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After trying out black mesa source I decided that the game has a lot of replay value, I missed many things and there are still achievements, but still the #1 thing which annoyed me the most during the game was the blood stains that you get on your hands and/or weapon when you kill an enemy. Here's a picture for reference: enter image description here

Is it possible to remove it? I think it's so messy and unrealistic, and I completely despise this effect. I've looked around the settings but nothing seemed to disable this effect. I'm pretty sure it can affect performance as well.

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It disappears after a bit. I don't know if there even is a setting for that, though. – Frank Sep 17 '12 at 13:32
It does disappear after a minute or two, but you never stop killing, so the effect lasts for a very long time if you're in the mood for action :( – Bugster Sep 17 '12 at 14:04
I highly doubt a few extra small textures will "affect performance" in any noticeable way. – BlueRaja - Danny Pflughoeft Sep 18 '12 at 2:45
Source games are quite moddable, so it may be possible in theory even without a settings option, if you have the modding knowledge to find the right file(s) and make the right alterations. – SevenSidedDie Dec 21 '12 at 16:28
This effect was a terrible let-down for me when playing, I was getting blood stains when shooting an alien with a pistol at medium range, that was weird, not to mention the blood stained guns look weird, as if a decal glitched all over it – Bugster Dec 31 '12 at 15:31
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No I don't believe you can disable this effect.

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