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asw_marker is a point entity available in Alien Swarm Alien Swarm.

Entity description

It creates highlighted areas on the ingame minimap and the briefing map to be used as markings for objectives.


To create highlighted areas with this entity, you will need an objective first. Once you have that, define it as the markers target in the 'Objective Name' keyvalue and it will be visible ingame. To control it's size, use the 'Map Width' and 'Map Height' keyvalues. Note that these are measured in world units and are automatically fitted onto map, if it is applied correctly. Note also, that this entity is always the center of the map marking. So for example if you wanted to highlight a room on your map, you would have to place the marker in the exact middle of it room, and aplly the rooms size to the 'Map Width' and 'Map Height' keyvalues.

Tip.pngTip:To learn how to create overview maps for Alien Swarm addons refere to Swarm Overview Map!


The name that other entities refer to this entity by.
Entity Scripts
Name(s) of script files that are executed after all entities have spawned.
Script think function
Name of a function in this entity's script scope which will be called automatically.

Start Disabled
Wether this entity should start disabled or not.
Note.pngNote:The map markers visibility can be controlled using en/disabling.
Objective Name
Name of the target object this is associated with.
Note.pngNote:If this isn't set, the markings won't show up ingame.
Map Heigth
Name of the target object this is associated with.
Map Width
Name of the target object this is associated with.


Evaluates a keyvalue/output on this entity. It can be potentially very dangerous, use with care.
Format: <key> <value>
Format: <output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
Fire the OnUser outputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
Removes this entity from the world.

Enables this entity (which means sets visible ingame).
Disables this entity (which means sets invisible ingame).
Sets this entity invisble.
Note.pngNote:Not required to complete missions.


Fired in response to the FireUser inputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.

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