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How to create optimized overview [Detailed]

A Tutorial for Counter-Strike 1.6

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Final Release 7y
  • - Image Optimization
![](http://i.imgur.com/kQqyAzG.png "") Very Very Less possibility of getting RGB other then RGB (0 , 255 , 0) [ Green Color ]
In tutorial I will use map de_vangogh for picture example.
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Note : You must run game at 1024x768 resolution.
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1.
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Launch Counter-Strike.

2.
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Open Console with the key "~ or `" ![](http://i.imgur.com/2pTHv9O.png "")

3.
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Type in console
sv_cheats 1

4.
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Launch map by typing in console (I am using de_vangogh)
map yourmapname

5.
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When map load type in console
dev_overview 2
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.
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Take a screenshot with the key F5.
(The screenshot taken can be found at folder "steam/steamapps/common/half-life/cstrike")

7.
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Type in console
dev_overview 1
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.
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Optimizing the Screenshot you took in step 6 with the help of IrfanView
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A.
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Download & Install IrfanView

B.
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Open IrfanView

C.
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Go to File - > Batch Conversion/Rename

D.
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Set Work as: Batch Conversion , Select a directory for output result file

Go to Advanced (Click me)

E.
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Locate the screenshot you took in step 6 , Select it and Click add

F.
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Start Batch

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
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G.
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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
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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
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H.
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Now open the Converted Image in IrfanView the RGB (1 , 255 , 1)

I.
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We are going to replace RGB (1 , 255 , 1) with RGB (0 ,255 ,0) for that

Go to Image - > Replace Color ...

The replace color dialog box pops up .

Replace source color:
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Just Click on the green color part of the overview.
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 and
close

With new color:
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Select the color RGB (0 , 255 , 0) and click ok

J.
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Click on the green color to check if the color is replaced

K.
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Go to File - > Save (original folder) and save as name: mapname (I have used de_vangogh)

Final Step
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Copy/Cut the mapname.bmp and mapname.txt and paste in cstrike/overviews !
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    thank you bro i was searching for this lesson for along time really thank you :)
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    I've done everything the tutorial indicates, but I can't see the overview when I die during games. Any idea what it could be?

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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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    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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