Your first mission (part 7)
This is the seventh part of 'Your first mission' make sure you have read the previous parts before you start.
Move your camera to the area just before the first runway hanger then go to CheckPoint > Show. Use the image below for reference.
Move your camera up into the air about 10 metres then go to CheckPoint > Create or press Shift + K. Now go to CheckPoint > Set Type, a screen like below will pop up make sure you select user.
Move the checkpoint in front of the enemy then go to CheckPoint > Rename. A screen will pop up asking you to enter a name. Call it 'wp01', which means waypoint01 for short, always name things as easily as you can.
Select your enemy soldier and bring up his properties by pressing Ctrl + Enter. Now setup a program item like I have below.
As we worked out before weapon item 15 is the MP40 but I added in another weapon item number. It's not completely hard to work out 26 is the weapon item for the German grenade.
It is now time to test your enemy patrol, save your mission then reload it. Press F8 to acquire the camera off it will say 'Camera acquire off' in the status bar. Now press F6 to go into game mode. When you are done viewing your enemy walk his patrol press F5 to return to edit mode then reload your mission, don't save it.
Now if your enemy walked his patrol like mine you'll realise that the AI in Hidden & Dangerous can be stupid. For some reason the yellow checkpoints over ride or act as more of a strict guide than the green checkpoints. So keep that in mind and feel free to move the yellow checkpoints around. It is always a good idea to test your patrols.
Feel free to go crazy and put as many patrols in your mission as you want.
Now to go on to part 8 of the tutorial, click here
Written by Jason Batten