Looking for an explosion particle effect

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by The Asylum, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    Much bigger than the ExplosionCore_Wall, but not quite as big as the Goldrush explosion.

    Halp pls
     
  2. Lampenpam

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    Well just look around the particles which are avaiable in game. There are a few unused ones
    I think you could use the explosion of the sentry-buster.

    And if the size isn't correct just edit a few parameters of the effect
     
  3. The Asylum

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    Is there a particle browser somewhere?
     
  4. xzzy

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    There's a list of all particle effects in the developer wiki if you just want the names.

    To actually see them, you have to extract them with gcfscape into your tf/particles directory. Then run TF2 with the -tools option to access the particle editor, which allows you to view the particle effects at game quality. There's tutorials all over the internet if you google a bit, it's not hard if all you want to do is look.
     
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  5. Pocket

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    So Steampipe broke the particle editor too? Gee, what a surprise.
     
  6. Lampenpam

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    actually it didn't :eek:
    It's just that you have to extract the particle files to view them in the editor
     
  7. henke37

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    In other words, it was already broken.
     
  8. Pocket

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    I'm pretty sure I've successfully used the particle editor to look at stock particle effects without jumping through any hoops, back in 2011 when I was trying to find out if it was possible to modify the Bonk! invulnerability effect. (It's not.)
     
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  9. The Asylum

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    Well for those interested, I didn't actually find a bigger (but not too big) explosion effect, but I combined the ExplosionCore_Wall and heavy_ring_of_fire effects to make it look bigger

    because everything's better with fire