I love it when people take on a project that tackles the difficulty for new players – or just makes it easy for the lazy 🙂 – by creating something for their favorite game. Namad is such a person who started working on Visual HUD: a Quake Live online HUD generator.
I can relate to such projects, when releasing my first version of the config generator, I had to fix a huge amount of bugs, in little spare time, with almost weekly updates and changes to the commands and variables in Quake Live. That was even during closed beta. I can only cheer for a fellow gamer who took the bull by the horns in releasing a HUD generator. And when that person asks me to promote this thing, of course I will spam it wherever I can. 😀
As you can see on the YouTube demonstration video below, the hud generator features the ingame window, with several selectable options like drawgun, weapon bar location and the option to show a grid for easy coordination and item placement. This is also where the snap functionality comes in handy. Various items can be dragged and dropped onto the view, allowing for many customizations regarding font size, color, transparency and positioning.
So far, being in a public alpha state, it won’t give you a config yet that you can directly use in Quake Live, but I’m sure that in time lots of extra features and fancies will be added to make this a very good tool for old and new players. But if you can’t wait to try it out, then make sure to peek inside the FAQ to get going.