How to make a brush that destroys all objects that hit it?

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  1. The Siphon

    The Siphon L6: Sharp Member

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    Hello! I am making my first ever death run map. The map has a lava trap for afk players at spawn. But I have one problem, how can I make a brush that would destroy all objects (players, weapons, hats) that fall into the lava and it would use the phlogistinator death effect. (or similiar lava/fire themed particle)?

    Thank you for your time!
     
  2. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    I don't entirely believe this is possible. One ragdolls are made i'm almost certain they become something called Debris, unable to be affected by outside forces other than collisions with brushes.
    Even Sinshine (which is in the game) doesn't destroy ragdolls. I think they would if they could.
     
  3. sevin

    aa sevin

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    If you're using a lava texture, there's really no need to have it destroy everything because the surface of lava is pretty opaque; you won't be able to see anything that falls in.

    Just use the standard trigger_hurt kill brush for players and you'll be fine.
     
  4. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    I'm pretty sure server's owner will kick AFKers if he wanted to, forcing server to doing something with them can interrupt doing something server owner wants to do.
     
  5. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    u wot m7
     
  6. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    I mean there's no reason to make penalties for AFKers, server owner can do everything with them if he wants to.
     
  7. Bogdy

    Bogdy L4: Comfortable Member

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    It's a deathrun map.
     
  8. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    I know and think so anyway. Well if deathrun has some really special rules of AFKers I can be wrong.
     
  9. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Create a func_brush, give it the lava texture and make it nonsolid. Boom, everything will (seemingly) disappear when it falls in.

    A similar technique is used in Nucleus to make ragdolls and props disappear when they fall down the pit.
     
  10. The Siphon

    The Siphon L6: Sharp Member

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    Ok, thank you! I'll do that
     
  11. The Siphon

    The Siphon L6: Sharp Member

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    There are a lot of death run maps which don't have the afk kick feature on, so motivators and afk killers are usually a wanted feature.
     
  12. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    Kicking AFK players is a server-side thing not map-side. As some AFK plugins look for player activity in the console which can include deaths its best to have a longer wait period between the Round Start and when you activate your killing system.

    On a related note, if you want to get you map tested I have a Deathrun server that I tested my 3 maps on while building them, so I would be happy to host the map to try generate some feedback for you.
     
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