Color logos are
-NOT- like the regular 64x64 ".BMP"
greyscale type of default spray
paint logos in Half-life.
A color logo is a ".WAD" file, that has to be named
and has other requirements.
Because of changes
brought on by "Steam" to the Half-life gaming engine
(and ALL the other Half-life Mod's), spray paint logo's
file name are now named
tempdecal.wad instead of
pldecal.wad like it used to
A ".WAD" file
is sort of like a special "zip"
file with a bunch of specially packed ".BMP"
(bit mapped graphic) files in it.
If your original picture
is a ".JPG", ".GIF",
etc file it will have to be converted
to a ".BMP" file before
being converted to a .WAD" file (most of the
time see "Advanced Tips" on last page of this
You need a special
program to convert correctly sized
and indexed ".BMP" files
into a ".WAD" file. We use Wally's "HL Decal
Wizard" (it's a free download).
It is also possible to
use parts of the Half-life's SDK (Software
Development Kit) to do the conversion
tempdecal.wad color logo, but its
not as easy as using Wally's "HL
Decal Wizard". There are also other "converter"
programs out there that we have not tested. Hey Wally
You have to install a
copy of your
tempdecal.wad file into
the folder of each Half-life mod
that you want to spray it in.
Once you install a
tempdecal.wad file into a Mod's folder,
you can -NOT- go into that Mods
"Option-Multi-player" menu to change
your game name, etc, OR you will delete your custom
color spray paint logo from that Mod and have to
re-install your custom
from a backup copy again into that
Some people in the
gaming community figured out that the
".BMP" spray paint logo
files were stored in the
".WAD" file in each Half-life
Mods' folder and the rest was color spray paint
logo making history. Logo History
class is over. On to the technical