Engine Mod 09

This is the new Easy engine thread.
The other thread became too big so this is the new thread.

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/314/enginemod.jpg

Video:

This is the Engine mod addon.
You can make cars with no thrusters at all!
So how does it work?
Basically it’s an object you can steer with you movement keys. You can also put parts on such as a radiator, turbo and fuel tank.

Here is some screenshots.

Menu

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/2252/13608505.jpg

Some parts put together with the engine

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/451/ihopsattamq6.jpg

A finished car

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/328/83796581.jpg

Here is some old videos

[media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=DfDfURpXW3E[/media]

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[media]http://youtube.com/watch?v=DdCJ8NbsZwc

Instructions:

How to connect things
Just touch the engine with the part you want to connect and it will automatically connect the device. You can also connect things to the engine by touching the fuel cap ent with the car parts.
Not that the fuel cap must be connected to the engine.


How to turn the engine on and off

First you have to connect a vehicle (example: Airboat seat or pod) to the engine before you can start it. You start the engine by pressing the jump button while you are in the connected vehicle.

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Engines

The EP2 engine

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/8207/1ep2engineod2.jpg

You can control the engine by using your movement keys (“a”, “s”, “d”, “w”). Don’t try to turn the engine on before it’s welded to a vehicle. Use turbo by pressing the sprint button, the turbo will be enabled if you have installed the turbo on the engine.

The Airboat engine

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/2899/2airboatenginecj2.jpg

It’s the same as the EP2 engine. I just included the airboat engine so people who doesn’t have EP2 can use this entity pack.

Boat engine

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3184/3boateasytx7.jpg

The difference between the boat engine and the other engines is that it will only work under water when it’s submerged otherwise it’s the same. The boat engine will also emit bubbles from the propeller and the boat engine also uses different sounds.

Jet engine/

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3471/senteasyjetengine.jpg

This engine was a request!
Don’t expect things to fly just by welding the engine to an object!
The engine itself will not make any generated lift!

Basically it works like the other engines to but it has different controls and you can’t connect all parts to it. Primary fire will increase the throttle and secondary fire will decrease it. Press the forward and backwards buttons to pitch the engine forward or backwards. You can control the yaw by pressing the strafe left or strafe right button.
Tip: Try to freeze the engine when it spawns so you will keep the right angle. If you don’t have the engine in the correct angles the engines controls may be screwed.

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Electronics

Battery

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/685/4carbatteryoc4.jpg

A battery is required for all the electronics(car horn, car radio, front light, rear light, dir indicators, fuel gauge, thermometer) to work. Connect the battery by touching the engine with it. Notice that you don’t connect the electronics with the battery. You connect the electronic devices just like all other parts (directly to the engine).

Car Radio

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/33/5radioxb7.jpg

This part will only work if you have a battery connected to the engine.
When you are in the connected seat you can cycle between 8 different radio channels by pressing the reload button. To shut off the radio you have to cycle to the first channel (channel 0), you will hear a sound when it’s off and the music will stop. You can play your own favourite music on the radio by replacing the mp3 files in this directory “…garrysmod\addons\Easy Engine\sound\Easy_Engine_Sounds\Radio\custom”. If you are replacing the radio music with your own music remember that the music file has to be in mp3 format and got to have the same name as the replaced music file.

Car Horn

http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/4776/propcarhornzy3.jpg

This part will only work if you have a battery connected to the engine.
Touch the engine with it to connect it. You can use the car horn by pressing the primary fire button while the engine is on and you are in the connected vehicle.

Front Light

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/6744/6frontlightbd3.jpg

This part will only work if you have a battery connected to the engine.
Touch the engine with it to connect it. The front light will automatically be turned on when the engine is on.

Rear Light

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/8537/7rearlightbg4.jpg

This part will only work if you have a battery connected to the engine.
Touch the engine with it to connect it. The rear light will automatically be turned on when the engine is on and you use the breaks or put in the reverse.

Dir indicators

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/8738/8dirindzl8.jpg

This part will only work if you have a battery connected to the engine.
Touch the engine with it to connect it. The directional indicators/turn signals will automatically start to twinkle when you steer left or right.

Fuel Gauge

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/9616/9fuelguageoa4.jpg

This part will only work if you have a battery connected to the engine.
Touch the engine with it to connect it. This entity will show you how much fuel you have left in your tank.

Thermometer

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/7364/sentthermo.jpg

This part will only work if you have a battery connected to the engine.
Touch the engine with it to connect it. This entity will display the engine temperature. The “progress bar” will also change colour and length depending on the engine temperature. Green means OK, yellow means the engine is starting to get hot and red means that the engine temperature is critically high.

The green radio

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/8103/greenradio.jpg

This music loops some old music. Press use to turn it on and off.
Do not replace the sound files for this radio!

The red radio

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/8262/redradio.jpg

This radio won’t loop the music but you can replace the music with your own.
You can play your own favourite music on the radio by replacing the mp3 files in this directory “…garrysmod\addons\Easy Engine\sound\Easy_Engine_Sounds\Radio\custom”. If you are replacing the radio music with your own music remember that the music file has to be in mp3 format and got to have the same name as the replaced music file.

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Parts

Fuel Tank

http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/3375/11fueltankgx4.jpg

Without the fuel tank you can just use the engine for a small period of time before it needs to be refueled.
The engine has a fuel capacity of 500 units and the fuel tank will increase it to 5000.

Big Fuel Tank

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4816/12bigfueltankcr5.jpg

This is a home made fuel tank. The big fuel tank has a capacity of 20 000 units.

Turbo/Supercharger

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7173/propturbopy5.jpg

This part will automatically be screwed on the engine(no rope connection).
The turbo part will enable turbo when using the engine. Of course the engine will use more gas when you use it. Turbo most affects the acceleration. The turbo will overheat the engine and the engine will turn red and emit white smoke. If the engine gets to hot it will stop or it will break (the engine will turn black if it’s broken and it will emit black smoke). If the engine just stops you can start it again.

Exhaust pipe/muffler

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6738/exaustle4.jpg

When this part is connected the exhausts will come out from the exhaust pipe.

Radiator

http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/1843/13radiatorfz7.jpg

If you have turbo installed on the engine a radiator might come in handy.
The radiator will cool down the engine faster and you can use turbo more.

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Tools
The tools are used as sweps.
After you have spawned a tool you can pick it up by pressing “use” on it.
You will find the tool in the second weapon category.
You can drop the tools by pressing reload while you have the tool equipped.
Notice that you have to look at an engine for the tool to work.
The tools can’t do any damage.

Wrench

http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/8266/14wrenchwv1.jpg

If the engine is broken you can repair it with the wrench.
Primary fire: Repair engine.
Secondary fire: Does nothing.
Reload: Drop tool.

Calipers

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9257/weptunetool.jpg

You can tune the engine up and down by using the calipers tool.
Primary fire: Tune up.
Secondary fire: Tune down.
Reload: Drop tool.

Screwdriver

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/272/wepsteersense.jpg

You can adjust how sensitive with the car steering should be with the screwdriver.
Primary fire: Increase sensitivity.
Secondary fire: Decrease sensitivity.
Reload: Drop tool.

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Fuel

Gas Can

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/7058/17gascanqd3.jpg

Fuel up your engine by touching the engine with the gas can. You will have to touch it multiple times so it will take a while to make it full if you have a gas tank installed. The gas can fill up the fuel tank to 500 units.

Gasoline Barrel

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/9294/propgasrefuelbig.jpg

Fuel up your engine by touching the engine with the gasoline barrel. You will have to touch it multiple times. The gasoline barrel can fill up the fuel tank to 5000 units.

Gas Pump

http://img381.imageshack.us/img381/6959/19gaspumpoo7.jpg

FJust grab the hose and touch the engine with it, it will fill the tank instantly. Put back the hose by touching the gas pump with it and it will be put on place automatically.
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FAQ

How do i turn on the radio?
Press the Reload button. You also need to have a battery connected.

Why does my ep2 engine look like an error?
Because you don’t have Half-Life 2 Episode 2.
You need EP2 in order to see the model.

Where can i get the jet engine? WHERE IS THE JET ENGINE?
Download the SVN!

What are the songs called?
I really don’t remember.

Hey the easy engine doesn’t work!
You probably have GMod9 or you haven’t installed it properly.
Delete it and reinstall it.

How do i install it?
Put it in the addons folder.

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PS: Resource distribution, wire mod, life support and Episode 2 is not needed!

Download
Link: http://files.filefront.com/enginemod.../fileinfo.html (Revision 1)

http://www.garrysmod.org/img/?t=dll&id=73750

SVN (Revision 13)
Link: http://svn.ecchi-ro.net/easyengine/

Username: anonsvn
Password: anonsvn

EngineMod09 steam group
link: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/EngineMod09

Servers installed with the latest Engine Mod SVN

Bam’s servers [Build] [UK]
IP: 91.197.33.58:28000

Bam’s servers [Build] [USA]
IP: 206.123.95.198:30000

.:/{TPOB}:[Server #1]The Builders Paradise.|24/7|FastDL
IP: 213.114.123.125:27015

Change Log (since the old version on garrysmod.org)
*Changed tools into sweps.
*Fully working adv dup support.
*EngineMod menu category.
*Spawn stools.
*Removed all ents from entities tab.
*Remade all icons.
*Can now hide the rope connections.
*New fuel intake ent.
*Fixed problem with not being able to pick up front lights with phys gun.
*New radio, new music.
*Fixed engine start sound bug.
*Added in game manual.
*Fixed a lot of MP errors.
*Fuel Gauge only works when the engine is on.
*The thermometer works as a throttle gauge for the jet engine.
*New movement system (more smooth).
*Dynamic front lights.
*Added server tags.
*Added custom radiator model.
*Added custom supercharger model.

Credits:
Dying potato (came up with the boat engine idea)
x-quake (Jet Engine Model)
Tankboomer (map)

-:Easy Engine Dev Team:-
Sakarias88
KaMaKaZe
TB
bennyg
Kogitsune
SnakeFace
Lenyeto
Beu Phos
Mr. Bix
Kaltz
Omolong
Markworth
i_speel_good

Absolutely fantastic. I always loved this mod.
I also liked that you switched the wrenches and such to SWEPs.

Other than that, I’m just curious, why’d you change the name?
And what exactly is the difference between the red radio and the car radio?

Just another suggestion, it would be kind of nice for new EngineMod users if there was a help entity/SWEP, where if you placed it on the entity it displayed a description (like the ones above) on your screen, just to get used to the many parts of EngineMod.

So is there anything updatet or is this just a new thread for the new STool Version?
Im not sure.

I remember this mod!
Are their any new parts? I see it has a nice new stool menu (Unless I missed an update from before).

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Add a police siren, for fun.

Why did i switch the name?
The first version had only one entity and the entity was called the Easy engine.
Now there is a bunch of entities and stools and the package is called Engine Mod, the engine entities are still called easy engines.

There is a help entity. It’s an in game instructions manual.
Just press use on it and a window will pop up. You will find all information you need there.

And what is the difference between the red radio and the car radio?
The red radio is a separate entity. The car radio is a fake entity. The engine checks if the car radio model is colliding with the engine, the engine puts a rope between and the engine do the rest (it’s actually the engine that plays the music). Both radios plays the same music.

It’s a major update if you compare it to the latest version on garrysmod.org.
The other thread was auto locked because it got to many replies.
Check the video if you want more information.

Check the video.

Change Log:

* Everything Spawned with Stools
* New Entities (Car frames, fuel cap)
* Radio with replaceable music
* Fixes for multiplayer
* An ingame manual for use of the engine mod
* Advanced Duplicator Support
* New Icons

Of course there is a lot more changes but i just don’t remember everything.
Every single ent has been modified since the latest garrysmod.org version was released.

Yeah, but this is the “old” svn version or?
This Thread contains no fully new update?
Last update was when you changed to STool ?

There is a new svn now.
The filefront download is not the latest version.

The svn contains a few more fixes (currently at revision 5).
Ex: added option of turning off sounds on the engines.

Siren is a good idea.

I also had another idea. Right click with the wrench should sabotage the engine, so it breaks when started. There should be a tell-tale sign, maybe tint it a different color like blue or green. and if you use wrench left click, the sabotage is removed and the engine can be started safely again.

Brakes are a good idea as well. Not sure how though.

Dynamic fog lights that are started with secondary fire.

We also need a wheel ent. Touch brake pads to a wheel, the brake pad disappears and the wheel gains braking capabilities. And front wheels should be able to steer somehow. But this is looking into the future, just something to add to the to-do list. Hope ya like my ideas.

A few things:

  1. I assume the engine doesn’t run without an exhaust pipe?

  2. You should make it so the battery runs out (eventually). I think it would be way to ridiculous to have like jumper cables and shit, but I don’t think the batteries should last forever.

  3. Do the headlights just make a little or a lot of light? I think it would be cool if it was dynamic or something (like, it would light up the road of darker maps).

  4. The only other thing I can think of would be a speedometer, just to make it a complete dashboard.

Also, if anyone says we should have oil changes, tell them they suck. Would make it too complicated.

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2. Why would a car run out of battery when they have alternaters, unless you left the lights and radio on while the car wasn’t on.

  1. could just use the wire speedometer

Could we have a changelog? Because I’m in turkije and they BANNED YOUTUBE!

You didn’t read the bottom of the first post.

Fuck I suck at making cars. XD

Hey Sak, the only thing I don’t like at this mod is the gage of the ropes, you should make it a bit more thinly.

-Prophet

You can hide the ropes in this new release of Engine Mod.
Maybe you should actually try it out before you comment on it.

I love this, it’s brilliant :smiley:

How? I Can’t find it… (I have the latest SVN.)

Go to the engine-mod menu,go to the tuner stool and check hide ropes :v:

Boxes?

Driving on wheels?

it’s more likely than you think.

I have the SVN and I am missing the texture for the fuel gauge for some reason.http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/897/gmflatgrass0001.jpg

Anyone know what happened? Yes, I have half-life 2 and all that.