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Replacing the rocket/grenade splash damage animation/graphic
« on: April 18, 2019, 08:28:41 PM »
The rocket and grenade splash is a constant smokescreen preventing me from seeing what's going on behind it. I guess you could argue that it's part of the game, but I find it really annoying. I think I replaced it years and years ago with something that was mostly gray sparkles or something like that. It didn't obstruct the view nearly as much anyway.

Does anybody use one of these or know how to install it? It's been so many years since I've fiddled with a .pak file.
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Re: Replacing the rocket/grenade splash damage animation/graphic
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 09:55:19 PM »
I found this : Low poly model for rocket explosion...

There are various different updates in different replies in this topic, i haven't used it so i can't attest to its worth.


While i'm here i'd like to make this observation: if someone was minded to go through the forum looking for all of the topics and posts pertaining to any one subject then they could collate what they find to present it all in a topic containing information from said topics and posts and also links to said topics and posts, this could be done for the purpose of creating strong topics worthy of a sticky so that material on the forum pertaining to any one subject could be well represented and easily found.

Having searched through this forum at length quite a number of times over the years it has always seemed to me as i have done so that every important/relevant Quake 2 question has already been asked and answered at least once somewhere on this forum.

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Re: Replacing the rocket/grenade splash damage animation/graphic
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2019, 01:39:06 PM »
Just use client side commands? I may be mistaken, but it sounds like you need a good config/autoexec opposed to a pak.
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Re: Replacing the rocket/grenade splash damage animation/graphic
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2019, 03:30:46 PM »
Just use client side commands? I may be mistaken, but it sounds like you need a good config/autoexec opposed to a pak.
I think it has to be a file (in a .pak, etc.). I don't think there are any commands to control the opacity of the explosion animation/graphic.
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Re: Replacing the rocket/grenade splash damage animation/graphic
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2019, 06:43:00 PM »
I can't load up q2 at the moment. I've used to use ~99% stock q2 and haven't come across this issue so I was generalizing  :exqueezeme:
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Re: Replacing the rocket/grenade splash damage animation/graphic
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2019, 07:29:42 PM »
I found this : Quake 2 Console Commands (Last Modified: December 3, 1998)

Obviously different Q2 clients and Q2 mods eg Q2PRO Client Manual will have extra console commands.


edit: in the 'Effects' section of the Q2PRO Client Manual there are several relevant console commands.


cl_disable_particles
Disables rendering of particles for the following effects. This variable is a bitmask. Default value is 0.

1 — grenade explosions

2 — grenade trails

4 — rocket explosions

8 — rocket trails


cl_disable_explosions
Disables rendering of animated models for the following effects. This variable is a bitmask. Default value is 0.

1 — grenade explosions

2 — rocket explosions


Tip: Bitmasks
Bitmask cvars allow multiple features to be enabled. To enable the needed set of features, their values need to be summed.


I dunno what else is in there but Q2PRO clearly has it covered from the console command angle.
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