WEAPON/Initialize

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{{Bug|Issue=2732|This is sometimes not called clientside. You can work around this by setting a variable in Initialize and check if it exists in {{HookFunction|WEAPON|Think}}. See the example below.}}
 
{{Bug|Issue=2732|This is sometimes not called clientside. You can work around this by setting a variable in Initialize and check if it exists in {{HookFunction|WEAPON|Think}}. See the example below.}}

Revision as of 16:19, 30 November 2019

 WEAPON:Initialize( )

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Description

Called when the weapon entity is created. Template:Entity will be always NULL at this point, because the weapon is not equpped by a player or NPC at this point. Use WEAPON:Equip if you need the owner.

BUG

This is sometimes not called clientside. You can work around this by setting a variable in Initialize and check if it exists in WEAPON:Think. See the example below.

Issue Tracker: #2732

BUG

This is not called serverside after a quicksave.

Issue Tracker: #3015

Examples

Example

Sets the weapon hold type to SWEP.HoldType.

function SWEP:Initialize()

	self:SetHoldType( self.HoldType )

end


Examples

Example

Fixes the function not being called clientside.

function SWEP:Initialize()
	self.m_bInitialized = true

	-- Other code
end

function SWEP:Think()
	if (not self.m_bInitialized) then
		self:Initialize()
	end

	-- Other code
end


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