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A Tutorial for Counter-Strike: Source

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Hi, this is Porcupine, creating my second tutorial I made this because the other tutorials on this subject were hard to understand (all except one), and got bad reviews, I hope this is the opposite. Ok you will need VTF-Edit You can download from here Step 1: Now what you do, find any picture that is 1024 x 768 or whatever resolution you play Counter-Strike Source in. TIP: You could get a screen-shot from in-game Step 2: Now open VTF Edit. Go to File>Import and navigate to your picture. Click ok to the option box that comes up. Once its imported (that may take a while) it should look squished sideways, thats ok. Now go to file>save as and go to C:/Program Files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/*accountname*/counter-strike source/cstrike/materials/console (you may need to create that folder) and save the file as Background01.vtf Step 3: Now open up Counter-strike Source and stare at your new background. If there is anything wrong with this please post If there is anything good about this please post


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    Detail: The detail is clear and split in to paragraphs and is to a relevant point and does not strive to another topic.
    Usefulness: Useful to certain extents, certainly useful for people who design game back grounds for others.
    Readability: A slight problem of indentation, but I do think this is still a very easy affair, well done for doing such a easy tutorial for people who have trouble reading. To the point and does not contain any slang or colloquialisms(example: ripping - putting data on to dvd/cd.)


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    This is a very good tutorials
    well explained and works
  • 9y
    Explains exactly what to do

    very useful 10/10
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    Pros: Explains exactly what to do in a short and easy way.
    Cons: None, what i know.
    Improvements: Screenshots of process?
    Notes: Very useful for beginners like me :D


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    Finally find tutorial about this and im very proud with my PRON pictures. xD


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    Er... one thing. The link isn't working
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    Thanks Joshh for ripe!
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    Very nice, man :D

    i've been working with PhotoShop in over 2years, so i'm going to make som backgrounds, when my PC is back from repairing xD

    I guess i can save it from PS as png. or jpg., and then open in VTF Edit. :P
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    Notes: very nice tut helps me alot!


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    I finnaly found it! Woohoo! Thumbs up!
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  • 9y
    Nicenicenice! Very useful


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