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HL2DM Forum :: About this Forum :: Suggestions
Download Xhair?
1 2
Mon 21.Apr 2014, 23:15 Link
Posts: 140
Are there any ways to download a custom xhair without having to download a hud aswell? Reason being I think default hud is best but you need a custom xhair (dot or square) and i always direct new players to here, but i see in downloads that you can only download a hud + xhair :/
Mon 21.Apr 2014, 23:23 Link
Posts: 364
You cant separately download crosshair from current HUDs, but it is not that hard to make default HUD with custom outlined xhair. Learn my comprehensive guide to do it.
Mon 21.Apr 2014, 23:35 Link
Posts: 140
i downloaded my current crosshair from hl2dm university back in the day. it was just a xhair and no hud. It should be an option today still. I think custom HUD's are not good default is best but thats just my oppinion. fancy huds dont help you to learn pro skill and brain, in fact they distract you. All you need is a nice xhair of a dot or square
Tue 22.Apr 2014, 00:01 Link
Posts: 364
So you do not mind about outline on crosshair? It makes things easier. If you want to replace your crosshair with another one all you need is to open halflife2.ttf font with font creator and replace "Q" glyph with the one you want :)
Tue 22.Apr 2014, 05:55 Link
Posts: 72
You can use as reference the one i posted here for xhairs based on fonts : http://hl2dm.net/e107_plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?4572.0#post_4577

@Quaz I Did a small remod of this previous HUD to match more or less of what you are saying and seeking centering on the use of Materials for crosshairs.See Below[Modded Default HUD(Sprite xhair)]:

Modded Default HUDs*DLs updated
1.Modded Default HUDs(Font xhair).

DL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9r4hxlxL-tbeUZ6SmNldWNHTnM/edit?usp=sharing

·Added Surfaceproperties.txt mod
·Red screen fix added(low version from hl2dm.net)
·Slam xhair Sprite disabled
·Default General Hud colors
·Dot xhair outlined, green color (Fonts)
·Beep Sound Disabled 0.0 ms
·Hud Events animations<Default
·Language files integrated at default
·The rest<Default
*Added new DL

Disabling outline(Fonts)

Open with a text editor the file "clientscheme.res" located at
X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2 Deathmatch\hl2mp\custom\my_custom_stuff\resource

Search for those lines:
"name" "HalfLife2"
"tall" "40"
"weight" "0"
"additive" "0"
"yres" "1 10000"
"outline" "1"

Set "outline" "1" to "0"

2.Modded Default HUD(Sprite xhair).


--Same specifications as the first one,changed xhair type:
·Square(def)& Dot(changeable), green color,non outlined,no additive ,100 % centered(Sprites)

DL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9r4hxlxL-tbYTlDSWFTa1VybUk/edit?usp=sharing

Dot.Non outlined.No additive.Pixelated:

Square.Non outlined.No additive.Pixelated:

*This package contains 2 crosshairs working as materials or sprites(vtf,vmt).Square crosshair is set as main but you can change to the dot included in the package or to any other manufactured Material crosshair.

Selecting/Changing a crosshair(Sprites)

For selecting a crosshair follow the next steps:

1.Go to the crosshair directory for material types:
X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2 Deathmatch\hl2mp\custom\DefaultHUDMod\materials\vgui\replay\thumbnails

You will find that a material crosshair is composed of VTF(graphic) and VMT(properties)

3.Edit VMT so it have the same filename as the VTF file,for example:if dot.vtf,set dot.vmt

4.Edit "image" "/x/(path)" to match with your selected xhair in hudlayout.res,that you can find at :
X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2 Deathmatch\hl2mp\custom\my_custom_stuff\scripts.

The xHair element for selecting materials based xhairs is found in the first lines on my package:

"ControlName" "ImagePanel"
"fieldName" "xHair"
"xpos" "c-6"
"ypos" "c-6"
"zpos" "-2"
"wide" "12"
"tall" "12"
"pinCorner" "0"
"visible" "1"
"enabled" "1"
"image" "replay\thumbnails\square"
"scaleImage" "1"

If you want to select a Dot xhair,change "image" adding a existent path for your xhair,for example "replay\thumbnails\square"

5.Edit your VMT with a texteditor for indicating the right VTF file that will work with:

When you edit it ,you will see some properties like this:

"$baseTexture" "vgui\replay\thumbnails\square"
$translucent 1
$alpha 1
$vertexalpha 1
$ignorez 1
$no_fullbright 1
$vertexcolor 1

If we want to select a Dot xhair,change "$baseTexture" adding a existent path for your xhair,for example "vgui\replay\thumbnails\dot"

Changing crosshair size and centering(Sprites)

2nd Method from Sprites Crosshair guide

Go to X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2 Deathmatch\hl2mp\custom\my_custom_stuff\scripts.

Edit Hudlayout.res
"ControlName" "ImagePanel"
"fieldName" "xHair"
"xpos" "c-6"
"ypos" "c-6"
"wide" "12"
"tall" "12"
"pinCorner" "0"
"visible" "1"
"enabled" "1"
"image" "replay\thumbnails\square"
"scaleImage" "1"

-Size and Centering is correlated ,xhair tends to move when changing his own resolution.

For changing the xhair size you can use the folllowing "formula":
"wide","tall" = X(same value for both)
"ypos,xpos= wide:2,tall:2" moving from center "C-"


"xpos" "c-24"
"ypos" "c-24"
"wide" "48"
"tall" "48"

This code is usable too for crosshair based off fonts.

Hope it helps for those who want to use default HUDs in a competitive environment or for those who wants to start editing his own huds from a fixed default package without outdated components, Regards MINO

[ Edited Tue 22.Apr 2014, 13:12 ]
Tue 22.Apr 2014, 07:34 Link
Posts: 715
A completely typical and normal response from MINO.
Tue 22.Apr 2014, 12:49 Link
Posts: 72
Fonts.Building crosshairs on Default Huds

What you need?

·Original Halflife2.ttf,you can get one from:
/hl2/resource dir
Downloading it http://www.dafont.com/es/halflife2.font
Extracting it from hl2mp_pak_dir.vpk with GCFscape tool

·Font Editor,High-logic provides great professional tools for Font management and editing,I find it very suitable tool for editing Source games fonts.
High Logic 6.5 Full K3z Dropbox
Font Crosshair Guide


Open Halflife2.ttf with a font editor.The Editor should show you the list of glyphs that represent each character in-game.

The default crosshair glyph is labeled at "Q"

Open it a new window will show up,where you can edit with freedom in the selected area the font.

*I find useful Importing images Or vector graphics into glyphs,feature that provides us exclusively a professional font editor.For doing that Right click on editing area<Import image<,recommending to set a picture with a white/black background color over the graphic object to represent.

Will recommend to use "antialias" "1"(clientscheme.res<Halflife2 Header) for crosshairs based on detailed shapes,with a non-linear structure

Use the displacement tool to center your crosshair,you can use the the previous crosshair to center it and remove it when the job is done.Highlogic provides various tools for setting Metrics and scripts for centering that u can find useful.

Save As<X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2 Deathmatch\hl2mp\custom\my_custom_stuff\resource as TrueTypeFont .ttf

[ Edited Tue 22.Apr 2014, 12:59 ]
Tue 22.Apr 2014, 17:05 Link
Posts: 140
I appreciate your thorough responses Mino and Derp but some players dont have the time to make their own xhairs. I was just asking for there to be an option in the downloads section of this site to download an xhair without having to download a hud along with it. It should be an option, I advise all new players to take a dot or square xhair and keep default hud.
Tue 22.Apr 2014, 18:31 Link
Posts: 1125
Yeah sure we can do this. We need a pic and the ttf ?! right ?!

Does we have already some xhairs somewhere ? If not, just post me some ... the public upload isn't finish yet :-( so please post ttf and pic, i upload it

Oh i see i have a font editor installed, so i just need working TTF files ... i will make some picture than

[ Edited Tue 22.Apr 2014, 18:37 ]
Tue 22.Apr 2014, 19:16 Link
Posts: 72
I Did a Crosshair Collection including 15 crosshairs packs from different sources including hl2dm.net,added pictures on packs that hadnt. 19 mb ~ Compressed

Crosshair Collection 2shared
CRosshair Collection Google Drive

For seeing Vtf(Sprites) files without installing graphic designer tools install VTFEdit

[ Edited Tue 22.Apr 2014, 19:22 ]
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what it darn ol done do
05.Sep : 14:59
In case anyone hasn't seen this yet :D crazy vid by darksoul https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=67&v=QDnvAlclaF8&feature=emb_title
09.Aug : 15:06
Got my account back so all good now
11.Dec : 11:36
Maybe not Hammarn... Don't want to accuse anyone here. He just send a message to me and I can still see the chat on my phone and he said that it's a scam link.
10.Dec : 23:20
Hammarn hacked my Steam account so don't click on anything which might get send from my account. Also feel free to share this with the others from the community as I have no way to inform you guys right now
10.Dec : 22:21
its a good idea! lets some other replay here for feedbacks

hail ‹JkS›

06.Dec : 20:53
Hi guys! I want to ask if anyone interesting these days in 1v1 cups. I'm ready to donate some prize money. I started it with a discussion on the HL2DM youtube channel, but it ended up with nothing.
06.Dec : 16:34
05.Dec : 23:58
28.Nov : 23:59
no its not dead
long life hl2dm and this community
28.Nov : 22:36
no its not dead
long life hl2dm and this community
15.Nov : 20:59
no its not dead
long life hl2dm and this community
10.Nov : 19:42
Hi guys
06.Oct : 21:55
Can you contact him ?
30.Aug : 12:29
Silla was, maybe Maxtasy is admin too
28.Aug : 16:53
That sounds good :) Whos the admin here ?
26.Jul : 11:45
Maybe we can start a league like we had in CU with weekly matches instead of 1 day cups so teams can play any time in the week?
25.Jul : 11:19
Lets start 2v2 or 3v3 cup soon ?
07.Jul : 17:49
nice old screenshot quaz <3
04.Jul : 20:42
Cool aesthetic video from Artefact !!
03.Jul : 19:41