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This function sets a custom weapon flags, used to change how it behaves or finds a possible target to shoot.

[[{{{image}}}|link=|]] Note: Do not confuse this function with setWeaponProperty. Although setWeaponProperty works with player-held weapons and custom weapons (in a limited extent), this function does not work with player-held weapons.


bool setWeaponFlags ( weapon theWeapon, string theFlag, bool enable )

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Method: weapon:setFlags(...)
Counterpart: getWeaponFlags

Required Arguments

  • theWeapon: the weapon element to set the flag of.
  • theFlag: the weapon flag to change (all of them can be true or false):
    • disable_model: makes the weapon and muzzle effect invisible or not.
    • flags: configures the flags used to get where the gun shoots at. They are based on processLineOfSight's. You have to specify all the eight flags for the function to succeed. These flags are (by order):
      • checkBuildings: allows the shoot to be blocked by GTA's internally placed buildings, i.e. the world map.
      • checkCarTires: allows the shoot to be blocked by vehicle tires.
      • checkDummies: allows the shoot to be blocked by GTA's internal dummies. These are not used in the current MTA version so this argument can be set to false.
      • checkObjects: allows the shoot to be blocked by objects.
      • checkPeds: allows the shoot to be blocked by peds and players.
      • checkVehicles: allows the shoot to be blocked by vehicles.
      • checkSeeThroughStuff: allows the shoot to be blocked by translucent game objects, e.g. glass.
      • checkShootThroughStuff: allows the shoot to be blocked by things that can be shot through.
    • instant_reload: if enabled, the weapon will reload instantly rather than waiting the reload time until shooting again.
    • shoot_if_out_of_range: if enabled, the weapon will still fire its target beyond the weapon range distance.
    • shoot_if_blocked: if enabled, the weapon will still fire its target even if it's blocked by something.
  • enable: whether to enable or disable the specified flag.


Returns true if all arguments are valid and the flags where changed; false otherwise.


This example creates a minigun that will kill any player who approaches the center of the map, no matter if he takes cover or not.

local function setupDeadlyWeapon()
    local weapon = createWeapon("minigun", 0, 0, 10) -- Create the minigun
    setWeaponTarget(weapon, localPlayer, 8) -- Set the weapon target to the head of the local player
    setWeaponFlags(weapon, "flags", false, false, false, false, false, false, false, false) -- Allow the weapon to shoot through everything
addEventHandler("onClientResourceStart", resourceRoot, setupDeadlyWeapon)


Minimum supported server n/a
Minimum supported client 1.3.0-9.04555

Note: Using this function/event requires the resource to have the above minimum version declared in the meta.xml <min_mta_version> section. e.g. <min_mta_version client="1.3.0-9.04555" />


See also