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Weapon Mods - Homing Rockets!!
Makes your rocket launcher shoot homing missiles! (UPDATED)

This tutorial has been updated and rewritten courtosey of Ukai Naoto, thankyou very much. --(nobody)

Please add one new line to end of fire_rocket function, like this:

	VectorCopy (dir, bolt->r.currentAngles);		// this is new line.
	return bolt;

This saves the angles of the rocket.
Also change these 2 lines in fire_rocket function:

	bolt->nextthink = level.time + 10000;
	bolt->think = G_ExplodeMissile;

To this new code:

	bolt->think = G_HomingMissile;
	bolt->nextthink = level.time + 60;

So, just above that function, insert a new function:

void G_HomingMissile( gentity_t *ent )
	gentity_t	*target = NULL;
	gentity_t	*blip = NULL;
	vec3_t  dir, blipdir, temp_dir;

	while ((blip = findradius(blip, ent->r.currentOrigin, 2000)) != NULL)	{
		if (blip->client==NULL)			continue;
		if (blip==ent->parent)			continue;
		if (blip->health<=0)			continue;
		if (blip->client->sess.sessionTeam == TEAM_SPECTATOR)

		if ((g_gametype.integer == GT_TEAM || g_gametype.integer == GT_CTF) &&
			blip->client->sess.sessionTeam == ent->parent->client->sess.sessionTeam)
		//in old code,this ent->parent->cliend-> was blip->parent->client->,
		//so didn't work in CTF and team deathmatch.Now it will work.

		if (!visible (ent, blip))

		VectorSubtract(blip->r.currentOrigin, ent->r.currentOrigin, blipdir);
		blipdir[2] += 16;
		if ((target == NULL) || (VectorLength(blipdir) < VectorLength(dir)))
			//if new target is the nearest
			//now the longer temp_dir length is the more straight path for the rocket.
				//if this 1.6 were smaller,the rocket also get to target the enemy on his back.
				target = blip;
				VectorCopy(blipdir, dir);

	if (target == NULL)	{	
		ent->nextthink = level.time + 10000;
		// if once the rocket lose target,it will not search new enemy any more,and go away.
	} else {
		VectorCopy(ent->r.currentOrigin, ent->s.pos.trBase );
		//for exact trajectory calculation,set current point to base.
		VectorScale(dir, 0.3,dir);
		// this 0.3 is swing rate.this value is cheap,I think.try 0.8 or 1.5.
		// if you want fastest swing,comment out these 3 lines.

		//locate nozzle to target

		VectorScale (dir,VectorLength(ent->s.pos.trDelta)*1.1,ent->s.pos.trDelta);
		//trDelta is actual vector for movement.Because the rockets slow down
		// when swing large angle,so accelalate them.

		SnapVector (ent->s.pos.trDelta);                      // save net bandwidth
		ent->nextthink = level.time + 100;	//decrease this value also makes fast swing.

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   Tutorial by Ukai Naoto
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