View Full Version : How do I make a custom menu background for tf2?
05-03-2008, 02:30 AM
anyone know or got a link to a guide?
05-03-2008, 02:52 AM
menu? the texture? the one with the pictures?
05-03-2008, 03:39 AM
just the background when you load up tf2, and maybe the laoding screen too
05-03-2008, 06:53 AM
Use the search bud =)
typed in "menu"
Pseudo changed the background picture and says how.
05-03-2008, 12:59 PM
Create a 1024x1024 image and convert it to VTF using VTFEdit (http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?p=40) or the Photoshop plugin (http://nemesis.thewavelength.net/index.php?c=154#p154). The original background images are saved in DXT1 format with the following flags checked: SRGB, No Mipmap, No Level of Detail. The menu backgrounds should be named background02.vtf or background02_widescreen.vtf. The loading screens are background01.vtf and background01_widescreen.vtf. Create the directory \SteamApps\[username]\team fortress 2\tf\materials\console\ and save them there. The image that you are creating is a square, but it will be stretched to a 4:3 ratio or a 16:9 ratio (widescreen).
05-03-2008, 08:38 PM
sweet thx man
ive made a few but the quality seems to dissapear, do you know how to ensure vtfedit doesnt compress it so much? I t goes froma 3mb tga file to a 682kb vtf
06-10-2009, 10:53 PM
this thread may have died a while ago, but i tried what you said, pseudo, and i got the loading screen to display the pic (in very good quality might i add, thnx for that tip) but when it gets to the actual menu, the background is black
could you help me fix this?
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