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weapons:special:unique:ghettoblaster

Ghetto Blaster

Starting in the late 1970s, portable music players capable of producing sound at very high volumes (known as “boomboxes”) appeared on the market and quickly became popular with urban youth. This led to the slightly-derogatory slang term “ghetto blaster” being coined to describe these devices, as well as to advocate for their banning from public spaces.

At their most basic, these devices typically featured an AM/FM radio and either one or two cassette decks. For the kids out there, a cassette is a type of physical media format that housed a reel of magnetic tape inside a protective plastic shell. Sound was recorded onto the magnetic tape and could be played back in linear order by the machine.

The joke of a ghetto blaster being an actual weapon was stolen from the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights, and its forced dancing effect is heavily inspired by the Dubstep Gun from the 2013 videogame Saints Row IV. Thematically, it would've been more appropriate for this weapon to play hip-hop music, but I figured disco was a better match for the base-game dance moves.

Parts Used

I started with the base game ham radio mesh and rearranged the pieces to fit the TwoHandLauncher animation set. I then replaced the front face with the faceplate from the vintage radio, placed a holotape behind the glass, and added the handle from the Missile Launcher.

Perks and Challenges

The following properties, perks and challenges apply to this weapon:

Usage Notes

This weapon produces strobing lights!
If you are sensitive to epileptic seizures, consider avoiding this weapon.

The dancing effect lasts for 60 seconds and does a final -1000 points of Fatigue damage when it wears off.

Procurement

This weapon must be purchased from Dr. Quarton, and cannot otherwise be obtained without console commands.

Credits

“Disco Sting” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

“Ether Disco” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

“Stringed Disco” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Ghetto Blaster
Effects -5 Fatigue damage per second for 60 seconds
Force dance
Requirements
Strength 5 Skill Energy Weapons 50
Ammunition
Ammo Type Microfusion Breeder
Capacity 1
Ammo Use Per Shot 1 Regen Rate 80
Attack Stats
Base Damage 0 DPS 0
Damage Per Projectile 0 # of Projectiles 1
Crit Damage 0 Crit % Multiplier x0
AP 55 Min. Spread 0.0
Limb Damage Multiplier 0.1 Rate of Fire 1
Other Stats
Weight 15 Value 5000
Item HP 50 Sight FOV 40
Repair N/A (Must be repaired by vendor)
FormID ##FE0039
Weapon Mods
N/A
GECK Data
Animation Type TwoHandLauncher
Hand Grip DEFAULT
Attack Animation AttackRight
Reload Animation ReloadG
Noise Level Normal
weapons/special/unique/ghettoblaster.txt · Last modified: 2022/12/30 09:20 by mc_tammer

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