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Posted by: IoN_PuLse
Date posted: May 05 2003
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Description: Changing weapon names
Luckily for me, weapon defining in Quake3 is a lot like Quake2. You first need to open bg_misc.c in the game code, and find where you see this:

 CODE  

/*QUAKED weapon_shotgun (.3 .3 1) (-16 -16 -16) (16 16 16) suspended
*/
    {
  "weapon_shotgun",
  "sound/misc/w_pkup.wav",
        { "models/weapons2/shotgun/shotgun.md3",
  0, 0, 0},
/* icon */  "icons/iconw_shotgun",
/* pickup */    "Shotgun",
  10,
  IT_WEAPON,
  WP_SHOTGUN,
/* precache */ "",
/* sounds */ ""
    },


Ok, here is where the shotgun is defined. Now I will explain what each big means.

 CODE  

/*QUAKED weapon_shotgun (.3 .3 1) (-16 -16 -16) (16 16 16) suspended  // Just the name of the weapon, commented out.
*/
    {
  "weapon_shotgun",  // What the map editors call the weapon when you place it in a map
  "sound/misc/w_pkup.wav", // Sound used when you pick up the weapon
        { "models/weapons2/shotgun/shotgun.md3",   // Model used for the pickup state of the weapon
  0, 0, 0},
/* icon */  "icons/iconw_shotgun",  // The icon on the screen that shows up when you have this weapon selected
/* pickup */    "Shotgun",  // Pickup name! Very important, this is what the gun is called in the game,
                                     // when you switch to it or pick it up. This is what you want to change
  10,  // How much ammo you get when you pick it up
  IT_WEAPON,  // Just stuff about what it is
  WP_SHOTGUN,  // What weapon code is actually used for the weapon
/* precache */ "",
/* sounds */ ""
    },


Now, to change the Shotgun into the “Superdedewper Shotgun” we change the following:
 CODE  

/* pickup */    "Shotgun",

to
 CODE  

/* pickup */    "Superdedewper Shotgun",


Now compile the code, and it should say “Superdedewper Shotgun” every time you pick up the weapon! (Note: On weapons like the gauntlet and the MachineGun, you may want to search the code for “FindItem”’s finding those names and change them to the new ones.)

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