How to setup and use Wally

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How to setup and use Wally

Postby HyPNOS » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:20 pm

This tutorial will hopefully give you a better understanding of how Wally is set-up, and configured.

I will be creating a spray for demonstration purposes only. If you wish to know more about how to do transparency and get the most out of your sprays, I suggest you read the other tutorials we have here..

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First we need Wally, get it here: http://www.telefragged.com/wally/downloads.shtml

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Configuration

Once installed, we need to configure it for Sven Co-op.

First click the 'Wizard' tab and select 'HL Colour Decal' from the drop down menu. It will bring up the following window, as shown here:

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Next, we navigate our Half-life folder, by clicking the button with 3 dots: number 1 in the pic.

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It will similar to what mine is set to. e.g "C:\Steam\Steamapps\<accountname>\Half-life"

Next we go to the 'Please select the modification' tab.
If you have selected the correct Half-life folder (where Sven Co-op is installed) You should see the modification(s) appear automatically as seen in the pic. Select Sven Co-op!


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Picture tips

Ok, so Wally is configured. Next we need the picture we want as our spray!

I'm not going into detail about how to set-up your picture. I will give you a few tips you should use.

Resize your picture (make sure it's divisible by 16 pixels!)
Use this chart for ref:

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I usually use 128x64 or 64x128 as it adds better quality to the spray.

Save it as .BMP

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Loading and Saving the spray

Right, your picture is ready to be made into a spray. Back to Wally.

This is my preference, if you do this another way, fine.

Make sure 'File on hard drive' is selected. Next click on the button to bring up a window and find wherever you saved the picture. Mine are saved to Desktop for quicker access.

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Note: You only use 'Let me edit' if you wish Wally to edit the picture for you, but i prefer to do the editing myself.

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Now you have your picture loaded, you can now save it.

If you notice it says "Pldecal.WAD" ignore it.

Open up File > SaveAs and navigate to your Sven Co-op folder e.g."C:\Steam\Steamapps\<accountname>\Half-life\SvenCoop"
And find 'Tempdecal.WAD'. You will probably already have a 'Tempdecal.WAD' there, don't worry if it's not there.

Finally, Right-click on 'Tempdecal.WAD' and make sure it's set to 'Read only' (Which I believe stops the default spray appearing) then save it and exit Wally.

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It may say on exit, something like "Do you want to save changes Pldecal.WAD" No you don't.

DONE!!!

Only thing left to do, is load up Sven and spray!!!

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KITTEH!!!!
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