Adding base vehicles

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An Advanced Map
1. Introduction and goals of the tutorial
2. Necessary map declarations
3. Caulk hull
4. Creating a simple terrain
5. Adding an atmosphere
6. Adding player spawns
7. Adding base structures
8. Adding base vehicles
9. Creating a constructible Bridge
10. Adding an MCP escort objective
11. Adding a Shield Generator hack objective
12. Creating a destructible objective
13. Adding Objective spawns and vehicles
14. Info Objectives
15. Deployzones
16. Playzones
17. Masks
18. Barebones Map script
19. Creating a command map
20. Levelshot

There are two ways of adding vehicles to maps. Sometimes we want vehicles to always be present during a game, while sometimes we want them to activate once an objective is completed or a spawn is captured. In our GDF base we want the vehicles always spawning, for the duration of the match.

Types of vehicles

To add one, use the entity structure_model_construction_<vehiclename>.

GDF base vehicles

For our GDF lets add the following vehicles;

  • 1x structure_module_construction_titan
  • 1x structure_module_construction_badger (Armadillo)
  • 1x structure_module_construction_trojan
  • 2x structure_module_construction_husky

Entity keys

Adding the key pair start_active1 will ensure they spawn at map start. In a release map your vehicles should be arranged so that they aren't obstructed by other vehicles. They should also face towards one of the exits.

The major components of a GDF base. But you will probabably want to make the perimeter secure with buildings or walls later on!