|New Crosshairs -- Replace / Redesign|
for Q3 Pure Servers
What is a Pure Server?
A pure server is set up to prevent graphic hack
cheating. When you attempt to join a pure server the servers computer will
check your baseq3 folder for pk3 files. It looks at your files in two ways.
First it looks for file names. If you have any that the server does not also have,
those unmatched file names on your hard drive will not execute. In other words,
you'll still be able to join the pure server, but your custom pk3 files will not work. The
game will use the default graphics instead. Second, it checks the file size of your
pak0.pk3 file. If the size of your pak0 does not match the size of the one on the
server, you will not be allowed to join the server at all. (HINT- don't alter your
pak0.) There are some shaders used in certain add-on models/skins that may prevent
you from joining a pure server even if the server has that file. Some kind of bug.
If you get rejected and know that your pak0.pk3 is pure, try removing any model/skin files
you have added. That may be the cause.
How Can I Play at a Pure Server With a Custom Crosshair?
To use custom crosshairs( or any custom graphic) at a pure server you must make sure the servers you play at have the same custom graphic file you are using. So that server operators will not have to deal with hundreds or even thousands of possible players asking them to load their custom crosshair file, I have arranged most of the best crosshairs from the site into paks of 9 for players, and a single zip for servers. Spread the word to any server operators you know about the server pak. Once they load that onto their server, you can use any of the 18 paks on the next three pages at pure servers. You can, of course, use these crosshair Player Paks at non pure servers as well to give you multiple crosshair choices within the game. And for instructions on building your own multi-crosshair pk3 file, see the Design a New One section, #6.
Server Download: UPDATED 7/12/2001 Two new paks added.
7/12/01 FULL -- svhair14.zip -- 110kb -- If you are running a server, extract the pk3 files in this zip into your baseq3 folder. Download this file for your server if you haven't downloaded a previous svhair file from this site, or if you're not sure which svhair file you have .
7/12/01 UPGRADE -- svhup14.zip -- 5kb -- Adds Fraginstein's green assortment pak and the small square, round, and diamond shapes by DoA-OLDFAHRT. Download this if you have previously downloaded the svhup13.zip update.
2/26/00 UPGRADE -- svhup13.zip -- 3kb -- Adds Player Pak 16 by Jack Clark. Download this file for your server if you previouisly downloaded the svhup12.zip upgrade.
1/15/00 UPGRADE -- svhup12.zip. -- 29kb -- Adds Essobie's crosshairs from his sobpak7.pk3 along with the original Q3 hairs as pakz.pk3 for server operator use.
Player Download: UPDATED 7/12/01
Browse through the groups of crosshairs on the next few pages and choose the player pak you like best. Extract the pk3 file into your baseq3 folder. Each pak contains 9 crosshairs called crosshairb.tga thru crosshairj.tga. These crosshairs will always work at servers that have the Pure Server option turned "off". They will only work at Pure Servers if the server has the exact same pk3 file on their system. If they don't work at your favorite server, contact the owner or admin and ask him to get the svhair14.zip file above. Any alteration of these files will cause the crosshairs not to work at pure servers.
If you don't see your favorite crosshairs
Only the multi crosshair paks can be downloaded here. Individual crosshairs within each Player Pak are all available in the regular Q3 section. Or you can download the zip file here and extract what your need.
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