How does one add a mini-sentry to a map?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Toomai, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Toomai

    Toomai L3: Member

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    Neither Hammer nor TF2 seem to know how to create obj_minisentry. I saw this old thread, which does let me place something similar in Hammer, but TF2 then says "what's an obj_minisentry?". The in-game ent_create also fails. The word "minisentry" isn't anywhere on the VDC wiki at all. How can this be rectified?
     
  2. henke37

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    That's because minisentries is a hack that reuses the normal sentry gun entity class. It is just a scaled down, rebalanced, level locked, reskinned, sentry.
     
  3. Toomai

    Toomai L3: Member

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    Okay, so I guess that brings up two more questions:

    1. How are all the server logs aware that obj_minisentry is different than obj_sentrygun?
    2. How can a map implement this "hack"?
     
  4. Tumbolisu

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    You can't find a obj_minisentry in hammer because it doesn't exist.
    That old thread shows a custom .fgd which creates the obj_minisentry. You have to install it in hammer and try it out.
     
  5. henke37

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    He did that, doesn't work.
     
  6. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    An FGD cannot create anything, it only tells Hammer what to show. obj_minisentry is not an entity that exists in TF2.