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Slightly cooler than a n00b

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21st December 2005

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#1 12 years ago

I got a picture i want to use as a spraypaint on steam half-life. how do i do it?:confused: :uhm:


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#2 12 years ago

theres a few guides on it.. go search.. =]


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#3 12 years ago
theres a few guides on it.. go search.. =]

Would be nice if you actually help instead just saying that.


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#4 12 years ago


There is a program called HL Tag converter. With it you can change the format and save it to the right folder. It should have good insturctions.


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#5 12 years ago

this is the way i did it, first u make a new file in program files, then u save the picture into the file then u start up the game go to the options menu then u go to the import spray option then u keep clicking the back button till your in the program files menu open your new folder and click on your pic and click apply


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#6 12 years ago

There are numerous programs that were created for making spraypaints in Half-life. If you want your picture to be a spraypaint just make sure that the dimensions are divisible by 16, and that the total pixels are no greater than 12288 pixels or the spraypaint will not come out right. Half-life spraypaints also need to have the Half-life color palette, however this may reduce the details of the picture.

In order for a picture to be used as a spraypaint, it must be saved as a Half-life texture in a .WAD file. Steam Half-life requires the .WAD file to be saved as 'pldecal.wad' and also 'tempdecal.wad' in order to work properly for the selected game or mod. Both pldecal.wad and tempdecal.wad need to be placed into the game or mod directory for the spraypaint to work for that game or mod.

For making spraypaints, I generally use Wally, a texture editing program, but there are more programs specific for creating spraypaints. I have found that some spraypaint programs resize pictures with deformed or inproportionate results. I have also found that Wally leaves more details to the picture when applying the Half-life palette. Wally, in comparison to other spraypaint programs, needs the Half-life texture to be manually placed into a .WAD file and would probably be more complicated.

Just be careful when you get your spraypaint to work, adjusting the options in Steam can make the spraypaint automatically be replaced.