Why can't Combines (+reskins) not fire most weapons, while civilians(+reskins) can?

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I saw this before in another thread. It’s the game lets say settings. You can not create stuff the engine doesn’t support. Simple as that. It’s also about the model. The combine had only 4 variants(combine)…

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The combine were never programmed to use those types of weapons.
afaik there isn’t a way to get around it.

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It’s because friendlies use those types of guns during half life, which means they have the ability to.

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if you want them to use that weapon, copy it and remake the weapon with the ar2 hold pose since thats what the soldier is animated with, pretty sure it should work for you there.