All we know is he's called the Stig.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Faces! Couldn't resist inspect element
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest Blog: Negative Friction

0 comments by ~WILLAM~ on Feb 11th, 2014

Playtesting Optic the other day, I decided to edit some of the code. I unhid some developer only commands inside movevars_shared.cpp, one of those being sv_friction. Now, funnily enough I'd just seen a video of GTA IV's Carmageddon mod, which sets the friction on car's wheels to negative. Now, friction essentially slows stuff down, so when it's negative, what's gonna happen? Stuff's gonna speed up.

I set sv_friction to -5, raised the velocity cap to about 150,000 and tapped the forward key.

See my velocity? That little 'vel' at the top right. Sprinting speed is 320. I got over 3,000 just by moving down quite a short corridor. The view was messing up a little bit, the camera bob which is set to match you speed was almost seizure inducing, and when I hit that wall I actually lifted off of the ground and hit the ceiling.

Don't play with friction, kids.


On a slightly more serious note, a multiplayer FPS where players are in maps filled with physics props that have negative friction would be great. Rounds start with a little earthquake in just one room, making the props fly, and players have to kill each other as the props fly about, adding more chaos. The catch? Hit a prop with a bullet, nudge a prop, or let other props get too close to static props, and that untouched prop is gonna start whizzing about as well.

Damn, I need to make that now. At some point, I'll get around to trying it.

Groups
Optic development team

Optic development team

Developer with 2 members, invitation only

The development team for Optic, a team based multi-player game of stealth and skill.

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Geographic group with 679 members, open to all members

A group for the people of The United Kingdom on ModDB. Jolly good isn't it?

Post comment Comments
ZaneByrnes
ZaneByrnes Jan 20 2014, 1:53am says: 0 votes     reply to comment
~WILLAM~
~WILLAM~ Jan 21 2014, 12:33pm replied:

wow so chrome

0 votes     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Level
Avatar
Avatar
Offline Since
Apr 15, 2014
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Gender
Male
Member Watch
Track this member
Statistics
Activity Points
883
Rank
2,243 of 445,779
Watchers
1 member
Time Online
1 second
Comments
311
Site Visits
1,656
Profile Visitors
1,885 (1 today)
Contact
Private Message
Send Now
Email
Members Only
Steam
WILLAM
EnderSpeeder
EnderSpeeder friends since May 2, 2013
dasgewdsloth
dasgewdsloth friends since Dec 8, 2013