Players should be allowed to choose the position of an airdrop
Airdrop position choosing is sometimes rough and results in lost valuable prize vehicles,
So, air prize vehicles will still be delivered to the airhead, but land vecs should be dropped at requested position.
How can players say where they want an airdrop? 3 possible methods.
Players salute while looking at the ground - mission chooses where they ar standing as droppos
Players throw a blue smoke grenade and where it lands is droppos. Note this is similar to what already happens - mission places a blue smoke on the place where it's going to drop.
Players mark the map, perhaps making a marker tagged dropzone or dz.
Players would need the ability to cancel and ability to choose and allow the game to choose, perhaps saluting the sky?
#1 Updated by Tankbuster Paul 5 months ago
Am hoping to avoid a major rewrite of spawnairdrop to do this.
Am thinking sending spawnairdrop a droppos of [-1,-1,-1] to tell it to wait for a droppos
On getting this, it would wait for a choice to be made by a player, then override the position choosing part of the script with data chosen by player.
#2 Updated by Tankbuster Paul 5 months ago
We can't pos the suggested droppos to the exiting position finder routine because it's too discriminating. Players might be standing next to each other when the ask for a drop right there and the position finder routine will not allow that position because of the builtin nearentities checks.
So, if players want a droppos, the script should accept their choice unconditionally.
#4 Updated by Tankbuster Paul 5 months ago
crusader says we shouldnt use salute to mark a drop. Although it's most unlikely there would ba e an active airdrop while there's a container being unpacked, it will cause confusion, so we'll use other methods
I think the wait for the marking will be done within the spawnairdrop script. A waituntil with a timeout, or waiting for a smoke or mapmarker.
#6 Updated by Tankbuster Paul 5 months ago
firedman eh can be used to sense a thrown smoke,
has a speed check for the grenade