Installing Sprays

How to install sprays in TF2

Ok, for those of you who have tried to use a spray in TF2 and realised it doesn't work, here is a simple method which I'm using to import my own sprays:

  1. Find your image, the sizes must be power of 2 and the final file size must not exceed 512kb.
  2. Download VTFedit.
  3. With VTFedit, Import your own .JPG,.BMP, etc... and convert it to a .VTF file (Valve Texture File)
  4. Now place the .VTF file in: (your dir)\Steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\tf\materials\VGUI\logos
  5. To fix the quick view appearing blank copy the same .VTF also in: (your dir)\Steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\tf\materials\VGUI\logos\UI
  6. In game, go to the options and click import the spray and browse for it in the \logos folder (not the UI folder!) and validate. (this will create a VMT file near your VTF)

In summary; your .VTF must reside in the last \logos and also \UI folder where you copied it manually, then don't forget to do the step 5, the spray now appear correctly in the list, I have tested to spray it in game and it works fine.

If you have any problems please let me know in my profile.

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  • Cartre's Levels
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    Posted 1 month ago

    Posted by MPMDavies Notes:

    • will .rar files work if not how do i convert it

    You need to open the .rar archive and extract the image from it. Then do what the guide tells you.

    [Insert Phrase Here], Dammit!
  • SaneShadows's Levels
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    Posted 11 months ago

    Will this work with animated .vtf's?

    Kabewm.
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    Posted 12 months ago

    Posted by legobreaker88 Cons:

    • this dosnt tell you where to put the sprays

    Did you, at least, read the whole thing?

    What are you lookin' at?
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    Posted 12 months ago

    Cons:

    • this dosnt tell you where to put the sprays
    Bananite
  • MPMDavies's Levels
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    Posted 1 year ago

    Notes:

    • will .rar files work if not how do i convert it
    Bananite
  • Bitl's Levels
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    Posted 1 year ago

    Posted by 14bux I couldn't find the /logos file in my folders. Did they remove it?

    Try creating the folder.

    Bananite
  • 14bux's Levels
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    Posted 1 year ago

    I couldn't find the /logos file in my folders. Did they remove it?

    Bananite
  • kinne's Levels
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    Posted 2 years ago

    did they change how sprays work recently? nothing is working. my fading sprays werent fading (they used to), so i deleted them from the folders and put them back in. they didnt show up. i used import spray, still dont show up

    Bananite
  • sokkerking12345's Levels
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    Posted 2 years ago

    So I think I'm getting some weird glitch. I'm on a Mac, and I have a custom menu installed- just for the record. It will not let me navigate in the window that it pops up to select your spray. I click on "tf" and nothing happens. I've clicked on the open key, pressed enter, space, double clicked, tried to manually type in the address of the spray, and nothing works. Uh, help?

    Bananite
  • cityofbones0's Levels
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    Posted 2 years ago

    where is steam/steamapps ? i cant find the file..

    Bananite

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