Never miss a shot. Crosshair V2 is the leader in crosshair overlay technology. It offers a wide selection of Crosshair presets used by Pro eSport players. Choose the Crosshair that gives you the greatest advantage in your favorite game of choice. Note: Gauranteed to work in.BORDERLESS or WINDOWED FULLSCREEN. mode.
The Recursion Real-Time Stat Tracker now has a built-in configurable crosshair overlay! It features automatic centering of images, the ability to use any custom user-specified image for the crosshair, an easy way to toggle its visibility on demand, and immediate updating so you can change the crosshair in seconds if desired.
On the main menu screen, press 'Add Mod' (http://i.imgur.com/OnD3rBk.png), find the 'Crosshair Overlay' mod, and press 'Install' (http://i.imgur.com/0mG1DYh.png). If you accidentally hide the mod manager or need to access it while in-game (it hides automatically when a session starts), move your mouse to the left side of the client and click in the highlighted region with the arrow (http://i.imgur.com/BxypaeJ.png).
To configure what image the crosshair overlay uses, click the 'Crosshair' (http://i.imgur.com/zCDwQ3e.png) component and 'Configure' (http://i.imgur.com/x1gy2rc.png). Press the '[...]' (http://i.imgur.com/aJrJbzu.png) button and navigate to the file path of the image you'd like to use.
A small set of preloaded images is included in the 'Crosshairs' folder. For easy access, copy and paste your own images into this folder so you can quickly navigate to them later on. Right click the 'Crosshair' component and click 'Open Directory' (http://i.imgur.com/MBxlNly.gif) to reach the mod folder, where the 'Crosshairs' folder is contained. The preloaded crosshairs are shown below:
To restore the default white dot, right click the variable and select 'Restore Defaults' (http://i.imgur.com/hi6E9LX.gif).
Additional premade crosshairs
A larger set of premade crosshairs from the legacy .rtst_pak files is available here: http://goo.gl/PvvsWX. Simply download the image you would like to use and save it to the 'Crosshairs' folder.
An incredibly large collection of crosshairs can be found at this Google Drive (http://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7B11LWfIZ7FTkpVRnllaWk5TUE), courtesy of Iris.
The crosshairs compiled by Iris come in a variety of colors:
You get a choice of numerous dot sizes, with and without borders:
There are many types of crosses, with and without dots and gaps, as well as three-prong 'Kobra' crosses:
Creating a custom crosshair
Creating a custom crosshair overlay image is easy, and can be done very quickly using free online tools. One such tool is pixelartmaker.com (http://pixelartmaker.com/). Draw your custom crosshair image, then save it (remember to set the size of each pixel as 1px) and copy the downloaded PNG into the 'Crosshairs' folder. Make sure that the space around your crosshair is even, as the Recursion Crosshair Overlay will automatically center an image, not necessarily the crosshair inside of it (good (http://i.imgur.com/cR169iO.png), good (http://i.imgur.com/VaTOGM9.png), bad (http://i.imgur.com/WKDbAa2.png)). Of course, any number of programs can be used as well, such as GIMP (https://www.gimp.org/downloads/) or Paint.NET (http://www.getpaint.net/download.html).
Frequently Asked Questions
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1. Are crosshair overlays allowed? Won't I be banned?
DBG staff have explicitly stated on numerous occasions that crosshair overlays are allowed to use, e.g. here (https://www.reddit.com/r/Planetside/comments/3drcfm/after_a_break_from_ps2_i_decided_to_come_back_and/ct80wld) as well as specifically voiced their support for the tracker (https://www.reddit.com/r/Planetside/comments/4c9q6t/recursion_stat_tracker_safe_to_use/d1h97up).
2. Why would anyone need a crosshair overlay?
Many of the in-game reticles and iron sights in Planetside 2 are off-center by a few pixels, move around slightly with your player character's motions while moving your view or walking around, and offer little in the way of customization.
You get a variety of reticles with the 1x and 2x optics, but for higher zoom scopes, you're locked into at most two options, often only one. Crosshair overlays allow you to use any style you like with the assurance that it will always be centered and accurate.
3. I don't like any of the available options, what can I do?
While the premade images are designed to accommodate a wide variety of choices and cover many of the typical crosshairs seen in games, everyone has their personal preference and they may not be satisfied with what's available. The Recursion Crosshair Overlay allows for the use of any custom image, preferably saved as a transparent .png for best appearance.
4. Why are the crosshairs evenly sized? Shouldn't the crosses and dots be only 1 or 3 pixels wide to be as small as possible?
There is a common belief that crosshairs should be 1 pixel wide to be as small and unobtrusive as possible. This may be true for that scenario, but a 1 pixel dot is not as accurate a measure of the center of your screen as one that's 2 pixels wide would be (4 pixels total). Because all commonly used resolutions have an even number of pixels (for example, the ubiquitous 1920x1080), there is no 'center' pixel.
The center is a group of 4 pixels in the middle of the screen, with 'true' center being physically in between those pixels and not able to be displayed. The premade images follow this and are at minimum 2 pixels wide. Dots or crosses with 1 pixel widths will work fine, but will be offset by 'half' a pixel from true center.
5. My crosshair looks like it's off-center sometimes, is it inaccurate?
Assuming your crosshair image is accurate (the preloaded ones are guaranteed to be accurate, as are any images with evenly sized padding around them - see 'Creating a custom crosshair'), the overlay will be accurately placed. Many of the in-game reticles, scopes, and iron-sights are off-center and are not a reliable representation of the center of your screen.
To ensure that your crosshair overlay is centered, compare its position to that of the hipfire crosshair. An easy way of doing this is to hold a Medkit, which will show you a small white cross that can serve as an accurate reference point for the center. If it is for some reason misaligned, you can reset its position under Tools->Options-Display (http://i.imgur.com/gAysGDO.png) or manually input a position in the same place after turning off 'Centered Image' under the component's configuration options.
6. Why aren't all the premade crosshair images included by default?
Default crosshairs are a mandatory download for anyone using the Recursion Crosshair Overlay, meaning that a needlessly large collection of crosshair images would place an excessive burden on anyone with slow internet download speeds, metered connections, limited free hard drive space, and other restrictions.
Keeping the external collections separate remains easily accessible to anyone interested while ensuring that people access these collections and download images on-demand without anything forced on them.
🎯 Adjustable gaming Crosshair Overlay for any screen
CrossOver allows you to place a customizable crosshair overlay above any application window.Improve your aim and gain a competitive advantage with a permanant colored crosshair to mark center screen.
Download CrossOver for Windows
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- Choose a crosshair from over 50 sights
- Click and drag the grip icon to move Crossover around
- Use Control-Alt-Shift and arrow keys for fine-tuning
- Control-Alt-Shift-X to lock in place
- Control-Alt-Shift-R to reset and recenter
- Choose from tons of true-to-life sights
- Cross-platform: Windows, MacOS, and Linux support
- Support for multiple monitors
- Choose between center Dot or Crosshair
- Customize crosshair size, color, and opacity
- Persistant settings remembers your choices automatically
- Automatically updates in the background to keep your features fresh
- Tested via Spectron
Other crosshair programs offer a single style or color option, and often don't allow you to reposition them. CrossOver is a small, unintrusive crosshair overlay which has plenty of configuration options to assist with aiming and vision of your crosshair. CrossOver offers a huge improvement to many games' default crosshairs for those with colorblindness or contrast issues.
Thanks to Reddit user /u/IrisFlame for the premade library of crosshairs!
macOS 10.10+, Linux, and Windows 7+ are supported.
Download the latest version of CrossOver from the releases page
.exe file. (CrossOver-Setup-x.x.x.exe)
.dmg file. (CrossOver-x.x.x.dmg)
The AppImage needs to be made executable after download.
Because this app is Free and Open-Source, we cannot afford to sign our code. This means Chrome may warn about an untrusted download, this is normal. Click the arrow icon ->
Keep to finish downloading. Windows Defender and Mac Gatekeeper will prevent you from running the app the first time.
Windows protected your PC.
'CrossOver' cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified.
- Locate the
- Hold Control while you click the app icon, then choose Open from the shortcut menu
Further instructions for Windows and Mac
❌ marks the spot...
Click and drag the crosshair to anywhere on any screen.
Double-click the drag icon to center the crosshair on the current display.
To quit in Windows, toggle the app unlocked and right-click >
On a Mac, the Option key is used instead of Alt.
|Toggle the settings window and lock the crosshair in place||Control-Alt-Shift-X|
|Quickly hide/show the application||Control-Alt-Shift-E|
|Reset all settings and center the window||Control-Alt-Shift-R|
|Display the 'About' window details||Control-Alt-Shift-A|
|Move the crosshair a single pixel||Control-Alt-Shift-Arrows|
Start developing in
wine and mono must be installed for Windows builds (macOS)
Recursion Crosshair Overlay Download
Then edit the automatically created GitHub Releases draft and publish.
Hidden by fullscreen apps
Currently CrossOver only works with windowed applications, use
Windowed Fullscreen mode if your game or application supports it. Windows - [https://github.com/lacymorrow/crossover/issues/1]
Sight is deformed or off by 1 pixel
Due to limitations in chrome we are unable to generate sub-pixel graphics, although there may be a way...
Transparency not working
CrossOver will not hide settings when locked. Crosshair loses opacity (becomes opaque). Linux (debian) - [https://github.com/lacymorrow/crossover/issues/5]