Heads up display
Day of Defeat has a graphical HUD that displays useful information such as Objective Status, ammunition, reinforcement times, etc. The following provides a brief explanation for each part of the HUD:
1) Objective Status
Lets you know who is in possession of what flags or objectives, including ‘neutral’ flags displayed as gray. Area capture flags will slowly change colors as they are being captured. Standing in a capture zone will slowly change the flag of that zone to your side. Some area captures require more than one person to capture. When this is the case, the icon associated to the flag/objective in the Objective Status (1) will show a #/# indicator to show you how many players you have versus how many you need. So 1 person at a flag/objective that requires 2 people will display 1/2 under its icon.
2) Voice Command Menu
This menu comes up when you use any of the Voice Command buttons (default: c, v, or b). Each selection will activate the associated voice signal and a hand signal
(where one exists) for that command.
3) Message Area
This area is reserved for map messages and chat messages.
4) Team/Class Indicator
In case you have forgotten which team you are on, this handy little indicator is there to help.
5) Stamina Indicator
A graphic display of how much stamina your player currently has. Actions such as sprinting and jumping reduce your stamina. Stop moving to regain your stamina.
6) Health Indicator
A graphic display of a player’s current health. Health cannot be recharged like stamina can.
7) Current Weapon
Shows the currently selected weapon.
Number of rounds left in your current clip.
A graphic representation of the number of clips left in your inventory, not including the clip that is currently loaded.
10) Area Capture Status
This icon comes up to let you know that you are in an ‘Area Capture Zone.’
The middle dot represents where you are aiming. The distance of the 'legs' of the crosshair from the central dot gives a rough estimation of how accurate your fire will be. Movement will decrease your accuracy - stand still to achieve the best results. Zooming with a sniper rifle and deploying the bipod of a Machinegun will dramatically increase your accuracy as well. The shape and color of the crosshair can be changed by going to "options" in the main menu and selecting the "multiplayer" tab.
With the overview map in mini-map mode, you can still play but also find your way around the map and see the location of teammates.