General Information

Thanks for your interest in the Retrowave alerts and overlay stream package. This guide will cover items downloaded from NerdOrDie.com and TwitchTemple.com . Please note that these items can be purchased separately or in a bundle. This page will guide you through the setup process. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in this setup guide, please feel free to contact us.

In order to use the custom logo file you will need access to Photoshop. Photoshop is not required for any other portions of this product.

Animated elements are supplied as WEBM files. These are video formats supported by browsers, such as those integrated in streaming software. This package has been designed for use with OBS Studio and XSplit Broadcaster. If you are not familiar with how to set up your new overlay with either of these streaming applications, we strongly suggest checking out the below tutorial before moving on:

Before You Install

Please make sure to download and install the one of the fonts listed below:

  • Big Noodle Titling – This is the primary font used
  • Teko – This is the secondary recommended font
    • To download a Google font, click “select this font”, expand the popup bar towards the bottom right, and then click the download icon
  • Logo Fonts – These fonts are only needed if you’re editing the custom logo presets

If you are using StreamLabs OBS, you will need to uncheck the “Use Google Fonts” box to use any locally downloaded and installed fonts.


Installation Guide

Installing the Alerts – Streamlabs

In your downloaded files, open up the standard alert folder.

  1. Click the Alerts Quick Setup link to begin installing these alerts.
  2. If you’d like, choose “Create Widget Theme” and name it something appropriate such as package name. The import link will only override your alert package. This means you can combine these alerts with any other scene collection/widgets you’ve made in Streamlabs. If you want to save your old alerts, it’s highly recommended to do this in a new profile.
  3. Select “Use” for the profile you want to import into.
  4. Navigate to “Alert Box” and copy your unique URL.
  5. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software test the alerts to make sure they’re working properly.

Delaying Text-to-Speech

If you’re planning on using text-to-speech you may need to delay them from being read, as there is an intro animation and sounds. To do this, you can change the Alert Text Delay in the Streamlabs base options. If you’re using alert variations (such as re-subs) you will need to  update in the variations as well.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Installing the Alerts – Streamelements

In your downloaded files, open up the Streamelements alert folder.

  1. Head over to Streamelements.com and ensure you’re logged in.
  2. Double click the Streamelements Alert set up link from your downloads
  3. This link will automatically open up the Streamelements website and begin the import.
  4. You should get a notification at the top of the Streamelements website stating the import was successful
  5. Head over to “My Overlays”
  6. You should now find the imported alerts named after the pack they are from.
  7. Click on the “Launch Overlay” to get the URL for your alerts
  8. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

*NOTE: The Streamelements links are specific to your platform. You can only use the Twitch link for Twitch, and YouTube for YouTube.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Installing Alerts, Goals, Chatbox and other Widgets in Streamlabs

In your downloaded files, open the folder to the widget you would like to install.

*(Alerts are a separate download. All other widgets can be found with the Overlays download)
  1. Click the Quick Setup link to begin installing the Widget.
  2. If you’d like, choose “Create Widget Theme” and name it something appropriate such as package name. The import link will only override your selected widget. This means you can combine these with any other scene collection/widgets you’ve made in Streamlabs. If you want to save your old widgets, it’s highly recommended you create the new profile.
  3. Select “Use” for the profile you want to import into.
  4. The page will automatically take you to the Widget settings for the widget you just imported.
  5. Click on the “Copy” button next to the unique URL.
  6. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Installing Alerts, Goals, Chatbox and other Widgets in Streamelements

In your downloaded files, open the folder to the widget you would like to install.

*(Alerts are a separate download. All other widgets can be found with the Overlays download)

In your downloaded files, open up the Streamelements Widget or Alert folder.

  1. Head over to Streamelements.com and ensure you’re logged in to the correct account.
  2. Double click the Streamelements Quick Setup link for the widget you want to import.
  3. This link will automatically open up the Streamelements website and begin the import.
  4. You should get a notification at the top of the Streamelements website stating the import was successful
  5. Head over to “My Overlays”
  6. You should now find the imported widget named after the pack they are from.
  7. Click on the “Launch Overlay” to get the URL for your alerts
  8. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

*NOTE: The Streamelements links are specific to your platform. You can only use the Twitch link for Twitch, and YouTube for YouTube, and Facebook for Facebook.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Installing the Overlays – Streamlabs OBS

The following steps are specific to Streamlabs OBS and the .overlay file. Only Streamlabs OBS can make use of the .overlay file. If you’re using streaming software other than Streamlabs OBS, please follow the steps in the “Overlays” and “Scenes” sections.

  1. Download and install StreamLabs OBS if you haven’t already
  2. Unzip the files you’ve downloaded onto your computer.
  3. Open/Run Streamlabs OBS.
  4. Open the Streamlabs OBS settings by clicking the settings wheel at the bottom left corner
  5. Click on “Scene Collections” on the left of the pop-up menu
  6. Click on “Import Overlay File”
  7. Browse to your unzipped files
  8. Select the “.overlay” file

*NOTE: After selecting the file, it may take several minutes to for all the resource to load. This will setup the transition (if included) and multiple Scenes (Starting, Ending, BRR etc…)

Creating your overlays

We’ve set up a few scenes for you already and have included most of the items available with your full download.

  • Duplicate any scenes that you need multiples of
  • Swap out any elements you would like to, from your main download (for example different icons or webcam border)
  • Change the label sources label type if desired, in the source properties

Installing the Overlays – Streamelements

In your downloaded files, open up the Streamelements alert folder.

  1. Head over to Streamelements.com and ensure you’re logged in.
  2. Double click the Streamelements Overlay set up link from your downloads
  3. This link will automatically open up the Streamelements website and begin the import.
  4. You should get a notification at the top of the Streamelements website stating the import was successful
  5. Head over to “My Overlays”
  6. You should now find the imported Overlay scenes named after the pack they are from, and what they’re intended for.
  7. Click on the “Launch Overlay” to get the URL for your alerts
  8. Paste this URL as a “Browser Source” in your streaming software.

*NOTE: The Streamelements links are specific to your platform. You can only use the Twitch link for Twitch, and YouTube for YouTube.

Once you’ve added this into your streaming software, test the widget to make sure they’re working properly.

Width and Height of Source

We generally recommend setting the size to 1920 wide and 1080 tall (more height is recommended if using messages), however, depending on your stream adjust the size here may work better for you. If you need to scale down, you can do so directly inside of OBS Studio. If you’re using the Streamlabs OBS .overlay file, you may not need to complete this step if your alert box is already added in.

Installing the Overlays – Super Charged (OBS Studio)

Check out the Supercharged Video tutorial! 

Before we import the Overlays, let’s cover a couple basics. With OBS Studio closed:

  • Please make sure you have installed the fonts shown in the “FONTS USED” section.
  • If you plan on using Streamlabels (the static text that updates when someone donates, follows, subs etc…), please make sure to have them installed.
  • Make sure to extract your “Overlays” download. You’ll want to make sure it’s a location that you want to keep.
  • To ensure no data loss of your previous scenes, we suggest creating a new “Scene Collection” using the tab at the top.
  • Please ensure your canvas is set to 1920×1080. Files > Settings > Video Base (Canvas) size.

Now lets import the Overlays!

  1. Click on the Tools tab
  2. Select Scripts
  3. Click the “+” Towards the bottom of the Scripts window
  4. Navigate to your extracted “Overlays” folder and the “~OBS Studio – Quick Install” folder
  5. Select the Quick Import “.lua” file and click “Open”
  6. In the Scripts window, select the loaded script.
  7. On the right hand side of the window, you’ll now see the import options.
  8. If you want to set up all the Scenes shown in the list, click on the “Setup all scenes” button.
    • If you only want to set up just specific elements included in the pack, you can change the drop down menu to “Sources”
    • Click on the “Add…” button for the element you wish to add. This will add it to the current scene you have shown in OBS.
  9. Once you’ve click on the “Setup all scenes”, click close on the Scripts window. You’ll now see all the scenes have been setup for you.

Customizing your imported set up

After you’ve imported your Overlays, you’ll want to customize certain elements. Here’s how:

  • Standard text – Right click the element, click on properties and change the what you want the text to show
  • Icons/images – Right click the element, click on properties, click on the “Browse” and locate the file you wish to replace the current one.
  • Streamlabel Text sources – Right click the “Label – …” text, click on properties, check the “Read from file” box, click “Browse” and locate the Streamlabel you would like to use.
  • Color Change – Any source in OBS Studio (except Stinger Transitions) can have a color correction filter applied to it.
    1. Right click the source
    2. Click on “Filters”
    3. Click the “+” at the bottom left of the popup window
    4. Select Color Correction*

*NOTE: You can copy color correction filters and past them to other sources quickly using the right click menu.

Setting up a stinger transition between scenes is easy with OBS Studio. We’ve included stingers with and without audio, and multiple color variations.

OBS Studio

  1. Under the “scene transitions” section, click the drop down and select “Stinger Transition”
  2. Click the gear icon and select properties
  3. For “video file” click browse and select the WebMs found in the “Retrowave Scene Transitions – Stingers” folder
  4. Set the “transition point type” to time and “transition point” to 1000
  5. Enable sounds by setting “Audio Monitoring” to “Monitoring and Output”
  6. Click OK

StreamLabs OBS

  1. Click the gear icon above your scenes
  2. Set the “Transition” option to “Stinger”
  3. Set the “Duration” to 2000
  4. Select Browse for the “Video File” and choose a WebM file found in the “Retrowave Scene Transitions – Stingers” folder
  5. Make sure “Transition Point Type” is set to “Time (milliseconds)”
  6. Set the “Transition Point (milliseconds)” to 1000
  7. Enable sounds by setting “Audio Monitoring” to “Monitoring and Output”
  8. Leave other settings on their defaults
  9. Hit Done

 

Clearview Stinger Transition Settings SL OBS


Customizing Colors

Adjustment of colors can be done in OBS Studio and StreamLabs OBS by using color correction filters. If you’re not familiar with filters, please watch this video.

If you’d like to adjust your Twitch panels, please use the .psd file found inside the “Panels” folder. You may also use the blank.jpg file with any image editing software.

Usage Terms

The user may use these alerts for personal and commercial use. It is intended for one (1) user and one (1) device only. These usage permissions do not expire. Re-distribution is strictly prohibited. The alert graphics and code remain the property of Twitch Temple and Nerd Or Die unless written permission is granted.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Future Reiterations, Errors and Updates

This version of the alert is provided as is. If there are missing elements or you think something critical needs addressing, please contact us outlining the issue and provide the email used to purchase the product. You are allowed up to 5 downloads per product.

Please follow @NerdsPwn on Twitter for update information.


Changelog

  • Adjusted the volume adjustments to 1% steps, reduced from 20%
  • 4/10/2018 – Added a “Free Extras” section with a chat box design.