Hiding Damage Output

From Rabbi Blog

A few months back I did a video collage for a gaming group contest and one of the issues I dealt with was seeing the damage output on screen from Infected attacks.

I went to the Steam Forums to look around and even posted asking the question to the group. I do not miss public forums one bit.

sv_cheats 1
hidehud 4
cl_drawhud 0
cam_command 1
cam_idealdist 150
hide_message_panel 1

hidehud 4 *should* be hiding this, but obviously it is not.


I poked around for a few days, read this thread and came up with the following:

  • Browse to "[installdir]\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead\resource\UI"
  • Open HudAchievementFloatingNumber.Res
  • Set visible to "0"
  • Save


Apparently that did the job.

The end result is here. I probably won't do this sort of thing again, though this ended up in receiving a free copy of Left4Dead2.