Players spawning at odd angles

I recently upgraded an abandoned gamemode to import player spawns from ttt rearm scripts. When a spawn is placed it won’t always be perfectly level so I need a way to correct for this so that players don’t look around at weird angles. I know that ttt corrects for this normally, but I just can’t figure out how to do this.

I use these three functions for placing the spawns on the map when the game loads



local function CreateImportedEnt(cls, pos, ang, kv)
   if not cls or not pos or not ang or not kv then return false end

   local ent = ents.Create(cls)
   if not IsValid(ent) then return false end
   ent:SetPos(pos)
   ent:SetAngles(ang)

   for k,v in pairs(kv) do
      ent:SetKeyValue(k, v)
   end

   ent:Spawn()

   ent:PhysWake()

   return true
end


function CanImportEntities(map)
   if not tostring(map) then return false end

   local fname = "maps/" .. map .. "_ttt.txt"

   return file.Exists(fname, "GAME")
end

function CreateSpawns(map)
	if not CanImportEntities(map) then return end

		local fname = "maps/" .. map .. "_ttt.txt"

		local buf = file.Read(fname, "GAME")
		local lines = string.Explode("
", buf)
		local num = 0
		for k, line in ipairs(lines) do
			if (not string.match(line, "^#")) and (not string.match(line, "^setting")) and line != "" and string.byte(line) != 0 then
				local data = string.Explode("	", line)

				local fail = true -- pessimism

				if data[2] and data[3] then
					local cls = data[1]
					local ang = nil
					local pos = nil

					local posraw = string.Explode(" ", data[2])
					pos = Vector(tonumber(posraw[1]), tonumber(posraw[2]), tonumber(posraw[3]))

					local angraw = string.Explode(" ", data[3])
					ang = Angle(tonumber(angraw[1]), tonumber(angraw[2]), tonumber(angraw[3]))

					local kv = {}
					if data[4] then
						local kvraw = string.Explode(" ", data[4])
						local key = kvraw[1]
						local val = tonumber(kvraw[2])

					if key and val then
						kv[key] = val
					end
				end
				if cls == "ttt_playerspawn" then 
					CreateImportedEnt("info_player_deathmatch", pos, ang, kv)
				end
			end
		end
	end
end



This is copied from ttt and it works, but it keeps the lopsided angles that the spawns had when I placed them using the rearm tool.

Finally I have my code for selecting the spawn. Because this is a deathmatch game I attempt to find the spawn furthest from all other players. I’m not sure if this is really relevant but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to include.



function GM:PlayerSelectSpawn( ply )

	local bestDist = 0
	local bestSpawn = nil

	for k, v in pairs( ents.FindByClass("info_player_deathmatch")) do

		sPos = v:GetPos()

		-- Find the  distance to the closest player from this spawn
		local closestToThisSpawn = 100000000000
		for l, w in pairs(player.GetAll()) do

			if not (ply == w) then
				delta = sPos:Distance(w:GetPos())


				if delta < closestToThisSpawn then
					closestToThisSpawn = delta
				end
			end


		end



		if closestToThisSpawn > bestDist then


			bestDist = closestToThisSpawn
			bestSpawn = v
		end
	end

	-- Something went wrong and no best spawn was found, just return something random
	if bestSpawn == nil then


		local spawnsFFA = ents.FindByClass( "info_player_deathmatch" )

		local random_entryFFA = math.random(#spawnsFFA)

		return spawnsFFA[random_entryFFA]

	-- Return the spawn furthest from any player
	else

		return bestSpawn
	end
end


Does anyone have a suggestion for how I can solve my issue? I know the easy solution is to not place lopsided spawns but its a bit hard to always prevent that.

You can DropToFloor, you can use OBBMins / OBBMaxs to get the scale of the object and depending on the GetPos in relation to the scale you can determine how far off the ground it is, and modify the position by the amount needed, etc… It depends on exactly what you want. What do you mean by lopsided spawns?

Are you talking about the angle? You can always SetAngles to Angle( 0, 0, 0 ) // P Y R where Pitch is tilt forward and backward, Yaw is rotation, and Roll is tilt left to right while copying or resetting any or all of the angle elements.