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[MOD] Gain random perks each round

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 9:24 am
by sapheriel
I've been working for a while now on cleaning up and learning the Receiver source code, and thought I'd try making a mod for it.

The idea behind this mod is to give the player a random perk each round providing a slight advantage (or handicap!), hopefully changing how they approach the game a little bit. The title of the perk you've received is display in the upper left when you spawn and then fades out.

The mod is by no means complete, but I've implemented 12 positive perks so far. Their names are:

1850 PSI
Short Sleeves
Pocketful of Shrapnel
Déjà Vu
Slow Day
The Unseen Bullet is the Deadliest
Consumer Grade
Glacial Stare

You can read the source code to find out what they do, but I think it's more interesting to just play and figure it out for yourself.

Speaking of source code: I haven't been able so far to get in contact with anyone at Wolfire to talk about licensing for distribution, so for now I can only distribute the mod through the source code on Github. (
You have to use the latest version of Unity 4, since I can't figure out how to port the game to version 5.

I hope you enjoy it!

Plans for the future:
More perks!
UI to let you customize the mod in-game
Bug fixes & Performance improvements to the base game (I have a separate branch just for this, so you can enjoy these without the mod)

Re: [MOD] Gain random perks each round

PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 5:24 am
by SteelRaven7
Cool mod idea!

I've been talking Receiver mod distribution with David in the past, and I'm pretty sure he said it's OK to distribute the receiver executable file without the data content for mods, which should work fine so long as the mod is code only. You should try contacting him on the IRC to double check this though.

Re: [MOD] Gain random perks each round

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 8:03 am
by MattShea
This is awesome! Saw the devlog and they're hoping you can make an executable for the mod. I'm thinking of trying it out for my Youtube channel. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Re: [MOD] Gain random perks each round

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am
by sapheriel
Whoops, I forgot to subscribe to this topic.

There were some things I wanted to fix/clean up in the scene files and level geometry, but I guess I can skip that. I'll definitely give it a try and hope a minor version mismatch is not a problem.

Re: [MOD] Gain random perks each round

PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:55 pm
by Thatguysowl
How can i install this mod?
It looks interesting and i want to try it out but i cant get it to work.

Re: [MOD] Gain random perks each round

PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:23 pm
by WynterFoxx
As Thatguysowl said, how do we install this mod?