Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

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Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by MEAT » Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:31 pm

I've searched this topic but found a possible answer to be a little confusing.
In game while I'm playing, I'll run across a weapon, I pick it up and it automatically switches to that weapon.
For example: I have a pistol in hand, I'll run across a rifle...it picks it up and switches...now I have a rifle in hand.
I don't want that...in fact most of the time I don't want that weapon at all.
So, I've gone into my Menu Bar-Options-Weapons, and I've Unchecked Auto-Switch Weapons.
Now pistol stays in hand whenever I run across another weapon.
However, let's say I get killed during the game. The game now converts back to my problem.
I again have to go to Options-Weapons-Uncheck.
Question:
Where in my users.ini folder can I go and "Uncheck" this issue?
In a perfect world I want to run across/pick up a weapon and not see it until I scroll for it.
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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by TankBeef » Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:14 pm

Not at home right now, but I think is bNeverAutoSwitch=True, right?
Any mutator enabled that may be causing this?

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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by MEAT » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:15 am

TankBeef wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:14 pm
Not at home right now, but I think is bNeverAutoSwitch=True, right?
Any mutator enabled that may be causing this?
Got It !!!

[Engine.PlayerPawn]
bNeverAutoSwitch=True


[Engine.Pawn]
bNeverSwitchOnPickup=True
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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by Que » Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:08 am

only way aside from write protecting user.ini to set this to off is..

1. exit server
2. set it through "weapons" setting. (un-tick)
3. close game
4. reopen game

should stay off now.
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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by MEAT » Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:57 pm

Que wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:08 am
only way aside from write protecting user.ini to set this to off is..

1. exit server
2. set it through "weapons" setting. (un-tick)
3. close game
4. reopen game

should stay off now.
Actually, you can do the "unclicking" while playing/without exiting game or server.
The problem is if you die during the game...you have to repeat the process.
And every second counts when you're trying to save the world... :rocket2:
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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by EvilGrins » Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:10 am

Weapon order switches automatically to higher numbers, but if you prefer specific weapons you can edit which ones get higher priority.

Mine currently looks like this...

[Engine.PlayerPawn]
WeaponPriority[0]=Translocator
WeaponPriority[1]=ClassKnife
WeaponPriority[2]=enforcer
WeaponPriority[3]=ut_biorifle
WeaponPriority[4]=UGSuperShockRifle
WeaponPriority[5]=PapriCannonGun
WeaponPriority[6]=UGEightBall
WeaponPriority[7]=ClassPython
WeaponPriority[8]=DispersionPistol
WeaponPriority[9]=ChainSaw
WeaponPriority[10]=goWarHeadLauncher
WeaponPriority[11]=UGBioCannon
WeaponPriority[12]=Saucier
WeaponPriority[13]=M16Silver
WeaponPriority[14]=CybotLauncher
WeaponPriority[15]=ClassGrenades
WeaponPriority[16]=ShockRifle
WeaponPriority[17]=SuperBoltRifle
WeaponPriority[18]=XidiaCarRifle
WeaponPriority[19]=SniperRifle

...that's just from playing with lots of weapons mutators, and there's a lot more than those; I usually manually edit it down to defaults every month or so.

But, if changing auto-switching to stop isn't the permanent fix you want, you could edit yours so that whatever weapons you prefer are the higher numbered ones and wouldn't be overridden by whatever else you picked up.

If you like the enforcer so much, for example, move it from [2] to [9].
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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by Que » Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:58 am

MEAT wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:57 pm
Que wrote:
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:08 am
only way aside from write protecting user.ini to set this to off is..

1. exit server
2. set it through "weapons" setting. (un-tick)
3. close game
4. reopen game

should stay off now.
Actually, you can do the "unclicking" while playing/without exiting game or server.
The problem is if you die during the game...you have to repeat the process.
And every second counts when you're trying to save the world... :rocket2:
This method ensures that it stays off for good 👍😊
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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by OjitroC » Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:45 pm

An alert on setting
[Engine.Pawn]
bNeverSwitchOnPickup=True

After reading this thread I did this and in consequence weapon-holding scriptedpawns spawned with MonsterSpawn in a DM map appeared without weapons. What its wider effects are and in particular what impact it has on other gametypes I don't know. Just thought I would bring this to attention.

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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by TankBeef » Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:02 pm

OjitroC wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:45 pm
An alert on setting
[Engine.Pawn]
bNeverSwitchOnPickup=True

After reading this thread I did this and in consequence weapon-holding scriptedpawns spawned with MonsterSpawn in a DM map appeared without weapons. What its wider effects are and in particular what impact it has on other gametypes I don't know. Just thought I would bring this to attention.
Ah, so that could be why there are two options. One for just player pawns, the other for pawns in general, maybe?

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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by OjitroC » Mon Jan 10, 2022 1:05 am

TankBeef wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:02 pm

Ah, so that could be why there are two options. One for just player pawns, the other for pawns in general, maybe?
Yes, looks like it. I was rather taken aback when I saw the scriptedpawns with no weapons and it took me a while to work out the reason.

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Re: Auto Switch Weapon...HELP

Post by sektor2111 » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:27 am

For games with Monsters I advice you to not mess with "Engine.Pawn" because monster need to switch weapon on pickup or else a SkaarjSniper in a tower goes useless (MH-Kroogar, etc.)