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The ch_drawWeaponSelect replacement

In CPMA 1.52, ch_drawWeaponSelect was removed and 2 new SuperHUD elements were added:

SuperHUD element Purpose
WeaponSelection Displays the weapon selection wheel
WeaponSelectionName Displays the name of the selected weapon

The benefit is the ability to leverage SuperHUD to be able to split the name and the weapon list apart, customize the location, alignment, direction, size, font, font size, text shadow, color, fade delay, fade duration, etc.

The downside is that you have to do a tiny bit of work and define the elements in your SuperHUD config file. We provide some snippets to get you started.

Original CPMA 1.51 look

WeaponSelectionName
{
rect 320 358 0 0
textalign C
textstyle 1
font id
fontsize 16 16
color 1 1 1 1
fadedelay 1400
time 200
fade
}

WeaponSelection
{
rect 316 376 32 32
alignh C
color 1 1 1 1
fadedelay 1400
time 200
fade
}

CPMA 1.51 original (4:3 aspect, broken offset)

This should be a pixel-exact replica of the original, including the fact that the weapon wheel is slightly offset to the left by 4 virtual pixels. If you want to correct this, > use rect 320 376 32 32 in WeaponSelection.

CPMA 1.51 look for 16:9 displays & corrected offset

WeaponSelectionName
{
rect 320 358 0 0
textalign C
textstyle 1
font id
fontsize 12 16
color 1 1 1 1
fadedelay 1400
time 200
fade
}

WeaponSelection
{
rect 320 376 24 32
alignh C
color 1 1 1 1
fadedelay 1400
time 200
fade
}

CPMA 1.51 fixed (16:9 aspect, fixed offset)

Now it's starting to look like something!

CPMA 1.52 default HUD

WeaponSelectionName
{
rect 320 458 0 0
textalign C
textstyle 0
font cpma
fontsize 5 7
color 1 1 1 0.5
fadedelay 1400
time 200
fade
}

WeaponSelection
{
rect 320 390 14 18
alignh C
color 1 1 1 1
fadedelay 1400
time 200
fade
}

CPMA 1.52 default (16:9 aspect)

Note that while the new default SuperHUD defines both elements, they are disabled (commented out with #).