Star Post Activator

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Player activating a Star Post in a Circuit map without touching it. The sector with the dark green flowers has a Star Post Activator effect.

Sector type 4096, Star Post Activator, is a sector type which automatically activates any Star Post in the affected sector once the player enters the sector. This allows players to activate Star Posts without touching them directly. This special is commonly used in Circuit maps to ensure that players cannot accidentally skip a Star Post. However, it can also be used in Single Player maps.

Because the game only associates Star Posts with the in-level sectors they are placed in, the effect cannot be normally used with FOFs. To work around this, place a Star Post inside the FOF's control sector and give it the same Angle as the in-level Star Post. This way, the Star Post in the control sector is activated when the player enters the FOF and the in-level Star Post activates along with it.

Type of sector Behavior
In-level sector Activates any Star Post in the sector when the player enters it
Solid FOF control sector Activates any Star Post inside the control sector when the player enters the area above the FOF top
Intangible FOF control sector Activates any Star Post inside the control sector when the player enters the FOF
Water FOF control sector Activates any Star Post inside the control sector when the player enters the FOF

Samples

Sample 1

Example WAD: ex_st04096_starpostactivator.wad
  • This example WAD can be played in Single Player mode and Race mode. It uses MAP01, replacing Greenflower Zone Act 1.

Sample 2

Example WAD: ex_st04096_starpostactivator_fof.wad
  • This example WAD can be played in Single Player mode and Race mode. It uses MAP01, replacing Greenflower Zone Act 1.

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