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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Dec 29 2013, 11:57am says:

Will you do something with the shells as well? Dynamic shells ( Moddb.com )? I've done such a thing. If you'd like a build of PP2.2 or some advice, ask. I'll be happy to help.

Looking good. I like this more than the '4-way muzzle flashes' in some mods and triggerhappy

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Anarcieath
Anarcieath Jan 3 2014, 3:29am replied:

I noticed that all the pistols eject rifle casings in a lot of mods and it kinda ruined using them for me. I pay a lot of attention to little details like that, Idk about anyone else but thats something I would like to see fixed. Loners comment had me thinking about that.

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Jan 3 2014, 3:31am replied:

It's fixed in PPx 2.2, proper shell casings for each caliber. I don't know what Buddie will show us, but it's indeed a minor change for a little more realism.

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BuddieBBB
BuddieBBB Jan 3 2014, 10:25am replied:

I'll probably take a look at it sometime, but it's not something that I'm looking at for now.

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amisdaman
amisdaman Jun 27 2014, 3:59pm replied:

Did you check their caliber?

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slipkid69
slipkid69 Dec 29 2013, 2:11pm says:

nice.

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InnerConflict
InnerConflict Dec 29 2013, 5:20pm says:

Take my babies.

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loleschido8
loleschido8 Dec 29 2013, 8:16pm says: Online

wow thats some really cool progress

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Guest
Guest Dec 30 2013, 4:02pm says:

Very good! If you're shooting for realism, please remember that such muzzle flashes only belong on short barreled rifles (like the one you have here!), high caliber handguns, short barreled shotguns, or any similar situation where the entireity of the propellant in the cartridge isn't fully burnt up inside the barrel of the gun.
It upsets me when even full length (20 inch barrel) rifles like an M16 variant or a G36 have a huge flash with every shot even with a flash hider visible on the barrel

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BuddieBBB
BuddieBBB Jan 3 2014, 10:24am replied:

Good eye on the barrel length thing, I've been reading up a little on things that has an effect on weapon flashes and that was one of the things I read somewhere.

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Guest
Guest Jan 13 2014, 11:22pm replied:

Absolutely.

Firearms Hobbyist here, just some technical information on the flash if you were curious:

Muzzle flash is created because the powder in the cartridge does not have enough time to fully burn up while inside the barrel, thus it is forced to burn up upon exiting, wasting the potential energy and velocity it could have imparted on the bullet and instead making a large flash of light and a much louder noise than it normally would. Anything that increases the time powder has to burn up and expand inside the barrel (a flash hider, a suppressor, some forms of compensators, a longer barrel, etc) will help reduce the flash from a shot. Cartridges that are usually more powerful than its peers generally have more powder as well (.50 AE, .44 magnum, .357. . ) and will nearly always generate a large flash. When any cartridge is designed, the propellant within is mixed and formulated to burn at the perfect rate to completely burn within a chosen amount of space -- It is designed to completely use all of its propellant within a given barrel length. For the .223(5.56mm NATO) round, the barrel length it was designed arouns was around a 20 inch barrel. And so, any firearm that fires this cartridge that has a shorter barrel will have increasingly more and more visible muzzle flash.
This is again caused because the composition of the propellants for the given round burns slower than the gun you're using has time for it to burn.

A G36 (19 inch barrel) with a flashhider attached to the barrel (as is standard) would produce very minor, if any, visible muzzle flash during the daylight hours.
An G36K (12.5 inch barrel) would produce a more significant one, yet still minor as the round isn't too powerful
A G36C (9 inch barrel) would produce a significant flash.

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Moose_Flavored
Moose_Flavored Jan 13 2014, 11:28pm replied:

Just logged in now; if you have any technical questions about firearms that you don't feel like digging around for, feel free to ask me.

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Orset
Orset Dec 31 2013, 4:30am says:

Looks great,are you guys going to add the mp443 grach and cz82?

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slipkid69
slipkid69 Mar 9 2014, 5:41am says:

Muzzle flash I like it a lot.

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I've been toying around with the muzzle flash effects, the plan is to have separate flashes for every weapon/weapon group/ammo, something in that area. I'm also playing with either having a more minimal/realistic approach to the weapon effects or having slightly more "classic" weapon effects. Probably a compromise between the two will work well.

Regarding anomalies, in general they will be harder to detect by mixing partly visual effects, but also how they react to stalkers or bolts, more akin to Clear Sky's anomaly areas.

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