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A_DamageTarget (int amount [, string damagetype [, int flags [, string filter [, string species [, int src [, int inflict]]]]]])
Damages the calling actor's target by the specified amount. Negative values heal the target, instead.
- amount: amount of damage to inflict. Use a negative value to heal.
- damagetype: the type of damage to inflict. Default is None.
- flags: the following flags can be combined using the | character between the constants names:
- DMSS_FOILINVUL — the actor is damaged even if it is invulnerable.
- DMSS_AFFECTARMOR — the actor's armor is not ignored when being damaged.
- DMSS_KILL — kills the actor. For this to have an effect on invulnerable actors, DMSS_FOILINVUL has to be passed, as well.
- DMSS_NOFACTOR — the affected actor's damage modifiers, if any, are ignored.
- DMSS_FOILBUDDHA — the buddha effect is ignored when dealing the damage.
- DMSS_NOPROTECT — the affected actor's protection powerups, if any, are ignored.
- DMSS_EXFILTER — inverts the case of the class name filter; the calling actor's target is only damaged if its class name does not match the value passed to filter.
- DMSS_EXSPECIES — inverts the case of the species filter; the calling actor's target is only damaged if its species does not match the value passed to species.
- DMSS_EITHER — the calling actor's target is damaged if either of its class name or species matches the values passed to filter and species, respectively.
- DMSS_INFLICTORDMGTYPE — ignores the specified damage type, and instead, uses the damage type of the actor doing the damage (inflictor).
- filter: the actor class to damage. The calling actor's target is only damaged if its class name matches the specified filter class. Default is "None".
- species: the actor species to damage. The calling actor's target is only damaged if its species matches the specified species filter. Default is "None".
- src: Indicates the actor pointer responsible for dealing the damage. A monster dealing the damage should use AAPTR_DEFAULT, and missiles should use AAPTR_TARGET (so monsters can identify missiles belonging to their owners and infight with them). Default is AAPTR_DEFAULT.
- inflict: The actor doing the actual damage. By changing this, the actor's flags upon the pointed actor are taken into account instead of the calling actor's own.
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