_special Spammage

SpaceJesusSpaceJesus Join Date: 2004-07-02 Member: 29683Banned Posts: 938
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What the hell is with the amount of _special scripts popping up in every goddam thread in this forum?

As far as I am aware discussing game exploits on these forums is a bannable offence, people really need to get a clue or see their accounts banned. Just my personal opinion but I've seen too much exploit code in this forum over the last few days (which I'm sure it was not designed for) to stay silent.


That's right. In b5 _special is an exploit
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  • UzguzUzguz Join Date: 2003-06-05 Member: 17016Members, Constellation Posts: 342 Fully active user
    Fair enough. Personally, I can't get too excited about _special scripts being posted here, since they won't work for very long anyway, but _special is an exploit, so you're entitled to your reaction. I'd feel the same way if B6 wasn't scheduled to come out for another two months (which it might not do anyway tounge.gif).
  • FromThisSoilFromThisSoil Join Date: 2004-08-24 Member: 30859Members, Constellation Posts: 53
    I never use scripts, nor am I a fan of them in game play...but what exactly is this "_special" thing I keep seeing? I haven't been paying too close attention to the topic.
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  • Router_BoxRouter_Box Join Date: 2004-09-07 Member: 31483Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Posts: 638
    _special allows you as a marine to push a button to increase your running spead by roughly 60% at the loss of strafing ability since the script abuses the wiggle walk speed increase...
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  • motsewmotsew Join Date: 2003-10-26 Member: 22001Members Posts: 56 Fully active user
    i can use the wiggle walk ability without needing to script
  • keep_it_Gangstakeep_it_Gangsta Join Date: 2003-06-23 Member: 17632Members Posts: 502
    just play on well adminned servers then.

    If I caught someone doing that silent walk duck exploit thingy, id warn them not to do it, and if they did it again, I'd smoke em.

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  • coriscoris Join Date: 2003-07-08 Member: 18034Members, Constellation Posts: 2,064
    QUOTE (keep it Gangsta @ Feb 6 2005, 12:34 PM)
    just play on well adminned servers then.

    If I caught someone doing that silent walk duck exploit thingy, id warn them not to do it, and if they did it again, I'd smoke em.

    :D

    It's not an exploit, it's a technique. It makes you a lot slower than if you're not using it.

    I've done it on your server, without any script whatsoever (go go bind ctrl +duck).
    I guess you're supposed to ban me now. :(
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  • SpaceJesusSpaceJesus Join Date: 2004-07-02 Member: 29683Banned Posts: 938
    can we keep on-topic please?
    coris there's this amazing feature of forum software. It's called a PM. Use it instead of spamming useless crap into this thread in future.
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  • MrRadicalEdMrRadicalEd Turrent Master Join Date: 2004-08-13 Member: 30601Members Posts: 716 Fully active user
    QUOTE (FromThisSoil @ Feb 6 2005, 02:09 AM)
    I never use scripts, nor am I a fan of them in game play...but what exactly is this "_special" thing I keep seeing? I haven't been paying too close attention to the topic.

    _special is an old legacy command back before Steam and even the new netcode. After a certain update to HL the command was abandoned, but not completely removed from the engine.

    The command doesn't end and just repeats at timed intervals. The command itself doesn't do anything anymore, but defining it as an alias gives it new functionality while still keeping it's quality to repeat itself.

    It is an exploit of the HL engine and has been for a very long time. Some may see it as another "tool" at their disposal, scripting wise, but the fact of the matter is _special was just another one of Valve's mistakes they failed to fix and probably don't care about just like the echo command.
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  • a_civiliana_civilian Likes seeing numbers Join Date: 2003-01-08 Member: 12041Members, NS1 Playtester, Playtest Lead Posts: 2,905 Advanced user
    _special doesn't actually repeat on its own. For instance, if you simply type +attack2 in console, it will not repeatedly run _special; it will only run it once. +attack2 and special are essentially aliased to _special, but with one important difference.

    If you run an alias, it goes right to the command(s) defined in the alias, without allowing any other commands to be run in the meantime. This means that if you were to create a recursive script without using _special, it would lock you up indefinitely while it repeated. You would be unable to run any commands, including the command to stop the script.

    The difference with _special is that it allows other commands to be run in between the time when you run +attack2 or special, and the time when _special is executed. This means that you can create a recursive script that repeats as long as you want it to, and doesn't lock you up while it is running.

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    QUOTE (Router Box @ Feb 6 2005, 05:00 AM)
    _special allows you as a marine to push a button to increase your running spead by roughly 60% at the loss of strafing ability since the script abuses the wiggle walk speed increase...

    38% to be precise, and _special is not required for such a script.
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