When I play TF2, when I switch weapons, the weapon switch menu used to be on the left. Now, I turn on my TF2 (On PC btw) and when I switch weapons, the weapon switch menu is on the right side. I have no idea why, and now I have to get used to it, albeit I want the menu to go back to the left side of the screen. :(

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    It was always on the right side for me, albeit I turned on quick weapon swap about a year ago and haven't seen it since then
    – Robotnik
    Aug 15, 2013 at 23:52
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    It's always been on the right for me too
    – shanodin
    Aug 16, 2013 at 3:51
  • Same here - it's always been on the right.
    – Shadur
    Aug 16, 2013 at 13:47

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So this is probably not the simple solution you hoped for, instead this uses HUD modding to manually move the weapon selection screen to the left. This is a very unelegant way and I'm not really sure if I would actually recommend it. But it works for sure. Also, you can easily get rid of it if you don't want it anymore.

First, navigate to your Steam folder or the Steam library tf2 is part of and navigate to SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\bin. Shift+Right click and click on Open command window here. Then type vpk ../tf/tf2_misc_dir.vpk and hit enter. Wait until the process is done (Note: This will probably take several minutes).

Then navigate to SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\tf2_misc_dir\scripts and copy the file hudlayout.res to your clipboard. Then head over to SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\custom and create a folder named HudFix. Inside that folder, create another folder named scripts. Inside scripts, paste the file.

Open hudlayout.res with your text editor of choice (Notepad will do just fine), and search for HudWeaponSelection. Beneath that, you will find several lines containing properties enclosed in curly brackets.

Replace the line

"RightMargin" "0"


"RightMargin" "760"

Note: This was tested on a 1920 * 1080 monitor. If your monitor resolution differs, the number 760 may be wrong and place the dialog either outside of the screen or right in the middle. In that case you have to experiment which number places the HUD element currectly.

Next, replace the line

"LargeBoxWide" "110"


"LargeBoxWide" "72"

This will prevent the currently selected weapon, which has a bigger box, randomly going out of the screen.

Save the file and (re)start tf2. If you now join a match, the weapon selection dialog appers on the left side as shown in the picture. It's a little different, because the selcted weapon box isn't as wide as it usually is, but it looks pretty good that way too.

The modified weapon selection dialog

After you're done, you can delete the folder SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\tf2_misc_dir.

If you want to undo the modification entirely, just delete the HudFix folder you created in SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\tf\custom.

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