ZNine ProComp

Features:

  • Left hand melee unit based on the Delta Kamachi tachi
  • Right hand shotgun optimised for short range combat
  • CCS Enhanced Damage
  • High detail, low lag, optimized scripting for best possible performance under all conditions
  • Free updates for life
  • Animated and with sounds
  • Voice command (channel 5)
  • Gestures included (sheath, unsheath, ccs enhanced)
  • Customize color of the bracers (7 color choices)
  • Two sizes supplied for larger or smaller avatars, each resizable for exact fitting
  • Web based documentation


Quick start instructions

Quick start instructions

  1. Rezz the box, open it and copy the contents to inventory.
  2. Find the folder called '[Delta]ZNine ProComp v2.2'
  3. [For the larger model] Wear the objects called 'ZNine ProComp v2.2 (Left-L) & ZNine ProComp v2.2 (Right-L)' - attaches to the left and right Forearms respectively.
  4. [For the smaller model] Wear the objects called 'ZNine ProComp v2.2 (Left-S) & ZNine ProComp v2.2 (Right-S)' - attaches to the left and right Forearms respectively.
  5. Activate the gestures in the folder.

Manual

  1. What's in the box
  2. Left hand unit (melee)
  3. Right hand unit (ranged)
  4. Voice commands
  5. Resizing
  6. Hints and tips

1. What's in the box

In the folder you have unpacked you will find

  • a pair of weapons marked L for larger avatars
  • a pair of weapons for smaller avatars
  • a set of gestures to simplify operation of the weapons
  • a notecard with a briefer version of this page
  • a pose stand in case you want to resize or refit the weapons

It isn't necessary to wear both of the weapons; you may wear one or the other. However CCS users should note that the left hand weapon may not be used or attached in combination with any other CCS enhanced melee weapon.

The weapons gestures and voice commands are pre-set to Channel 5. Should you change this, the gestures will need to be modified to reflect the new channel. All voice commands referred to in this manual assume the default channel of 5

The update script is in the right weapon. If you only use the left one you should occasionally wear or rez one of the right ones to check for updates.

2. Left hand unit (melee)

The ZNine Left is powered by the tried and true Delta fusion battery, mated with the same charged particle blade system of the Kamachi Tatsu-Tachi sword. When activated, the blades internal processor block will determine which of the 5 Power Levels is most suitable for the wearer.

This however does come at a cost as the particle field is impossible to contain completely, residual radiation does unfortunately backspill to the user, therefore there is a corresponding STAMINA cost to the wielder per charge cycle, so be careful if you decide to power up the blade...

POWER LEVELS ARE ASSIGNED AUTOMATICALLY BY THE BLADE AND WILL DEPEND ON THE CCS LEVEL OF YOUR AVATAR

As you attain higher levels, the blade will automatically unlock higher levels of power for your use, to best realize the benefits of this weapon you need to assign points into your STRENGTH stat. This truly is a weapon that grows in power as you grow in strength.

Power levelCCS levelsAdded damageCost
11 - 10525 STAMINA
211 - 201050 STAMINA
321 - 302075 STAMINA
431 - 4030100 STAMINA
541+40125 STAMINA

Added damage decreases 1 for every two swings until the damage output is back to normal.

Stamina steal converts some of the damage dealt out into a stamina gain for you. It works like this: for 1 in 6 successful hits, a random chance of 65% of the damage caused to your opponent is converted into stamina for you.

Remember, these effects only apply when the particle field is ON. Not activating the charge will allow normal use of the blade without any enhancement or negative effect, sheathing the blade will also deactivate the charge cycle.

To unsheath the blade you may either:

  • Left click on the bracer
  • type /5unsheath in chat
  • hit the F9 key to engage the gesture

To sheath the blade again type /5sheath in the main chat or hit the Shift-F9 key to start the gesture.

To engage the enhanced CCS charge cycle type /5scharge in the main chat or hit the Control-F9 key to engage the gesture.

3. Right hand weapon (ranged)

The ZNine Right is powered by the tried and true Delta fusion battery, with the resulting energy pulse in this case spreading in a shotgun style pattern.

This effect was achieved by defocusing the emitter coil assemblies and bouncing the beam through successive magnetic loops inside the barrel, this has the end result of an extremely powerful short range expanding blast, it should be noted though at ranges over 50m, both accuracy and power diminish sharply.

Due to the extremely high energy loading and the compact size of the device, only 3 discharges are possible before the reloading sequence is engaged.

To make the weapon ready to fire you may either:

  • Left click on the weapon
  • type /5arm in chat
  • press the F10 key to engage the gesture

To fire the weapon, arm it, enter Mouselook by clicking on the 'mouselook' icon or pressing the M key while the main chat is disabled, and click the left mouse button. To exit Mouselook, press your Escape key or press the M key again.

To deactivate the weapon again, type /5safe in the main chat or hit the F10 key to start the gesture

The weapon has a 3 round capacity (magazine) which is reloaded either manually by typing /5reload in chat, or using the supplied gesture (Shift F10) This weapon will auto reload when its empty.

Right hand parameters

Bullet capacity3
Pellets per round9
CCS damage per pellet4 LIFE+4 MELE*
Linden damage per pellet100
Time between shots0.75 secs
Time to reload an empty weapon3 seconds
Effective range of weapon50m

* Because of multiple collisions and other physics issues you should not expect the total damage to register.

4. Voice commands

Right hand
armMakes ready the weapon for firing
safeMakes the weapon safe
helpSends you the manual
reloadReloads the weapon
ccsbSets the bullet for CCS SIMS
ldbSets the bullet for Linden Damage
rresizeResizes the right bracer
Left hand
sheathDraws the blade
unsheathSheathes the blade
schargeActivates CCS enhancement
swayonTurns on the swaying combat ready animation
swayoffTurns off the above animation, leaving a static pose
lresizeResizes the left bracer
Both hands
colorChanges to the required color, choices are: white, red, blue, green, grey, yellow, pink

5. Resizing

The bracers cannot be resized in the editor as they are no mod. However, you may adjust the size using a menu. For this it is best to wear just one of the weapons at a time.

Wear the weapon you want to resize and say /5lresize or /5rresizein chat. A menu of options appears: either choose the amount by which you want to increase or decrease the size, or select Reset to restore the weapon to its size when shipped. The menu reappears until you select Done.

Resizing the weapon may slightly change its shape. The blade prim in particular is already as thin as a second life prim can be, and so it will get no thinner. You must judge what looks acceptable. A lower size limit has been imposed to prevent the weapons being shrunk to the point of invisibility.

6. Hints and tips

Mouselook Zoom:

Zoom in mouselook - Invaluable for distance work, press Ctrl-8 to zoom out, Ctrl-0 (zero) to zoom in and Ctrl-9 to reset it to normal. The zoom factor WILL mean the difference between hit & miss on far away targets. You get up to 13x nearer...

Note: Stand still and use single shot for sniping, it's a lot more accurate

Don't forget to Ctrl-9 when done, it's really weird doing anything in normal mode at 13x zoom.

Draw Distance:

From your Client's menu, pick Edit > Preferences, go into 'Graphics', look for 'Draw Distance' and change this value to up to 512m for those far away targets. Just don't forget to change it back to the original value when you're done, as it takes a lot of machine resource to draw all the objects in a 512m wide area.


Change log

v2.3
  • CCS API 2.5
v2.2
  • Adjusted left hand level and damage levels
  • Added resizer
  • Added web documentation
  • Adjusted damage levels on left hand and made absolute and not percentage
  • Adjusted levelling table and added an extra point at 40
v2.1
  • Upgrade to CCS API 2.3d
v2.0
  • Re-optimised the CCS Scripting for greater efficiency
  • Compiled in Mono
  • Added the Stamina Steal CCS enhancement
  • Updated to the latest API
  • Amended the animation and sound timings to better match the new CCS melee delay, and to avoid the Linden 'too many sounds' bug
  • Fixed melee animation priorities to over ride AO's during combat
  • Made no mod to comply with new CCS API rules
v1.0
  • Release

Thanks to Dwayne Oliva for advising on revised damage levels and to Delta test pilots for testing.