Railgun for L4D1

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Also, it runs on PIPEBOMBS!

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http://youtu.be/UNx2bTXypB0

Around halfway through Finals Week 2012, I decided to make a railgun using combined bits of the existing default guns and retexture them. The scope,stock and magazine are from the hunting rifle, the body is portions of the minigun resized and moved around, the rails sticking out the front are from the pump shotgun, the flashlight is normally on the pistol, the rail attachment systems are from the top of the autoshotgun, and then there's the pipebombs sticking out of the bottom.

The hardest part of all the project was trial-and-erroring my way into getting the texture for the zoom to display properly. When zoomed, the game actually refers to 4 different texture files to arrange them into the crosshair/scope image. Then there's two other individual textures beneath each of those, to tell it how to handle transparency and the distortion seen around the edges.

Known problems: None, but I did include a burning/sparking emitter in between the rails in the view model, so it looks like the sparks coming off a normal pipebomb. Unfortunately, this does not appear in the game, so if anyone finds out how to get it working, let me know.

EDIT: I've rebuilt the models to have sockets for the pipebombs to go into, this should remove clipping (or just make it less obvious). Other changes are noted in the screenshots.

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    very cool skin

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    **Pros:**

    - can explode infected's body and special infected in one hit
    - kill a tank faster even in expert i think

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    dude you made my day this is one of the most coolist mod i have used for l4d and it kicks tank's ass just wish the ammo for it wasint so hard to refill you know pipebombs and all but it's very cool mod thank you. :)

    10/10

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    > **Posted by BuddyXYZ**

    > I bet this is a stupid question but am I allowed to use this in multiplayer? No VAC ban or smth?

    Trying to use the insta-gib pipebomb script will give you an error when you try to join the match. It's because the server will enforce the consistency of the weapon\_hunting\_rifle.txt file that the game uses to define stuff. However, that same file, by default, looks to use a specific model by name, which just happens to be what I made the railgun's model to be, so the model, textures, and sounds will work in multiplayer. This all hinges on whether the directory vpk was altered as in the instructions.
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    I bet this is a stupid question but am I allowed to use this in multiplayer? No VAC ban or smth?
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    there is nothing against uploading it to gamefront or l4dmaps,just here.you can upload it to those sites without breaking any rules.
    FUCK OFF!
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    > **Posted by sparkman363**

    > why don't you upload it to l4dmaps or gamefront
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    > also the material and models vpk doesn't work

    I can't upload because Terms of Service. The materials and models vpk won't work until the dir01.vpk is edited, something I wish Valve would fix for L4D1 like they did in 2.
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    why don't you upload it to l4dmaps or gamefront

    also the material and models vpk doesn't work
    FUCK OFF!
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    very nice. my only complaint is the pipebombs, they're the only piece that's clearly clipping.
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    > **Posted by sparkman363**

    > hey how did you get the l4d2 spas to work in game,i thought you can only get it to work with the vpk on l4dmaps that only works on singleplayer.

    I decompiled it, changed its settings in the .qc file, then recompiled it with the same name as the default one. Then edited the dir.vpk to get the game to load the custom one instead. I would have posted it on GB already, but doing so would violate the TOS.
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