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Left 4 Dead Series => Left 4 Dead 2 => Topic started by: ProdigySim on April 15, 2012, 05:50:50 pm

Title: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on April 15, 2012, 05:50:50 pm
Recording Helpers 0.6

Recording Helpers is an L4D2 client plugin that aims to help out with various tasks and functions when recording in L4D2.

Features:
- Re-enables many hidden CVars on L4D2. (full cvar list (http://l4d2.prodigysim.com/sm_cvarlist_left4dead2_v2059_20110212_235916.txt))
- Re-enables a native thirdperson(shoulder) mode in gamemodes with player-controlled zombies.

Download:
https://github.com/ProdigySim/recording_helpers/releases (https://github.com/ProdigySim/recording_helpers/releases)

Usage:
Place the files in your l4d2 addons folder and launch the game with -insecure in order to load it.

It may be useful to make a shortcut to l4d2 that launches with -insecure, so you don't have to edit your launch parameters all the time.
e.g. make a shortcut to "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -applaunch 550 -insecure


Changelog:
https://github.com/ProdigySim/recording_helpers/blob/master/README.md#changelog (https://github.com/ProdigySim/recording_helpers/blob/master/README.md#changelog)
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on April 20, 2012, 06:48:44 pm
UPDATED

0.2:
Re-enables thirdpersonshoulder usage in versus/scavenge/etc.

This means you can use this to enable thirdpersonshoulder, instead of VPK hacks. It also means you'll be able to see infected ladders, get hitsounds, have working scoreboards, etc.

Hope you enjoy.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: Cheesy on April 20, 2012, 10:17:34 pm
UPDATED

0.2:
Re-enables thirdpersonshoulder usage in versus/scavenge/etc.

This means you can use this to enable thirdpersonshoulder, instead of VPK hacks. It also means you'll be able to see infected ladders, get hitsounds, have working scoreboards, etc.

Hope you enjoy.

STOOP MODIFYING GAME FILES BRO
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: hib on April 20, 2012, 11:21:32 pm
STOOP MODIFYING GAME FILES BRO

I dont trust this third party source
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on April 23, 2012, 03:15:29 pm
I fucked up on 0.2. It would crash. Try 0.3 instead.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: estoopi on April 25, 2012, 11:37:51 am
works great thanks
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on July 11, 2012, 09:53:09 pm
Bump to remind myself someone asked for this for L4D1.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on November 14, 2012, 02:33:16 am
Updated to 0.4:

- Fixes thirdpersonshoulder patches on latest updates of l4d2
- Adds an L4D1 version that just does the DEVONLY flag removal.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: 3yebex on November 14, 2012, 03:55:14 am
Awesome, thanks ProdigySim.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: 3yebex on December 15, 2012, 02:31:57 am
I believe another recent update broke thirdpersonshoulder mode, or my bind is broken.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on December 15, 2012, 05:08:58 am
The plugin will write to the console if the patches fail IIRC. Check for errors about it when you boot l4d2.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: Historycanon on December 15, 2012, 08:30:02 am
Downloaded this,

Doesn't work.
Is this a result of a recent update?
Did I mess with the c_thirdperson values too much?
Would like some help with this, thanks
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: 3yebex on December 15, 2012, 03:37:05 pm
Code: [Select]
Loading unsigned module addons\recording_helpers
Access to secure servers is disabled.
No valid signature found for addons\recording_helpers
PCZ Check offset in CAM_IsThirdPerson incorrect.
Failed to Patch Thirdperson function calls. Bailing out.
Bailing out... haha funny.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on December 16, 2012, 04:28:56 pm
So Valve undid one of their interface changes they made last update--breaking recording_helpers' thirdperson patches again.

Keep your interfaces stable, kids.

http://l4d2.prodigysim.com/recording_helpers/recording_helpers-0.5-l4d2.zip (http://l4d2.prodigysim.com/recording_helpers/recording_helpers-0.5-l4d2.zip)
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: 3yebex on July 04, 2013, 01:57:48 am
While I'm sure I might be stating the obvious, but this plugin is no longer working. Start up -Insecure L4D2 shortcut from desktop, and the game reaches the load screen before the game menu and just CTD without any error or dump log. Hoping this gets looked into soon!
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: cocolapin on July 14, 2013, 04:19:40 pm
y, cant launch L4D2 anymore with launching command "-insecure" :/
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: CanadaRox on July 14, 2013, 09:23:12 pm
-insecure works fine.  This plugin does not.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on August 18, 2013, 05:14:06 pm
Hey I totally didn't take over a month to get around to fixing this.

0.6 is released. Fixed for the latest update.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ᵗᵉᵃℓєαƒ on August 18, 2013, 06:00:46 pm
Thanks bbz. <3

Love ya! ;)
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: cocolapin on September 12, 2013, 08:14:08 am
Hey I totally didn't take over a month to get around to fixing this.

0.6 is released. Fixed for the latest update.

Enjoy!

thanks a lot ! 0.6 fully working :)
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: ProdigySim on November 07, 2014, 02:28:52 am
Bumping this to ask: Are there any features you guys would like to have in demo recording that don't exist?

I planned on adding some useful features for demo recording (like motion automation and scripting tools) but I haven't really thought of any useful ones. If there's something that you wish you could do while recording let me know and I can figure out if it's possible.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: dping on November 07, 2014, 09:33:30 am
Bumping this to ask: Are there any features you guys would like to have in demo recording that don't exist?

I planned on adding some useful features for demo recording (like motion automation and scripting tools) but I haven't really thought of any useful ones. If there's something that you wish you could do while recording let me know and I can figure out if it's possible.

First person of any playable character. Is that even possible?
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: High Cookie on November 07, 2014, 04:47:31 pm
removing your infected model when you drive while capping someone
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: parky on November 07, 2014, 04:55:22 pm
removing your infected model when you drive while capping someone

^ I need this x100
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: tracers on September 10, 2016, 01:18:03 am
If you're still developing this, maybe something that might be a bit more realistic as a feature to consider adding is a convar to enable or disable all visual forms of recoil (viewpunch when firing or when being shot), and then another to completely hide muzzle flashes for all weapons.
Title: Re: Recording Helpers Plugin
Post by: 3yebex on October 21, 2016, 04:50:18 pm
@ProdigySim

I would really appreciate if you can fix the third-person patch for this plugin. I'm in need of it for testing some mods out.