External TF2 Health Bar

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  1. invertMASA

    invertMASA L3: Member

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    I just set up ambilight for my PC, and im in love with it! But then, I got an idea. With WS2801 LED's, Would anyone know where I could start on learning how to set up the LED's to pretty much emulate my health bar in game. So Picture this, haveing two rows of LEDs behind your monitor, One side for your health, and the other ammo. Would be pretty awesome, yeah?
     
  2. Zed

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    Pretty sure that setting your keyboard up to do that would end up getting you VAC Banned.
     
  3. Fantasma

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    How on earth would that get you vac banned
     
  4. invertMASA

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    Would be nothing to do with my keyboard, Would be to strips of LEDS mounted on the backside of my monitor, and just be a copy of my health and ammo bar. But yeah I bet messing with them files would do that, So there goes that Idea haha.
     
  5. Zed

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    It involves external software reading the game's memory. It's similar to the way a lot cheats work.
     
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    I suppose you could build a custom HUD that displays the health and ammo as relatively small bars, and then program Ambilight to only echo those specific pixels, when TF2 is running and in focus.
     
  7. YM

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    Bingo. Steve has it.
     
  8. Zed

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    ^This.