Critical hits should never be 0?

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Glovz, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Glovz

    Glovz Vault Dweller

    Sep 16, 2005
    There is a fix in sfall that is supposed to not allow critical hits of 0 to be displayed when instant death occurs, but I'm not sure that a critical hit of 0 on its own is wrong when instant death does NOT occur.

  2. utunnels

    utunnels First time out of the vault

    Aug 2, 2010
    My opinion, it looks bad, though it is logically OK.
  3. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    If I remember correctly, the fix in sfall is to make critical hits of at least 1 when instant death occurs, right?
    I think "normal" critical hits is fine as it is now, since many of critical hits have "bypass armor" effect. I guess that means I could damage targets under most of circumstances. But I don't know if the effect means ignoring both DR & DT or just DT?

    SHADOW-XIII First time out of the vault

    Nov 19, 2007
    Wouldn't it be better to show 999 damage when instant death is inflicted ?
    Kinda strange killed by ant which hit my-500hp-character for 1hp :D
  5. utunnels

    utunnels First time out of the vault

    Aug 2, 2010
    Off topic.

    Instant kill sometimes looks strange.
    For example, your character with only 50% unarmed skill and 5 strength, kills a professional boxer in New Reno in one hit (that happened to me yesterday).

    'His spine is now visible from the front.'
  6. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Hm, but in some cases it makes sense.
    Hit-Points represents the bodymass; if the throwing knife stabs in your eye, relative small physical damage is done to your body. Except eye and brain, body is untouched (almost all HP's) but death is approaching. :twisted:
  7. chenw

    chenw First time out of the vault

    Jan 2, 2008
    Looks strange, but happens in real life. It doesn't take much to break some's neck if you know what to do, even if accidentally. There are quite a few weak spots in a human body that one could inflict heavy damage, if not death.