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Old 10-14-2008, 10:05 PM   #1
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[TUTORIAL] Custom HUD Colors

Well. You clicked it, so here I go. This tutorial allows you to modify the color of your HUD, with your choice of colors. The MAPNAME and ROUND TIMER are NOT affected by this.

EXAMPLES:
ORIGINAL


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Tools Needed: Lets see what you will need to modify your HUD colors:

-NOTEPAD (yes thats it )

Step 1: Locate your ClientScheme.res and open it with Notepad. It should look something like this.
(should be located in "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\SourceMods\FortressForever\ resource" )

*NOTE* This is just a small portion of the whole file. Your ClientScheme.res will be larger than this.

Code:
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Fortress Forever scheme resource file
//
// sections:
//        Colors            - All the colors used by the scheme
//        BaseSettings        - contains settings for app to use to draw controls
//        Fonts            - list of all the fonts used by app
//        Borders            - description of all the borders
//        CustomFontFiles        - defines fonts to be loaded which are not part of the system
//
// P.S. Advise you turn off wordwrap xP
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Scheme
{
    /////////////////////////// COLORS ///////////////////////////
    Colors
    {
        /////////////// HUD Colours ///////////////
        "HUD_Tone_Bright"        "225 235 255 235"
        "HUD_Tone_Default"        "199 219 255 215"
        "HUD_Tone_Dim"            "199 219 255 120"
 
        "HUD_BG_Bright"            "109 124 142 185"
        "HUD_BG_Default"        "109 124 142 115"
        "HUD_BG_Dim"            "109 124 142 50"
 
        "HUD_Surface_Bright"        "82 92 104 210"
        "HUD_Surface_Default"        "75 85 95 200"
        "HUD_Surface_Dim"        "75 85 95 50"
 
        "HUD_Border_Bright"        "255 255 255 255"
        "HUD_Border_Default"        "245 245 245 230"
        "HUD_Border_Dim"        "245 245 245 50"
 
        "Hud_Status_Bright"        "255 255 255 255"
        "Hud_status_Default"        "109 124 142 200"
        "Hud_Status_Dim"        "109 124 142 100"
 
        "ArmorIncColor"            "255 220 0 255"
        "ArmorLowColor"            "255 0 0 255"
        "ArmorDmgColor"            "255 0 0 255"
 
        "HealthIncColor"        "255 220 0 255"
        "HealthIncAbove100Color"    "0 255 0 255"
        "HealthLowColor"        "255 0 0 255"
        "HealthDmgColor"        "255 0 0 255"
 
        /////////////// VGUI Colours ///////////////
        "UI_Tone_Default"        "199 219 255 255"
        "UI_Tone_Dim"            "109 124 142 115"
        "UI_Tone_Dark"            "75 85 95 115"
 
        "UI_BG_Highlight"        "225 235 255 45"
        "UI_BG_Dim"            "0 0 0 165"
        "UI_BG_Dark"            "0 0 0 90"
 
        //"UI_Slider_Text"        "127 140 127 255"
        "UI_Slider_Text"        "0 255 0 255"
        "UI_Slider_Nob"            "108 108 108 255"
        "UI_Slider_Track"        "31 31 31 255"
        "UI_Slider_DisabledText1"    "117 117 117 255"
        "UI_Slider_DisabledText2"    "30 30 30 255"
 
        /////////////// Team Colours ///////////////
        "BlueTeamColor"            "56 100 171 196"
        "RedTeamColor"            "188 0 0 196"
        "YellowTeamColor"        "202 173 33 196"
        "GreenTeamColor"        "68 144 65 196"
 
        /////////////// Misc. Colours ///////////////
        "Red"                "255 0 0 255"
        "Yellow"            "255 255 0 255"
        "Blue"                "0 255 0 255"
        "Cyan"                "0 255 255 255"
        "Green"                "0 255 0 255"
        "Magenta"            "255 0 255 255"
 
        "White"                "255 255 255 255"
        "Black"                "0 0 0 255"
 
        "Blank"                "0 0 0 0"
 
        "Normal"            "109 124 142 115"
        "Dark"                "50 50 50 180"    
    }
 
    /////////////////////////// BASE SETTINGS ///////////////////////////
    BaseSettings
    {
        HudItem.Foreground        "HUD_Tone_Default"
        HudItem.Background        "HUD_BG_Default"
 
        "FgColor"                "HUD_Tone_Default"
        "BgColor"                "Blank"
 
        "Panel.FgColor"                "HUD_Tone_Default"
        "Panel.BgColor"                "Blank"
 
        "BrightFg"                "HUD_Tone_Bright"
 
        "DamagedBg"                "Blank"
        "DamagedFg"                "Red"
        "BrightDamagedFg"            "Red"
 
        "ZoomReticleColor"            "Green"
 
        /////////////// Weapon Selection Colours ///////////////
Step 2: Define your custom HUD Color Names.
I am going to use 2 different colors, and add them to the very top of the list. My first color will be the new HUD Background Color, I will call it HUD_CUSTOM_BG. My second color will be the new HUD Trim and Font Color, I will call this one HUD_CUSTOM_TRIM.

Step 3: Define your custom HUD Colors. This must be done in RGBA color code. Which basically means
"RedColor GreenColor BlueColor AlphaColor(Transparency)"
Each color must be defined by a NUMBER , 0 - 255. Here is a link to a very nice RGB wiki article that gives plenty of color codes in [R G B] format.
RGB WIKI

Now Alpha is simple. 0 will be Completely Invisible. 255 will be a Solid Color

I have decided that I will make my HUD_CUSTOM_BG - Black And my HUD_CUSTOM_TRIM - White


Code:
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Scheme
{
    /////////////////////////// COLORS ///////////////////////////
    Colors
    {
                   ///////MY CUSTOM COLORS///////
        "HUD_CUSTOM_BG"          "0 0 0 115"
        "HUD_CUSTOM_TRIM"          "255 255 255 215"
 
 
 
                /////////////// HUD Colours ///////////////
        "HUD_Tone_Bright"        "225 235 255 235"
        "HUD_Tone_Default"        "199 219 255 215"
        "HUD_Tone_Dim"            "199 219 255 120"
Step 4: Apply your custom colors. Scroll down to the BASE SETTINGS section and replace the default color names with your Custom Hud Color Name.

Code:
/////////////////////////// BASE SETTINGS ///////////////////////////
	BaseSettings
	{
		HudItem.Foreground		"HUD_CUSTOM_TRIM"
		HudItem.Background		"HUD_CUSTOM_BG"
		
		"FgColor"				"HUD_CUSTOM_TRIM"
		"BgColor"				"Blank"

		"Panel.FgColor"				"HUD_CUSTOM_TRIM"
		"Panel.BgColor"				"Blank"
		
		"BrightFg"				"HUD_Tone_Bright"

		"DamagedBg"				"Blank"
		"DamagedFg"				"Red"
		"BrightDamagedFg"			"Red"
		
		"ZoomReticleColor"			"Green"

Step 5: Save and go check that shizzy out.
Here is an example of the finished product I walked you through.
BlackBG-WhiteTrimAndFont ClientScheme.res

And here is an original. Just in-case you decide to jack things up and need a new one.
Default ClientScheme.res

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Old 10-14-2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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Nice tutorial
You also have changed your HUD font correct?
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Nice tutorial
You also have changed your HUD font correct?
Yes i have. Hopefully i can make one for that too. Only problem is you need a font editor to do it
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:30 PM   #4
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screenshot examples, pl0x kthx.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:51 PM   #5
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Yes i have. Hopefully i can make one for that too. Only problem is you need a font editor to do it

free?
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:10 AM   #6
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Thats the problem. I got a free trail when i did mine.

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I think there are free versions of FontCreator, maybe older versions.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:00 PM   #8
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GJ.

Speaking of the HUD, was the team coloured HUD intended to be bolder that the default? Because it doesn't look as good.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:17 AM   #9
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I just downloaded the custom file you provided, and changed the transparencies a little and my hud broke

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/905/ff2fort0000.jpg

check the top, beside the red flag.

any ideas?
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:49 AM   #10
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never saw that before. it works without editing the alpha?
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:00 AM   #11
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Say, will this kick me on sv_pure servers?
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:02 AM   #12
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Not to my knowledge. Maybe Scuzzy would know?
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Is the o-t server the only sv_pure server in FF?
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please explain it
i don't understand
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:19 PM   #15
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Explain what? The post above talkin about sv_pure? Or how to custom your HUD color? If its the HUD color its explained as best as it can be in the very first post.
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How can i change ammo and grenade colors?

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