This entity marks the spawn point for Team Fortress players.
A standard map should have at least 16 spawnpoints per respawn room, to account for a normal maximum team size on a server with the maximum player count raised to the maximum allowed value.
- Entity Scripts (vscripts)
<scriptlist>(New with Left 4 Dead 2)
- Space delimited list of VScript files (without file extension) that are executed after all entities have spawned. The scripts are all executed in the same script scope, later ones overwriting any identical variables and functions.
- Script think function (thinkfunction)
<string>(New with Left 4 Dead 2)
- Name of a function in this entity's script which will be called automatically every 100 milliseconds (ten times a second) for the duration of the script. It can be used to create timers or to simulate autonomous behavior. The return value (if present) will set the time until the next call. Note:Try to avoid expensive operations in this function, as it may cause performance problems.
- Pitch Yaw Roll (Y Z X) (angles)
- This entity's orientation in the world. Pitch is rotation around the Y axis, yaw is the rotation around the Z axis, roll is the rotation around the X axis.
- Start Disabled (StartDisabled)
- Stay dormant until activated (probably with the
- Team (TeamNum)
- 0: Any
- 2: Red
- 3: Blue
Warning: If you have ANY team_control_point_round entities in your map, you MUST also set the '<team> spawn for round' settings below. If this is not done both teams will spawn at all spawn points.
- Match Summary
- Determines whether this location is used for the match summary.
- 0 : Not Valid
- 1 : Loser
- 2 : Winner
- Associated Control Point
- The team_control_point associated with this spawn. Ownership of control points will control this spawn point's enabled state.
- Spawn Mod
- How the game decides when a player can spawn here. Triggered mode will only allow players sent via a trigger_player_respawn_override (in which case this spawn must be named, and match the trigger).
- 0 : Normal
- 1 : Triggered
- Blue spawn for round
- Blue spawn point when the associated round is being played.
- Red spawn for round
- Red spawn point when the associated round is being played.
- 1 : Scout
- 2 : Sniper
- 4 : Soldier
- 8 : Demoman
- 16 : Medic
- 32 : Heavyweapons
- 64 : Pyro
- 128 : Spy
- 256 : Engineer
- Changes the entity's Team keyvalue.
- Removes this entity and any entities parented to it from the world.
- Functions the same as
Kill, although this entity and any entities parented to it are killed on the same frame, being marginally faster than
- Evaluates a keyvalue/output on this entity. It can be potentially very dangerous, use with care.
<output name> <targetname>:<inputname>:<parameter>:<delay>:<max times to fire, -1 means infinite>
- Fire the
OnUseroutputs; see User Inputs and Outputs.
- Same as a player invoking +use; may not do anything. Can also be invoked by creating an output that does not specify an input.
This input is not included in Valve's FGDs.
<script>(New with Left 4 Dead 2)
- Execute a VScript file from disk, without file extension. The script contents are merged with the script scope of the receiving entity.
<string>(New with Left 4 Dead 2)
- Execute a string of VScript source code in the scope of the entity receiving the input. String quotation may be needed when fired via console. Bug: In , the code is executed in the script scope of the entity that fires the output, not the one receiving the input.Warning: Never try to pass string parameters to a script function with this input. It will corrupt the VMF structure because of the nested quotation marks, which then must be removed manually with a text editor.
<string>(New with Left 4 Dead 2) !FGD
- Execute a VScript function in the scope of the receiving entity.
<coordinates>(New with Alien Swarm) !FGD
- Send this entity to a spot in the map. If the entity is parented to something, it will be offset from the parent by this amount.
<angles>(New with Alien Swarm) !FGD
- Set this entity's angles.
- Move with this entity. See Entity Hierarchy (parenting).
- Change this entity to attach to a specific attachment point on its parent. The entity will teleport so that the position of its root bone matches that of the attachment. Entities must be parented before being sent this input.
- As above, but without teleporting. The entity retains its position relative to the attachment at the time of the input being received.
- Removes this entity from the the movement hierarchy, leaving it free to move independently.
- Enable/disable this entity from performing its task. It might also disappear from view.
- These Outputs each fire in response to the firing of the like-numbered
FireUser4Input; see User Inputs and Outputs.
OnKilled(Only in the Left 4 Dead series)
- This Output fires when the entity is killed and removed from the game.
The entity must be at least 1 unit above any surface.
Must have a at least 32 units of space around it on all sides from other teamspawns entities or it will not work properly.
The entity basically searches for anything below its point origin and spawns players there. When flush with a surface, It looks for a valid spawnpoint under that brush. When it doesn't find one near it, it invalidates that spawnpoint.