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shoot <tile number>
shootvar <tile number>
eshoot <tile number>
eshootvar <tile number>
zshoot <zvel> <tile number>
zshootvar <zvel> <tile number>
ezshoot <zvel> <tile number>
ezshootvar <zvel> <tile number>

Causes the current actor to fire the projectile <tile number>.

Commands with an "e" prefix set the gamevar RETURN to the spawned projectile's sprite id.

Commands with a "z" prefix shoot the projectile with a z-velocity of <zvel>. Values for <zvel> can be calculated using the ldist command. These functions are useful for causing an actor to aim vertically at objects other than the player. They are also important to control the vertical aim of hitscan projectiles. In hitscan projectiles, the value works similar to sloped sectors (4096 build units = 45º).

Commands with an additional "var" suffix take gamevars rather than constants or defined labels for their inputs.