1. Post #1
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    Have you tired of your boring old vanilla effects for your source games? The orange poof muzzle flash, the fuzzball explosion sprites, and yellow gradient sparks? I got annoyed at Valve's drab work a long time ago, and have been making many new effects to make the game more interesting. Most of the files were only being uploaded to FPSBanana.com, but I decided to give the full pack to the Garrysmod community!

    This pack includes:

    Ultra Realism Flash



    Action-Realism Flash


    Action Flash


    Purple Heat Flash


    Badass Flash


    Blue Laser AR2


    Epic Explosion (with Garrys Bombs 3)


    Awesome Sparks (not pictured)


    !!!ATTENTION POSERS!!!
    The effects are great just to have, but they also serve incredibly effective in poses! If you are a poser who lacks Photoshop skills, but want effects that look better than default (and most Photoshop work for that matter)
    This pack is for you!
    But if you do use them in a pose, be sure to take the picture multiple times, as the effect might not be right on the first take.

    To install, extract the materials folders into your steam/steamapps/*username*/garrysmod/garrysmod folder!

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  2. Post #2
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    Leon's Avatar
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    I fucking love you.
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    I have 1 request.
    Make ones for the emitter tool that don't replace your normal muzzle flash, like for posing only, I'd love that.
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  3. Post #3
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    I fucking love you.
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    I have 1 request.
    Make ones for the emitter tool that don't replace your normal muzzle flash, like for posing only, I'd love that.
    Unfortunately, that's not possible, as the emitter uses the muzzle flash sprites themselves, rather than some custom particles. To change one will change the other, but don't worry, the effects still look great in first person!

  4. Post #4
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    I mean, like, make different muzzle flash types for the emitter.
    I'm not wording this properly, I mean, I want all the muzzle flashes and crap, as their own, in the emitter STool.

  5. Post #5
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    I mean, like, make different muzzle flash types for the emitter.
    I'm not wording this properly, I mean, I want all the muzzle flashes and crap, as their own, in the emitter STool.
    Unfortunately, still impossible. The file names are muzzleflash1(2,3,4) and the emitters only use those files. You would need to script new emitters that use files like muzzleflash5(6,7,8,9,10...)

    ...and I'm not that good at scripting x(

  6. Post #6
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    Leon's Avatar
    June 2005
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    well fudgheh.

  7. Post #7
    The Mongerna's Avatar
    December 2005
    7 Posts
    These look awesome! I can't wait to try them out. I love the sniper shooting through the window pic you have!

  8. Post #8
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    November 2006
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    I love it. Awesome.

  9. Post #9
    the_credit's Avatar
    October 2008
    11 Posts
    Love the ultra realism fire muzzle flash, but it doesn't really look like that.

  10. Post #10
    the_credit's Avatar
    October 2008
    11 Posts
    At least not the third person one, unless the emitter you used was big.

  11. Post #11
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    Thanksalotta!

  12. Post #12
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    July 2007
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    Amazing work, but do these also work in other Source games?

  13. Post #13
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    December 2008
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    At least not the third person one, unless the emitter you used was big.
    In what picture? The one with the G36? Yes that was a large emitter, but like I said, you won't always get the effect right on the first try, you WILL need to render (if using Super DoF) or just take the picture multiple times. On the G36 one, I rendered it about 20 times and got about 8 renders that I liked. Then I chose out of those 8 the one you see here because I thought it looked the best.

  14. Post #14
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    Amazing work, but do these also work in other Source games?
    Any source game that doesn't use a different system for its effects will work perfectly with them. Games like Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead use animated sprites for their particle effects, so it won't work with them, but in Half Life 2 or any of its mods the effects will work perfectly (except for CSS, it uses a slightly different method for the muzzle flashes, but the explosions and sparks will work)

  15. Post #15
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    September 2006
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    Very very nice pack.

  16. Post #16
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    July 2007
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    Nice one bro, love the realism flash..

    did you by any chance based the sniper pic on the Black Ops Sniper pic i once posted on FPSbanana?

    greets, Arthuro (Oh btw.. sorry but I can't hex at the moment since my PC broke .. haha new one is on its way so dont worry)

  17. Post #17
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    July 2005
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    That's some pretty epic stuff. Got to try them some time...

  18. Post #18
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    Nice one bro, love the realism flash..

    did you by any chance based the sniper pic on the Black Ops Sniper pic i once posted on FPSbanana?

    greets, Arthuro (Oh btw.. sorry but I can't hex at the moment since my PC broke .. haha new one is on its way so dont worry)
    Whoa hey arthuro! Didn't think I'd see you here! Wasn't really thinking about other poses, I just wanted to make one with a silenced gun in it so i quickly threw that one together. Glad you like the pack!

  19. Post #19
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    April 2006
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    Oh fun! I'll totally apply these next time I run through HL2

  20. Post #20
    Phillypos's Avatar
    July 2008
    12 Posts
    Very Nice!

  21. Post #21
    Marine123's Avatar
    January 2008
    458 Posts
    Oh my god this is awesome, have my babies!

  22. Post #22
    Teh_Cheese's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,707 Posts
    realism one is epic.

  23. Post #23
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    February 2006
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    Woah, very impressive.

  24. Post #24
    The Mongerna's Avatar
    December 2005
    7 Posts
    So these replace the original muzzle flash files, right?

  25. Post #25
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    January 2009
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    I DL'ed for awesomeness! I'm loving that ar2 one.
    Yes, they replace the muzzle flashes.

    EDIT: No problem, Mongerna.

  26. Post #26
    The Mongerna's Avatar
    December 2005
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    I DL'ed for awesomeness! I'm loving that ar2 one.
    Yes, they replace the muzzle flashes.
    Thanks.

  27. Post #27
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    Dennab
    February 2007
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    Could you make some new RPG rocket trail and rocket fire sprites? That would be awesome.

    And also if you included some new SOUNDS for guns and explosions and stuff, I would love you.

  28. Post #28
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    July 2006
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    Looks really good, I kind of want to see a video though. I don't know if I would download anyway though, the defaults aren't bad and I don't play gmod alot.

  29. Post #29
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    September 2005
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    I have no problem overwriting the old flashes. They're bland, ugly, and could just as easily be uber plasma bolts of death as glowing hot gas from a gun barrel.

  30. Post #30
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    April 2008
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    So I just move the materials folder into the garrysmod/garrysmod/ to overwrite the original materials/effects? If I follow your directions, doing what I said in question before this statement, Then I only have materials/effects/-The muzzleflashes 1-4- which means I would only have 4 new effects. Can you be more specific on exactly where I move the folders?

  31. Post #31
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    June 2008
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    These are so awesome. I just installed a few of them they look so perfect. Good job.

  32. Post #32
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    Could you make some new RPG rocket trail and rocket fire sprites? That would be awesome.

    And also if you included some new SOUNDS for guns and explosions and stuff, I would love you.
    The rocket fire derives off of the muzzle flash sprites so they will be replaced with the flashes. As for the smoke trail (or the smoke particles in general) I have attempted to change them over and over again, but for some reason I can't find the right file names. =(

  33. Post #33
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    So I just move the materials folder into the garrysmod/garrysmod/ to overwrite the original materials/effects? If I follow your directions, doing what I said in question before this statement, Then I only have materials/effects/-The muzzleflashes 1-4- which means I would only have 4 new effects. Can you be more specific on exactly where I move the folders?
    Uh, I'm not entirely sure what the issue is, that's pretty much what you are supposed to do. Each pack contains the 4 sprites that make up the muzzle flash. Do you want to know how to install the other effects like the explosion, or do you want multiple muzzle flashes at once? (which is impossible)

  34. Post #34
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    Looks really good, I kind of want to see a video though. I don't know if I would download anyway though, the defaults aren't bad and I don't play gmod alot.
    I was thinking of making a video, but Windows Movie Maker can suck my dick >.< (can't save video files because it says that i don't have enough memory)

    If you play something like HL2, HL2 Deathmatch, or any of its many mods (like Insurgency or Zombie Panic Source) The effects will work in all of them!

  35. Post #35
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    February 2007
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    Whao that's fuckass amazing. I love you. Have my cats.

  36. Post #36
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    July 2007
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    Bro, you are totally making me wanting to make my own again :/

    :P

  37. Post #37
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    Uh, I'm not entirely sure what the issue is, that's pretty much what you are supposed to do. Each pack contains the 4 sprites that make up the muzzle flash. Do you want to know how to install the other effects like the explosion, or do you want multiple muzzle flashes at once? (which is impossible)

    I want to know where to put the files. If I put "real flash" in main Materials directory, Or just the folders inside it. You know?

    And yes, I want the other explosions and stuff to show separately on the weapons they belong.

  38. Post #38
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    July 2005
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    Just a quick question.

    If I install all of these at the same time, will they conflict/overwrite with each other or not?

  39. Post #39
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    Just a quick question.

    If I install all of these at the same time, will they conflict/overwrite with each other or not?
    Unfortunately, yes. If somebody can make some sort of script or stool that lets you use multiple muzzle flash effects at once I could die happy.

    I want to know where to put the files. If I put "real flash" in main Materials directory, Or just the folders inside it. You know?

    And yes, I want the other explosions and stuff to show separately on the weapons they belong.
    Ah ok, to install them you need to extract the materials folder that you find inside the "real flash" folder.
    Thanks for pointing that out, I need to edit the thread.

  40. Post #40
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    December 2008
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    Whao that's fuckass amazing. I love you. Have my cats.
    I like cats
    =D
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