This Starwars fan skin by 0SkittleZ0 features Commander Cody, and is the result of a themed skin battle with Bernie1400. Both artists did a commendable job, but in the end 0SkittleZ0 triumphed – and with good reason, as this skin is a worthy tribute to the legacy of Starwars.
Since this is a fan skin, as always, let us compare it to its reference material:
The major details of the character have all been translated well. While it is not a direct clone (get it?), the skin is still fantastically done and recognizable as Commander Cody. Without the usage of layers, any more detail would have only cluttered the skin.
With that in mind, I would have liked to see how this skin turned out with some details on the upper layer, particularly the shoulder and knee plates. The dimensionality of the armor, however, is already well established with the skin’s subtle but well-placed shading.
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:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
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.
I reviewed a Jabba the Hutt skin earlier – who is your favorite Starwars character? Leave a comment below letting us know!