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User Name: mitch.shaw Plan Last Modified: 02/03/1999 12:30:00 PST
Who am I? Mitch Shaw
Project: Starsiege Tribes
I've gotten some great feedback on the crosshair
stuff I did, and I'm working on making up a bunch
of new ones based on a few things I learned from
our resident GUI guy, "Thulsa Doom" Tinman. Since
several people e-mailed to ask questions on the
subject, I'll share some info with you.
* Crosshair bitmaps can actually be any size or
dimensions. They don't have to be symmetrical, and
they will automatically be centered on the screen.
* There is nothing you can do to change the big
black "zoomed in" crosshair except turn it off.
Press K to bring up the GUI options box, and
uncheck the "Sniper Cross" item. When you zoom in,
your "regular" crosshair will remain on screen at
the normal small size (as opposed to growing to
fill the screen).
I'm trying to come up with some ideas for some
interesting and useful new crosshair designs.
If you have any ideas, please leave a guestbook
entry on the GeoCities page mentioned below --
I've seen what happened to Scott when he asked
people to send suggestions to his normal e-mail
For those of you who want a different shaped
or colored crosshair for Tribes, I cobbled up a
small collection of different ones -- circular,
tiny dots, etc. in a variety of fashionable colors.
I'll zip them all up and put them on my old
GeoCities screen shot page for anyone who's
interested -- the URL for that is
Don't expect much from this page -- I just threw
together some screen shots a couple of months ago
before the game came out, and added some lame
attempts at funny captions. The link for the zip
file should be near the top of the page, above the
screen shots. Unfortunately, there isn't any way
of keeping track of the number of downloads, so if
you grab it and find it useful (or have suggestions
for new, useful crosshairs), drop me an e-mail if
you would be so kind.
The file should be up on the GeoCities page by
2:00 PM PST today. I'll throw a README in too, but
just in case you're one of the 95% who don't bother
to read such files -- unzip the zip file (duh) and
browse thru the BMPs. (I recommend ACDSee) If you
find one you like, copy it to your tribesase
directory and rename it to H_Reticle.BMP (if you
don't do this, your crosshair will not change).
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot, happy birthday Mom.
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