tutorial:vtfedit:lowering-resolution

VTFEdit: Lowering texture resolution

Useful for people wanting to lower their .ZIP size for PAC. This process is quite simple as it doesn't require you to actually edit the texture, you simply convert it to .TGA then back to .VTF.

Download VTFEdit, open the archive and extract the x64 folder. 1)

  1. Open VTFEdit.exe2) and go to ToolsConvert Folder
  2. Set both Input Folder and Output Folder to the folder where your textures are
  3. Select the To tga option from the list and click Convert, then wait for the process to complete
    vtf_to_tga.jpg
  1. Select the To VTF option
  2. Click the Options button at the bottom left
  3. In the VTF Options window check Clamp
  4. Set both Maximum Width and Maximum Height to the resolution that you want, then click OK
    vtf_clamp.jpg
  5. Click Convert and wait for the process to complete.
  1. Open VTFEdit.exe3) and go to FileOpen
  2. Select the .VTF file that you want to use and click Open
  3. Go to FileExport
  4. Pick a location, set Save as type: to TGA Files (*.tga) and click Save
  1. Go to FileImport and select the file that you just exported, then click Open
  2. In the VTF Options window check Clamp
  3. Set both Maximum Width and Maximum Height to the resolution that you want, then click OK
    vtf_clamp.jpg
  4. Go to FileSave As… and save your new texture

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1)
It might not work on some systems, in that case use x86.
2) , 3)
It is in the x64 folder that you extracted earlier.
  • tutorial/vtfedit/lowering-resolution.txt
  • Last modified: 14 days ago
  • by yagira