How To: Leave Your Mark in Left 4 Dead

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bjtalbot

Thanks for the great how-to!

 I was able to make a spray for left 4 dead...but the same spray doesn't work for TF2..what gives?

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Shaun Rykiss

Glad to hear the how-to was helpful!

Unfortuantely you need to jump through a few extra hoops to import a VTF into TF2. You'll have to manually copy/move the VTF file into the following directory:

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\USERNAME\team fortress 2\tf\materials\VGUI\logos 

Then go back into TF2 and import it from that directory and it should work! I guess it was just an inconsistancy in the infrastructure between TF2 and L4D. Good luck! 

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Rushiku

Why trial winRAR when 7-zip is both better and open source?

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Shaun Rykiss

I simply use winRAR as my default compression tool, but 7-zip works great too and is worth looking into.

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AndyYankee17

yeah, I don't get the world's fasination with rar either

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Svetty Parabols

as long as you save it as an uncompressed .tga, you should be able to get the game to recognize it and load it...but i have been wrong before.

 

Unless you guys are using a *cough* bootleg *cough* copy >: )

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Shaun Rykiss

You are correct, partially at least. You CAN import TGAs, however they must be formatted as a 24-bit RGB or a 32-bit RGBA .tga file. And PNGs are not supported at all. Converting to a VTF is easiest, and if you happen to be making an animated spray you must convert the animation into a VTF. Plus importing an image in-game converts it to a VTF anyway. Thanks for pointing that out though!

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AndyYankee17

very cool, although I'm still a fan of "kilroy was here"

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