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previous editions: movementscript, hudcrosshair

This edition is about reducing some visual clutter. If you are serious about TF2 you are likely already playing in -dxlevel 80 with some kind of horrible fps config. There is more work to be done.

In the wild-west days of particle mods, there was a stack of things you could do to decrease the visual noise of TF2. Explosions could be reduced to a barely visible puff, projectile trails made less obtrusive, hitscan weapon tracers could be team-coloured, and various others.

I spent a weekend learning how to work the particle editor and then weeks afterwards fine-tuning almost every particle effect in the game. Many effects could be represented with fewer particles than stock and still look almost as good. It gave almost 20% more fps in spammy situations, given that particle physics are one of the many things that the Source engine weighs down the CPU with.

Then came the less-than-legit stickybomb mods.

About this time I was invited to the TF2 Competitive Beta and I made a large effort to get particle mods locked down, despite having put so much time into customising them. However, there was always one particle effect that I could never locate, and ended up squashing in a different way.

You know when you fire a hitscan weapon at a surface and all that dirt and shit flies out? Well I searched through all the .pcf files, including the ones from the generic source engine gcfs. After a long and fruitless search, I thought to myself, if different surfaces produce a different colour/effect when fired at, certainly the game must keep track of what each textures impact effect should look like?

Eventually I came across /scripts/surfaceproperties.txt, which was exactly that. Each type of surface is given a "game material index". Things like clip brushes and skies use a special "I" index to indicate that the effect should not be used on them. A quick search/replace later and byebye smokepuffs.

VIDEO FOOTAGE

So here's the file. Place it in your tf/scripts folder and enjoy more fps with less visual clutter.

Oh man I'm just getting warmed up here.
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Old 24-08-2010, 23:33
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great final video there.
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Old 25-08-2010, 09:25
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By the time PVH gets bored of this, 80% of Aus TF2 players will have an identical setup.
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thanks for this.
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hay pofohoot i use all of ur settinz y am i still bad scoot xD NOTSERIOUSFUCK
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hay pofohoot i use all of ur settinz y am i still bad scoot xD NOTSERIOUSFUCK
Gotta put your aimbotz on kaiza! :P :|
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Tanks for nerd info, nerd.
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whats that sorry cant hear over the sound of you being b&
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haha man this is awesome
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is this supposed to be saved as a .txt file?
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