I'm making a map where you work with the combine against the rebels. Everything is working pretty smoothly, however I am unable to get the rebels to start a battle automatically.

I have the enemy rebels hiding behind the corner of a wall, which is out of sight of the player and unreachable without noclip (there is an invisible wall that stops only the player). I have got something which is meant to trigger the battle, however the rebels do not seek the player or the combine. In the past to start battles to test the AI nodes and such, I have had to noclip past the wall and shoot one of the rebels (or allow them to see me) which then lets the spawning and battle happen.

I'm wondering how I can set a trigger that tells the rebels to start spawning and trigger the battle, bringing them all out of hiding. One important thing to note is that the player is a standard soldier, so they cannot be prioritised as a target for the rebels to shoot.

I know a little about Standoffs, however I do not have full knowledge.

PS if it helps, this map is being tested in HL2, but will be used in GMod.

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    Try asking this at: gamedev.stackexchange.com
    – Riley
    Commented Sep 6, 2017 at 6:31
  • I don't think you need the Standoff for that. AFAIK you could just trigger npc_maker / npc_template_maker.
    – dly
    Commented Sep 6, 2017 at 7:57
  • Hmm, strange... I have dominated the Hammer tag with (I think) four other questions, and no one cared to put those on hold... PS Thanks @dly, you always got my back for Hammer! I'll have a bit more of a look later, it's been a while since I have worked on the map and I have to check all that. Commented Sep 6, 2017 at 11:17
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    I don't see a reason to close this question. It's a legit question within the scope of the hammer tag and sounds more technical than it actually is. If it's OT why do we even have that tag?
    – dly
    Commented Sep 6, 2017 at 12:18
  • Oh, this question got closed... even though it is on topic, uses a tag relevant to the question, and based upon the upvotes, it seems like people could use an answer. Huh. Commented Oct 1, 2017 at 1:50


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