How to make and put in ESF your Custom Spray (Mini-Tutorial).

New Member
May 27, 2003

Well i guess some of the people here want to know how to have your Custom Spray Paint Right? Well Let's Begin:

1.- Making the WAD File:

Download Half-Life logo creator 1.0

Install it and Run it, Since it's the first time you run it it will ask for the directory of Half-Life.

After selecting hl.exe from your Half-life directory the main window may appear, click open. (I Deleted the Tag in this one because it shows a message saying there's too many images)

Choose your image:


NOTE: To Make it easy choose a picture with 24 bits quality beacuse the program will reduce it to 256, so if you select a 256 image then it will reduce it more, but u can set the program to not reduce it. For Further information check the manual.

You Can pick Autosize to make a standard size of your image or you can resize manually.

ALSO! Make sure your image does not exceed 12288 Pixels.



After you can edit with the tools from the right toolbar or just make the wad.

Also you can add transparency.

Then, Choose Save it To: and choose the ESF directory, and name the file tempdecal. (Or you can save it to the folder you want and just Copy & Paste)

After you selected the directory and named the file tempdecal, then just click the Make WAD button.


You just finished making the WAD now to put in in game.

2.-Put it in the Game.

After making the WAD, enter ESF, and create your on server (or join one),open console and type bind < key > "impulse 201" (Yes with Quotes).

And press the bound key on the game next to the floor.

Click the image above so see the real size.

NOTE: Make your tempdecal.wad READ-ONLY so it doesn't get's overwrited when entering options

I hope this helps someone.

Have Fun Making your Custom Spray.
Old School
💻 Oldtimer
Nov 18, 2002
This would actually make a nice addition to the Misc. Tutorials thread. Perhaps this information could be moved to that sticky.

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