Bashikalleh, I found what seems like all the hl2 effects (could be just EP2) in the half life 2 materials gcf which had the pcf file extension. So I browsed all of them in the particle editor (accessible by starting hl2 or gmod with -tools option) and thought “can haz in game?”. “No” came the reply soon after I tried spawning a info_particle_system clientside.
Alas, I must be able to use these particle effects clientside, but how? Is there anyway I can spawn these effects or is gmod barred from using them due to gmod failings?
One effect for example is the vort’s charge effect or prehaps a giant pillar of flame. What if I decided to roll my own effect? Any way to spawn these effects clientside or do I still have to code stupid lua effects?