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Ball Launcher

I dont think this has had a tutorial yet, does anyone know exactly everything required to make the ball launcher? I've got the model placed, and a logic_timer linking to it, but cant get it to actually do anything. I assume there is a combine ball launch involved.

Then, i have no idea how to get the other side to receive the ball, i assume you have to place some kind of trigger point that destroys the ball and runs an animation.

Any hints? :shock:

Much like the buttons, the model is just a visible "front" and there are entities that do the work behind the scenes. I am working on getting the wiki up right now, so once that is hopefully NullSoldier can make a tutorial to post it there.

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Espen180 has a working one on his custom map. Maybe you can get some info out of it.

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Espen180, you wouldn't be willing to share your .prt file, would you? :wink: cmon

if not, msleeper, i avidly await to hear from you about the wiki.

Thanks, all

You are looking for the point_combine_ball_launcher entity. Hook it with some triggers and a prop_dynamic. Not sure how the catcher works yet.

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I will submit a tutorial on how to make both the Orb Launcher and the Orb Catcher and post them on the wiki shortly.

http://www.dpgames.co.uk/

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http://www.marmalade-people.co.uk/stuff ... xample.zip

that is an example map with two groups, one being a launcher one being a catcher

enjoy

(i came from the portal-mods.com forum we have more tutorials over there)

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youme wrote:
http://www.marmalade-people.co.uk/stuff/ball_launcher_example.zip

that is an example map with two groups, one being a launcher one being a catcher

enjoy

(i came from the portal-mods.com forum we have more tutorials over there)

Awesome, thanks! I'll take a look at this later, if you want you can also upload it to our Download Database.

I see that portal-mods.com has blown up like we did, I'll have to register over there and say hey to you guys. ;)

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