Sector type 8, Instant Kill, is a sector type which kills the player instantly upon touching any part of the sector. Unlike a death pit, the player is not just killed when touching the floor, but also in midair. In NiGHTS levels, these sectors do not cause damage in 3D mode due to all damage being disabled; in 2D mode, they cause normal NiGHTS damage.
The instant kill effect was used in Techno Hill Zone Act 3 prior to v2.1, so that the player would die if they jumped too far away from the train. It is also commonly used as "acid damage" in many custom levels. In this context, it is used on a translucent water FOF with a #999999D colormap that fades to #00FF00Z,
GOOP01 flats and
|Type of sector||Behavior|
|In-level sector||Kills players when anywhere inside the sector (not just the floor)|
|Solid FOF control sector||Kills players when they touch the FOF top (sides and bottom are safe)|
|Intangible FOF control sector||Kills players when anywhere inside the FOF|
|Water FOF control sector||Kills players when anywhere inside the FOF|
- Example WAD: ex_st00008_instantkill.wad
- This example WAD can be played in Single Player mode. It uses
MAP01, replacing Greenflower Zone Act 1.
|Sector types – Group 1||[view]|
|Damage • Damage (Water) • Damage (Fire) • Damage (Electrical) • Spikes • Death Pit • Instant Kill • Ring Drainer (Floor Touch) • Ring Drainer (Anywhere in Sector) • Special Stage Damage • Space Countdown • Ramp Sector • Non-Ramp Sector • Bouncy FOF|