How to remove Cacodemon's floating abilities

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Hidden Hands
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How to remove Cacodemon's floating abilities

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I have created a monster that is meant to replace the Cacodemon, but the problem is my new monster should not be able to float/fly. I used the code:

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ACTOR newmonster : Cacodemon replaces Cacodemon
but the monster still flies even though the new code says it should act more like the zombieman. How can I fix this? My monster keeps floating off into the air.

Thanks in advance.

In other words, how do I remove the MONSTER +FLOAT and +NOGRAVITY flags when using Cacodemon replaces Cacodemon?
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Re: How to remove Cacodemon's floating abilities

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If it's not meant to be a cacodemon and has its own code, then don't inherit from the Cacodemon class.
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Re: How to remove Cacodemon's floating abilities

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Blue Shadow wrote:If it's not meant to be a cacodemon and has its own code, then don't inherit from the Cacodemon class.
Well I'm updating a mod that already has Cacodemon replacements, and I thought there must be a way to replace all the Cacos in a WAD without having to go in each individual map and change them one by one, surely?
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Re: How to remove Cacodemon's floating abilities

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That has nothing to do with what I said. If your monster's code is self-contained, i.e it doesn't rely on the Cacodemon class's code, then don't inherit from the Cacodemon class.

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actor newmonster replaces Cacodemon
Anyway, to answer the question: to clear an actor flag, you precede the flag's name with a minus, e.g -SHOOTABLE.
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Re: How to remove Cacodemon's floating abilities

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ACTOR LazyCacodemon : Cacodemon REPLACES Cacodemon
{
	-FLOAT
	-NOGRAVITY
}
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Re: How to remove Cacodemon's floating abilities

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Thank you both so much.
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Re: How to remove Cacodemon's floating abilities

Post by Jekyll Grim Payne »

Hidden Hands wrote: Well I'm updating a mod that already has Cacodemon replacements, and I thought there must be a way to replace all the Cacos in a WAD without having to go in each individual map and change them one by one, surely?
I may be misunderstanding, but if you're making a mod of a mod (i.e. that will be a separate file rather than an updated file of the original mod), and if the mod has its own monsters that replace Cacodemons (via "replaces Cacodemon"), then using another monster with the same method of replacement won't work (or rather it could... depending on the order that you run PWADs in...). You'd have to replace the monster that the original mod uses as a replacement.

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