Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

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Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by Mantha065 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:15 am

Hi. I'm trying to find mods that add more crosshairs. I haven't had any luck yet, so I also tried making them, using this guide I found here
(viewtopic.php?t=444), but it didn't work.
Can anyone either show me where to download custom crosshairs, or tell me how to make my own?

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by sektor2111 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:01 am

Crosshairs are located in UTX texture files and their activation/deactivation is saved in User.ini file like here:

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[Engine.HUD]
HudMode=0
Crosshair=13 //current crosshair

[Botpack.ChallengeHUD]
bUseTeamColor=False
FavoriteHUDColor=(R=0,G=8,B=16,A=0)
CrosshairColor=(R=0,G=16,B=0,A=0)
HudScale=1.000000
Opacity=1
StatusScale=1.000000
...
...
CrosshairCount=14 //0 - 13
CrossHairs[0]=Botpack.CHair1
CrossHairs[1]=Botpack.CHair2
CrossHairs[2]=Botpack.CHair3
CrossHairs[3]=Botpack.CHair4
CrossHairs[4]=Botpack.CHair5
CrossHairs[5]=Botpack.CHair6
CrossHairs[6]=Botpack.CHair7
CrossHairs[7]=Botpack.CHair8
CrossHairs[8]=Botpack.CHair9
CrossHairs[9]=Chairs_Ns.Chair_Ns
CrossHairs[10]=Chairs_Ns.Chair1_Ns
CrossHairs[11]=Chairs_Ns.Chair2_Ns
CrossHairs[12]=Chairs_Ns.Chair2_L_Ns
CrossHairs[13]=Chairs_Ns.Chair3_Ns
CrossHairs[14]=
CrossHairs[15]=
CrossHairs[16]=
CrossHairs[17]=
CrossHairs[18]=
CrossHairs[19]=
FontInfoClass=Botpack.FontInfo
Resolution can be seen in stock crosshairs - which can be used as new resources for modified crosshairs added in other UTX texture files.

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by Mantha065 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:13 am

Sorry, I wasn't very descriptive in the first message. I made the crosshair, converted it to pcx, and activated the file, followed the steps to the letter, but in the game, the last crosshair in the selection is invisible. I can't actually see it. Even in a match it doesn't show up.

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by sektor2111 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:35 am

Crosshair is UTX not PCX, PCX is the "source-code".

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by Mantha065 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:06 am

I converted it to pcx, then imported it to Unreal Editor and I guess stuck it in a utx file. Have a look at the guide I put in the first post, I guess I'm not 100% sure what I was doing, but I followed that step by step.

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by UT Sniper (SJA94) » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:34 pm

I did make a poor tool to create some basic ones, including a tutorial on how to import them.

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14372&p=126298

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by Mantha065 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:05 pm

I had a look at your tool. It only lets me make a basic "+" style crosshair, whereas I'm looking to make something more complex.

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by OjitroC » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:52 pm

It's difficult to offer advice without actually seeing the crosshair you made.

However you can check
1 That you do have a .utx file in your Textures folder with your crosshair in;
2 That, in your User.ini, you have replaced Botpack.CHair9 with the correct package name and crosshair name - that is, no typos;
3 Your UnrealTournament.log for any information on why the crosshair doesn't show - so start UT, select the last (invisible) crosshair, start a game, exit and then check the log.

The most likely explanation is that there is a problem with the format of the .pcx file.

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by Mantha065 » Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:20 am

Yesterday I tried simply remaking a custom crosshair, and I ended up discovering that the first guide I used didn't tell me to tick the "Masked" option when in Unreal Editor. I tried doing that after re-reading your tutorial, and I guess that was what made my first crosshair fail to work, because I'm now making perfectly working crosshairs. Thanks for posting your tutorial! I admit I'm not 100% sure if the "Masked" option was the problem, or if I just misread something else the first time I went through making a crosshair, but I now have it working.
That said, are there any places I can check out crosshair mods made by other people?

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Re: Crosshair mods- how to make/where to find them?

Post by UnrealGGecko » Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:22 pm

There's this place, sadly no pics to see how it looks before downloading:
http://unrealtournament.99.free.fr/utfi ... rosshairs/