• Laser STOOL 2.0
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  • Could there be an option to use custom sounds? I already found a way to use custom textures for the beam itself (fiddling with the Lua files...:D) because the existing ones are UGLY AS HELL when sized up. These are beam weapons, right? Then they should LOOK LIKE beams, not just some ugly tilted column. For example, the Ion Cannon texture from Homeworld2. Those are the nicest energy beams I ever saw. The PCA is even better, but it needs to glow to not look as a tilted column. Oh and, if we're already talking about HW2, what about some other eye candy? For example, making the laser beam GLOW?
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  • well. you are right. The current beam textures are ugly as fuck, but i think it is a little pointless making suggestions if the Mod developer is not here to either listen or make any changes MAJAWA! THIS IS YOUR MOTHER!!! COME BACK NOW!! we wants better laz0rs .. :(
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  • This looks better? [img]http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/homeworld/images/thumb/6/6a/Phased_Cannon_Array.jpg/800px-Phased_Cannon_Array.jpg[/img] In case anyone's wondering: yes, this is MattyK's avatar.
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  • Yes that is MUCH better.. but like i sed, without Madjawa, this mod cannot go anywhere. :(
  • Avatar of amitakartok
  • MADJAWA, GET THE HELL BACK HERE OR I'M GONNA SHOW THAT DREADNOUGHT INTO YOUR ASS!!! No, really, we need you!
  • Whenever I spawn five of these they bring me down to 10 fps from 100 or more. And this happens to everyone on the server. I and some friends tested on singleplayer and same thing happened. Can you make a simple one that uses the source env_laser?
  • [QUOTE=Nyutan]Ja. Laser = Lag.[/QUOTE] Well it didn't happen with v1.2 and that one was nice too, but now it's broken. :(
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  • Apparantly... but i think Madjawa is dead, so probably not :( Please, Madj.. if you are there, then please don't abandon us... I mean.. i can use VMF loader for better lasers just for now... but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE we need better laz0rs!! :excited:
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  • Can I ask what VMF Suite is? I keep looking for stuff about it, but I can't find anything. (And to be honest, i haven't tried looking very hard, but i may as well ask.) Ontopic: LAZORS!
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  • What do you mean by "better lazors"? :v: Also did the last update of Gmod break the lasers? I could only play a few hours the last month and I couldn't spawn a laser, but I don't know if it's only me (bad addon?) or if it's global [b]Edit:[/b] Nevermind, it's because I didn't updated Stargate mod (it seems it was broken)
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  • Hmm, they are not broken, but we think that they could do with an overhaul in the way of effects. in other words, the current effects are a bit naff and we could do with some custom effects like some really shiny ones. i don't know how hard it is to make effects, but it would make this mod alot moree appealing to people
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  • [QUOTE=madjawa]What do you mean by "better lazors"? :v:[/QUOTE] Make an uber-cool particle effect for the beam.
  • Avatar of GenXCypher
  • Yes, exactly, and makes some nice looking realistic lasers.. like the ones you can get in VMF, but VMF is not widely used.. so it sux
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  • [QUOTE=GenXCypher]Yes, exactly, and makes some nice looking realistic lasers.. like the ones you can get in VMF, but VMF is not widely used.. so it sux[/QUOTE] What the name of the VMF you are talking about? I don't remember seeing a good realistic laser but it was a long time since I used the VMF Suite :)
  • I tell you, I love the idea of these lasers, but by God does it ever produce so much lag. If you're like me and like setting up fortresses to defend against hordes of npcs, then as ideal as this would be, it's worthless because the strain is unbearable.
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  • [QUOTE=madjawa]What the name of the VMF you are talking about? I don't remember seeing a good realistic laser but it was a long time since I used the VMF Suite :)[/QUOTE] well, i just looked for the VMF thread on here, i think it is a bit dead now, but if you can.. then PM aVoN because his is the only server i know of that runs a VMF loader that works. The solution to J-Dude's problem - Get a better comp and/or lower your graphics settings, you'll be fine then as long as you don't use too many mirrors :) Pweeze Pweeze Pweeze make more effects... then i would be like :excited: and would use them more often. everyone loves the eye candy... right?
  • [QUOTE=GenXCypher]The solution to J-Cool's problem - Get a better comp and/or lower your graphics settings, you'll be fine then as long as you don't use too many mirrors :) [/QUOTE] Forgive me if I feel rather sour about that analysis... I have an 8800gt for a graphics card, which eats Crysis for breakfast (no lag at all on highest settings) 2 gigabytes of DDR RAM and an Athlon64 x2 3.8 gigahertz processor... Yeah...I doubt it's due to owning a low-end computer...Because my pc is anything but low end...And I've seen to that personally. And I never use the mirrors, by the way. I'm telling you, if the stool is lagging out my fps with only a couple of lasers, then I think it's the stool, not me.
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  • Well, Forgive me for annoying you, but i too have 8800Gti graphics card and dual core, and 2 gig of ram... 1) wat the hell, i can't run Crysis on full settings... why when same specs nearly??? 2) i have no lagg on gmod when using lasers even on full graphics settings 3) if you can't run gmod with lasers then try lowering graphics, if that don't work then you're screwed :3: 4) please answer question 1 :( (by the way i'm running Vista, don't know if you are or not) :( :( :(
  • [QUOTE=GenXCypher]Well, Forgive me for annoying you, but i too have 8800Gti graphics card and dual core, and 2 gig of ram... 1) wat the hell, i can't run Crysis on full settings... why when same specs nearly??? 2) i have no lagg on gmod when using lasers even on full graphics settings 3) if you can't run gmod with lasers then try lowering graphics, if that don't work then you're screwed :3: 4) please answer question 1 :( (by the way i'm running Vista, don't know if you are or not) :( :( :([/QUOTE] Well, according to you, you run Vista. I however, run XP 32bit. That gives your dual core the advantage because Vista knows how to use multi-core in games when XP does not, effectively halving my processor power in most any game. However, Vista is also a process hog, so my RAM is likely counting for more, since Vista's RAM requirements compared to XP's are considerbaly higher to achieve the same results. Our machines are probably graphic equals, but in the case of RAM, my machine has an advantage for the system requiring fewer idle processes. I haven't played all of Crysis either, just the levels in the demo. And I can't play on highest possible settings for Crysis because my machine uses DirextX 9. I was able to play it full with no lag on the highest settings Crysis would let me set it to. And considering the demo is unoptimized, meaning it needs more power than the final release, I'd assume I'd have even less trouble with running the full game. And I don't think the lasers are a graphics issue. The effect itself is pretty simple. Just like fire effects are really simple in GMod. Animated sprites don't take much graphics power at all. They're just alpha mapped facing particles. It's the code controlling what those sprites behavior is that causes the lag, and I'm sure all of that is worked out by the processor. Your processor has full reign while mine is cut in half because of XP. To me, that means the code for the laser is asking for a lot of calcualtions or else is emitting a constant stream of tracers or something that's causing the lag.
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  • Yeah, change the subject pretty quickly there. Mind you... It's slightly going on topic, never mind. Haha.
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  • OH no.. don't die on me now... we finally made this a not dead thread... but now it slipping again. we needs to make progress. Are you busy with another mod madj??? if so what are they.. i am intrigued :)
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  • Maybe a Lazor Three?! Probably not, but just making a post. I don't want this place to die either.
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  • Did you say "IMA FIRIN' MA LAZER!!!" before you activated?? the laser stool doesn't work unless you say that.. Again.. just making noise so this thread don't die. i have no idea why your lasers don't work...
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  • Come on, we need this to stay alive. Anyone got any new models or lasers for this?