Tutorials on weapon making?

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Tutorials on weapon making?

Postby swbf_lase » Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:24 pm

I had some good ideas in terms of weapons, I'm not asking for modeling tutorials, I'm asking if anyone knows or can tell me how you make the .pk3 and such (with pakscape). Like scripting and such related to weapons!

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Re: Tutorials on weapon making?

Postby Teancum » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:22 pm

pk3 files are just zip files with no compression. Rename the file extension to .zip and it'll open. Make the changes then rename to .pk3.

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Re: Tutorials on weapon making?

Postby swbf_lase » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:05 pm

Yeah, I know that, I meant like, how do you go about making the weapon?

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Re: Tutorials on weapon making?

Postby Teancum » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:56 pm

The weapons are coded into the exe and dll files. All you can do is model replacements and smaller stuff if I remember right. (like saber blade lengths and whatnot) You can't really create an new type of weapon. You can do all of that in the weapons.dat file (opens in wordpad). For Jedi Outcast it's in assets0.pk3/ext_data. I'm not sure about Academy since I don't have that installed, but I'd assume it's in the same place.

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Re: Tutorials on weapon making?

Postby swbf_lase » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:09 am

Then how to people make things like a Lord Of The Ring sword pack 0_o?

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Re: Tutorials on weapon making?

Postby Teancum » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:36 am

Just like I said above. There's weapons.dat for the small things. So in there they change the saber sounds, set the saber blade length to zero (or make a new png for the saber with 100% alpha), change the sounds and boom -- invisible sword. Then they just add the sword model. Easy enough.

You should check out weapons.dat to see what all you can do. It's not a ton, but it might be enough for what you want.

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Re: Tutorials on weapon making?

Postby swbf_lase » Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:24 am

Oh, thanks teancum :D

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