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 Exceptions for dying actors 
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Post Exceptions for dying actors
I couldn't redact a better title.


So, I'm making a particle which changes it's position to an actor's one. Now, if the actor dies, the game crashes.
Obviously, I made the particle delete itself if actor.Health < 1.

But, that doesn't work if the actor is gibbed.

Is there any function to check that? Or any way?


Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:35 am
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Check that the actor's ID isn't 255 -- you can always access that.


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Ah, I forgot that.

Many much thanks, Master.


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Correct me if I'm wrong but couldn't you just add an 'if MovableMan:IsActor(actor) then' check before referencing the actor?


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Yeah, that also works -- probably better in this case, admittedly. Checking the ID works better for generic objects.


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Yeah, of course, since you don't have to figure out which class they fit in, I was wondering why you chose that instead. Also I'd imagine it's great for attachables (or at least a similar method is for getting pointers to them) since they don't seem to fit in any class; it took me irritatingly long to figure it out the other day.
But then again, attachables are generally kind of screwy, for example, PresetMan:ReloadAllScripts() doesn't affect them but self:ReloadScripts() does you can't stick pie buttons on them as far as I can tell, though that may be deliberate.


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