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MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361080] Tue, 01 September 2020 16:34 Go to next message
rattus

 
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Registered:March 2003
I thought I would convert the in-game MG3 to the MG42. So I edited the items XML and the Weapons XML to rename it and use 7.92x57. I set it to 250 round belt (or a 50 round saddle mag would also be nice).Great the only defined magazines are the 5 round clip, 50 round box (the box you buy from BRs)and ??000 round crate. I can load up with 5 round clips tobut the game thinks the gun has a crate attached (14kgs worth with only 100 rounds. The crate can be ejected but if you try to reinsert it there is an assertion error. I think what I need to do is define a new magazine for the gun with a "belt" image for HP and AP/FMJ. That is where I am stuck. I don't know how the gun links to the particular magazine and I'm not sure if I insert lines into the XML that it won't just bugger up item numbers for all the subsequent magazines. And for a later trick I would like to add the old style rifle grenade launcher to an FG42 but hay - baby steps!.
Regards
R
Re: MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361134 is a reply to message #361080] Sun, 06 September 2020 13:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rattus

 
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Success. I need to tweak the weight of the magazine and the ROF slightly. Hmm I wonder if I could add tracer and match/boat tail ammo.
Re: MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361152 is a reply to message #361134] Mon, 07 September 2020 15:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
SinMachina

 
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As long as you flag it correctly as that type of ammo, you can do whatever you like.
Re: MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361218 is a reply to message #361152] Thu, 10 September 2020 16:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rattus

 
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Excellent - also done. weight is now right for the 250 round belt/tin and the tracer and match ammo added - just need to do the 50 round saddle mag.
Re: MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361226 is a reply to message #361218] Fri, 11 September 2020 02:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
SinMachina

 
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When you are done, could you upload your changes here? I'm sure someone else would love to play with a new gun and associated kit.
Re: MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361344 is a reply to message #361226] Sun, 20 September 2020 15:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rattus

 
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Registered:March 2003
I think all done - added the saddle mags and spare barrel. will upload shortly - but would like to add slot for optical sight on gun - any idea how?
Re: MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361348 is a reply to message #361344] Mon, 21 September 2020 15:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rattus

 
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Registered:March 2003
Hmm I don't think the saddle mags will work because they will just convert into belt for the gun. I think I would need to either permanently change the mag size via an C-Mag adaptor - but with a negative modifier to reduce it down to 50, which is probably not possible, and even then it should actually be interchangeable with the 250 round belt feed (since it is really a 50 round belt in the saddle mag). Alternatively, I could start with the sadlle mag and use the c-mag adaptor process to permanently make it a 250 round belt. Not at all sure my technical skills go that far. Also, pending being able to add scope slots to the MG3, I may have to use the HK21 instead, which I understand already has the slots - but I would maybe like to limit the sight options - but I don't know how that bit works yet.
Re: MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361361 is a reply to message #361348] Wed, 23 September 2020 14:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rattus

 
Messages:25
Registered:March 2003
Okay, added the ZF42 sight to the MG42 (not quite the right scope but close enough). I think the best way forward from here is either to leave it as 250 round belt only, or start with 50 round saddle mag, then use something like a C-mag adapter to increase it to 250 rounds - at which point it should be permanently set to belt. So you have to make a choice whether to leave it in assault configuration or not. If someone can point me to a thread on how to use (edit) the C-mag adapter system to change the mag type/size that would really help.
Re: MG3 to MG42 Conversion[message #361379 is a reply to message #361361] Sat, 26 September 2020 14:19 Go to previous message
rattus

 
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Registered:March 2003
#@$$@#$@!!!!! Sight shows as attachable in BRs and slot is now their on weapon (and says can attach ZF42 to it but get a can't attach to slot message when I try to do it..... angry Help!
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