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How to make custom crosshairs using Gimp 2.6 and XWE 
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Make your shape with the pencil tool, make sure you use black. If you need to use the eraser tool, make sure you have it set to "Hard edge".


You can now antialalize it with grey, You might want to make the background white, but the background should be on a different layer so you can remove it when finshed.


Ok, now we're almost finished, we only have to crop it now. Hold Shift and press O to select the "Select by Colour Tool". Untick "Anti-aliasing" and "Select transparent areas". Push Threshold to the max (255.0). Now click on the crosshair (Not around it)


When it's selected holding ctrl, press X then V then click on "Create new layer". Now, delete that old layer. Then go Image > Fit Canvas to Layers.


Now save it as XHAIRB<Insert any number here>.png, I'll use 8, that makes XHAIRB8.png. I don't know if these settings actually have to be this, but it works.


Now open XWE. If you use vista or windows 7 then right click XWE and click "Run as Administrator". Then it will say random bullshit, just accept. Make a new wad, File > New.

Then Entry > Load. Click on your crosshair png file.


Drag your crosshair to where it should be, here
It should say "This entry ("XHAIRB8") has been modified. Save changes?" Click Yes.

Ok, let screenshots do the talking.




Open up the wad. If the name of the crosshair was XHAIRB8 then type in console: "Crosshair 8".

Now you're done 8D


Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:42 am
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I figured out how to change the crosshair in 97d using some custom aliases and binds, because there wasn't a real menu for that back then.

Simple but effective tutorial, thanks.


Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:02 am
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You can also use paint and XWE. Just recolour the background to 247 in XWE. Crosshairs should only have 3 colours: 0 for black, 101 for see-through black (grey). 247 for the background.


Edit: I fixed a mistake.


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Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:19 am
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Crosshairs actually allow alot more tints than only 1, 101 and 247. I made a crosshair that's basically nothing than a line that 'fades' out more at the ends.


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Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:26 am
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Does this tutorial make crosshairs that don't reverse on you in custom palette wads like UDMX and IGPack? I have 2 crosshairs that I switch between with binds, the other one is just a reverse color.


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Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:54 am
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I tested all the crosshairs I gave to DTD in Software as well and they all worked; There's nothing true of what you said, Blox.


Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:22 pm
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In Gimp 2.6



Ingame


Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:19 pm
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Nice tutorial, I finally finished my crosshair that allows me to judge grenade distances.
(Looks like but if you want one, make it yourself.)


Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:52 pm
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Cool tutorial, This helps me in making my own instead of using Skulltag's Crosshairs. (Not that there is anything wrong with them, :-)


Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:35 pm
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Awesome tutorial!

Thanks for posting this!Now i can make my own crosshair!


Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:31 pm
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Hehe, no problem. It would be cool if you posted screenshots of your new crosshair's in action.


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Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:53 am
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I already sent it to DTD one day, I'll just upload it here then.

http://www.speedyshare.com/files/202338 ... xhairs.wad
Dunno if the link still works, it's quite old.


Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:39 am
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Just click on the text for the download.



Again, nice to see someone explaining how to make custom crosshairs.


Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:48 am
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I would never use that in Deathmatch since it blocks most of the view.


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Here's a few of mine.



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