I've got these weird red crosses occurring in my demo files and well, I don't want 'em.
My friend thought that this issue might have something to do with these demos not being recording on official valve servers. But I've recorded demos on the same server several times in the past without encountering this problem.
However, I found this 3 year old reddit post that might have a solution to this problem. But sadly its attached screenshot is no longer available and my tf/maps folder doesn't contain the <mapname>_particles.txt files that the OP mentions.
note: I've tried verifying the integrity of tf2's game cache but no luck there either.
So i was wondering if anyone of you guys might know where these <mapname>_particles.txt files are located or if you might know if there's a fix to this problem that is up to date.
any help is appreciated, thanks.