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[L4D & L4D2] Glare (2.14) [28-Aug-2022]

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    Plugin Description:
    Attaches a beam and halo glare to flashlights.
    Old 03-30-2012 , 07:33   [L4D & L4D2] Glare (2.14) [28-Aug-2022]
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    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    (Screenshots from version 1.0, alignment now perfect from version 2.0)

    Related Plugins:

    • Displays halo and beam on weapons with flashlights turned on.
    • Version 2.0 has perfect alignment and attachment to the weapons "flashlight" attachment point.
    • Bug: Beams attached to custom weapon skins appear incorrectly at a 90 degree angle.

    • alexip121093 - For the idea and testing.
    • disawar1
    • ilyaadminman
    • Herbie_06


    PHP Code:
    sm_glare // Set glare color. !glare <color name|R G B>. Or 3 values 0-255. EG: !glare red or !glare 255 0 0 


    Saved to l4d_glare.cfg in your servers \cfg\sourcemod\ folder.

    PHP Code:
    // 0=Plugin off, 1=Plugin on.
    l4d_glare_allow "1"

    // Can bots have Glare beams? 0=Off. 1=Give using the _color cvar. 2=Give random color.
    l4d_glare_bots "2"

    // Brightness of the beam.
    l4d_glare_bright "150.0"

    // The beam color. Three values between 0-255 separated by spaces. RGB Color255 - Red Green Blue.
    l4d_glare_color "250 250 200"

    // 0=New players glare is turned off by default. 1=New players glare is turned on by default.
    l4d_glare_default "1"

    // Brightness of the halo (glare).
    l4d_glare_halo "0.4"

    // Length of the beam.
    l4d_glare_length "50"

    // Turn on the plugin in these game modes, separate by commas (no spaces). (Empty = all).
    l4d_glare_modes ""

    // Turn off the plugin in these game modes, separate by commas (no spaces). (Empty = none).
    l4d_glare_modes_off ""

    // Turn on the plugin in these game modes. 0=All, 1=Coop, 2=Survival, 4=Versus, 8=Scavenge. Add numbers together.
    l4d_glare_modes_tog ""

    // 0=Hide your own glow. 1=Show glow (will attempt to detect and hide when in first person).
    l4d_glare_transmit "1"

    // Width of the beam.
    l4d_glare_width "5"

    // Glare plugin version.

    2.14 (28-Aug-2022)
        - Really fixed invalid handles.
        - Explanation: the forward "Attachments_OnWeaponSwitch" triggers when someone disconnects and their weapon drops.
        - This triggered the plugin to attempt to create a light for that player while they were disconnecting and still in-game.
        - At that point another timer handle was being created but never cleared because they were already disconnecting.
        - This happens before OnClientDisconnect_Post. Using a bool to store when someone is disconnecting prevents the bug.
    2.13 (19-Aug-2022)
        - Changes attempting to fix invalid handles. Thanks to "gongo" and "ur5efj" for reporting.
    2.12 (04-Aug-2022)
        - Changes to fix floating beams and broken beams, mostly in L4D1. Thanks to "gongo" for reporting and help testing.
        - Changes to support unloading and late loading of the "Attachments_API" plugin.
        - Fixed the "Auto Shotgun" weapon not having beams in L4D1.
    2.11 (11-Jun-2022)
        - Fixed not removing the beam on client disconnect. Thanks to "gongo" for reporting.
    2.10 (09-Jun-2022)
        - Fixed invalid client errors. Thanks to "gongo" for reporting.
    2.9 (09-Jun-2022)
        - Fixed the beam not changing color when in thirdperson view.
        - Fixed a random beam showing on the map at 0,0,0. Thanks to "Lux" for a solution.
        - Fixed the "tongue_grab" event from throwing "no active hook" errors. No longer toggling the hook.
    2.8 (29-Apr-2022)
        - Added cvar "l4d_glare_bots" to control if bots can use the Glare Beams. Requested by "Voevoda".
        - Fixed cvar "l4d_glare_default" to only affect new players who haven't set a glare color. Thanks to "Voevoda" for reporting.
    2.7 (18-Sep-2021)
        - Menu now returns to the page it was on before selecting an option.
        - Fixed showing the glare when the light is off and changing colors in the menu.
    2.6 (11-Jul-2021)
        - Added cvar "l4d_glare_default" to default the glare to off for new players.
        - Added menu option "Off" to turn off the glare.
        - Requested by "Voevoda".
    2.5 (01-Jul-2021)
        - Added a warning message to suggest installing the "Use Priority Patch" plugin.
    2.4 (27-Mar-2021)
        - L4D1: Fixed the beam being visible in first person view when first starting and not detecting thirdperson status.
    2.3 (05-Aug-2020)
        - Fixed displaying the beam when using a minigun.
    2.2 (15-Jul-2020)
        - Fixed an error where client cookies are cached but the client is not yet in-game.
    2.1 (04-Jul-2020)
        - Fixed not compiling on SourceMod 1.11.
        - Plugin "Attachments_API" updated and required.
    2.0 (30-May-2020)
        - Glare beam now properly aligned with all weapon flashlight attachment points for all survivors.
        - Glare position fixed when a players model has changed. Does this by dropping all weapons/items for 0.1s.
        - Optionally uses "ThirdPersonShoulder_Detect" plugin to enable/disable beam when changing view.
        - Removed commands "sm_glareang" and "sm_glarepos". No more manual positioning required.
        - Suggest changing cvar "l4d_glare_width" value to "5" to correctly match flashlight size.
        - Thanks to "Lux" for the bone merge method. Adapted from "Incapped Crawling" plugin.
    1.5 (17-May-2020)
        - Fixed Zoey's glare position in L4D2 for Spas Shotgun.
    1.4 (10-May-2020)
        - Extra checks to prevent "IsAllowedGameMode" throwing errors.
        - Various changes to tidy up code.
        - Various optimizations and fixes.
    1.3 (01-Apr-2020)
        - Fixed "IsAllowedGameMode" from throwing errors when the "_tog" cvar was changed before MapStart.
        - Added cvar "l4d_glare_transmit" to show or hide your own glare.
        - Added command "sm_glare" for players to set their glare color. Requested by "Awerix".
        - Usage: !glare <color name|R G B>. Or 3 values 0-255. EG: !glare red or !glare 255 0 0
    1.2 (05-May-2018)
        - Converted plugin source to the latest syntax utilizing methodmaps. Requires SourceMod 1.8 or newer.
        - Changed cvar "l4d_glare_modes_tog" now supports L4D1.
    1.1.1 (31-Mar-2018)
        - Fixed not working in L4D1.
        - Did anyone use this or realize it wasn't working?
    1.1 (10-May-2012)
        - Added commands "sm_glarepos" and "sm_glareang" to position the beam. Affects all players.
        - Fixed the beam sticking when players have no weapons.
        - Removed colors.inc include.
    1.0 (30-Mar-2012)
        - Initial release.

    1. L4D1 game bug: this plugin is incompatible with the Weapon Charms plugin, beam_spotlight turning on/off breaks the position. Tried to fix, not wasting more hours.

    Updating from 2.7 or older:
    • New cvars have been added: use the Cvar Configs Updater, or delete the old cvars config or manually add them.

    1. Attachment_API plugin.
    2. ThirdPersonShoulder_Detect plugin.

    DO NOT click 'Get Plugin' or it will fail to compile because this plugin requires Attachment_API and ThirdPersonShoulder_Detect!
    1. Download the .smx file and put into your servers \addons\sourcemod\plugins folder. (Compiled with 1.10).
    2. Install the Use Priority Patch plugin to prevent blocking +USE.
    Attached Files
    File Type: sp Get Plugin or Get Source (l4d_glare.sp - 425 views - 36.7 KB)
    File Type: smx l4d_glare.smx (16.6 KB, 566 views)

    Last edited by Silvers; 08-28-2022 at 09:10.
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    Old 03-30-2012 , 15:17   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    LOVE THIS.. using it on my server now, was anticipating it. Working great, thanks silvers.
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    Old 03-31-2012 , 12:22   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    Left 4 Dead 1 ... The plugin works, but the light goes out of their backs.


    Last edited by djflorfila; 03-31-2012 at 12:24. Reason: update
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    Old 03-31-2012 , 12:26   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    Hi Silvers and thx !!! I confirm bug for l4d 1 .
    Please fix it man .
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    Old 03-31-2012 , 12:37   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    Oh yeah I forgot to position for L4D1, urgh, so long.
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    Old 03-31-2012 , 14:33   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    This looks awesome!
    Thank you so much for this, I'll test it once I get the chance to.
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    Old 04-01-2012 , 04:01   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    the flashlights in l4d2 are buffed lol
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    Old 04-01-2012 , 08:59   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    Makes the flashlight a little bit prettier, thanks
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    Old 04-13-2012 , 14:31   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    seems with some guns you get a beam coming out in the right place and one shining down below so 2 beams I will get a screen shot
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    Old 04-18-2012 , 06:42   Re: [L4D & L4D2] Glare (1.0) [30-Mar-2012]
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    Hey there,

    nice plugin . Are the default values the plugin is shipped with the same you used to take the screenshots? Installed it on my server.. but if you look straight into the beam it's not as shiny bright as it is on your screenshots. :O


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