How to create optimized overview [Detailed]

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In tutorial I will use map de_vangogh for picture example. ============================================================ Note : You must run game at 1024x768 resolution. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. == [Launch Counter-Strike.](http://i.imgur.com/p0MEHfR.png "") 2. == Open Console with the key "~ or `" ![](http://i.imgur.com/2pTHv9O.png "") 3. == [Type in console](http://i.imgur.com/L7VKQJc.png "")
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4. == [Launch map by typing in console (I am using de_vangogh)](http://i.imgur.com/vGpy4fh.png "")
map yourmapname
5. == [When map load type in console](http://i.imgur.com/KeEwQIV.png "")
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instantly the map overview will show up (Adjust the view accordingly with the help of keys w,s,a,d and right&left click) Should look like this: 6. == Take a screenshot with the key F5.
(The screenshot taken can be found at folder "steam/steamapps/common/half-life/cstrike") 7. == Type in console
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that will display overview information of your map in console Should look like this: Create a text file with information and name it same like your map name Should look like this: Note : You can use default overview .txt file of any default map and just replace the necessary digits of your map/rename the .txt file. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Optimizing the Screenshot you took in step 6 with the help of IrfanView ======================================================================= A. == Download & Install [IrfanView](http://www.irfanview.com/ "") B. == Open IrfanView C. == [Go to File - > Batch Conversion/Rename](http://i.imgur.com/vt0Io0Z.png "") D. == [Set Work as: Batch Conversion , Select a directory for output result file](http://i.imgur.com/fCDVFCr.png "") [Go to Advanced (Click me)](http://i.imgur.com/XjYyCFW.png "") E. == [Locate the screenshot you took in step 6 , Select it and Click add](http://i.imgur.com/rUWu4mj.png "") F. == [Start Batch](http://i.imgur.com/2lqy1Ec.png "") Note : Only Follow the below steps if the green color in the converted image does not show RGB (0 , 255 , 0) else skip to final step == G. == Go to the output directory Note : Sometimes During Batch Conversion the Green Color in the overview RGB (0 , 255 , 0) Changes to RGB (1 , 255 , 1) or (4 , 255 , 4) its totally random == Note : It is necessary to replace the RGB (1 , 255 , 1) with RGB (0 , 255 , 0) otherwise the green color will be visible in the overview == H. == [Now open the Converted Image in IrfanView the RGB (1 , 255 , 1)](http://i.imgur.com/KSvcACT.png "") I. == We are going to replace RGB (1 , 255 , 1) with RGB (0 ,255 ,0) for that [Go to Image - > Replace Color ...](http://i.imgur.com/btAMYky.png "") The replace color dialog box pops up .
Replace source color: ================================================= [Just Click on the green color part of the overview.](http://i.imgur.com/8I6p9Jd.png "")
There is some problem in IrfanView the RGB code doesn't get updated when you click on the green color (source) for that
[click on choose](http://i.imgur.com/TKUz5If.png "")
and [close](http://i.imgur.com/Z4PXlvI.png "") With new color: ============================================= [Select the color RGB (0 , 255 , 0) and click ok ](http://i.imgur.com/rcJ2kpj.png "") J. == [Click on the green color to check if the color is replaced ](http://i.imgur.com/CYrqVpF.png "") K. == Go to File - > Save (original folder) and save as name: mapname ([I have used de_vangogh](http://i.imgur.com/YQKnd7P.png "")) Final Step ========== Copy/Cut the mapname.bmp and mapname.txt and paste in cstrike/overviews !

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    Can somebody help me , i do the things how they are say in the tutorial i write in cosole first sv_cheats 1 then map 15 (this map is mine i haven't make any overwiews) then i write dev_overview 2 nothing is happening then i press F5 then i write dev_overview 1 and nothing is showing in the cosole some ideas how to fix this or somebody to help me !!
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    > **Posted by KaranMohadkar** > > **Posted by SteelKat** > > > Could you provide a way to do it in CS:GO aswell? it'd be great. :) > > never played csgo , since my pc is not capable of running it :P > > so i cant ! mine too bro, i havent bought new graphics card since it was bought in the year 2006
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    > **Posted by KaranMohadkar** That was not what I was telling.

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    > **Posted by SteelKat** > Could you provide a way to do it in CS:GO aswell? it'd be great. :) never played csgo , since my pc is not capable of running it :P so i cant !
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    Could you provide a way to do it in CS:GO aswell? it'd be great. :)

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    thanks for this! i can never get my stupid overviews to work -__-

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    > **Posted by Harris** > You could also post this in sickix's tut so he can update it. i saw sickix tut but i dont think he ever wanted to update it someone also posted about a mistake in that tut but he never updated/fixed it (sickix ignored) + this is extension to it , it covers about optimizing the image that is size reduces to 700-800 kb :) + Corrections in sickix tut
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    You could also post this in sickix's tut so he can update it.
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    > **Posted by Ring-A-Ding Rampage** oh please post your awesome and outstanding explanation here so others can see and tell me if i missed anything ! or make me understand your concept which is out of the world ! -- let me tell what you are telling ! you are saying that zoom in the parts of map and take pics of small , small parts and then combine them with photoshop etc... each small image you take will be like 1024x768 (Dimension) and when you will join them it will be a very big image ! you will re-size the whole to 1024x768 and what are you going to get is the same .bmp in the example above or maybe more poor quality! also you need the zoom , origin , z maximum , rotated etc.. information which you can never get if you use that method ! please correct me if i am wrong !
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    Fak it, I don't know how I missed the images. This is really dumb behavior on my part. So yeah, this tut still gets an 8 because there are more intermediate steps in making an overview. I'm not going to explain myself any further. I tried explaining in your profile and you did not get the point. ._.

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