I decided to rewrite the MediaVP scripts to be more efficient, because they're doing a lot of unnecessary looping every single frame. The flak script is the first one I looked at, and surprisingly it has no effect whatsoever. This is because it only operates on a weapon called Flak Energy, and there is no such weapon defined in any .tbl or .tbm.
Was there originally a weapon called Flak Energy at one point? Or was this a botched attempt to try to use the script on any flak weapon?
This script has been broken ever since its original addition to the SVN repository in 2009, so it's not a case of working at one point and then breaking. Does anyone have an earlier version of the script, or does anyone know who wrote it?
EDIT: Upon further evaluation, the glow effect assigned to the flak, lglow3.dds, has not been included in the MVPs at least as far back as 3.6.12. So this script wouldn't have worked even if it had worked.