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What are your crosshair settings?

I'm having alot of trouble with CSS lately. Trouble as in I completely suck! Now I don't know if it's just me, I can't shoot to save my life, or if others are a little bit dodgy. I mean, every server i go on (dust2, occasionally office), there is atleast 1 person who I really don't think is playing without cheats. I don't know if they are or not, i'm guessing they aren't cheating but the kills they are making on me seem impossible. A kill I don't understand is how I can see someone across the map. I am standing still, slightly strafing with an M4, they are crouching with AK47. I am taking burst shots (2-3 shots, let recoil fade off, shoot again), he is just holding down his mouse button and spraying like hell. It ends with him getting a headshot and me getting about 20 damage on him. What is with that? I don't understand it because when I get an AK47 and crouch and spray, I hardly get a hit and they kill me. It's like I just cannot control the aim of my bullets. I will make up a short video of what I mean, because they seem ridiculously impossible in my point of view. I'm thinking maybe it's my crosshair. I recently changed the color and it is fantastic in the tunnels, but elsewhere it's useless. Only a small part of de_dust2 is tunnel, so it doesen't do very much for me. I can hardly see my crosshair most the time, and not one colour works well. Here are my settings. cl_crosshairscale 5000 cl_crosshairalpha 1000 cl_crosshaircolor 1 cl_crosshairusealpha 0 It's just tiny. I'm using 1024x768 screen resoloution. I just found a tutorial on how to make your crosshair thicker, but is this allowed? I want to learn to play like everyone else, not have an advantage. What are your crosshair preferences? What settings do you use?

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    Cl_crosshairscale 5000
    and the colour is Pure White :)
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    cl_crosshairscale 1490 does the job for me just perfect
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    How the hell do you see that on a dust map? Unless, you don't play dust.
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    Posted by ToySoldiers

    How the hell do you see that on a dust map? Unless, you don't play dust.


    The whiteness is so white you can see way better then a black/red croshair.

    i recomend it

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    If you want to use a custom crosshair color, I'd suggest using purple - works on every surface except when there are textures missing (purple&black) it's a bit tricky.
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    Which cl_crosshaircolor is white? Also, whats your opinions on the tutorail for making crosshairs thicker.
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    Posted by ToySoldiers

    Which cl_crosshaircolor is white? Also, whats your opinions on the tutorail for making crosshairs thicker.


    its a vmt file. or vmf.
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    There are skin packs (located in GUIs) that make your crosshairs custom colored. You can also then make it manually by modifying files in the pack and re-coloring them
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    I use about 3000, and light blue.
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    I can't find the custom crosshair colors. Anyone find them?
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    link

    apparently they were in the sprites section.. :o
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    Thats why I couldn't find them. Thanks.
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    Posted by ToySoldiers

    cl_crosshairalpha 1000
    cl_crosshairusealpha 0


    Those above just cancel each other out... It should be :

    cl_crosshairalpha 255 ( 255 is the maximum )
    cl_crosshairusealpha 1

    Anyway, mine are :


    cl_crosshaircolor "5"
    cl_dynamiccrosshair "0"
    cl_scalecrosshair "1"
    cl_crosshairalpha "255"
    cl_crosshairusealpha "1"
    cl_crosshairscale "2000"
    crosshair "1"
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    I get that too, you take a couple of pot shots at them they all hit and you do sod all damage, then they take one AK hit to your head.... Dead.

    Really pisses me off, but then again some CSS players spend day and night on these games so its inevitable.
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    Why does everyone use such small crosshair. Mine is just a tad bit smaller than the default small crosshair you can set from the options menu D:
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    Posted by Metalliknot

    Really pisses me off, but then again some CSS players spend day and night on these games so its inevitable.


    They also use pr0 configs that ensure there hits register better.

    Posted by Suckage

    Why does everyone use such small crosshair.


    People think its cool :P
    Nah.. seriously... mine is just how I like it, try 2000 out tbh, on a 1600 x 1200 res its more than perfect.
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    Posted by Suckage

    Why does everyone use such small crosshair. Mine is just a tad bit smaller than the default small crosshair you can set from the options menu D:


    I just can't stand big crosshairs :(
    Games like BF2142, STALKER, and CoD drive me crazy with how damn big the crosshair is.

    Just makes me FEEL in-accurate, of course it doesn't make me inaccurate.

    Just personal preference.
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    I like having no crosshair. It's like playing hardcore mod constantly. A challenge.
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    Posted by Suckage

    Why does everyone use such small crosshair. Mine is just a tad bit smaller than the default small crosshair you can set from the options menu D:


    I just can't stand big crosshairs :(
    Games like BF2142, STALKER, and CoD drive me crazy with how damn big the crosshair is.

    Just makes me FEEL in-accurate, of course it doesn't make me inaccurate.

    Just personal preference.

    I agree. I can't stand having a big crosshair either. It makes me feel really inaccurate too.

    Are configs actually any good to use? I mean, my FPS is alrigjt. When I go ingame in a min, i'll see what it averages at. Not sure about reg, if it's any good. Probably not, because like I said, they make some impossible kills on me, yet I do exactly the same but I die.
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    I suggest you use solid crosshairs if you aren't already.
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    What you mean solid?
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    Posted by sssnake

    I suggest you use solid crosshairs if you aren't already.


    I think he means :


    cl_dynamiccrosshair "0"
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    Solid as in not transparent.
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    Posted by sssnake

    Solid as in not transparent.


    cl_crosshairalpha "0"?

    I USE THAT! I FEEL ACCEPTED!
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    Posted by ToySoldiers

    Are configs actually any good to use?


    Copy and paste these commands into your autoexec.cfg :


    // Rates
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    cl_cmdrate "100"
    cl_updaterate "100"
    rate "25000"

    cl_interpolate "1"
    cl_interp "0.01"
    cl_interp_ratio "1"
    cl_smooth "1"
    cl_lagcomp_errorcheck "1"
    cl_lagcompensation "1"
    cl_smoothtime "0.01"

    sv_unlag "1"
    cl_resend "6"
    cl_pred_optimize "2"
    net_maxfragments "1280"
    cl_timeout "30"
    cl_predictweapons "1"
    net_maxfragments "1280"


    Above are the optimal rates, guaranteed and proven to give you better reg.
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    The rates aren't for everyone are they? I'm on a 2MB Virgin Media DSL connection. I usually use

    rate 18000
    cl_cmdrate 40
    cl_updaterate 40

    How do you use that custom crosshair color? I've placed the files in the VGUI folder, but now what?
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    Bump.

    Does anyone know how to actually use the custom crosshair colours?
    suckage: Purple is pretty bad aswell. Hard to see in places. Light purple or dark purple?
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    Bump again?

    I did have the thick red crosshair. It was fantastic, I never lost where it was. I disconnected from the server and was afk for a while, I came back to join another and it's thin red again. How do you make it permanent? Translucent is off.
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    What commands? I've put the dynamicrosshair, scale, alpha, usealpha and color in my autoexec.
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    Which is what? The thick crosshair is a sprite, and has .VTF and .VMT files. I don't think you can perform an exec on those or similar can you? It's loaded with the game I believe.
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    I use the thick white crosshair from one of the pack in CSS Sprites section. Then I set it to crosshairscale 10000. I have a 22".
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    My crosshairscale is 7500
    And I made a quick toggle button to change the colour from a custom black to red.
    Toggle button is very useful.
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    I downloaded a Thick Crosshair pack by biohazard, and it doesen't even work. The other one works, but turns off after a while. Does anyone know exactly how to use a thick red crosshair permanently?
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    Cl_corsshairscale 3500 is the max, It doesn't get any smaller. So the people saying that they have it at 100000 or 5000 it doesnt matter. Anyways heres mine!

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    Posted by TheAssMan

    Cl_corsshairscale 3500 is the max, It doesn't get any smaller. So the people saying that they have it at 100000 or 5000 it doesnt matter. Anyways hears mine!


    I notice a difference between 5000 and 7500. I guess it depends on your resolution.
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    Cl_crosshairscale 3000 = win
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    I use cl_crosshairscale 1600 and at resolution of 1280x768, teh colour is green and its translucent and its quite small but I think it has the perfect balance between visibilty and accuracy. I usually play on sv_pure enabled so custom crosshair colour packs don't work on them.
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    So sv_pure servers stop my thick red crosshair from working? It's weird because one server it works, another it don't. Then I joined another and it was thick and black. The cl_crosshaircolor was set to red but the crosshair never changed color.
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    Cl_Crosshairscale 30000 30,000 FTW =]
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    Cl_crosshairscale 9999 :D
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    For me i use cl_crosshairscale 20000. My screen resolution is 800x600 pixels and i use the normal red colour for me.
    Its only herd to see it on custom maps like surf_leet_xl_beta due to the red walls ect.
    It works for me but it's just another opinion.
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    Posted by ToySoldiers

    The rates aren't for everyone are they? I'm on a 2MB Virgin Media DSL connection. I usually use

    rate 18000
    cl_cmdrate 40
    cl_updaterate 40

    How do you use that custom crosshair color? I've placed the files in the VGUI folder, but now what?

    :O how the hell do you play like that? must be like running through jelly. up cmd and update to 100 and rate to 20k+

    i use red crosshair at cl_crosshairscale 1200. its not small so that you can't see it, but not big enough to impair your aim.
    i used to have a white crosshair, but the leagues are a bit funny about them....

    oh and if you're stuck with burst fire on guns like that and don't have a clue about controlled spraying, then you're a noob :D
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    I use cl_crosshairscale 2000-best one

    as for the color, it's default green.
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    I use auto just like most pros, but it's your choice of selection, just because you have a friends config who is a pro doesn't mean you'll be good at it.
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    Unless you already have the clan tag [R] before your name, before you came and asked us :D
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    I used to use cl_crosshairscale 9999 until i realized that it was pretty much playing with no crosshair. then i went to 2000 by recommendation of a player who i thought to be pretty good(he was a pub star. terrible in scrims). it was good but i had difficulty seeing the crosshair cause of its color. i never felt like testing colors so i just went to the small size crosshair in options.
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    They can kill you is because they know how to control their spray/weapon, and remember to practise a lot, preferably deathmatch server....
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    Cl_crosshairscale 13371337 takes some getting used to. But Now that ive used it it ownsss
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