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Improved Stock HUD

Author: Lemmers (3)Game: L4D2Add-On: L4D2 Mod
rating9.3
Your name is now displayed in the HUD.
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03/03/12
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-Shifted all healthbars upward to avoid the bottom of the screen cutting them off prematurely. (Thanks for the idea, Vecna!) It makes this HUD look absolutely stunning compared to the default one.

-Increased the size of the local player bleedout HUD. By default, it is slightly smaller than the bleedout HUDs of your teammates. Now it should be the exact same size, so switching between the incapped healthbar and my bigger alive/dead healthbar (with your name), the sizes aren't as different.

-Raised the local player bleedout HUD health icon to line up with the numerical health counter. By default, the icon is noticeably lower by a few pixels.

-When testing, I added a numerical team health counter, but I decided to remove it. I didn't find it that useful and it altered the stock HUD too much for my taste.

-Other minor position and alignment tweaks so all HUD elements match.

-Still haven't figured out how to modify the infected HUD for the local player...

02/28/12
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-Added the local player name (your own name) in the HUD.

-Created new local player background HUD, so there's room to display the local player name on it.

-Fixed the local player HUD from clipping on the bottom. By default, this clipping is only noticeable when you are in bleedout mode (see screenshots). I had to fix this clipping issue to display the taller HUD element I made, and by doing so I accidentally fixed the bleedout HUD.

-The bleedout HUD for the local player is otherwise untouched. Displaying a name for the local player when they are incapped would only force the health counter to float above the HUD (like it does for normal health), but I thought it looked a bit weird like that.

-When a teammate goes idle, there is now text on their HUD listing them as such. This feature was in L4D1, but disabled in L4D2 by default for whatever reason. NOTE: This only works in Coop, players in Versus mode cannot go idle so this will not effect Versus balance.

03/03/2012 Version: 1.1 (complete) Size: 0.03MB File: lemmers-customhud.vpk Downloads: 1,906 Views: 30,562

This mod makes minor improvements to the stock L4D2 HUD while still keeping the artistic feel of the original. This is a survivor only HUD improvement for the moment. (Read the changelog for more details.)


Tagged: GUI, HUD, IDLE

Improved Stock HUD 2

This was constructed based on feedback from my original version, which you can find in the related a...

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14 Comments and 7 Reviews
Clever Rabbit Clever Rabbit Posted 2 months ago
Pros:

There is shows my name

Cons:

No creative.

Conclusion:

This is just-so so,without Creative.

5.2
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5566Westside 5566Westside Posted 1 year ago
Pros:

+ Loves the word IDLE whenever my teammate is AFK
+ Big and Clear
+ Shows my name

Cons:

- No health counter

Conclusion:

A very useful modified mod. Highly Recommended downloading if you have not done so.

10
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Witchy Witchy Posted 2 years ago
Pros:

Love being able to see my name, not sure why.
Shows IDLE, making it easier to know if a team mate is idle or not without me looking at their name above the character.

Cons:

Maybe add a health counter? That is.. whenever you have the time.

Conclusion:

Very useful mod!

10
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Lemmers Lemmers Posted 2 years ago

Okay, I might make another version of this with the team health counter enabled since I've had many requests for it. But as people have already mentioned, I'd have to shift the position of the IDLE message and probably edit the background blood splatter so the health numbers aren't overlapping it. But the current version of this (Vers.1.1) is exactly how I want it to look (as close to stock as possible), so if I do include the features that have been requested, it would be released in a separate mod. I'm not sure when I'd work on it either... I'm pretty tired of messing around with HUDs right now.

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Well Lemmers, take your time dude making it and we will be waiting to see your works soon.

1 year ago
Noza Noza Posted 2 years ago

Just a suggestion, but maybe you could enable the health counter for teammates and shift the idle to sit above their portraits?

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Improved Stock HUD Clever Rabbit Clever Rabbit Posted 2 months ago
Pros:

There is shows my name

Cons:

No creative.

Conclusion:

This is just-so so,without Creative.

5.2
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