SpawnEnemyAboveMe(); // Refills all marine health



  • void SpawnBuzzerAboveMe( const CCommand &args )
    {
    if ( args.ArgC() < 2 )
    {
    Msg( "Format: asw_spawn_buzzer <z height above marine>\n" );
    return;
    }

    MDLCACHE_CRITICAL_SECTION();
    
    bool allowPrecache = CBaseEntity::IsPrecacheAllowed();
    CBaseEntity::SetAllowPrecache( true );
    
    // Try to create entity
    CBaseEntity *entity = dynamic_cast&lt; CBaseEntity * &gt;( CreateEntityByName( "asw_buzzer" ) );
    if (entity)
    {
    	entity->Precache();		
    
    	// Now attempt to drop into the world
    	CASW_Player* pPlayer = ToASW_Player( UTIL_GetCommandClient() );
    	if (!pPlayer)
    		return;
    
    	CASW_Marine *pMarine = pPlayer-&gt;GetMarine();
    	if ( !pMarine )
    		return;
    
    	Vector vecPos = pMarine-&gt;GetAbsOrigin();
    	vecPos.z += atof( args[1] );
    	entity-&gt;Teleport( &vecPos, NULL, NULL );
    
    	DispatchSpawn(entity);
    }
    CBaseEntity::SetAllowPrecache( allowPrecache );
    

    }
    static ConCommand asw_spawn_buzzer("asw_spawn_buzzer", SpawnBuzzerAboveMe, "Refills all marine health", FCVAR_CHEAT);

    Apparently, someone thought spawning an enemy would refill health. This is, unfortunately, just one of the many WTFs in the source code of Alien Swarm.



  •  maybe the OC thought it would be a trap for cheaters; the unsuspecting cheater thinks it will refill all their health but actually will spawn an enemy on top of them ^_^



  • Someone copied and pasted and didn't change the description. Meh.



  • @lolwtf said:

    Someone copied and pasted and didn't change the description. Meh.
     

    This. I see stuff like that in our codebase at work. Usually some XAML databinding thing doesn't work, another coder comes to me for help, and I find they just pasted in a stock PropertyChanged event raiser line from elsewhere but didn't bother updating the property name to actually match the property they're working on.



  • Someone actually played this game longer than it took to get the achievement to get a hat in TF2?

    That is a serious WTF.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    Someone actually played this game longer than it took to get the achievement to get a hat in TF2?

    That is a serious WTF.

    No kidding. If I had paid money for it, I'd be pissed.



  •  TRWTF is that it does not restore allowPrecache on error. And that args is a command.



  • @lolwtf said:

    Someone copied and pasted and didn't change the description. Meh.
    I wasted ten minutes of my time today debugging the wrong code, because someone* forgot to change a trace message after copy+pasting some boilerplate.

    Anyway, I'm slightly concerned with this bit:

    dynamic_cast< CBaseEntity * >( CreateEntityByName( "asw_buzzer" ) )

    Shouldn't that cast be redundant (or otherwise wrong)?

    *me



  • @Zecc said:

    dynamic_cast< CBaseEntity * >( CreateEntityByName( "asw_buzzer" ) )

    CBaseEntity *CreateEntityByName( const char *className, int iForceEdictIndex = -1, bool bNotify = true );


    So they're casting a CBaseEntity pointer to a CBaseEntity pointer at runtime.

    To make a really bad simile, that's like saying that you don't want mashed potatoes and asking for mashed potatoes instead.


  • @Zecc said:

    @lolwtf said:

    Someone copied and pasted and didn't change the description. Meh.
    I wasted ten minutes of my time today debugging the wrong code, because someone* forgot to change a trace message after copy+pasting some boilerplate.

    Anyway, I'm slightly concerned with this bit:

    dynamic_cast< CBaseEntity * >( CreateEntityByName( "asw_buzzer" ) )

    Shouldn't that cast be redundant (or otherwise wrong)?

    *me

     

    Since it's returning an object of a base class, but seems to be able to create all sorts of different entity types, it probably actually returns an object of whatever dervived entity type the created entity has.


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