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Post tutorial Report RSS Working Laser Beam (env_laser)

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a working laser beam in CSS. This entities works in other mods also.

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1:Start off creating a entity. On the entity scroll down choosing info_target. Name it laser_target and the press apply.

Now create another entity.

2:Name it laser.

3:Now go to "target of laser" and write laser_target. This will be wich direction the laser will point at. This laser will point where your info_target entity is on the map.

4:If you wanna change the color of the beam to something nice go down to "beam color" and press "pick color".

5:Now here you can choose whatever color you want. I pick red just to show you how it will look like.

6:Now if you want your laser beam to damage or not damage anyone go down to
"Damage / second" The default number is 100 damage per second. If a player touch it they will probably die but if you really want an secure instant death write 1000 instead.

7:On "Dissolve Type" you choose how the beam will look like (energy beam,electrical beam). I choose energy cause I want a straight and smooth laser beam.

8:Now to get the laser show up ingame head over to "Flags" check the Start on box like I did on the picture above. If you know how to use inputs and outputs and want to start this laser with a button you can ignore this.

Now I place my entities like this to get the laser beam cross the room.

And this is the final result. Happy mapping :)

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SysOp.
SysOp.

Nice tut!

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Vimelin Author
Vimelin

Thanks m8! It's my first level design tutorial so if theres anything that is hard to understand (english aint my native language) give feedback :) More tutorials to come. Requests on tutorial is welcome.

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SysOp.
SysOp.

Honestly I dont see anything wrong. You did a good joob. Keep it rolling :)

Man sieht sich!

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Vimelin Author
Vimelin

Thanks, I will :)

auf Wiederhören!

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Patrickbob
Patrickbob

How can i get this mod? That is all i need, and i will follow the tutorial.

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Vimelin Author
Vimelin

It's Counter Strike: Source you can buy it at your local game store and you will get all tools (source sdk) to start mapping.

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Patrickbob
Patrickbob

Where did u get the screen to pop up though?

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Vimelin Author
Vimelin

What screen ?^^lol

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Patrickbob
Patrickbob

The one where you set up stuff, Dont you need to dl a program inorder to run laser?

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Vimelin Author
Vimelin

Nope you only need legit copy of Hl2 and you get the mod tools for free.

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