Making Icons and Integrating

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Making an icon for your mod

Steam Library
Desktop and Enlarged

For the icon of your mod there are two places it can be displayed: In your steam library and on your desktop. (right)

To make your icon you will need either

Making the Steam Library Icon

  1. Create a new document with the dimensions 256x256 pixels.
  2. Create your icon.
  3. Save your image in a folder (For example "sourcemods/resource/icons_raw/") and call it icon_huge.
  4. Copy icon_huge, rename it to icon_big and scale its dimensions down to 32x32 pixels.
  5. Copy icon_big, rename it to just icon, and scale it down to 16x16 pixels.
  6. Open the icon file and save it as a targa file (.tga) in the "sourcemods/resource/" folder
  7. Do the same with icon_big
    Note:Do not do this with icon_huge
  8. Open your gameinfo.txt located in "sourcemods/MODNAME/"

It should look similar to this:

"GameInfo"
{
	game	"My First HL2MP Mod"
	title	"HALF+LIFE'"
	title2	"deathmatch mod"
	type multiplayer_only
	nomodels 0
	nohimodel 1
	nocrosshair 1

Add this underneath

	"icon"			"resource/icon"

Save and restart Steam and your icon should appear in the library

Breakdown

  • icon tells Steam where the icon can be found; In this case, in the resource folder: resource\game It should default to looking for icon.tga

Making the hl2.exe Icon

Note:This method might be obsolete, please edit if the isn't the correct method
Note:You may need to restart your computer to be able to make the icon visible on your desktop
  • Take your 256px icon and save it as an interlaced .png
  • Find a .ico converting website and make convert the .png to .ico
  • Download and save the .ico in "\steamapps\sourcemods\MODNAME\resource" as "game.ico"

Now you can RMB the mod in your steam library and create a desktop shortcut