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Yurch's antics reach a new level!

Discussion in 'General Infiltration Discussion' started by yurch, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. Beppo

    Beppo Infiltration Lead-Programmer

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    Tracers that show up from time to time aren't tracer projectiles that are used to actually do a trace on purpose. Traces can show up randomly.
     
  2. keihaswarrior

    keihaswarrior New Member

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    Am I missing something here? What is the point of random tracers in all weapons? It seems like there should be no tracers at all unless the player decides to use tracer ammo in his loadout.
     
  3. Psychomorph

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    @keihaswarrior:
    As Beppo said, that aren´t traced projectiles, IRL sometimes it happens, that a projectile is illuminating, but those "tracers" don´t look as real tracer ammunition. I saw a guy fireing and sometimes you saw tracers, but it was not tracer ammo. Sometimes bullets ricochet from things and start only then to "glow". It is all physics.
     
  4. Derelan

    Derelan Tracer Bullet

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    Unless my bullet is being shot from space and re-entering earth's atmosphere at catastrophic velocities, I dont think i should see a glow. And if i do see a glow, then i would assume the bullet has reached a very high temperature and thus lost some of its physical structure, and it would not hit its destined target. Thus, why do we really have so many unwanted tracers, in terms of gameplay?
     
  5. Beppo

    Beppo Infiltration Lead-Programmer

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    the projectile isn't illuminating like a flashlight or meteor... it is the air that shows its flight path...

    a real tracer bullet looks waaay different...
     
  6. keihaswarrior

    keihaswarrior New Member

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    Ok, but that still doesn't really answer our question... Was this coded as an intended feature? Is it realistic? (doesn't seem so) and why was it put in? (if it was intentional).
     
  7. Beppo

    Beppo Infiltration Lead-Programmer

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    It was put in cause our weapon gurus said to add these tracers. They even gave the chance factor for them to show up.
     
  8. keihaswarrior

    keihaswarrior New Member

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    hhmm.... Could someone who knows about guns (a self proclaimed gun guru) tell me what is going on here? If they aren't tracer rounds, and the bullets are not heating up on rentry to the atmosphere :p .... Then what is causing this to happen IRL? Do the bullets cause the air to condense similar to the contrail of a jet? What's the real life cause of this, I am just curious.
     
  9. Streaks

    Streaks Crunchings and munchings!

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    LOL!! :lol:
     
  10. OICW

    OICW Reason & Logic > Religion

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    Cheerfully stolen from FM 23-10:

    As it points out, the best position to see the trace is from the rear, in line with the barrel's axis.
     
  11. Conglomera

    Conglomera Proud Toilet Cleaner

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    Tracers are only useful for machine guns : m249 and Browning .50 MG... this would help aiming. Otherwise the fact they can give out your position, they are more penalizing than anything else.
     
  12. Logan6

    Logan6 TC Vet

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    I wish we did have tracer loads for those guns.
     
  13. sublime

    sublime Cynic

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    Every time I find myself wishing that I just play the game and realize that they're there. ;)
     
  14. Streaks

    Streaks Crunchings and munchings!

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    Well, personally I just use my sites rather than relying on tracers to walk me on target :D :lol:
     
  15. St0rmcaller

    St0rmcaller [AFA]'s unoffical godfather

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    This is caused when yurch breaks into the armory, leaving crouton crumbs inside the barrels of all the weapons.

    Frankly, I have no freakin' clue as to why this happens, but it does happen. Seen it. Yeah, it's wierd, and stuff.
     
  16. yurch

    yurch Swinging the clue-by-four

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    STO!R<@#%!@#!
     
  17. Keganator

    Keganator White as Snow Moderator

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    It's WHU-PAH matrix like. And Yurch's thread has reached a brand new level in... *cough* realism attainment. :D
     
  18. keihaswarrior

    keihaswarrior New Member

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    With the recent news of INF:Source being canceled, the INF community now has to make the best of 2.9

    I know that yurch has been coding away in his cave with HL2 and he's probably come up with some very cool ideas... some of which might work in 2.9 It would be a shame if the community never saw them in INF.

    Therefore, I wanted to resurrect this thread and remind yurch of the community support he has (and can still receive in some degree) if he chooses to code RAv4.

    I am asking, pleading, begging yurch to join forces with the IMT and code RAv4.

    'With our powers combined...' We could definately make a RAv4 a success. Especially if the new IMT weapons were coded only for RAv4 it would help avoid a massive community split that many will cite as a reason not to do it...
     
  19. geogob

    geogob Koohii o nomimasu ka?

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    *hopes*
     
  20. yurch

    yurch Swinging the clue-by-four

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    For what, 2.9?

    Swapping out RAv3's periodic functions for an impulse system (that I used in HL2thing) will improve RAv3 greatly.

    Am I really that much of a one-trick pony? :(
     

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