Dark Souls Elite Knight Skin for Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5

With the recent release of Dark Souls II (in March), it is no wonder that this skin is gaining popularity quickly.  User XSSheep of Planetminecraft created this Elite Knight skin as part of a series of Dark Souls skins.



Compared to the original Elite Knight armor set from Dark Souls, the resemblance is almost perfect:



Those who are not fans of the game Dark Souls can still appreciate this skin for its fantastic shading and attention to detail.  As a note to those who play older versions of the game, this skin is 64×64, meaning that it will only work with Minecraft 1.7+.


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.


Backing up your files helps ensure that you can quickly repair your game if anything goes wrong.


Which of XSSheep’s Dark Souls skins are your favorite?  Comment below and let us know!

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