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Old 03-11-2008, 05:27 AM   #1
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Fix for blurry loading screens(map makers & players alike)

Don't you hate it when you go to a new custom map and their loading screen looks like pure crap? I know I do, and here's how to fix it, and also how to not mess things up for you map makers out there.


Anywho, to fix the blurriness of your loading screens, simply download a program called VTFEdit:

http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=149

Once downloaded, open your loadingscreens directory like this:



You will now see the icon has changed to match that of the VTFEditor software, and you can simply double click whichever VTF files you want to open, and they will open with it.

Once you've got your first loading screen open, click the image tab if it isn't already highlighted, then there are 2 options to check off, and ONLY 2:



Save the file, restart Fortress Forever, and you can test this out by creating a server and going to the map you wanted, and now everything is all set. No more blurriness.

Map makers, the same applies to you when you make your maps. Just use those 2 check boxes in VTFEditor and those should work just fine.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:01 AM   #2
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Thanks for that. I almost certainly have to do this.
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At last. Thx for that.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:24 AM   #4
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For the better.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:42 AM   #5
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If you check the non-blurry vtfs with that tool, they are all using "nice filter". Maybe that's all you need to use instead of doing 2 checks?
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:25 PM   #6
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It is designed for typical .vtf creation and viewing and does not contain the advanced features found in VTFEdit. Nonetheless, it can be a useful tool for creating simple .vtf files.
I prefer VTFEdit simply b/c of that, but I guess if you are just changing the vtf's to not be blurry that would be ok...Also I was totally there when he did that!
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:37 PM   #7
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I dont understand this thread. this never happens to me. I have never joined a map and had the loading screen be blurry. It is probably resolution or something.
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:21 PM   #8
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Can't say I have ever noticed blurry loading screens either?
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Old 03-11-2008, 04:33 PM   #9
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ff_startec has an example of this, its when your resolution is smaller than 1280x1024 I guess ;x
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I use 1600 X 900 resolution. There is a difference as far as the loading screens go if you compare custom map loading screens with official map ones.

If you look at most of the official maps in VTFEditor, they have those 2 items checked off.

I don't think you have to remove the Nice Filter, but those 2 have to be checked to remove the blurr for ME. I know a few others have the same issue so I made a topic.

All custom maps I had to add those. Once I get home, I'll change a few of them back and post a few screenshots of before and after.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:08 PM   #11
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No blurry here either. I just tried out a few resolutions and all looks good for me. All of my loading screens use nice filter, but I can start adding the other stuff pretty easily when I save in Photoshop if need be.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:39 PM   #12
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if you have Low Texture Detail/Medium, it happens. man, so i can create VTFs/VMTs this way instead of text files?! OH YEA!
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I prefer VTFEdit simply b/c of that, but I guess if you are just changing the vtf's to not be blurry that would be ok...Also I was totally there when he did that!
Haha yes this is true, VTFEdit has three or four vtf options that the photoshop plugin doesn't..options I've never used. VTFEdit is great for editing existin materials properties and if you don't know how to write vmt's by hand!

The Photoshop plugin is great if your making new materials and know how to quickly write vmt's!

Both are great, Nemisis is our savior!
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Lol totally agree!
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its not based on your resolution, its on your texture detail. to all those who havent seen this, change your texture detail to low and join a server with congestus, startec, session, etc.

btw im linking to this in the "all your mapping needs" thread because this is something that more people need to do. gg kube.
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exactly what i said


same thing happens when you have a Chapter Selction Menu if you dont take out the mipmaps or w/e
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i make it a habit to only skim through your threads, and im sure most other people do as well. if i say it, they will actually read it
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ill just respond with the usual "..."
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i make it a habit to only skim through your threads, and im sure most other people do as well. if i say it, they will actually read it
I know I do!
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I'll admit I been doing the same
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