Bigby Wolf Skin

Telltale Games is known for two titles – the video game adaptation of The Walking Dead (an AMC Original series) and The Wolf Among Us.  This skin of Bigby Wolf is by user Dollars and is of the main character from the latter series.  I am personally a huge fan of The Wolf Among Us, and am highly impressed by this wonderful skin!

 

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In case you are not familiar with the game, here is a reference of Bigby Wolf (an ironic spelling of “Big B. Wolf”, which of course stands for Big Bad Wolf):

 

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Without spoiling the game for those of you who have yet to play it, allow me to just say that Bigby is awesome and I am extremely glad that someone took it upon themselves to skin him into Minecraft.  So: thank you, Dollars.  Now we just need a Wolf Among Us mod…

 

Moving on – though his look may seem rather elementary, Dollars absolutely nailed this fan skin.  This representation looks almost exactly how I would imagine Bigby to be in the form of Minecraft-pixelly-goodness.  My one and only criticism is that I think the stubble should be a bit darker; Bigby’s stubble is noticeably black.

 

I am particularly fond of this skin’s shading.  Folds in clothes are difficult to accomplish in Minecraft skins (and in art in general, really).  Dollars executes this feat beautifully, using each pixel with the finesse of a master skinner – or Grandmaster, if you will.

 

Dollars and this Bigby Wolf skin are awarded ten out of ten mirrors.  High fives all around if you understand.

 

Installing the Skin

 

For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net.  Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.

 

For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:

 

  1. Download the skin’s .png file;

  2. Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  3. Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.

  4. Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.

  5. Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.

  6. Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.

  7. Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).

  8. Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.

 

Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.

 

If you have played or watched a playthrough of The Wolf Among Us, who is your favorite character?  Not to be stereotypical, but – Bigby is definitely mine.  Bluebeard is a close second, half because he is the voice of Lee from The Walking Dead.  Bonus points if you can tell me who else voices characters from both games without cheating.  Leave your answers in the comments!

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