Jul 22, 2010

Yes!

Yes. It's here.

I talked with Aaron^Rip and he told me I could post the PLDX effects freely, so here they are!

Please, in order to use these effects, please read the next carefully.
  • Do not reupload the effects anywhere. I will personally track the link so it doesn't get down, and if it does I will reupload it by myself
  • If you want to show these effects to someone, don't give them directly the download link. Instead, link them to this blog, or this specific post if you need it.
  • Though it's not really necessary, I'd love to see your HQ videos, some of them are REALLY awesome Post them here as a comment!!
To install it, extract the zip file and place the content (the "particles" file) in your "tf" folder. If it already exists, you may have some custom particles installed. Make sure you have a copy of them if you decide to override the new files.

24-03-2012 - As of the MegaUpload takedown, I've reuploaded the effects to MediaFire. Here's the link

52 comments:

  1. I thought that there was going to be a text file that lists what can and cannot be used on public servers...

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  2. These are all particles. Either the server will allow all of them or none, completely at the discretion of the server owner.
    Also I think these are meant for Source movie recording only, they're probably too advanced to run smoothly on the average computer.

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  3. (Can't wait to try them out!!)

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  4. The download is broken for me.

    When I attempt to download, it says it's temporarily unavailable. D:

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  5. @Gary:

    Then try again later ;)

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  6. Hm, i'm getting consistency problems on every server i try to join. :/

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  7. Does this include stuff from this blog post: http://boltysparticles.blogspot.com/2010/06/some-particles-for-you-to-download.html ?

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  8. @Michael

    You get that because these effects are meant for demo recording. You can mess up with them in your own server, though.

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  9. Ah, thanks for the answer. Most of them work, just some exceptions. It looks stunning when playing on a 24 player server. I love it.

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  10. The heal particle on red dispensers drags my fps down from 200 to 20....I don't understand.

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  11. @Anonymous

    These effects are not meant for normal gameplay, thus the massive FPS drops. You should use these only for demo recording, and for usual play if your computer can handle it.

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  12. That is my point, it is in game or not, I just picked up your uber filling beam and used that with the rest of these particles and they work fine in game and when playing demos.

    Nice work anyways.

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  13. So, do i put the parctiles folder in when im watching demos, and then delete it when i want to play an actual game?

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  14. I used these in my latest charge video. :3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfsQUvXMcmc

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  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDu-Kbvqda4&hd=1

    I didn't use the new explosion because you can see the first part of it through walls and such. But great stuff anyway :D

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  16. Bang! Another movie! :P

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCfLmJuysk4&hd=1

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  17. I went through these and toned 'em down for regular play (and I fixed the explosions- deleted the system marked "flyingembers" I think, it was one of the children of "lots2"). I used timedemo with a recording of one extremely particle-heavy (tons of explosive servermods) and found that I still got 25% less fps average. Now I'm caught between playing the game beautifully with frame loss (22-ish avg), and playing the game with ok fps (30-ish avg) and dull particles :S
    I need a new computer -_-

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  18. I love these particles, I can't stop opening them up and seeing how they work. However I do have one question: How are you able to get the warp particles behind the others? Whenever I try they keep covering up all the other ones.

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  19. @FissionMetroid101

    When creating the final particle effect, I create a "Parent" particle that doesn't emit anything, but is named the way the game calls it and childs all the other effects. You can child them in order or move a childed effect on the top/bottom of the list by right clicking and pressing "move up/down"

    Hope it helped :)

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  20. can they run on dx81 ?

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  21. These effects are broken, you can see explosions through walls, are you going to fix them?

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  22. These things are great, very beautiful. Can you release an explosion file that we can't see through walls? I tried doing it in the particle editor but that thing is confusing and I have no experience.

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  23. Can these be applied for normal gameplay becouse I get "enforced consistancy of particle XXXX" on every server.

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  24. The medibeam for the kritzkrieg and medigun dont show up, only when your in a ubercharge thet show up :P

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  25. Whenever someone fires the Cow Mangler I crash.why is that?

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  26. Hey mate, your particles are down because of megaupload being taken down.

    Any chance of a re-upload please?

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  27. Yeah what Dubious said.

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  28. "I will personally track the link so it doesn't get down, and if it does I will reupload it by myself"

    good joke

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  29. Fix the DL link soon please!

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  30. I want your awesome particle effects but its broken D':
    Please fix and i will love you

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  31. Um, I think you should change the megaupload download link
    since it got taken down. I really want this, but can't download it D:.

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  32. YAY! you fixed it :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D thanks so much!

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  33. Sorry for being such a noob but how do you only use these for demos? I think when you apply them they like totally override the original particles right?

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    1. Yes, you have to place them in your usual Particles folder, so it will override the previous ones you had. Just make a copy of that folder and replace them back once you finished recording.

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    2. So they are just there as PCF files and would be applied to the demo automatically?

      I don't see a difference, or at least not as spectacular as some of the videos posted above ^^

      I'm sorry once again for being so illiterate in this, I really want it to work out but I'm afraid I'm just not knowledgeable enough.

      I promise not to ask step by step.

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  34. how do you remove the particles after were done recording man, just delete them??

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  35. How do I install them? Do I create a particles folder in the /tf folder
    or do I put them in materials?

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  36. i have a proplem related to all custom particles if i have any custom particles installed at all every other particle effect in the game breaks or to be more speccific stops existing

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