NPC Debugging

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npc_select

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Selects or deselects the given NPC(s) for later manipulation. Selected NPC's are shown surrounded by a red translucent box
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.

npc_freeze

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Selected NPC(s) will freeze in place (or unfreeze). If there are no selected NPCs, it freezes the NPC under the crosshair.
  • To do: verify test: unable to unfreeze selected NPC, unable to freeze without selecting NPC. --Beeswax 11:00, 8 Mar 2008 (PST)

npc_height_adjust

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • <1> Enables test mode for ik height adjustment.

npc_vphysics

  • <1> To do: requires explanation/description of use

NPC AI

AI navigation

npc_route

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Displays the current route of the given NPC as a line on the screen.
  • Waypoints along the route are drawn as small cyan rectangles. Line is color coded in the following manner:
  • Magenta : Path to a node
  • Cyan : Detour around an object (triangulation)
  • Red : Jump
  • Maroon : Path to final target position

npc_bipass

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Displays the local movement attempts by the given NPC(s) (triangulation detours).
  • Failed bipass routes are displayed in red, successful bipasses are shown in green.

npc_nearest

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Draw's a white box around the NPC(s) nearest node.

npc_steering

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Displays the steering obstructions of the specified NPC (used to perform local avoidance)

npc_steering_all

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Displays the steering obstructions of all NPCs (used to perform local avoidance).

npc_go

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Selected NPC(s) will go to the location that the player is looking (shown with a purple box).

npc_go_do_run

  • <1> NPC should run on npc_go.
  • <0> NPC should walk on npc_go.

npc_go_random

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Sends all selected NPC(s) to a random node.

AI think

ai_disable

  • <1> Disables the AI of all NPCs in the game. Disabled NPCs won't "think", but the rest of the game code continues to run.
  • <0> Enables AI again (default).

npc_focus

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Displays red line to NPC's enemy (if has one) and blue line to NPC's target entity (if has one)

npc_conditions

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1. To do: how to activate ?
  • Displays all the current AI conditions that an NPC has as HUD overlay text.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.

npc_reset

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1. To do: how to activate ?
  • Reloads schedules for all NPC's from their script files.

npc_task_text

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Outputs text debugging information to the console about the all the tasks and break conditions of the selected NPC's current schedule.
  • This will let you see what that and why your AI schedule/task failed.

npc_tasks

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1. To do: how to activate ?
  • Displays detailed text debugging information about the all the tasks of the selected NPC's current schedule (See Overlay Text)
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.

npc_thinknow

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1. To do: how to activate ?
  • Trigger NPC to think.

npc_viewcone

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Displays the viewcone of the NPC (where they are currently looking and what the extents of there vision is)

AI enemies & allies

npc_squads

  • Obsolete. Replaced by npc_combat.

npc_combat

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Displays the specified NPC's current Health, Squad, Enemy and Slot in a HUD overlay.

npc_enemies

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Shows entities in the specified NPC's memory by drawing a colour-coded X over the entity and adding a HUD label:
Blue Eluded entities (don't know where it went)
Green Unreachable entities (can't get to it)
Red Current enemy
Magenta Current target entity
Pink All other entities drawn

AI responses

npc_sentences

  • <1> Logs each NPC sentence in console as it is spoken.
  • <2> Logs each NPC sentence in console as it is spoken in a more detailed description.

npc_speakall

  • Force the selected NPC to try and speak all their responses.
Bug: Some NPCs will speak all the scenes in the entire game.

Edit NPC

npc_create_equipment

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Arguments : <weapon_type> (see Category:Weapons)
  • Allows you to specify a weapon that will be given to an NPC when npc_create is used. You need to specify the weapon before you create the NPC.

npc_create

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_class_name>.
  • Creates an NPC of the specified type where the player is looking (if the given NPC can actually stand at that location). Note that this only works for npc classes that are already in the world. You can not create an entity that doesn't have an instance in the level.

npc_create_aimed

  • To do: Unknown command ...
  • Creates an NPC aimed away from the player of the specified type where the player is looking (if the given NPC can actually stand at that location). Note that this only works for npc classes that are already in the world. You can not create an entity that doesn't have an instance in the level.
  • Arguments : <npc_class_name>.

npc_destroy

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Removes the specified NPC(s) from the universe silently, so outputs such as "OnDamaged" and "OnDeath" are not fired, nor are ragdolls created. Destroyed NPCs carrying weapons will drop the weapon before removing themselves. This command flags NPCs with a note to destroy themselves, so if AI is not running (due to the ai_disable command), the command will be ignored.

npc_destroy_unselected

npc_kill

  • This Console command requires sv_cheats set to 1 and then developer set to 1.
  • Arguments : <npc_name> / <npc_class_name> / no argument picks what player is looking at.
  • Kills the specified NPC(s) by dealing enough damage to kill them, so "OnDamaged" and "OnDeath" outputs will be fired. This command flags the NPC with a note to kill itself, so if AI is not running (due to the ai_disable command), the command will be ignored.

npc_ammo_deplete

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1. To do: untested
  • Subtracts half of the target's ammo.

npc_heal

  • This command requires sv_cheats set to 1.
  • Heals the selected NPC back to full health. If there are no selected NPCs, it heals the NPC under the crosshair.
  • Dead NPCs cannot be healed/resurrected.

NPC class specific

To do: It's probably better to document these ConComs on the relevant npc_class_name entity page? Although the squad-related ones might be better in NPC AI ?


npc_citizen_auto_player_squad

  • <1>

npc_citizen_auto_player_squad_allow_use

  • <0>

npc_citizen_squad_marker

  • <0>

npc_citizen_explosive_resist

  • <0>

npc_citizen_insignia

  • <0>

npc_barnacle_swallow

  • To do: <0> or <1> = Use prototype swallow code.

npc_strider_height_adj

  • <0>

npc_strider_shake_ropes_magnitude

  • <150>

npc_strider_shake_ropes_radius

  • <1200>