WEAPON CROSSHAIRS: Since beta v6, the regular weapon
crosshair design cannot be replaced. You can change the color.
the game, pull down the command console with the tilde (~) key, type adjust_crosshair, and hit Enter. Each
time you type and Enter it will change to one of the 5 available colors. To
start the game with the console available, you'll need to add the command to the
shortcut. Right click on
it, choose properties,
and add "-console" into the Target box. ie: E:\Games\Half-Life\hl.exe -console -game cstrike.
SNIPER WEAPON (ZOOM) CROSSHAIRS: The following weapons
have sniper scopes with dedicated sniper crosshairs. XZ1014, Sig550, Steyr Scout,
G3Sg-1, and AWP. The AUG also has a scope but no sniper crosshair to go with it
BELOW). You can replace the sniper crosshair for any of the above weapons by
downloading a sniper hair from the next 4 pages, HL4 thru HL7. For the XM 1014 make sure the name of the sniper hair is ch_sniper.spr.
Rename it if it's anything else. For the other 4
weapons, the sniper hair must be named sniper_scope.spr. Rename it to that if it's anything
else. Put the downloaded sniper crosshair file into the cstrike/sprites folder .
When you use the scope the regular crosshair
still appears. But you can change that by replacing or modifying the weapon_aug.txt file
that's in your sprites folder. To modify it, open the file in Notepad
or any word processing program and add the following 2 lines:
You must also change
the number in the upper left hand corner of the file from 10 to 12 to indicate the 2 added
lines. Where it says "ch_sniper", that is what tells the game what
crosshair file to use
for that weapon when used in the zoom mode. So if you leave it that way, it will use
the file called ch_sniper.spr, same hair as the XM1014. Or you can change it
to sniper_scope to use the crosshair that the other 4 sniper weapons use. If you are not comfortable modifying the
file, you can download a new weapon_aug.txt file HERE, which will use the sniper_scope.spr crosshair.
Extract the text file from the zip into your cstrike/sprites folder. Or if you
are playing through Steam follow this path to your
Steam\SteamApps\youraccountname\half-life\valve\sprites It will ask if you want to overwrite the file
that's already there - say yes. Or rename the original file first if you think you
might want to go back to it later.