Laserweapon

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How to make a the pistol shoot with a laser: Laser Pistol! 1 Open pistol.cpp 1.1 Add this under includes "gamestat.h":

	#include "beam_shared.h"
	#include "ammodef.h"
	#define PHYSCANNON_BEAM_SPRITE "sprites/orangelight1.vmt"

beam_shared.h defines a lot about beams ammodef.h is needed for the trace of the laser the PHYSCANNON_BEAM_SPRITE defines what sprite is used, if you change the vmt you can make the laser have another color 1.2 Add in public (under DECLARE_SERVERCLASS();):

	void	DrawBeam( const Vector &startPos, const Vector &endPos, float width );
	void	DoImpactEffect( trace_t &tr, int nDamageType );

DrawBeam and DoImpactEffect are new parts that we will put in the script 1.3 Add in private (under DECLARE_ACTTABLE();):

	int		m_nBulletType;

m_nBulletType is a variable that we will use in the script 1.4 Add under BEGIN_DATADESC( CWeaponPistol ):

	DEFINE_FIELD( m_nBulletType,			FIELD_INTEGER ),

an extra define of m_nBulletType 1.5 Change:

void	PrimaryAttack( void );

to

void	PrimaryAttack( trace_t &tr, int nDamageType, CBaseCombatCharacter *pOperator );

We will need trace_t &tr, int nDamageType, CBaseCombatCharacter *pOperator in the Primaryattack part 1.6 Go to

CWeaponPistol::CWeaponPistol( void )

Add:

m_nBulletType		= -1;

1.7 Scroll down to:

void CWeaponPistol::PrimaryAttack( void )

and change it to

void CWeaponPistol::PrimaryAttack( trace_t &tr, int nDamageType, CBaseCombatCharacter *pOperator )

We will need trace_t &tr, int nDamageType, CBaseCombatCharacter *pOperator in this part 1.8 After

	m_iPrimaryAttacks++;
	gamestats->Event_WeaponFired( pOwner, true, GetClassname() );

Add:

	Vector vecShootOrigin, vecShootDir;
	vecShootOrigin = pOperator->Weapon_ShootPosition();
	DrawBeam( vecShootOrigin, tr.endpos, 15.5 );

We say that hl2 has to draw a beam from vecShootOrigin to tr.endpos 1.9 Scroll down to the end of the script, add:

//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Purpose: 
// Input  : &startPos - 
//			&endPos - 
//			width - 
//			useMuzzle - 
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
void CWeaponPistol::DrawBeam( const Vector &startPos, const Vector &endPos, float width )
{
	//Tracer down the middle
	UTIL_Tracer( startPos, endPos, 0, TRACER_DONT_USE_ATTACHMENT, 6500, false, "GaussTracer" );
	//Draw the main beam shaft
	CBeam *pBeam = CBeam::BeamCreate( PHYSCANNON_BEAM_SPRITE, 15.5 );
	pBeam->SetStartPos( startPos );
	pBeam->PointEntInit( endPos, this );
	pBeam->SetEndAttachment( LookupAttachment("Muzzle") );
	pBeam->SetWidth( width );
//	pBeam->SetEndWidth( 0.05f );
	pBeam->SetBrightness( 255 );
	pBeam->SetColor( 255, 185+random->RandomInt( -16, 16 ), 40 );
	pBeam->RelinkBeam();
	pBeam->LiveForTime( 0.1f );
}
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
// Purpose: 
// Input  : &tr - 
//			nDamageType - 
//-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
void CWeaponPistol::DoImpactEffect( trace_t &tr, int nDamageType )
{
	//Draw our beam
	DrawBeam( tr.startpos, tr.endpos, 15.5 );
	if ( (tr.surface.flags & SURF_SKY) == false )
	{
		CPVSFilter filter( tr.endpos );
		te->GaussExplosion( filter, 0.0f, tr.endpos, tr.plane.normal, 0 );
		m_nBulletType = GetAmmoDef()->Index("GaussEnergy");
		UTIL_ImpactTrace( &tr, m_nBulletType );
	}
}

We define the beam 2 Open hl2_gamerules.cpp Change

def.AddAmmoType("Pistol",	DMG_BULLET,	TRACER_LINE_AND_WHIZ,	"sk_plr_dmg_pistol",	"sk_npc_dmg_pistol",	"sk_max_pistol",	BULLET_IMPULSE(200, 1225), 0 );

to

def.AddAmmoType("Pistol",	DMG_DISSOLVE,	TRACER_NONE,		"sk_plr_dmg_pistol",	"sk_npc_dmg_pistol",	"sk_max_pistol",	BULLET_IMPULSE(200, 1225), 0 );

If the enemy dies, he will dissolve and there dont draw a line after the bullet 3 Open \Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\MyMod\scripts\weapon_pistol.txt 3.1 Change

"printname"	"#HL2_Pistol"

to

"printname"	"LASER PISTOL"

We change the name in the bucket 3.1 If u know how u can change the SoundData so it will make a better noise 4 Open \Steam\steamapps\SourceMods\MyMod\cfg\skill.cfg Change

sk_plr_dmg_pistol		"5"
sk_npc_dmg_pistol		"3"
sk_max_pistol			"148"

to

	sk_plr_dmg_pistol		"20"
	sk_npc_dmg_pistol		"15"
	sk_max_pistol			"148"

THis weapon doesn't shoot with normal bullets but with a laser so it will do a bigger damage to the enemy. I hope this helps u a bit Speedlly (Scubic) this weapon (or a part of it) is going to play a role in the game that were maken (Cubic Life)