Gauss Gun
Bouncing a beam off the floor.
Weapon Type Submachinegun
Ammo Type SMG1
Damage 10 - 100
Damage Type SHOCK
First Found… N/A
Model v_/w_smg1.mdl

Description Convars Keyvalues Flags Other Weapons


weapon_gauss is the entity name of SMOD's adaptation of the tau cannon / gauss gun seen in the Half-Life2 beta.

Primary Fire: Fires a quick gauss blast. In this mode of fire, beams can be bounced off surfaces if shot at the right angle.

Secondary Fire: Charges up the gauss blast. The longer the secondary fire is held, the more devastating the blast will be. This mode of fire can penetrate walls and other obstacles to some degree. Expect to be kicked back quite a bit.


  • sk_plr_dmg_gauss <integer> ( Default: 10 )
    Sets the damage that an uncharged shot from the player will deal.
  • sk_plr_max_dmg_gauss <integer> ( Default: 100 )
    Sets the damage a fully charged shot from the player can deal.
  • sk_max_smg1 <integer> ( Default: 225 )
    Sets the amount of rounds the player can carry for this weapon.


  • targetname <string>
    Assigns the entity a targetname, used by other entities to refer to this entity. Can be shared by other entities.
  • origin <X Y Z>
    Sets the position of the entity within the world. See Coordinates.
  • angle <X Y Z>
    Sets the angular positioning (Pitch, Yaw, Roll) of the entity.
  • model <string>
    Sets the model of the entity.
  • fademindist <float>
    Sets the distance at which the entity model starts to fade. (0 : use fademaxdist)
  • fademaxdist <float>
    Sets the maximum distance at which the entity model is visible. (0 : don't fade out)
  • fadescale <float>
    The scale factor that gives some control over fading. Using 0 turns off the forced fade values.


Except where noted, flags are OFF by default.

  • 1 : Start constrained. (Prevents model movement)
  • 2 : Reserve for NPC.
  • 4 : Not throwable by the Gravity Gun.

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