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So I've been using the static Radiation since v1.0 as the random Radiation never worked

V1.0 no issues worked as it should, now with static Radiation with v1.1

I notice that it only work when your player is looking in the direction of the static Radiation source

Look at the static Radiation source the Geiger counter work as it should and debug Radiation stats go up

look away from the static Radiation source the Geiger counter stop detecting the Radiation and the debug Radiation stats stop going up til the player looks at the static Radiation source again.

fuck i hope the above make sense

cheers

natoed

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The geiger counter is designed to only detect objects in the front 90 degree view of the player, however the radiation should continue to go up regardless. I will check this later today and confirm as I've been playing with it also.

Here's the snippet of code from epoch_geiger_simulate.sqf in the mission files:

{
    _reldir = player getRelDir _x;
    
    if (_reldir > 315 || _reldir < 45) then { //only capture 90 degrees in front of player
        _reldir = if (_reldir > 315) then { 360 - _reldir} else {_reldir}; //convert into 0-45 degrees
        _prc = 100 - (_reldir / 45 * 100); //current direction percent, 45 = 100%
        
        _x getVariable "EPOCH_Rads" params ["_str","_intensity"];
        _dist = player distance _x;
        _radIntensity = if (_dist <= _intensity) then { //only capture rads when within distance
            _rds = (_str / _dist);
            _rdsPrc = (_prc / 100 * _rds);
            _rdsPrc
        } else {
            0
        };
    _rads = _rads + _radIntensity
    };
} forEach _radObjects;

 

If for some reason you wanted it to work in all directions, you could cut out the direction checking. It would be nice if you could have two settings on the geiger, one that is overall, and one that is directional.

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Realistically, since the Geiger Counter is detecting gamma radiation (otherwise it would need to be a lot closer) it probably should be omni-directional. In a modern Geiger Counter in designs that have an external probe, it is the photon's interaction with the wall of the tube that generates the electrons that enegize the fill gas :ph34r:

That said, so long as rad count increases on the player omnidirectionally we could probably leave the counter as is so that we can use it to detect where the radiation is coming from

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Seems like this behaviour is also only for custom radiation sources and satellites, not the locations picked at random at server start... 

See this code in epoch_server/init/server_init.sqf:

Spoiler
// pick random radioactive locations
_radioactiveLocations = getArray(_epochConfig >> worldName >> "radioactiveLocations");
_blacklist = getArray(_epochConfig >> worldName >> "radioactiveLocBLObjects");
_distance = getNumber(_epochConfig >> worldName >> "radioactiveLocBLDistance");
_radioactiveLocationsTmp = [];
if !(_radioactiveLocations isEqualTo []) then {
	private _locations = nearestLocations[epoch_centerMarkerPosition, _radioactiveLocations, EPOCH_dynamicVehicleArea];
	if !(_locations isEqualTo []) then {
		{
			_locPOS = locationPosition _x;
			_nearBLObj = nearestObjects [_locPOS, _blacklist, _distance];
			if!(_nearBLObj isEqualTo [])then{_locations = _locations - [_x]};
		}forEach _locations;
		for "_i" from 0 to ((getNumber(_epochConfig >> worldName >> "radioactiveLocationsCount"))-1) do
		{
			if (_locations isEqualTo []) exitWith {};
			private _selectedLoc = selectRandom _locations;
			_locations = _locations - [_selectedLoc];
			_locSize = size _selectedLoc;
			_radius = sqrt((_locSize select 0)^2 + (_locSize select 1)^2);
			_locName = (str(_selectedLoc)) splitString " ";
			_radioactiveLocationsTmp pushBack [_locName,[random 666,_radius]];
			private _position = locationPosition _selectedLoc;
			_markers = ["Radiation", _position] call EPOCH_server_createGlobalMarkerSet;
		};
	};
	_customRadioactiveLocations = getArray(_epochConfig >> worldName >> "customRadioactiveLocations");
	if !(_customRadioactiveLocations isEqualTo []) then {
		{
			_x params [["_position",[0,0,0]],["_radius",0],["_className",""] ];
			if ((!(_position isEqualTo [0,0,0]) && !(_radius isEqualTo 0) && !(_className isEqualTo "")) && ((nearestObjects [_position, _blacklist, _distance]) isEqualTo [])) then{
				_object = (_x select 2) createVehicle _position;
				_object setVariable ["EPOCH_Rads",[random 666,(_x select 1)],true];
				_markers = ["Radiation", _position] call EPOCH_server_createGlobalMarkerSet;
				_object setVariable ["EPOCH_MarkerSet",_markers,true];
			}else{
				diag_log "EPOCHDebug:Check your custom radioactive locations for errors or blacklisted locations";
			};
		}forEach _customRadioactiveLocations;
	};
};
missionNamespace setVariable ["EPOCH_radioactiveLocations", _radioactiveLocationsTmp, true];

 

which taken together with this in the epoch_code/gui/scripts/geiger/epoch_geiger_simulate.sqf:

Spoiler
{
	_reldir = player getRelDir _x;
	
	if (_reldir > 315 || _reldir < 45) then { //only capture 90 degrees in front of player
		_reldir = if (_reldir > 315) then { 360 - _reldir} else {_reldir}; //convert into 0-45 degrees
		_prc = 100 - (_reldir / 45 * 100); //current direction percent, 45 = 100%
		
		_x getVariable "EPOCH_Rads" params ["_str","_intensity"];
		_dist = player distance _x;
		_radIntensity = if (_dist <= _intensity) then { //only capture rads when within distance
			_rds = (_str / _dist);
			_rdsPrc = (_prc / 100 * _rds);
			_rdsPrc
		} else {
			0
		};
	_rads = _rads + _radIntensity
	};
} forEach _radObjects; //sum up radiation of all objects in vicinity and in FOV

{
	_location = [];
	_LocName = (_x select 0) joinString " ";
	{
		if( (str _x) == _LocName ) exitwith { _location = _x; };
	} foreach EPOCH_nearestLocations;
	if !(_location isEqualTo []) then {
		_x select 1 params ["_str","_intensity"];
		_dist = player distance getPos _location;
		_radIntensity = if (_dist <= _intensity) then {
			_str / _dist
		} else {
			0
		};
		_rads = _rads + _radIntensity;
	};
}foreach EPOCH_radioactiveLocations; //sum up radiation of all radiactive locations in vicinity

 

means that only custom sources and satellites - the ones that use the EPOCH_Rads variable - will be directional... presumably to help you find them. I tested the map spawned location based rad sources and it does not matter which direction you are looking your geiger counter will work as in real life

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Hi guys

sorry for late response, you are correct, but there are 3 types of sources - object, ambient and global.

Satellites are assigned random radiation values during creation. Any object in the world can be assigned this variable and become irradiated on the go, which could create some interesting scenarios. Geiger only picks up directional rads, but player should still get irradiated even if not looking at the source.

second type is ambient. This type can be assigned to zones. I think it’s random, but pretty sure that can be manually changed.

Third is a server public variable of a static radiation no matter where you are located. This was intended for hardcore servers and forces players to gear up asap.

Radiation is mitigated by armor value of player, large portions are mitigated by gas masks (90% i think) and hazmat has 100% protection, but you’re a running target.

oh and it’s not gamma, it’s all just beta radiation:

https://github.com/EpochModTeam/Epoch/wiki/Radiation-design-document

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