A few NPC questions -1 reply

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Jaffy

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#1 14 years ago

Hey guys. I've been looking into using NPCs and NPC mods, but I have a few simple questions. I tried searching the forum, but stuff isn't turning up, so I may just be asking the wrong questions. Most of the NPC mods I've found are for use in single player. So, do you spawn the NPCs in the middle of a level of acutal single player campaign? Or is there a way to load a map in single player much like you do in multiplayer? Finally, what's the difference between an NPC and a bot? Sorry, these are probably questions you guys have answered before. I understand how to use the mods and NPCs once the mods are downloaded or NPCs are created (spawning them through console, etc.), I guess I just don't understand how to actually get to that point. Any help would be appreciated.




moberemk

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#2 14 years ago

Actually, no I haven't seen these questions.... at least not all in one thread. :D Anyhow, you can spawn NPCs in the middle of a level. They aren't as good as human opponents, but they can still be interesting duel opponents. Bots are basically MP NPCs, but stupider and they have to follow botroutes. And if you want to know what I am saying, search the forums.




se7enraven

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#3 14 years ago

question, How do you make an npc follow a script? I have a dance ibi file and want the npc to follow it, how can I do that? Thanks.




Jaffy

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#4 14 years ago

Okay, new question. I've got the spawning stuff down, and got the map thing down. Is there a way to effective spawn several npc enemies without them attacking you while you're trying to plop more down (a pause feature, maybe?), or can this only be done with radiant? I've tried radiant in the past, and the results were.. disasterous. Anybody know a way to make it easier on me? Thanks again for the replies




moberemk

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#5 14 years ago

se7raven, I answered that, so you know that. No one need answer that here. As for Jaffy's question, it's really easy. The trick is to use the notarget command. That will make you effectively invisible to them, and you can kill them while they are standing there like puppets with no cords! Once you enter notarget again, they will attack. Pretty easy, isn't it? Just bind notarget to a key and you can do it all you want!




Jaffy

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#6 14 years ago

Excellent. Now all I have to do is set up a bunch of people on a random map, save the game, and all I have to do is load it and use the no target command to start myself a little battle. Thanks a lot, I really appreciate the help.




moberemk

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#7 14 years ago

No problem. No problem at all.