Dwarf Red Beard skin

This skin is old – ancient, in fact.  As ancient as dwarves themselves.  But it is one of the most popular Minecraft skins on the internet, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to witness it.


This dwarf skin by kyn was created back in 2010, and has been downloaded well over 90,000 times on planetminecraft alone.  It is a simple skin of an anonymous dwarf that is just overall well-done:




Mods exist today that give different player models to actually be shorter, thus giving a more dwarven appearance.  Nonetheless, this skin is one of the classics, and still a great choice for those who want to show their dwarven pride without changing the player model.


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 “upload to Minecraft” 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.


Are you a fan of dwarves?  Comment below and share what movie, game, book, or mysterious adventure to another dimension is the reason for your dwarven pride!

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