[ZScript] A_ChangeBloodColor

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Major Cooke
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[ZScript] A_ChangeBloodColor

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A dedicated function for setting different blood colors would be appreciated, if at all possible.
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Re: [ZScript] A_ChangeBloodColor

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The problem is that blood colors as such are not a simple number. For each color a translation table needs to be generated and translation tables are a limited resource.
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Re: [ZScript] A_ChangeBloodColor

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Is it possible to allow for a monster becoming, for example, a master of the actor class specified in its BloodType property? If that was doable, a blood replacement actor could do a species/class/uservar/etc check for its master and than call A_SetTranslation.
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Re: [ZScript] A_ChangeBloodColor

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It's doable but I won't tell you how it can be done. The way blood colors are implemented limits them to 255 values globally and that limit first needs to be lifted before making the relevant stuff accessible.
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Re: [ZScript] A_ChangeBloodColor

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Graf Zahl wrote:It's doable but I won't tell you how it can be done. ...That limit first needs to be lifted before making the relevant stuff accessible.
Guess that's better than [No]. :lol: I assumed that pointers weren't exposed to blood yet because it couldn't be done period.
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Re: [ZScript] A_ChangeBloodColor

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Indeed, SXF_USEBLOODCOLOR just applied the blood color as a translation to the spawned actors.

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