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How to create overview for CS 1.6 map

A Tutorial for Counter-Strike 1.6

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Steps to creation overview

In tutorial I will use a map fy_snow for picture example.

Follow next steps: ==================

1.
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You must run game at 1024x768 resolution

2.
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Start game and type in console
    sv_cheats 1
3.
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Type in console
    map yourmapname
4.
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When map load type in console
    dev_overview 2
instantly the map overview will show up

Should look like this:



5.
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Take a screenshot and save it in 8bit BMP or 24bit TGA picture format

6.
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Type in console
    dev_overview 1
that will display in console overview description informations for your map

Should look like this:



7.
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Create a text file with description information's and name it same like your map name

Should look like this:



8.
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Save files in your cstrike/overviews folder

Note:
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You can use default file form some map and just replace the necessary digits of you map.

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  • TheScaryGuy avatar
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    I found a great video on making mini-maps 
    https://youtu.be/Kldeqfu64p0

    You could search YouTube for 
    [GoldSrc] Creating A Mini-Map Overview (DoD 1.3, CS 1.6, Half-Life)
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    The tutorial is too short and misses important things :
    • How do I change the height of the overview image to f.e. See the pathes under a roof?
    • What happens when the background doesn't stay an exact green after converting in 8 bit, but something like 0 255 20?
    • What could I do when the borders of the map get a greenish tink due to color fading (That's exactly a problem I ever have to deal with!  It looks ugly when there are these green borders)

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    Something's wrong with this tutorial.

    The Z Origin and the Height will be the Z Max. If you are using Photoshop, convert the image into Indexed Mode, then save as .bmp (8 bits/pixel).

    Making a minimap overview for the map? Watch this video.

    Image editor used in the video: GIMP

    This applies on Day of Defeat, Half-Life, and Condition Zero maps.

    I have tested and it works.

    I just have make an overview for css_dust2_go and css_train_go.
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    I want to zoom out but the overview command won't save
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    Thank you.
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    Thx for the helpfull tutorial.
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    > **Posted by Tobbit** > How will I know the Height for the .txt file? You don't need to know height for text file.
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    How will I know the Height for the .txt file?
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    Both ways work
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    > **Posted by Arman Ossi Loko** > Nice work man. TNX Man! :]
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