I have restructured the HL2 hairs to hopefully make this process more
Now you can use any crosshair design in either single or multi play, and
with or without brackets.
Below you will see screen shots of each crosshair in it's single player
version with the "quick info" health and ammo brackets around it.
Since Valve has added new weapons for multiplayer that aren't in the single
player game, there's a different font file needed for MP. All the multiplayer hairs will not
alter the static brackets around the crosshair. They will still be
there. If you prefer to get rid of them, see the Brackets section
pic are separate download links for single player and multiplayer.
Each download is a ZIP file containing the font file with
crosshair, and a text file with the
installation instructions. They will
not automatically install in the correct folder. You'll need to indicate
the path below in your unzipping program, which is explained in the
For SINGLE PLAYER extract the files to the following folder:
MULTIPLAYER extract the files to
the following folder: Steam\SteamApps\youraccountname\half-life
etc., each should
have it's own resource folder. For example, for the Lost Coast
level, it would be as follows: Steam\SteamApps\youraccountname\lostcoast\hl2\resource.
Others will install in the
SourceMods folder rather than in your account name folder.
Extract the TTF file to the resource folder for each mod.
It is not necessary to save copies of the original font files. If
you decide you don't care for any of these crosshairs after playing with
them for a while, just delete the files installed by the ZIP. The
next time you start HL2, the game will regenerate the original font file
with the original crosshair. This also holds true for the bracket