All crit boost effects (kritzkrieg, crit-a-cola, frontier justice) in TF2 generate a very fancy particle effect applied on the weapon that's getting the boost. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a pic of the effect in action:
While it looks OK in this pic, I find it gets distracting added to the dozens of other particle effects you get in an average pub game, especially with the Frontier Justice (since it stays on indefinitely). More importantly though, it ends up being a CPU hog. My framerates drop significantly while I'm getting a crit boost, which is irritating since that's when you need the most precision.
My question is: How can I disable this visual effect?
I know that TF2 is highly customizable, I've installed tons of HUDs and skin mods, but I can't find anything on this subject. I think it's possible, cause you sometimes see customized explosion effects on frag videos.
Ideally, the weapon would just turn blue (or red) instead of getting all shinny. So I would still know the effect was there, but it wouldn't be so CPU intensive.