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Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« on: September 30, 2015, 10:20:19 AM »
I don't know if this is due to valve, or if you can fix it. I've been jumping between #7 and #27 and tried changing my hat particle effect with no results. Weapon effects work fine. Some of my kill effects don't work unless they're melee. When I'm scout, and I shoot somebody, they die normally. When I kill them with my bat they turn to gold. Again, might be valve.

If you guys can fix it let me know, if not, it'd be nice if the options were removed and australium notified for melee only.


So far these are the only bugs I see besides the !shop invis player holding a weapon or particle effect. If I find any others I'll post here.


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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 11:00:54 AM »
Valve constantly makes changes to their item api system. I try and keep up on it but sometimes it changes multiple times a day. Ill see if I can get another update for it released.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2015, 11:03:57 AM »
I just joined #7 and #27 and particles are working on both servers.

When was the last time you noticed them not working?

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 11:34:13 AM »
After choosing a particle effect for a class, switch to another class, and then switch back. It should work and be displayed.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 12:42:49 PM »
After choosing a particle effect for a class, switch to another class, and then switch back. It should work and be displayed.

Actually all you need to do is die and respawn.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2015, 01:52:30 PM »
It's been a few days. I noticed myself in particular have been having issues with !shop and !vip while others get full effect. It might very well be because I use a gun mettle skin for my soldier, but I don't know how coding works so it's just a hunch. I'll pop on and come back later and give an update.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 02:04:27 PM »
It's confirmed. Gun mettle skins don't work with kill effect. I went default shotgun and killed somebody and they turned to gold. I went gun mettle and they just died. Headgear particle might be due to my hat.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2015, 02:24:37 PM »
The Head Particles are due to your cosmetics. There is no Unusual version for that hat, glasses, and scarf. On most other hats it should be just fine.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2015, 02:33:21 PM »
Actually there are, though very few.
https://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Crown_of_the_Old_Kingdom

http://www.tf2outpost.com/search/255483178

Maybe it's just not coded since there are literally thousands of hats in tf2 and some are bound to have been forgotten. Having an unusual variant doesn't make sense either because I used to have unusual particles on my mann co. cap.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2015, 10:48:01 PM »
All right, it's isolated. Gun mettle skins, and this hat I'm wearing are broken. I did some testing, and it seems my botkillers don't work either. It seems any variation of the default weapon is broken. I put my mann co cap back on and it works.


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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2015, 02:15:08 AM »
I spent a considerable amount of time digging into this and found the issue. Something is broken for sure - The servers are not updating the item schema like they should automatically do on map change. The file is usually 4.83MB and its only partially loading about 780kb worth of data.

I have manually downloaded and updated the item schema and tested gunmetal skins and confirm they do work with vip. I now need to figure out how to fix this problem...

I am totally scratching my head and don't even know where to start...

Considering its 2:15am I think ill start by going to bed and looking at it in the morning.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2015, 02:18:02 AM by Death™ buying tf2 bp's for $$$$ »

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2015, 11:22:49 AM »
OK so I spent many hours over the past couple of days working on this problem and ended up getting the plugin completely re written and we ended up switching from the socket extension to the newer more stable steamworks extension.

The item schema finally downloaded and updated itself as usual.

Let me know if everything is working once again.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2015, 06:05:49 PM »
So far it's fine. I'll post a bug report if something messes up again.

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2015, 10:47:12 PM »
i did every thing they said like reset tf2 and restart and killself but my head gear wont appear what do i do to fix this

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Re: Headgear particle !vip and some kill effects broken.
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 03:26:51 PM »
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