HECU Zombie Creation

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    • jarms48a wrote:

      Ah, bro. I leapt at this thinking it to be a real thing.


      Would be great wouldn't it? The reason why I created this thread was to highlight the need to create a new zombie, which would enrich the Black Mesa experience. Too many people are wasting their time with community projects that have zero chance of getting integrated into the mod (e.g. replacing sound files with ones from HL, replacing weapons with the ones in HL, etc.). I was hoping this thread would help redirect their efforts to something more useful.

      It's a reasonable sized project that shouldn't take too much work.
    • Wangman wrote:

      Would be great wouldn't it? The reason why I created this thread was to highlight the need to create a new zombie, which would enrich the Black Mesa experience. Too many people are wasting their time with community projects that have zero chance of getting integrated into the mod (e.g. replacing sound files with ones from HL, replacing weapons with the ones in HL, etc.). I was hoping this thread would help redirect their efforts to something more useful.


      That's presumably because they're more proficient at replacing sound files than making new models. I know I am. :P

      This would be good though. I don't think it'd be too hard to implement into the mod, either - the character manifest allows changing of models, so you could just put an entry in there for npc_zombie_guard and switch them to the new model when they have a certain targetname.
    • Wangman wrote:

      Would be great wouldn't it? The reason why I created this thread was to highlight the need to create a new zombie, which would enrich the Black Mesa experience. Too many people are wasting their time with community projects that have zero chance of getting integrated into the mod (e.g. replacing sound files with ones from HL, replacing weapons with the ones in HL, etc.). I was hoping this thread would help redirect their efforts to something more useful.

      It's a reasonable sized project that shouldn't take too much work.


      It does take a lot:
      -Modeling (1 week)
      -New A.I (probably some hours?)
      -Animating (1 day)

      You say community projects are waste of time, but the chance of a big project like the Hazard Course or re-adding stuff to chapters would get a bigger chance then this.I think you only made this thread for yourself, and not for the community.Also this community is not really productive, so I suggest you go to ModDB and ask it there.
    • TehBoxNoob wrote:

      It does take a lot:
      -Modeling (1 week)
      -New A.I (probably some hours?)
      -Animating (1 day)

      You say community projects are waste of time, but the chance of a big project like the Hazard Course or re-adding stuff to chapters would get a bigger chance then this.I think you only made this thread for yourself, and not for the community.Also this community is not really productive, so I suggest you go to ModDB and ask it there.


      No new AI is required...the HECU zombie is not an OpFor zombie or Zombine. It would have the same AI as the regular zombies (think BMS security guard zombie).

      I don't make threads for myself. It's rude to make accusations.
    • if this is done I think they should use the zombine as a "base", not the AI but the animations, the hecu zombie will have a lot more armor and equipment there for it will be more hunkered down than the normal zombie.

      things that a hecu zombie should have. if ever made/added. note this is in my opinion.
      1. gas mask, the hecu zombie should still have it on or mostly on, probibly hanging half of its face do to the head crab.
      2. weekend vest, the armored vest that the hecu have should look shot up and have claw marks on it. this would explain them having the same hp as basic.

      the hecu zombie would need a new AI mainly because it would need different animations than other zombies.
      3. more sprint limp like movement, the hecu zombie has more armor on it and more items meaning it should move different even if it is moving at the same speed.
    • SiCaRiO wrote:

      zombine AI ?, suicidal grenade? :P


      No, that would be lame...you don't want to copy an element from a previous game into this one as it would diminish the element's impact in said game.

      If one were feeling really ambitious, one of the zombie arms could be animated with an MP5. As it walks toward you, the zombie could recklessly fire the weapon in random bursts until it runs out of ammo (it can't reload cuz it's stupid). Then it drops the weapon and starts to melee like usual.
    • Can anyone please get this started please.... There has to be somone out there that has the knowledge to do this....?????

      media.beta.photobucket.com/use…kalt0001.jpg.html?filters[term]=HECU%20zombies&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=0

      Or this one

      garrysmod.org/downloads/?a=view&id=85783

      There is even and npc_zombie_grunt in hammer

      The name of the model needs to be zombie_grunt this then makes a box in hammer but cannot get the textures to wrap onto the model from the materials folder.

      Ok not sure on the name of the entity?....

      Does anyone know where the fgd file is in bms so i can find the correct name of the entity to make so it can be used in hammer?

      Is it zgrunt?

      PLEASE SOMONE WHO IS GOOD WITH PHOTOSHOP YOUR SERVICES ARE REQUIRED!!!!

      The post was edited 3 times, last by Ronster ().

    • Ok I have checked the BMS.fgd

      The name of the model needs to be called zombie_grunt.mdl

      @NPCClass base(BaseZombie) studio("models/zombies/zombie_grunt.mdl") = npc_zombie_grunt : "Zombie Grunt"[]

      Textures should probably be named zgrunt.vtf / vmt

      To keep continuity

      This has also made me realise there is no zombie guard torso unfortunatley aswell as Zombie grunt torso.

      And leads me to a new idea of Hecu zombie variant that carries an explosive stachel on his chest... If you shoot the satchel (chest area) then this causes an exposion. and gibs him all over the place along with a large puddle of slime.

      Obviously close quarters placement of this particualr zombie or in a crowd of others could be quite delightful