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Awesome flashlight that you all love makes a return! Not the way you expected though.

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Hi all!
It's not been long since my last update, but I feel like this is a necessary one. Title says all!
Do not expect me to replace lantern with flashlight. It requires replacement of game files which I don't want any player to bother with.

Nevertheless, I am introducing you a new era of flashlight in Amnesia! You will have to use it in various areas throughout the mod. You cannot interact with anything while holding your flashlight, you cannot open doors, you cannot run with full speed... I think this adds a perfect realism to the mod.

Watch the video and decide for yourself:


This flashlight model is made by xiphirx in here. I made it to a pickable entity and now it casts high quality shadows too!

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Cryaotic
Cryaotic

That is an excellent addition to the game! I love the idea and love how things are looking. I can't wait to see this thing in completed action.

Looks like you're unraveling one of the best custom stories out there, man. :]

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JoeTheJanitor
JoeTheJanitor

I can't open a door and hold a flashlight? Tractor accident 1984....

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Azatoth027
Azatoth027

You cannot interact with anything while holding a simple flashlight and you say this is realism ? If the character is one-handed then yes it is...

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z0diak
z0diak

A little weary on the flashlight mechanic, although it is as creative a workaround as possible.
Although have you considered making the flashlight an item which you can double-click to put into your inventory? or perhaps when you drop it, it turns into an inventory item instead of a lamp? Although I imagine that would be quite a mess of coding right there.

Even so, if you stick with this workaround mechanic, I would be very excited on trying it out, it seems like it would add a lot to the atmosphere.

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Edit:
Don't know how this became a reply to solid snake's comment, not intentional.

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Koen_roeje
Koen_roeje

those shadows indeed look really good ^_^ yeey now we can trhow lighting objects at people and stuff :D

nice work keep it up ^_^

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Daystranger
Daystranger

"You cannot interact with anything while holding your flashlight, you cannot open doors, you cannot run with full speed... I think this adds a perfect realism to the mod."

Sorry if I sound like an ***, but NO.
Its not realistic AT ALL.

I can hold a flashlight and run and open doors and even eat a cheeseburger.

But I do understand why you did that from gameplay point of view.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

Lol @ Article's name.

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