A few weeks ago I decided to set out on the task of creating something similar to the Large Hadron Collider in Garry’s Mod, to see what speeds the Source Engine could handle and just because I think it’d be awesome.
Anyway, I’ve constructed the shell, all the buildings, the circuit itself and basically everything is in place. The thing I’m missing is how to accelerate the objects around. For the straight sections, I’ll just use a forcer which will be easy. For the curves, I thought of using a forcer-per-tube but it would’ve taken too long and I’m not sure if it would even work.
So thats where I’m up too. If anyone thinks they no a way to do it, either tell me or if you want I’ll let you download the save. Completely up to you.
OTHER INFO (taken from video)
This is an unfinished particle accelerator (or object accelerator) that I have constructed in Garry’s Mod. I used mainly PHX and some Wire. Oh, and the godly Stacker tool.
I haven’t got it functional as I can’t think of a way to get the object to accelerate around the bend in the loop. I can easily get it to go straight down the straights, and wire no-collides make the intersections easy. However, the bend is still difficult. Therefore it’s basically just a concept.
If you think you can do it, message me and I’ll send you save. If you hook a speedometer which you attach to the prop you accelerate to the big diode in the entrance room, the top speed and current speed displays work.
Other features include a space for the first forcer to get the object moving, a dedicated control room with a great view of the collision, a sunk in entry chamber for easy access and the entire thing is frozen to reduce lag.
Right, got a link to download it now. This version is with a few things visible such as some wire chips and the things to make the front doors open. Just makes it easier if you want to change anything. If you want to make the doors open another way, link something to the add chip behind the pole for the keypad. Whenever thats 1, the door will be open. Also, I’d apprechiate if you gave credit to either this thread or the video if you upload it either here again or on Youtube (that’s if you get it working :D)