Half-Life: Blue Shift

Half-Life: Blue Shift

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Moreira Apr 28, 2015 @ 1:50pm
Any way to make the crosshairs bigger?
I'm playing the game and the crosshair is so tiny... is really hard to see it
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house plant May 2, 2015 @ 8:20pm 
sorry, but there is no way to make the crosshairs larger. when i got the game i looked around in the options menu but i don't recall any option to largen the crosshairs. good luck with aiming your firearm. sorry.
Sharp Income May 18, 2015 @ 2:22am 
You can download custom crosshairs (check on gamebanana.com) or make some yourself.

If you're going to make your own you'll need a sprite editor and need to edit the weapon_*.txt files found in Half-Life/bshift/sprites/

specifically, the bottom 2 lines:
crosshair 640 crosshairs 0 48 24 24 autoaim 640 crosshairs 48 72 24 24

line beginning with crosshair is for the default crosshair for this weapon (they'll be 2 lines in the file that begin with crosshair)
line beginning with autoaim is for the crosshair used when autoaim is locking you on to an enemy (again, should show 2 lines in the file, this is only used with autoaim enabled in game)

640 refers to screen sizes with widths >=640 (you'll want to edit the lines starting with crosshair and autoaim that have 640 as the next 'word' in the line, not the lines that have 320)

crosshairs is the name of the .spr file to use
next four numbers represent what part of the spr image to use as the crosshair
the numbers represent:
x position
y position (top is 0)
height (going down)
(so as you can see, the largest crosshairs the game uses are only 24 px by 24 px!)

check out http://www.chipchapin.com/Half-Life/crosshairs.php3
That talks about just editing that one sprite image but you can make your own sprite(s) that are larger (make one per weapon/crosshair design) and have your own custom crosshairs. If you want to do that, I'd recommend searching for and using a program called "sprite explorer" (better than sprite wizard which they mention on that page)

... maybe i'll make some custom ones sometime. I'll let you know if I do...
Last edited by Sharp Income; May 18, 2015 @ 2:26am
Avant Tarde Oct 2, 2017 @ 11:02am 
That sounds way too tedious, and the game banana link is down. Thanks for the advice though :)
42 Savage Oct 2, 2017 @ 8:12pm 
Originally posted by Westenra:
That sounds way too tedious, and the game banana link is down. Thanks for the advice though :)
For some reason that person's gamebanana link is broken. If you Google gamebanana, it should work.

GameBanana doesn't have any crosshairs in the Blue Shift section of the site, but there is a whole section for crosshairs in the Half-Life section. You could try using those in Blue Shift. Not sure if this link will work, but here's a link for the crosshairs section of Half-Life's GameBanana page: https://gamebanana.com/effects/cats/1865
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