Bowser Skin

The highly experienced and highly popular skinner Drazile12 brings to us an accurate rendition of Bowser, the antagonist of the Super Mario Bros. series.

 

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With no shortage of Super Mario skins, Drazile12’s Bowser fits right in.  Other Bowser skins exist, but this version holds a certain charm that others do not.  Its shading is descriptive of the character, yet not overwhelming to the point that it ruins the color palette.

 

I only have two complaints for this skin.  Firstly, the shell – it is lacking in comparison to the rest of the skin.  Secondly, the teeth could be more pronounced and look a bit more menacing.  Otherwise this is absolutely my favorite Bowser skin!

 

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.

 

Always keep any files that will be affected by a skin or mod backed up, just in case anything goes wrong.

 

Who is your favorite Super Mario series character?  Let us know in the comments!

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