View Full Version : How to make a HUD mutator

1st Feb 2002, 06:42 PM
well, more how can I add it without making a new game type. It was done with the team beacon mutator, but that just draws little icons, I'm wondering how I could change the whole HUD w/o having to create a whole new game type...

2nd Feb 2002, 08:11 PM
I don't think you can change the default HUD with just a mutator, all you can do is add to it through PostRender() functions.

3rd Feb 2002, 10:04 AM
just make the game type, it easer to under stand the functions for the hud if u do, i did an split (with - signs) the challeng hud up so i could understand it

3rd Feb 2002, 08:16 PM
Could I make a mutator to change gametypes? That way it won't spam up the Gametype list...

Captain Kewl
4th Feb 2002, 09:09 AM
Sure it's possible to change the HUD. Use ModifyPlayer to change PlayerPawn(Other).myHUD. Unclean programming, but it works. :)

I think it might also be possible to replace the HUD in a SpawnNotify, though my attempts to do so crashed UT. Though at the time I didn't really understand what I was doing, so it may yet be possible.

5th Mar 2002, 09:37 PM
This is my code written from tutorial by Druken Master ascholer@mediaone.net... You'll get the idea...

create mutator:
class scpHudScore extends Mutator;

var bool gbInitDone;

function PreBeginPlay()
if (gbInitDone) return;
gbInitDone = True;

Create the spawn notify:
class scpHudScoreNotify extends SpawnNotify;

simulated event Actor SpawnNotification( Actor loActor )

if ( HUD(loActor).HUDMutator == none)
HUD(loActor).HUDMutator = spawn(class'scpHudScore.scpHudScoreHud',loActor);
return loActor;


create the hud:
class scpHudScoreHud extends Mutator;
simulated function PostRender (canvas loCanvas)

loCanvas.DrawText("my text");