Originally Posted by AAA_BATTERY
great! ill get to work on backpack icons
edit: and a kill icon. btw does anyone know how to add a kill icon to the game for testing purposes?
Go in GCFScape
open the team fortress materials gcf
look for d_images.vtf and dneg_images.vtf
open d_images.vtf with VTFEdit
in VTFEdit, click on the view tab -> channel ->RGB (make sure mask isnt enabled)
copy the RGB chanel and paste it on photoshop on a layer
in VTFEdit, click on the view tab -> channel -> A
copy the A chanel and paste it on photoshop on the alpha layer
now you create you death icon in black and white on the alpha layer and the color is on the RBG layer. just replace your drawing on the one your weapon replaces, ex: sniper death icons.
Once you're done, save it as a TGA, 32 bits
open it with VTFEdit, click on view-> mask to see if the alpha is there.
Save it as d_images.vtf in your tf folder
do the same for dneg_images.vtf