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[Feature request] Realistic tracer ammunition behavior...
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Occasionally Some tracer rounds should continue burning on the ground until the phosphorus/magnesium depletes, leaving small temporary fires/smoke burning on the battlefield.

Also some rounds should rupture into a shower of sparks upon impact with hard surfaces.

This would make night battles look awesome :-)


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FeralCircus set Legacy ID to 2032614337.May 7 2016, 2:42 PM
arziben added a subscriber: arziben.May 7 2016, 2:42 PM

upvoted but fyi, night battle already look awesome :D

AD2001 added a subscriber: AD2001.May 7 2016, 2:42 PM

It'll probably be resource demanding, so maybe only on the higher settings?

Maybe it could be the equivalent of the grenade smoke with the bright tracer light source & the occasional small fire that burns out within a couple of minutes (sometimes seconds)

Would be a nice effect :-)

Nicolii added a subscriber: Nicolii.May 7 2016, 2:42 PM

A couple particles to come off a shot wouldn't be all too demanding, only if you had 100 consecutive tracers hitting a wall at once.

But tracers sitting until burnout would be great, also has tactical benefits as well. it doesn't even have to emit light, they could just make it glow without being a dynamic light to save system resources.


As they'd never be alight long enough to need an actual projected light source.

Just make a particle effect of sparks and a tiny burst of light where tracers hit a solid object at a steep angle like when rounds hit the ground and puff dust.


only problem is, that in the end nobody wants to play at daylight;)

Ha haaa yeah...
Luckily it would all still be very visible in daylight too just like real tracers :-)

nice to have and not too hard to implement.

up voted, but they should also illuminate a small radius of the environment in which the ammo has traveled. like tracers do in real life

Shields added a subscriber: Shields.May 7 2016, 2:42 PM

+1 On realism.
-1 On frame rate.