cstat flag(s) of the projectile.|
|PROJ_CLIPDIST||The clipdist of the projectile.|
|PROJ_SHADE||The shade of the projectile.|
|PROJ_XREPEAT||Used to set the xrepeat of the projectile. <value> is the size you wish to set the projectile's x to. For hitscan type projectiles this determines the x size of the decal.|
|PROJ_YREPEAT||Used to set the yrepeat of the projectile. <yrepeat> is the size you wish to set the projectile's y to. For hitscan type projectiles this determines the y size of the decal.|
|PROJ_PAL||Used to set the palette reference (or color) of the projectile. <pal> is the palette reference of the projectile.
See pal for more information about palette swaps.
|PROJ_HITRADIUS||The distance at which sprites or certain hitscanning walls will be affected by the hitradius of the projectile. If set to a value lower than 1, no hitradius will be generated.|
|PROJ_OFFSET||Sets the x offset of the projectile fired. As the numbers get higher, the projectile's initial position will move further to the left.
A value of 224 will make the projectile spawn at the "right hand" (for example Battlelord morters). To make it spawn centered, use a value of 14354.
|PROJ_BOUNCES||Number of times the projectile will bounce off of walls before destruction. Will only count wall bounces even if PROJECTILE_FLAG_BOUNCESOFFSPRITES is included in the PROJ_WORKSLIKE flag.
Only works for RPG-type projectiles.
|PROJ_BSOUND||The sound that will play when the projectile bounces. Defaults to PIPEBOMB_BOUNCE.|
|PROJ_RANGE||When PROJ_WORKSLIKE is a hitscan type projectile (PROJECTILE_FLAG_KNEE or PROJECTILE_FLAG_HITSCAN) this number must be equal to the desired range in BUILD units. For example if the range is 1024 it will travel exactly one square in the largest grid size.
If PROJ_WORKSLIKE is an rpg type (PROJECTILE_FLAG_RPG) this number is amount of time (in ticks) that a projectile travels before expiring. For example, if a projectile has a range of 60, then it will last for exactly two seconds before dying. This works together with PROJECTILE_FLAG_TIMED and PROJECTILE_FLAG_EXPLODEONTIMER.
|PROJ_FLASH_COLOR||Used to set the color (if any) of a Polymer light. <value> is the color of the light.
The number can be determined from RGB color values by adding the red value plus the green value shifted left 8 bits plus the blue value shifted left 16 bits. So, RGB of 100, 100, 100 would be 6579300 = 100 + 100<<8 + 100<<16 = 100 + 25600 + 6553600. 150, 100, 255 would be 16737380.
The following values are used with defineprojectile.
|Yes||1||PROJECTILE_HITSCAN||Indicates that the projectile is hitscan.
It cannot be applied simultaneously with PROJECTILE_KNEE, PROJECTILE_RPG, or PROJECTILE_BLOOD.
|Yes||2||PROJECTILE_RPG||Indicates that the projectile is a moving actor.
It cannot be applied simultaneously with PROJECTILE_HITSCAN, PROJECTILE_KNEE, or PROJECTILE_BLOOD.
|Yes||4||PROJECTILE_BOUNCESOFFWALLS||Nounce off of all walls, like pipebombs and freezeblasts.|
|Yes||8||PROJECTILE_BOUNCESOFFMIRRORS||Bounce off of mirrors only, like shrinker blasts and firelasers.|
|Yes||16||PROJECTILE_KNEE||Indicates that the projectile is melee, essentially hitscan with limited range.
It cannot be applied simultaneously with PROJECTILE_HITSCAN, PROJECTILE_RPG, or PROJECTILE_BLOOD.
|Yes||32||PROJECTILE_WATERBUBBLES||Spawn water bubbles (WATERBUBBLE, tile #661) if underwater.|
|Yes||64||PROJECTILE_TIMED||If projectile is flagged as an RPG projectile, then this flag will make the projectile disappear.
You have to define the projectile with PROJ_RANGE. 30 units = 1 second. Which is the ammount of time before the projectile will disappear. Keep in mind. If this flag is set, the projectile won't start the spawn option, sound options, and probably a few more options.
|Yes||128||PROJECTILE_BOUNCESOFFSPRITES||Bounce off of sprites.|
|Yes||256||PROJECTILE_SPIT||Draw loogies on a player's screen and tint it green if the player is hit by the projectile.|
|Yes||1024||PROJECTILE_BLOOD||Indicates that the projectile is a blood splat, like the hardcoded |
It cannot be applied simultaneously with PROJECTILE_HITSCAN, PROJECTILE_RPG, or PROJECTILE_KNEE.
|Yes||4096||PROJECTILE_NOAIM||The projectile will not automatically aim at any targets|
|Yes||8192||PROJECTILE_RANDDECALSIZE||If this flag is set in the PROJ_WORKSLIKE variable, then the projectile will randomize the size of its decals.|
|Yes||16384||PROJECTILE_EXPLODEONTIMER||If projectile is an RPG with PROJECTILE_FLAG_TIMED flag set, then it normally wouldn't spawn sounds and more things. To prevent that, use this flag.|
|Yes||32768||PROJECTILE_RPG_IMPACT||Setting this flag in the PROJ_WORKSLIKE variable means that the actors\players that are hit by the projectile will receive direct damage in addition to hitradius, making the total damage close to twice PROJ_EXTRA, similar to the hard-coded RPG projectile. The projectile will also add momentum with direct damage, which can be used in conjunction with setting PROJ_HITRADIUS to 0 in order to create an effect like shooting a rock, if you want it to be realistic.|
|Yes||65536||PROJECTILE_RADIUS_PICNUM||This flag sets the projectile's picnum to its target's htpicnum instead of the default RADIUSEXPLOSION, or 1670.|
Here is an example of a working user-defined projectile:
defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_WORKSLIKE 6150 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_SPAWNS EXPLOSION2 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_VEL 1000 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_EXTRA 300 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_DROP -200 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_ISOUND PIPEBOMB_EXPLODE defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_HITRADIUS 2560 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_BOUNCES 5 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_OFFSET 224 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_CLIPDIST 24 defineprojectile 1653 PROJ_TRAIL SMALLSMOKE
In this example, the projectile has the following WORKSLIKE flags set: PROJECTILE_FLAG_NOAIM, PROJECTILE_FLAG_LOSESVELOCITY, PROJECTILE_FLAG_RPG and PROJECTILE_FLAG_BOUNCESOFFWALLS. This gives us an RPG-like projectile that doesn't automatically aim at enemies/players (we need this because the projectile in question fires in an arc), automatically slows down during flight, fires like an RPG and bounces off the walls.