I'm about to render a replay, and amongst the advanced options in the modal dialog there is a checkbox to "Enable Glow Effect".

What is this, and what effects will it have on my replay if I enable it?

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There are 3 glow effects in the game.

  1. As a demoman, any stickybombs you place glow.
  2. In Payload maps, the bomb cart glows.
  3. In CTF maps, the intelligence briefcases glow.

Glows are visible through walls.

I assume that enabling this (it's disabled by default) will show any glows you would normally see.

It's not useful most of the time, unless you were recording a replay of a demoman life.

  • Don't only ScoRes stickybombs glow like the payload and intel, though? Or are you referring to the pulses emitted by all stickybombs?
    – BoltClock
    Jul 26, 2011 at 21:09
  • @TheAnnoyingPyro: I'm not sure. I thought normal sticky bombs glowed too for the last few months, though. Maybe not.
    – user2974
    Jul 26, 2011 at 21:39

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