|A question involving the DOOM 3 game code||Locked|
|May 29 2017 Anchor|
So I've made changes to the game to make all monster corpses stay forever and addressed other issues that popped up in the game as a result, but one I haven't figured out is getting movers like doors and moving platforms to ignore corpses and finish rather than treating them as an occlusion and going into a loop where they can never finish.
There seems like 2 ways this can go: either movers ignore dead bodies (how does it check this though?), or bodies are set to not be solid to a mover. The latter sounds simpler to do. For the player as an example, a living enemy is solid so you can't walk through them, but a dead enemy is not solid so you walk right through the body, but it isn't non-solid for everything or things like bullets would not have an effect on the bodies. Somewhere in the D3SDK is code that determines for a mover if an obstruction is solid or not and either reverses direction if it is solid and finishes if it is not. I can't simply have movers treat everything as non-solid as then they would clip right through living enemies and the player potentially standing in a mover path. It seems like it's probably a simple change but the D3SDK is a huge amount of code.
Nightshade Technical Artist
|Jun 22 2017 Anchor|
You want to look into the logic that deals with the collision meshes (collision boxes).
Edited by: Nightshade
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