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Better Toolstextures

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by Tumbolisu, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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    Are you annoyed that the block light texture is not transparent?
    Do you hate how some of the tooltextures look?

    'Cus I for sure am. So i modified 'em.

    ------------------- Tumbo's Toolsfix -------------------

    The exact things that this does:
    - Textures -
    - Changing the textures of the most common tools textures
    - They now have a (better) grid
    - NEW! 'Flat' variant, which is just the plain color
    - Materials -
    - ToolsBlockLight is transparent
    - ToolsHint has nocull enabled for better visibility of the cut
    - ToolsBlack does not use any lightmap data

    Here is a picture of the changed textures:

    [​IMG]


    The texture files are optional, so i made 2 VPKs:
    VTFs (Textures): Dropbox
    VMTs (Materials): Dropbox

    ----- Flat Textures -----

    These textures do not have any text, lines, dots... It's just the color!

    [​IMG]
    Note that i added a little bit of noise, so you can actually still "see" it.

    Download of this variant:
    VTFs (Textures): Dropbox


    ----- NEW! Blocker Addon! -----

    Brand new experimental technology! Custom BlockBullets materials and textures!

    [​IMG]

    VTFs+VMTs (Textures+Materials): Dropbox
    WARNING! THIS ACTUALLY REQUIRES TO BE PACKED INTO THE MAP! However, the texture files can be ignored during packing.

    Last Update:
    4. June 2015
    Added the Blocker Addon.



    Please post bugs and suggestions.
     
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    Last edited: Jun 3, 2015
  2. Lenny

    Lenny L2: Junior Member

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    Now this is pretty damn cool.
     
  3. henke37

    aa henke37

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    So you changed the font? I am confused on what you did.
     
  4. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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    I changed the textures of the 10 most used ones to have a (better looking) grid.
    The main thing is that the block light texture is now transparent in hammer and that nobody ever has to func_detail any block bullets brushes.

    I could probably do more, but I don't know what.
     
  5. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    You sure being opaque wasn't what made blocklight work in the first place? 'Cause I tried that with nodraw once and it wrecked my shit.
     
  6. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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    Translucent and func_detailed things no longer seal a map. I also tried making the nodraw texture translucent, which only gave ugly rendering problems in hammer.
    The block light texture does work. My tests haven't shown any problems with lighting.
     
  7. mint onion

    mint onion L3: Member

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    i want to use these but i dont know how to unpack them.

    i use the abs resource pack and you mentioned they aren't compatible with the browser... what does that mean? will they not show up in hammer's texture viewer?

    also, how do i delete my materials/tools? i don't have a tools folder in my material folder.
     
  8. henke37

    aa henke37

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    You don't need to unpack them. Just drop the files in the correct folders, the game will deal with the unpacking for you.
     
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  9. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    great pack, but what on earth made you think the white NODRAW text would look good on yellow? IT BUUURNS.
     
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  10. henke37

    aa henke37

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    But that's how it's always been.
     
  11. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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    They will show up as usual, but the .vmt files will not take effect. Also, with the materials/tools folder I mean the one inside the abs resource pack. Use GCF Scape to extract it and VPK.exe (same location as hammer) to pack it again. (Might take some tries to get it right, make backups)

    I thought that since you know that yellow = nodraw i could just give the text a similar color. I can change it if other people think the same as you.
     
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  12. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    Its not the yellow texture, its the white text. Nodraw by default has black text.
     
  13. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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    I know.
     
  14. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    In that case i would still have to agree that the black text is better.
     
  15. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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  16. Tumbolisu

    aa Tumbolisu  I ⌄ I 

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  17. sevin

    aa sevin

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    When I try to download the flat textures, I get a downloading error I think. It downloads fine, but when I try to copy or extract the vpk, it says I have an unspecified error.

    [​IMG]

    You also have some link formatting errors in your post.
     
  18. Skorly

    Skorly L1: Registered

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    thx m8 :D
     
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  19. Ynders

    aa Ynders absolutely gormful

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    I hope you realize there's a button under every post for you to thank them. It's pretty unnecessary to make a post every time you find something useful.
     
  20. radarhead

    aa radarhead Level 20 "Mapper"

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    But it's still nice to put it into words.