|Rate of fire||
Slow to fast
Violet Crystals are stationary alien organisms seen in the alien world Xen. They consist of a triangular purple body attached to a stem from the ceiling. When the player is nearby, they act like a gun turret and fire purple laser beams at the player. They don't pose as big of a threat as other alien creatures. The player is able to destroy them, or simply avoid them. When destroyed, they explode in a blast of purple smoke and leave flesh gibs behind.
Violet Crystals only appear in the floating island featured in the chapter Xen. There are only four present in the entire game.
Behind the scenes
Violet Crystals are made out of brush based entities, including a func_tanklaser tied to an env_laser, which fires laser beams, and a func_breakable as its body. When the body is destroyed, it disables the beams. The laser is configured to shoot at the player only and ignores everything else.
List of appearances
- Half-Life Prima Guide
- env_laser's entity name