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Installing Sprays

A Tutorial for Team Fortress 2

How to install sprays in TF2

Ok, for those of you who have tried to use a spray in TF2 and realised it doesn't work, here is a simple method which I'm using to import my own sprays:
  1. Find your image, the sizes must be power of 2 and the final file size must not exceed 512kb.
  2. Download VTFedit.
  3. With VTFedit, Import your own .JPG,.BMP, etc... and convert it to a .VTF file (Valve Texture File)
  4. Now place the .VTF file in: (your dir)\Steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\tf\materials\VGUI\logos
  5. To fix the quick view appearing blank copy the same .VTF also in: (your dir)\Steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\tf\materials\VGUI\logos\UI
  6. In game, go to the options and click import the spray and browse for it in the \logos folder (not the UI folder!) and validate. (this will create a VMT file near your VTF)
In summary; your .VTF must reside in the last \logos and also \UI folder where you copied it manually, then don't forget to do the step 5, the spray now appear correctly in the list, I have tested to spray it in game and it works fine. If you have any problems please let me know in my profile.
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  • 1 question why not just do it like this, I don't get why you would use .vtf except for gifs.
    While making this comment I realized that you probably mean valve severs (which I haven't tested with this yet) but I'll leave this here for people like me.
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    Posted by SaneShadows

    Will this work with animated .vtf's?
    Yes it will i have made it work with my animated gif file

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    Th3Ph03n1x3xe Joined 5y ago
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    Instructions unclear, got my d*ck stuck in my Disk Drive. But in all seriousness, great tutorial, but I'm confused at the validation part. I copied the .VTF file to the UI folder, but it's still blank. Do I need to put the UI folder in logos? Or in the VGUI folder? Any help would appreciated! Thanks :D!
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    Since a few months my sprays have stopped working. I didnt change the size of my sprays or my editing system. Can someone help me?
    Buckle Your Pants
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    This tuts is a pile of fucking dog shit on a Monday morning. Make this tut better. Thanks -Anonymous
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    > **Posted by MPMDavies** > **Notes:** > > - will .rar files work if not how do i convert it You need to open the .rar archive and extract the image from it. Then do what the guide tells you.
    [Insert Phrase Here], Dammit!
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    Will this work with animated .vtf's?
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    > **Posted by legobreaker88** > **Cons:** > > - this dosnt tell you where to put the sprays Did you, at least, read the whole thing?
    What are you lookin' at?
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  • **Cons:** - this dosnt tell you where to put the sprays
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    **Notes:** - will .rar files work if not how do i convert it
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