What's the difference between "trigger_push" & "trigger_catapult"?

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  1. FrostHoneyJuice

    FrostHoneyJuice L2: Junior Member

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    Just wanna know some major & minor differences between them! :engieyay:
     
  2. Frosty Scales

    aa Frosty Scales

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    trigger_catapult will aim you towards a specified target, trigger_push just sends you in whatever direction you set it to.
     
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  3. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Trigger push only works for players in mid-air.
     
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  4. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Not necessarily, for April Fools I was working on a map (never finished it, rip) where players were pushed along a pre-determined path using trigger_push and it worked even when they were on the ground.
     
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  5. henke37

    aa henke37

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    trigger_push was there first. trigger_catapult was backported from Portal 2 relatively recently.
     
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  6. Nicky

    aa Nicky Lets try something new!

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    I've only really gotten trigger_catapult to work, and it doesn't have to launch you towards a target, it can just launch you in a direction. Though the ability to launch towards a specific point is very useful.
     
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  7. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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    Trigger_Catapult launches you instantly while Trigger_Push just slowly accelerates you in the set direction. The thing about trigger_push only working when in midair is when it's supposed to fling you straight up.
     
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  8. worMatty

    aa worMatty Repacking Evangelist

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    trigger_catapult can be used to fling things across a map. Useful for explosive or flaming barrels. if you set its power to 0, you can use it as a hovering display stand for physics props.
     
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  9. MrHatlf

    MrHatlf engineer main, majoring in exploiting

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    That sounds a lot like koth_conveyor.
     
  10. FrostHoneyJuice

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    Thanks a lot guys & girls for your help!

    I really appreciate it! :jimijam: