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SOF2MODDING Tutorial.4 - Ingame Menu & Level Shot

Welcome to the SOF2MODDING Tutorial Series. I'm gonna explain how to make a MOD for Soldier Of Fortune Double Helix II. The tutorials are for beginners and advanced modders. Some parts are hard to understand, so if you have any Questions you can Comment or send me a PM with the Question you have.
Alright Let's Start.

We Have had the Backdrop Folder and now we can go Further.
To use this we need to use a Image Editing Program.

Here are some programs you can use.

Paint.NET
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GIMP
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Portable
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I'm gonna use Photoshop CS6 Portable.

Ingame Menu

Go to your SOF2 MOD Folder and open ' gfx/menus/ingame ' ( Just as the image in Hidden content but instead of backdrop Folder the ingame Folder. )
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Now we have 10 Files.
The File Called ingame.png i'm not gonna use.

Let's start with the background of the ingame Menu.
So open background.png ( I'm gonna show 2 easy ways to edit it. )

Overlay

1. Choose a Color ( i choose Blue )
2. Make a new Layer.
3. Grap the Paint Bucket Tool
4. Fill the empty layer with the color you have choosen.
5. Open blending options and make blending mode to color.

Save the file and your done with the first.

Transparant Color

1. Choose a color ( i preffer Black ).
2. Make a New Layer.
3. Hide the original Layer with the image.
4. Fill the new layer with your color.
5. Make the opacity somewhere between 50 and 75.

Save the file and your done with the second.

Now open the ' frame_bottom.png ' image.
If you like it already you can let it, but i like to get some glow on it.
So let's zoom in and you will see a black balc.
Now press ' U' and be sure you have the REctangle tool on.
Drag the rectangle on the black area of the image.
There is now automaticly created a new layer.
set te opacity the same as you did by the background.

Now Duplicate the new layer by pressing right mouse button and than Duplicate Layer.
Now we have another layer.
If we press that new layer on the top you will see somewhere ' Shape ' and net to that is Fill.
If you hit that ' Fill button and press the white color with a red stripe, than that new shape will get invisible.
This will be the Glow shape, if you get a pop-up screen click ' cancel '.

Open Blending Options on the invisible shape. Now Hit outer Glow.
Pick your color and make size to 15.

Done click ok, and save the file.
Do the same with the rest.


Levelshots

some players likes to change the levelshots.
So this is a Easy Tutorial To do it Wink
Open the Levelshots folder.
only do the MP Maps that are used mostly like mp_shop, mp_jor_ mp_shop2, mp_dep, mp_hk etc...
So open your Sof2mp.exe game and open console.
Type /devmap ( mapname ), for example /devmap mp_shop
Now Shop will be loaded and go Spectator or something.
Get Ghost follow by pressing the jump button and the camera will get up.
Now choose a good place, open your console again and fill in the following line:
/bind (key) screenshot, for example /bind F12 screenshot.
Than press the key you have choosen.
Now close or minimize sof2, and go to your sof2 folder and search in the mod folder for a folder called ' Screenshots' or search in base/mp folder for map ' screenshots '.
Now open the levelshot of it and copy that screenshot in the image.
Edit the image how you want and you have your level shot.
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Now we can do the rest!

Good Luck,
Punisher

Video Tutorial Coming Soon!


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