So I had to reinstall Steam...

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So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by snb » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:02 am

...and was shocked to find out it deleted the whole folder, including screenshots, demos and configs etc. :(

Anyway, playing L4D2 I noticed something that I had added to my L4D autoexec ages ago and completely forgot wasn't part of the game:

Different outlines for spawned and non-spawned Infected teammates!
//Glow of spawning infected mates
cl_glow_ghost_infected_b 0.70
cl_glow_ghost_infected_g 0.70
cl_glow_ghost_infected_r 0.70
With this, spawned SI will appear blue as usual, but ghosts will have a white outline instead, which is a huge help with teamplay, as I'm sure you all know L4D is all about watching your teammate's outlines and base your timing on it.

I actually rely so much on it that I have told a lot of people in the past "just spawn when the boomer spawns, watch their outline", completely forgetting that they couldn't possibly tell visually with default settings.

But now you can, so no more excuses!

(Also, pink outlines for barfed survivors when playing survivor:)
//Glow of barfed survivors (SURVIVORS VIEW)
cl_glow_survivor_vomit_b 0.72
cl_glow_survivor_vomit_g 0.07
cl_glow_survivor_vomit_r 0.79
I don't understand why both of these aren't default anyway...

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by princess » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:27 am

I'm sure mine is like this by default..
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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by snb » Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:36 am

No, you're just pro.

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by Fluffy Kitten » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:09 am

I don't know about the first one, but the second one is definitely default... in fact I think the first one might be aswell.

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by snb » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:32 am

They were definitely not default for me. Barfed survivors are yellow, just as smoked/pinned ones, and both SI ghosts and spawned SIs are blue. It shouldn't be different for you unless you changed it at some point too.

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by snb » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:43 am

For clarification, as a lot of people I linked to didn't quite understand and/or insisted it's default...

This is what it does:

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Spawned Smoker (blue), ghost Boomer (clear white).

Default is blue for both.

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by princess » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:50 am

Yep. I've not made any config changes and that's what mine looks like. Barfed survivors (and now tanks and other zombies, when biled on) have always been pink. Non-spawned infected are white and always have been.

Must be default for me :)
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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by snb » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:00 am

That is very weird.

This is default... (spawned Charger behind wall)

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by Fluffy Kitten » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:33 am

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by White Kite Fauna » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:07 pm

my guess is: original release l4d had "different white and yellow" outlines by default.
later on they changed it in some of the patches, but the patch does not override the autoexec, i assume (makes sense - patch should not override the configs).
So, now you reinstalled it and you got the latest patched version of the autoexec.

btw, why do you all say pink?
this is pink
vomited survivors are purple
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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by Fluffy Kitten » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:15 pm

It is actually possible you are right, although even if they're not pink I don't think I've ever had a problem picking out who's been vomited on and who hasn't.

Why do you confuse us so, snb ?

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by Obraxis » Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:31 pm

He's trying to get us to change teh colours so we don't know who is who ;)
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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by snb » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:04 pm

White Kite Fauna wrote:So, now you reinstalled it and you got the latest patched version of the autoexec.
No. It's always been like that and it still is in L4D2.

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by snb » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:06 pm

Obraxis wrote:He's trying to get us to change teh colours so we don't know who is who ;)
I'm trying to get people to change their colours because most people still suck at teamplay and proper timing. I guess this thread is more about "outlines are key" than colours...

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Re: So I had to reinstall Steam...

Post by Fluffy Kitten » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:00 pm

Yeah, save the colour talk for Illusion's racist thread.

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