Create a fullscreen crosshair to line up smokes and other nades. For particular smokes, it can be hard to find something natural to place your crosshair at to hit that perfect smoke. This key bind will help you align those hard nades.
To get the result as shown in the image above you can choose;
Simple bind: No need to edit your config file, but you have to press the button to enable/disable the crosshair.
Custom bind: When you hold down the button, the crosshair is big. And when you release it, it goes back to normal. But you will have to edit your config file.
How to set it up
1. Simple: Toggle crosshair
Open your console and write
cl_crosshairsize to get the current crosshair size you are using.
As seen above, my crosshair has a size of 2.5, so I set it to toggle between 2.5 and 5000.
Pressing X will make my crosshair large. Pressing it again will set it back to normal.
bind "X" "toggle cl_crosshairsize 2.5 5000"
2. Advanced: Hide on release
This method will give you the same result, but when you release your selected button, the crosshair goes back to normal.
First, get your current settings:
As we can see, I have a size of 2.5, the gap of -1 and no dot enabled for my crosshair.
Now for the bind, copy-paste the following into your autoexec.cfg file.
bind "X" "+crosshairsmoke" alias "-crosshairsmoke" "cl_crosshairsize 2.5;cl_crosshairdot 0;cl_crosshairgap -1" alias "+crosshairsmoke" "cl_crosshairsize 1337;cl_crosshairdot 1;cl_crosshairgap 10"
Change out X with whatever key you prefer.
On the 2nd line, set the values for your crosshair, so it goes back to your settings when you release the button.
The result of the command is the following:
Remember to write exec autoexec in your console to apply the new changes you included in your autoexec.cfg file.
If you prefer not to have the dot, remove the
cl_crosshairsize commands from line 2 and 3. And if you don't want the gap to change, remove that as well. It's up to you!
Example of smoke using the key bind
On the nade below, you can see the large crosshair used to set up the smoke.
That's it! Now you got an extra tool in toolbelt to find creative line ups.