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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  • WhenMusicStrikes avatar
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    3 months ago:

    Since a few months my sprays have stopped working. I didnt change the size of my sprays or my editing system.

    Can someone help me?

    Senpai Tristan
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    6 months ago:

    This tuts is a pile of fucking dog shit on a Monday morning. Make this tut better.

    Thanks

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    1 year 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!
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    2 years ago:

    Will this work with animated .vtf's?

    Kabewm.
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    2 years 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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    2 years ago:

    Cons:

    • this dosnt tell you where to put the sprays
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    Bananite
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    Notes:

    • will .rar files work if not how do i convert it
    Bananite
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    2 years ago:

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

    Try creating the folder.

    Bananite
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    2 years ago:

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

    Bananite
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    3 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

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