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Phivex

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The function takes two entities. When I pass it two players to find out what the distance between the two are when one is killed, it returns a float. I could be what seems like 10 feet away from the victim when I kill them, and it may say 127.XXXX.  The comments don't specify the type of measurement, though 10 feet would equate to 120 inches, so maybe it's a measurement for virtual inches?
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Re: What Type of Measurement does GEUtil.DistanceBetween() Return?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 07:08:24 AM »

In Source, 1 unit = 0.75 inches. You can read more about dimensions in the Source engine in this article.
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Re: What Type of Measurement does GEUtil.DistanceBetween() Return?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 07:32:48 AM »

Awesome! Thanks for the info and reading material. I'm definitely new to working with the Source engine, so it'll help.
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Re: [Solved] What Type of Measurement does GEUtil.DistanceBetween() Return?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 10:29:45 AM »

You really shouldn't think of it in terms of real-world dimensions. Its a unit, nothing more nothing less. Just get comfortable visualizing what 100, 500, and 1000 units looks like in game and go from there.

Good reference points: Players are 72 units tall and 12.5 units in diameter, Floor-to-ceiling heights are generally 128 units.

So if you want something to happen within 10 "player widths" away, simply put in 125.
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