Make cool-looking menus in CSGO consoles
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The Source(TM) engine has a console command system that is extremely powerful when leveraged correctly. I used it to create a system of menus and widgets that allows users to customize their game configuration on-the-fly in terms of things like crosshairs, viewmodels, and HUD looks.
csgo-menu-maker uses a versatile configuration language (spoiler alert: it's yml) which lets users with very little to no coding experience create these menus.
Over the past month of writing this, I learned a lot about Python, source console scripting,,\ and tracking down bugs that are older than I am. In the process of discovering my own and Valve's bugs, I may have left a few in this project, so don't be too hard on me.
Here's a glimpse into the language used to make these menus. For example, to create the demo menu above:
tree: Crosshairs: type: config.crosshairs presets: General: color: [0, 255, 255] Pistol Rounds: color: [0, 255, 0] t_shape: 1 dot: 1 Viewmodels: type: config.viewmodels presets: Regular: offset: [2.5, 0, -1.5] fov: 60 Gangster: offset: [1.5, 2, 2] fov: 68 HUDs: type: config.huds presets: Regular: scale: 0.9 Navigator: radar_rotate: 0 radar_icon_scale: 0.8 Master Volume: sound.volume.master
For a better guide, check out the Tutorial.
See the Installation Guide for a visual and clear explanation. If you are more technically minded, here are some commands:
pip install pyyaml csgo-menu-maker
python -m csgomenumaker
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