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Beta-Style TF2 Effects

A Work In Progress for Team Fortress 2

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Finished! 24d
  • Addition Added Beta Concrete Decals, Beta Grenade Launcher Particles & Thirdperson Minigun Muzzleflashes
This will be the Final Release version. Stay tuned for more!
Beta 5 25d Addition2 Adjustment BugFix Beta 4 26d Addition Beta 3 27d Addition BugFix
This attempts to restore and or recreate the Beta Effects for Team Fortress 2. 

A lot of Team Fortress 2's particles and effects changed throughout development. Some used Half-Life 2 particles (blood), some modified Half-Life 2 particles (explosions) whereas others were created from the ground up (Teleporter/Muzzleflashes/Minigun Casings). The Beta Lighting was also very different, resembling J.C. Leyendecker's work more than the final game.

  • Add Thirdperson Beta Minigun Muzzleflashes Done!
  • Add Sentry & Grenade/Stickybomb Launcher Muzzleflashes Done!
  • Add Beta Explosions Done!
  • Add Beta Minigun Casings Done!
  • Add the Beta Player Lighting Done!
  • Add Beta Flamethrower Flames Done!
  • Add Beta Cloak Effects Done!
  • Add Beta Grenade Launcher Particles Done!
  • Add Beta Concrete Decals Done!
  • Add HL2-Style Blood Impact Effects Done!
  • Add Beta Rocket Trails Done!
  • Add Beta-Style Teleporter Effects Done!


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    So when are you going to post the full release on this page?
    Uh, hi.
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    Reminds me A LOT of the cartoonish particle effects, but unironically this fits with the game more than they do. Great work, Sandvich! Can't wait for more mods with this quality! :D
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    Does this work on Valve server or is it restricted like other particle effects ?
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    could you do a Version without the explosions? i have the explosions off and this mod interferes with my no-explosion mod, i like the rest but i don't wanna the explosions :)
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    Hello, I love this mod, but I noticed an issue with the Heavy, if I start firing and stop, but keep my gun revved then the firing effect stays on
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    Done, and done right.
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    access_time 26d edit 25d
    Is this only supposed to work with the stock minigun or something? (for me) It only works for stock. I tried using the iron curtain and any other minigun and it was the default muzzle flash.
    Also, the flame particles don't work, at all. Once again, not that the flames are invisible which happens with some mods like brutal team fortress for example, but it's replaced with the default flames. I downloaded the latest version and they just don't work.
    Edit: Nevermind, the stock minigun is now broken also. The bullets are coming from the center of the screen and it constantly plays the near-miss bullet sound effects. Every other minigun is fine but doesn't have the muzzle flash
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    This is 

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    Ok cool account for exploring
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    Axisez Joined 4mo ago
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    Works in valve servers which is amazing I was wondering could you possibly make more muzzleflashes work like this one?

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    access_time 27d
    Will be using this in a few moments, good job!
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