Open the "half life 2 deathmatch.gcf"
with GcfScape. This file is located in
your steamapps folder.
2. Inside the gcf, go to "root/hl2mp/resource"
3. In the resource
folder, find a file called "Clientscheme.res".
4. Right click on the file, and select
5. Extract it to "Steamapps/<youraccountname>
/half life 2 deathmatch/hl2mp/resource". If the
resource folder doesn't exist yet, create
6. Open the newly extracted file using notepad
or any text editor/word processor.
7. Scroll down a bit until you
see this block of text:
// HL1-style HUD colors
"Yellowish" "255 160 0 255"
"Normal" "0 125 0 255"
"Caution" "255 48 0 255"
You want to change the values
behind "normal". First number is the amount of red, second the amount of
green, third the amount of blue, and fourth how opaque it is.
Maximum value for each is 255. If, for
example, you wanted the brightest green crosshair you could get, change
the line to read as follows: "Normal" "0 255 0 255".
8. Save the file. Then right click on it in Explorer
or My Computer, go to Properties, and make it read-only. This
is to prevent Steam from overwriting it
with the original, which it attempts to do each time you start the game.
That also means that if
Valve changes the HUD structure in any way that effects the
Clientscheme.res file in a future update, it won't take in your game
until you remove the Read Only restriction. Then you will
get the updated file the next time you play. And of course, you
will then have to go through the above procedure again to reset the
color to your liking.
Also because of the automatic overwrite feature of HL2, if you screw up
the Clientscheme.res file in any way or want to go back to the original
crosshair/hud color, just delete the file out of the resource folder, or
remove the Read Only restriction in Properties, and the old one will be
back the next time you start the game.