[quake2] Spark of death

Brendan Burns brendanburns at attbi.com
Sat Oct 5 23:13:23 EDT 2002

I think its somewhere in cl_fxmax.c or cl_ent.c  My suspicion is that 
there's some call to random() that's returning a really huge number 
which is creating the spark of death (which I believe is actually a 
really large particle...)  That's what the massive cloud of blood bug 
that I fixed earlier was...  I would look in code related to explosions 
and bullet particles since it seems to only be caused by weapons that 
shoot bullets.

The other possibility is that there is something in the world that is 
not getting intialized properly on level switches since someone 
observed that it seemed to only occur just after switching levels.  
Although this may be a coincidence...

I'll keep looking too when I have time...

Thanks for attempting to track this down!!!

On Saturday, October 5, 2002, at 08:32  PM, Russell F Mellinger 
;011;icsg1; wrote:

> Hey all,
>    Zakk overheard me moaning about the spark of death, and suggested I 
> fix
> it.  I've got some time on my hands, so I'll take a stab at it.  Does
> anybody have any hints as to what's causing it, or how to replicate 
> it, or
> anything else that could nudge me in the right direction?
> -smack
> PS: Anybody involved with this project since relnev started: thank you!

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