How do I make my gun smaller in tf2?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To make your gun smaller in Team Fortress 2 (TF2), you can enable the “Use minimized viewmodels” option in the Advanced Settings. This option reduces the size of your viewmodel, which is the model of your weapon that you see on your screen while playing the game.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to enable this option:

1. Launch Team Fortress 2 and go to the main menu.
2. Click on the “Options” button, which is represented by a gear icon.
3. In the options menu, select the “Keyboard” tab.
4. Look for the “Advanced…” button at the bottom right corner and click on it.
5. In the advanced options menu, scroll down until you find the “Enable Developer Console” option. Make sure this option is enabled.
6. Close the options menu and return to the main menu.
7. Press the tilde (~) key on your keyboard to open the developer console.
8. In the console, type “viewmodel_fov X”, replacing X with a number. The default value is usually 54, but you can experiment with different values to find the size that suits you best. Lower values make the viewmodel smaller, while higher values make it larger.
9. Press the Enter key to apply the viewmodel change.
10. To make this change permanent, you need to create a custom autoexec.cfg file. This file will automatically execute certain commands every time you launch TF2.

To create the autoexec.cfg file:

1. Open the Steam client and go to your Library.
2. Right-click on Team Fortress 2 and select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
3. In the properties window, click on the “LOCAL FILES” tab.
4. Click on the “BROWSE LOCAL FILES…” button to open the game’s installation folder.
5. In the TF2 installation folder, navigate to the “tf” folder.
6. Open the “cfg” folder, and if it doesn’t already exist, create a new text file named “autoexec.cfg”.
7. Right-click on the “autoexec.cfg” file and select “Open with” and choose a text editor like Notepad or any other text editing software.
8. In the autoexec.cfg file, add the following line: “viewmodel_fov X”, replacing X with the desired number for your viewmodel size.
9. Save the changes and close the file.

Now, every time you launch TF2, the game will automatically execute the “viewmodel_fov” command from the autoexec.cfg file, ensuring your preferred viewmodel size.

It’s worth mentioning that modifying viewmodel size is a personal preference, and it may take some time to find the perfect setting for you. Experiment with different values and test them out in-game to see which size feels most comfortable and suits your playstyle.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you make your gun smaller in TF2. Enjoy your gaming experience!