Counter strike 1.6 – how to have your own graffiti tag

Want to use any image as a graffiti in cs 1.6? read this and learn how

Here I will teach you how to have your own image as a graffiti tag on counter strike 1.6!

Step1: download hl tag converter here

Step2: open hl tag converter and click on “ open image ” and then choose the image you want

Step3: click on “ adjust image ” and then on “ apply changes and convert to 256 colors

Step4: click on “ save tag ” and then in “ Export to WAD file ” and click ok .

Step5: Save it on your desktop with the name tempdecal.wad

Step6: copy the file to c:/programs/valve/cstrike and if you have other folder with the name cstrike_portuguese or cstrike_spanish, etc. Put in that folder too.

And you’re done, now play the game and mark your graffiti everywhere

Note: do not go to “options” or else you’re graffiti auto deletes.

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  1. john
    Posted March 28, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    hi umm well i wanted to download a spray and i chouldn’t download it because i do not have that valve/cstrike folder

  2. andrew
    Posted March 28, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    same here….

  3. andrew l.
    Posted June 3, 2007 at 6:23 am

    me too

  4. =|ivan|=
    Posted August 18, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    this crap is confusing

  5. NEWK!
    Posted October 18, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    I get how it works, but it still doesn’t work…

  6. SmoKe
    Posted October 20, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    it takes away the black background .. then i changed it to white and it took it away to ..

  7. ricky
    Posted December 8, 2007 at 7:13 am

    thx lad

  8. duy
    Posted December 19, 2007 at 6:13 am

    i did, it works thanx bro

  9. kururu
    Posted December 25, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    my comp cant find c:/programs/valve/cstrike

  10. pat
    Posted January 6, 2008 at 12:47 am

    i think everyone has the same problem they cant find tht folder

  11. batman
    Posted January 6, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/(YourAccountName)/Counter-Strike/cstrike

  12. the awesomenss
    Posted January 10, 2008 at 12:58 am

    arrrr it dint work )c: :Þ

  13. zeuz
    Posted January 11, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    do i need account?

  14. some guy
    Posted January 18, 2008 at 8:36 am

    im its not in vavle its in the file were it contains evrything and cstrikes in there

  15. Gho$t_FreaK
    Posted January 26, 2008 at 11:47 am

    It WORKS!!! the folder isn’t in valve JUst look for the cstrike folder and paste it there I was confused too but its in the cstrike

  16. Simon
    Posted January 30, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Can Someone Help Mee ? i can’t find the folder called local folder ( on vist ) Please Help

  17. fosk
    Posted January 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    how do i make the black background dissaper?

  18. Nick
    Posted February 3, 2008 at 1:23 am

    my pc couldnt find c:/programs/valve/cstrike so what do i do now?

  19. Raylight
    Posted February 4, 2008 at 8:59 am

    if you are non-steam: c:/programs/valve/cstrike

    if you are steam: C:/ProgramFiles/Steam/steamapps/(YourAccountName)/Counter-Strike/cstrike

    as batman stated
    hope it helps

  20. Rusty
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    Thnx raylight know it all makes sense

  21. gummy yum drops
    Posted February 14, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    its C:/Program Files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/(account name)/counter-strike/cstrike

    hope this helps

  22. ty gummy
    Posted February 15, 2008 at 7:27 pm


  23. mateusz
    Posted March 2, 2008 at 11:43 am

    i have it in another language and i dont understand…..but its not easy and ….just stupid

  24. fengx
    Posted March 9, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I have C:/Program Files/Valve/Steam/SteamApps/

    but don’t have my account name right there

  25. Same
    Posted March 14, 2008 at 11:20 am

    I have the steamapps folder but i dont have an account name folder

  26. to same and fengx
    Posted March 16, 2008 at 11:06 am

    I had the same problem and then i reinstalled steam … it worked…it might not work for u guys but id give it a try


  27. john myers
    Posted March 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    thts really good i made my spray and i am happy thank you

  28. pila
    Posted March 23, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    it dont work’s in NS public servers

  29. gravedigger
    Posted March 28, 2008 at 6:58 am

    guys here s a tip:in my case cstrike folder is not in vavle folder it is in the main counter-strike folder. see here C:\Program Files\Counter-Strike 1.6\cstrike so just copy in it and its works fine for me hope this helpes!

  30. Zar9awII*************************
    Posted April 3, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    i did what is there brother but it doesn’t work…nothing changes in my sprayprint…i don’t know whats wrong?! any help plz?

  31. austin
    Posted April 16, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    you have to make the file a read only in properties when you save it in to your account folder

  32. Shade
    Posted April 18, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    works bro tnx

  33. Paul Trifan
    Posted May 1, 2008 at 5:47 am

    It doesn’t works,i do all the things and when i enter in cs i press T but the graffiti doesnt’t work:(

  34. dragan
    Posted May 6, 2008 at 12:20 pm


  35. klaudia
    Posted May 9, 2008 at 11:42 am

    i did what you say but when i play the graffiti it’s only one colour not the image :( why?

  36. arwen
    Posted May 10, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    i tried it a lot of time but it didn’t work,i press T but it’s still same graffiti doesn’t work it all! please help

  37. Hit
    Posted June 1, 2008 at 5:32 am

    All steps are ok but before you copy that file you need to make tempdecal.wad as read only file (right click properites-select read only) then copy it to c:/programs/valve/cstrike. That should work.

  38. ['FH'] Abdu
    Posted June 4, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    I dont now what the problem its s:
    All steps i have done, but not the last one ..

  39. --->Deathklaat
    Posted June 16, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    hey deathklaat here…this worked perfectly for me thanks bro…but now my cs is kicking me and saying “error verifying steam id ticket (server was unable to contact the authentication server…whats goin on?

  40. kruttfarmor
    Posted June 20, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    ofc the path of ur steam folder depends on where you have installed it .. but, the path should look something like this:
    (the partition you have saved ur steam folder in e.g c:\ / D:\ etc):\programfiles\steam\ ..etc:)

    an easyer way’s to start, search, type in: steam, copy the path, win + r, paste.. voila.:)

  41. george
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 1:48 am

    its for counter strike 1.6?

  42. steven
    Posted July 4, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    guys are dumb he must of type wrong Programfiles>>>Steam>>>SteamAPPS>>(ur account name)>>Counter-strike(or anyother game)>>>cstrike

  43. DeathKlaat
    Posted July 5, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Well thanks all that is 1 problem…i followed the instructions it appeared for a while but now it doesn’t want to come out during the games…i never enter the option screen what-so-ever soo…i’m getting irritated…ergh…

  44. Lincez
    Posted July 6, 2008 at 6:58 am

    Computer, Local disc, programs, valve, steam, steamappes, your account, czero or czero_danish if you have changed steamoptions for your own language

  45. Frederico
    Posted July 18, 2008 at 9:11 am

    true..just copy tempdecal.wad to c-programs-counterstrike-cstrike (it will appear a message “do you want to substitute?” you press yes and then any picture you choose will appear the one you didi in the hltagconverter

  46. CK
    Posted July 20, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Tks buddy it works

  47. SLIM
    Posted July 25, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    it works !!! trust me

  48. Mr.K!||3r
    Posted July 30, 2008 at 2:24 am

    I doesnt work.

  49. DuuduDuu
    Posted August 2, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    It worked perfectly for me… but the piture wuality is half as good as the normal one(original pic.) Is it like that?

  50. DuuduDuu
    Posted August 2, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    For the people who is not working out.. Do you change the ‘tempdecal.wad’ program with the old ‘tempdecal.wad’?? If You have more than 1 ‘cstrike’ change tempdecal.wad on all of them by deleting it and paste the new tempdecal.wad.

    Hope You Understand..

  51. unnamed
    Posted August 3, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    it works but when i make my server n play with bots then it works but when i play on line it dosent work wts the matter my friend :(

  52. sahib
    Posted August 5, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    yeah same problem, here
    wen i play with cpu it works wen i go online for playing it shows a yellow lambda….not the image i haf selected!!
    plzz help!!

  53. nickkyyyy
    Posted August 5, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    it does work, you just need to find the right location, and dont click options while palaying CS or it will reset

    and yeah the image quality gets considerably reduced on the actual tag, and isnt worth the effort if your tag you want has a lot of detail

  54. zygis
    Posted August 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

    is it works on windows vista ? :O cuz its not work for me

  55. zygis
    Posted August 10, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    where is that file Custom.hpk ?

  56. vikas
    Posted August 24, 2008 at 1:38 am

    hey thanx a lot man!!!!!
    it worked!!! :)
    keep up da good work!!! :)
    tk care

  57. r4s4b4
    Posted August 30, 2008 at 10:04 am

    hey i find valve but not cstrike peaze help :(

  58. 3244
    Posted August 31, 2008 at 9:26 am

    IS good :D

  59. noobs
    Posted September 2, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    its called BUY THE GAME
    stop using free counter strike noobs…
    you dont have the vavle/steam folder
    because you dont have the game!

  60. Sonic
    Posted September 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    this thing Rocks

  61. Grayson hollar
    Posted September 30, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    i cant find my progrmes thing and i have the game

  62. \'MmE`
    Posted October 7, 2008 at 1:06 am

    step 1 downlaod and unzip the small program then follow step 2 to 6….. for step 6 (see above # 11 for tho\’s who have steam).dont worries to much about other language folders i didnt.

    YOU MUST COPY AND replace tempdecal.wad WITH the exsisting tempdecal.wad (in cstrike or ur preferred game)it may not work the first time so try a second time. and it didnt delete or alter any other tags, but it doesnt referre to the new tag name it keep the old one so check it in the a game befor you go into options because people say that it deletes the tag (so?)

    this process work for me, how ever the black back ground disapear. so can anyone can help me here… anyone

  63. \'MmE`
    Posted October 9, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    #65 try a transparent view or with a white background by copy and paste. it work for me


  64. LaserCats!!!
    Posted October 11, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    ^^^^how do you get a white BG?

    im having some trouble..some of my pics work and others dont.

    i wanna put the FPS doug “boom headshot!” pic but it wont work

  65. pera_srbija
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    it works,thanx for this tutorial !!

  66. YOUTED
    Posted October 26, 2008 at 5:32 am

    I keep doing this but nothing apens

  67. BeaqBird
    Posted November 2, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks :D
    Works fine, and I love my new GrimReaper tag :D :D

    So long..

  68. antrax
    Posted November 18, 2008 at 10:19 am

    it works but its bad…

  69. eye
    Posted November 30, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    um i dont get it where to copy it in C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/(YourAccountName)/Counter-Strike/cstrike
    so i dont get that and thats were i dont know were to copy it

  70. eye
    Posted November 30, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    help me!!!

  71. [--$pEcTeR---->
    Posted December 2, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    um i dont get it where to copy it in C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/(YourAccountName)/Counter-Strike/cstrike
    so i dont get that and thats were i dont know were to copy it

  72. TFC crew
    Posted December 4, 2008 at 11:17 am

    thx maannn realy helped

  73. CheapShot
    Posted December 7, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    u don’t have folder cause u using CS:Steam
    but ~/valve/cstrike/ is for Non Steam version of CS

  74. Tiku
    Posted December 8, 2008 at 6:06 am

    It works

  75. sam
    Posted December 10, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    i did it and it doesnt work, followed all the steps.

  76. sam
    Posted December 10, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    scrap that, it works!!!

  77. picasso
    Posted December 13, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    1st of all, it’s not a graffiti tag it’s a spray icon
    2nd to be able to change smthn in the opt’s it would be better to replace some of the original hl-spray icons…but what the hell i know playing cs sice the 1.3 version

  78. Xtramundane
    Posted January 13, 2009 at 6:52 am

    I did the steps it looks like it works! I CAN see the tag!
    But if i ask other ppl if they can see my tag they say
    they see a B in stead of my weed tag :P
    also after quit game i have to replace the tempdecal.wad again if i want to keep seeing it next time i connect

    the correct folder if using steam should be

  79. L
    Posted January 16, 2009 at 9:56 am

    hey guys if your comp can’t find valve or somethin maybe it’s because if you didn’t download cs from a cd, just from internett then it wont work !

  80. kungensick
    Posted January 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    ahahahaha thanks dude it really woreked!!!

  81. spraypaint!_^
    Posted February 7, 2009 at 4:53 am

    hey, do it not work on pub server? :P its just coming no spraypaint :S help plz xD

  82. DaN
    Posted February 19, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Well I have steam, & cs bought ligit from steam website.

    I followed all the steps & now when I press the T button to spray it makes the noise but nothing appears.

    Great /:-|

  83. Win
    Posted February 20, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Works like a charm, great, thnx.

  84. hjeno
    Posted February 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    just passed in cstrike and cstrike_dutch

  85. rrrrr
    Posted March 1, 2009 at 8:09 am

    It wont work for me.
    I have done everything.
    But when I start CS and pres T(my tag button) I got this ugly spray tag with stupid black color, but not the picture I have selected to be my tag.
    Help please.

  86. lampy
    Posted March 2, 2009 at 11:55 am

    it works, ty m8 ^^

  87. $pecijalni.Dr.UbIcA
    Posted March 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    zna li ko kako se rade grafiti na t nove slike
    ?? :O

  88. Sroljo
    Posted March 5, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I did all that and the tag works! WHY can’t other people just go to search to find tempdecal in CS folder and paste with new one!!!????
    But noooo…this forum has 100of stupid mesages…oh well….
    Can some one help me with another thing… all the pictures are reversed (if i put picture HEDSHOT, in the game it’s TOHSDEH…..

  89. gosUplayeR
    Posted March 10, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    hey guys.when i had xp it worked fine but now with vist it only whows the yellow halflife tag.any idead for vista?

  90. 2stoned2care
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    It goes in your C:Program FilesSteamsteamappsSTEAMACCOUNTNAMEcondition zeroczero


    C:Program FilesSteamsteamappsSTEAMACCOUNTNAMEcounter strikecstrike

    Depending on if your playing cz or cs

  91. [Pr0]Ra[3]oR
    Posted April 26, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I dont have the file: “Valve cstrike”. How can I found it? Tell me!!!

  92. EddieBumCrack
    Posted May 8, 2009 at 11:11 am

    hi people have u lot tryed going to C:Program FilesSteamsteamappsaccount namecounter-strikecstrike as some people have a valve folder others have steam folder

  93. Hattori Hanzo
    Posted May 13, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    It works! For those who don’t have valvecstrike folder – just find folder “cstrike” somewhere in your CS folder and replace “tempdecal” file with same one in it!

  94. alex faller
    Posted July 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    you need to go to properties and change the tempdecal.wad file to read only

  95. innocent_devil[immort@lw@rrior]
    Posted July 11, 2009 at 6:16 am

    i too hav the same problem

  96. ShOcK.!
    Posted July 18, 2009 at 1:22 pm


  97. Deac Paul
    Posted July 19, 2009 at 10:57 am

    I really thank you :) !!! thanks :X:X:X

  98. Posted July 26, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Does it work online???????????????

  99. Sam
    Posted August 3, 2009 at 9:14 am

    lmao :D D u all gotta have that folder cus if u don’t u woun’t be able to play cs at all :D

    go to –> my computer –> C disk –> program file –> counter strike –> lol thats all :D

  100. WnXwolf
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    YEAH THX BRO IT WORKS GO TO Cs icon right click for properties and then find target after its easy thx love my new tags!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. Vulkanbross
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 10:24 am

    My spray is only some black ugly smudshes. anyone know how to deal with it ?

  102. Dacha
    Posted October 26, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Need perfect tag for CS
    What t odo to get it?

  103. Posted November 12, 2009 at 5:40 am

    thx man it works :)

  104. ramzes
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    cs to wyjebista kurwa gra

  105. johnjohn
    Posted December 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    where is the valves folder

  106. Kilroy Reborn Spyware Punisher
    Posted December 29, 2009 at 7:29 am

    hey guys i tried evrything but still not working can u send me message about this spray.

  107. Posted January 25, 2010 at 7:52 am

    God damn it…. When you save youre tag save it as .wad then if you ply cs go to counter strike folder were cs is held , go to cstrike and save youre tag by the name – tempdecal.wad and another time in the same directory pldecal.wad 100% WORKS ON CS !!!!!!!!!!

  108. clirim
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 6:52 am

    i mie game is for me and for you also believe that is the mir Loy

  109. Milic
    Posted February 12, 2010 at 7:58 am

    I know how to use it, i was using it before, and everything was just fine… But when i make it now it’s almost impossible to see it. No one can’t see what is the tag, not even me!!! Why?

  110. Nikola
    Posted February 14, 2010 at 8:01 am

    super bre xD

  111. MIKI
    Posted February 23, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Nobody can’t see what is the tag, only me!!! Why? 8 ((((

  112. Posted February 24, 2010 at 10:07 am

    Not vork why? i make all and not i dont go on options adn not

  113. Posted February 24, 2010 at 10:08 am

    not vork why i make all and not

  114. Posted February 24, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Not vork why? i make all and not i dont go on options adn not

  115. fcNZ
    Posted March 24, 2010 at 1:55 am

    LOL man valve is only for nonsteam if its for steam go to steam apps and counter-strike, cstrike and yea
    you shud get tha rest

  116. alexandre
    Posted May 8, 2010 at 10:50 am

    têm uns graffitis bons para mim

  117. Sania
    Posted May 21, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    doesn’t work i dunt have these types of folder

  118. Sania
    Posted May 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    i got this
    C:\Program Files\Counter Strike 1.6\valve\cstrike

  119. ody1
    Posted June 1, 2010 at 5:30 am

    guys will it work on cs1.8?

  120. Sania
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    i dont have valve/cstrike folder
    i have this
    C:\Program Files\Counter Strike 1.6\valve\cstrike

  121. leroy
    Posted November 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    THIS WORKS! Go to:
    C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\ACCOUNTNAME\counter-strike\cstrike

  122. asdas
    Posted July 16, 2011 at 2:39 am


  123. SoS
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm


  124. Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Guys for those who are using a steam version, this is the location: C:/ProgramFiles/Steam/steamapps/(YourAccountName)/Counter-Strike/cstrike
    and for those who aren’t using steam: C:/ProgramFiles/Counter-Strike/cstrike

    he made a mistake, it’s not valve/cstrike.. There is no such thing.. It’s counter-strike/cstrike and that’s it!

  125. hgsfda
    Posted December 15, 2011 at 10:19 am


  126. [BK] ..::ExtremeShot::..
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

    That shit doesn’t work. I have installed my cs 1.6 and in cstrike i don´t have the tempdecal.wad to replace!

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