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wildey

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#1 10 years ago

There a few things I would like to change with my game but don't know how, could someone please help? I am using OL 2.1 mod (I would go to two but I would have to restart and re-edit all the little things I changed to make it more to my liking (Mostly weapon names, damages and changing some immunities in the creatures.)

1. Is there some way to change how my character walks in third person? I am tired of popping to third person to see if I have my armor on (Sometimes I take it off even though I haven't taken it off, not worrying about that) and I see myself walking with my arms down by my side like some kind of mongoloid. That sort of disturbs me because I take my antirads and eat regularly (Nothing I find off the dead though, I buy my cans of Tourist Delight). That and it bothers me that everybody else has there weapon over there shoulder but when I draw mine it just appears out of thin air when I grab my butt.

2. Is there some way to speed up how fast I draw my gun, or reload? I am tired of having a huge pack of dogs coming at me and I run out of ammo in my rifle and reach for my pistol but low and behold I feel no panic about the dogs that are eating my intestines. I just leisurely put my rifle in my butt and ever so nonchalantly pull out my pistol, take the time to cycle the slide (How I don't eject a round when I do that is beyond me cuz it was loaded when I put it away the first time) and only then can I get to the business of killing. Of course that is after the dogs have finished with my intestines and moved to the vital organs like liver and kidneys and heart and lungs. Mmm yum.

3. As part of 2 above I notice not all weapons need to have a round cycled any time I pull my gun. Is there a way to get all guns to do this?

4. I know it involves some kind of scripting but is it possible that when you reload when your gun has less than full capacity that you lose those bullets? I find it odd that in the middle of a gun fight I would pull out the partially used magazine insert several loose rounds (a time consuming event) and then reinsert the mag back into my gun. I think it would be more realistic if I just dumped that mag (maybe can pick those rounds up later?) and inserted a new fully loaded one.

5. I love OL and I love the HUD but is there a way to get the counter back that tells exactly how many people are near you? I spent two hours in the Agroprom tunnels looking for a bandit to finish the kill the bandits mission down there and couldn't find anyone. I finally gave up and left.

I know I have rambled quite a bit and I apologize for that but I do hope someone can help with 1 or maybe more of these personal puzzlers.

Thank you in advance.




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#2 10 years ago

1. I dont think its possible to change the 3rd person walk as the creators didnt intent for it to be used? carry a gun instead?

2/3. slot_animation line in the weapons ltx might have something to do with the animation that is used when you draw it? but im not sure what factor changes the draw speed.

4. that is most likely possible and would require scripting but i dont think many would want to have that therefore no one may script it.




Balious

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#3 10 years ago

5. wouldnt just checking the contacts on the pda solve this? as it will show close npcs rather hostile neutral or friendly just like the counter does. apart from you gotta count.




MattyDienhoff

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#4 10 years ago

First of all, items one and two gave me a much needed laugh. :lol:

Right, seriously now.

1: It's probably possible to replace the walking animations, but unless they could be replaced with those the other stalkers use while running (and as long as that doesn't cause any problems) it would probably require the creation of new animations.

2: I have no idea. Again, it would probably require making new reload animations. As for the fact that the player character does the cocking animation when he draws weapons, whether he needs to or not; that's a fundamental flaw. That could be fixed by replacing the animations, but someone who has the skills would have to volunteer for the task, because I certainly don't know how to do it. Also, the fact the game doesn't distinguish between dry and tactical reloads is also a fundamental flaw but I bet that'd be even harder to fix than replacing animations, because you'd have to have two sets of animations and teach the game when to use which set, which would almost certainly involve coding.

3: Like I said above, it'd involve creating new animations for the weapons that cycle unnecessarily when drawn.

4: Sounds like a complex problem to solve, and I doubt enough people would care for it to be worth it.

5: Like Balious says use the contacts function in the PDA to find out who's in the area. It's better than the counter because it also tells you their name, faction, attitude and (iirc) even their reputation. I bound mine to F5 so I can bring it up quickly and find out who's coming. =p




O.M.O.N.

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#5 10 years ago

5. ANSWER: There is a problem in the game scripts, it either ; does not spawn the fourth bandit, or it spawns him in a place you cannot reach. I had the same problem, when i go inside Agroprom to find the Doc task, i get a "clear the bandits" task, i kill 3 bandits and i can't find the fourth one. [COLOR=red]YOU CANNOT FIND HIM. ALTOUGH HE DOES EXIST, IN THE "VOID".[/COLOR] "Void"; - the empty infinite space which is a result of binary space partioning English; He is between the walls. No way to kill him, except maybe making a script or disabling the task altogether. I stopped playing vanilla because of it, and will not start oblivion lost until that is fixed, or i when i find enought time to fix it myself. Damn, my posts are too long.:smokin:




Jarvis

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#6 10 years ago

The new OL mod removes autotasks, so the only way you'll get that task is if you ask for it.

I've never experienced that myself, but go back down there later in the game with a hefty wod of explosives and go nuts :naughty:




Supernatur4L

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#7 10 years ago

wildey;45551471. Is there some way to change how my character walks in third person? It bothers me that everybody else has there weapon over there shoulder but when I draw mine it just appears out of thin air when I grab my butt.[/quote]

1. Need new animations even animations that are applied to NPCs i dont think can be used. Same goes for the weapons, need new models that would allow a weapon to be attached. Game was never intended to be played in 3rd person, and the best way to check if you got your armor on is just, go to inventory and see if you're wearing a sweater.

wildey;4555147 2. Is there some way to speed up how fast I draw my gun, or reload?

3. As part of 2 above I notice not all weapons need to have a round cycled any time I pull my gun. Is there a way to get all guns to do this? [/quote]

Speed of the reload is entirely dependent on the speed of the animation, there are script ways to change the pull out animation to the animation when you try to change the ammo type and but nothing else exists and you see that quick jerk. But someone would have to look more into that and it would have to be modded for each specific gun not to mention it will look dumb.

[quote=wildey;4555147]4. I know it involves some kind of scripting but is it possible that when you reload when your gun has less than full capacity that you lose those bullets? I find it odd that in the middle of a gun fight I would pull out the partially used magazine insert several loose rounds (a time consuming event) and then reinsert the mag back into my gun. I think it would be more realistic if I just dumped that mag (maybe can pick those rounds up later?) and inserted a new fully loaded one.

Its a nice idea but i disagree with dropping ammo and picking it up again afterwards, i think it should be discarded and just disappear. This is done in games like Day of Defeat and Red Orchestra to add realism and i think thru some scripting can be achieved in stalker.

[quote=wildey;4555147]5. I love OL and I love the HUD but is there a way to get the counter back that tells exactly how many people are near you? I spent two hours in the Agroprom tunnels looking for a bandit to finish the kill the bandits mission down there and couldn't find anyone. I finally gave up and left.

Sometimes they do spawn in the "void" however ive never experienced that. The only time i ever have to look for the last one is the guy that silently sits downstairs from the main entrance by the fruit punches and sometimes if you walk around he wont even notice you or shoot.

The best answer to the counter is just use the default key which is H, to bring up the contacts section of the PDA and it shows hostiles left around you first, then neutrals ect.




wildey

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#8 10 years ago

WOW!!! I guess I should have named this thread "Dream the Impossible, Things I Would Like But Will Never Ever Get (Like a Date with a Super Hot Woman [Who Am I Kidding Even a Date with a Mediocre Woman])". I didn't think it would be so hard to change stuff in this game.

Ah well if you never ask you never find out the answer to stuff. Thanks to all for the speedy replies.




Supernatur4L

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#9 10 years ago

wildey;4555985WOW!!! I guess I should have named this thread "Dream the Impossible, Things I Would Like But Will Never Ever Get (Like a Date with a Super Hot Woman [Who Am I Kidding Even a Date with a Mediocre Woman])". I didn't think it would be so hard to change stuff in this game.

Ah well if you never ask you never find out the answer to stuff. Thanks to all for the speedy replies.

Thats the beauty of this forum is the speedy replies due to tons of "stalkers" around. :)




wildey

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#10 10 years ago

Of all of my requests the one I would love to fix most is the draw speed. I think it is completely ridiculous how long it takes to get your weapon into play or even to reload. Especially when your switching weapons or reloading in the middle of a fight. And don't ever try to reload your grenade launcher when you got guys shooting at you or creatures closing cuz that is just going to be the end of you. I love this game but that is my biggest peeve.

Thus endeth my rant for the day.




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