Talk:Partial invisibility


Can Revenants' tracking rockets still target a player with a blur sphere, even if the Revenant fires the rocket in the wrong direction?

Yes. The blur artifact only confuses the monsters to make them inaccurate. It has no effect on Revenant rockets. oTHErONE (Contribs) 23:53, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Exact amount of accuracy reduction[edit]

p_enemy.c, A_FaceTarget

if (actor->target->flags & MF_SHADOW)
   actor->angle += (P_Random()-P_Random())<<21;

p_mobj.c, P_SpawnMissile

// fuzzy player
   if (dest->flags & MF_SHADOW)
      an += (P_Random()-P_Random())<<20;	

Although I'm not very into hex calculations, my estimates are ±45° (0x20000000) for the first case (that'll be hitscan, I suppose), and ±22.5° (0x10000000) for the second (projectile attacks). Are my values correct? It might be useful to include them here or into the fuzz effect article. Also, I wonder what actual numbers will come out after the idiosyncrasies of Doom's RNG come into play.

On a side note, I haven't managed to find any exceptions for the spectre's fuzz. It appears that they are equally as hard to hit as fuzzy players (to monsters, not the player, of course). If so, the Spectre article needs a correction. --Unmaker 19:18, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Can't argue with any of that (FWIW).  The RNG module tells us:
  • Angle varies between -43.76° and 43.94°, or half that for projectiles
  • Mean of 0° and standard deviation of 17.84° (i.e. small shifts are uncommon in fact), or half that for projectiles
  • Angle is never zero (because no two consecutive return values are equal)
I'll describe this in the article if I can wring a passable histogram out of this POS spreadsheet application.  :P     Ryan W (talk) 01:51, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Display filter[edit]

The player's sprite (as seen by other players in multiplayer mode) will be given a filter similar to that of the spectre

Similar? How similar? Isn't it the same? --Kyano 21:24, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

It is exactly the same. It also isn't a "filter". --Quasar 02:11, 11 April 2014 (UTC)