Full name: "Spot that special, not dominate FFS!"
Because the average player is more likely to be attempting to mark special units than dominate regular cops, this mod prioritizes spotting special units higher than domination attempts (which are a waste of time if said player doesn't even have the Dominator skill). While it is possible to force the (vanilla) game to spot specials by aiming exactly at them, doing so is potentially difficult when the target unit is a high-threat one such as a black dozer, or when they are partially obscured by other non-special units. This mod changes that up so that spotting attempts are much easier, and domination attempts will require the player to aim directly at the target to be dominated (in the presence of any special units nearby, otherwise the standard game behavior prevails).
Installation of the mod is straightforward - simply install the mod the same way as any other BLT mod. No configuration is necessary.
- In the presence of special units:
- If no unit is looked at directly, the special unit closest to your aim gets spotted
- If a special unit is looked at directly, that unit gets spotted
- If a non-special unit is looked at directly, you will attempt to dominate them
- Otherwise, in the absence of special units in the immediate area, the standard game's spotting behavior prevails
Upcoming prioritization adjustments in 0.0.2 / revision 2
The reason I haven't pushed this yet is that I'm still tweaking the values. It works for the most part, but there are still some annoying corner cases where it continues to mess up anyway.
|Action||Priority (larger values have higher priority)|
|Shouting at escort targets||100000 (default)|
|Inspire (revive)||5000 (default)|
|Domination of regular enemy units (surrendering)||2000 (new, was 100)|
|Inspire (basic)||1000 (new, was coupled with teammate calling)|
|Spotting special units||800 (was 100000 in 0.0.1, whoops)|
|Domination of regular enemy units (initial)||100 (default)|
|Calling teammates||0.01 (default)|
|Spotting SWAT turrets||0.01 (default)|
|Shouting at civilians||0.001 (default)|
0.0.1 / revision 1: - Initial release